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Old 01-05-2014, 06:30 PM
 
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I shop Lands End, Orvis, LL Bean, and once a year, I fly to Seattle, to shop at Nordstroms. I get a personal shopper, tell him/her my size, what I like, need, I show up, and there is a room ready for me, with twenty or so outfits to try on. I call a few days before.

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Old 01-05-2014, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Up North
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I agree with Ann Taylor (this time of year they have really good sales!)


Banana Republic

TJMAXX/Marshalls

J Crew


and I don't think anyone has mentioned LOFT yet. LOFT is an Ann Taylor brand but its targeted to younger women and have more younger looks and usually better prices. I'm 25 and I prefer the quality of Ann Taylor cardigans and seperates but Loft has decent tops, sweaters, and just a younger/hipper vibe. Their cardigans are horrible compared to Ann Taylor's.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:01 PM
 
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I'm taller (5'10") and thin so I love BCBG. The sleeves are much longer and the pants have more length. It's a bit pricey, but I've had some sweaters and pants from there since 2007/8 that I actually still wear and since the pieces are timeless, they don't look dated.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Lemon Heights, Orange County, CA
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I like Theory because their pieces are timeless and they seem to fit me quite well, where Ann Taylor seems to be intended for the buyer to have things tailored.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:23 PM
 
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Sierra Trading Post sometimes has deep discounts on high end brands. And even cheaper for the midrange stuff .

When I was doing city government stuff I bought mostly from LLBean sale department, because they had the biz-casual stuff that people I worked with wore. Fitting in.

And thrift stores, always . Guy friend of mine just got an Armani tuxedo jacket there!
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:27 PM
 
Location: USA
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Default Dress Barn

If you have a Dress Barn, give them a look they have very professional and fashionable clothes. Good luck.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:37 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I order from JC Penney most of the time because they are one of the very few that carries Tall sizes. There's a catalog called Long Elegant Legs that has nice clothes, but they are pricier. I grt a few things from there, too.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:45 AM
 
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If you have a Dress Barn, give them a look they have very professional and fashionable clothes. Good luck.
Everytime I see Dress Barn I have to laugh---what marketing genius came up with this name? A women's clothing store that suggests that we are cows? It's enough to make me NOT want to shop there. But I digress...

On to my fave places for office wear: Marshalls, TJ Maxx, thrift & consignment stores, garage sales, Macy's, and I go to Dots for colorful scarves and belts (but not the clothes). Have fun shopping!
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:05 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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I wear suits at work and my first destination is usually the clearance racks at Macy's suit department or other department stores like Nordstorm, Lord & Taylor, etc. They offer more varieties of good quality suits at clearance prices. I'm very picky about my suits and I like them lined for better fit. Banana Republic has well made business trousers at reasonabe price.

I don't like shopping at Ross for business attire because their selections are poorly made and not even lined. Once in a while I did see a good quality suit but it's more miss than hit for me so I stopped going.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:10 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Plenty of good suggestions - I'd throw in Jones New York as well, when I worked for corporate America I got much of my office attire from there. Victoria's Secret has some nice business attire as well, I got my dress shirt bodysuits there, as well as some boots and pumps. I didn't like their dress slacks though, they were kinda cheap quality for the price.
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