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Old 06-27-2020, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Thanks for all the suggestions! I am 'mature' at 61, but don't particularly want to dress like the old lady I am. Nor do I want to attempt dressing like I'm 20 because I wouldn't be fooling anyone. Hadn't considered Ann Taylor. We do have Nordstrom's.

At one mall I can hit Nordstrom's, Macy's and Penney's all at once. There's also an Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, and several others mentioned. If I need to try Dillard's I can hit a different mall and just go in and out one store from the outside.

While I'm not conservative at all, I do dress somewhat conservatively. Solid colors, more tailored. This job would especially warrant that.

Thanks again. Good to feel like I have options I hadn't thought of.
One more business-y choice is also J. Jill.
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Old 06-27-2020, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I'd check ALL the major dept stores and I'd definitely get things on sale, especially at the pricier stores such as Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's. Other than them, also:

Nordstrom Rack
New York & Co

Even just out of those stores, you should be able to find a good amount. If money's kind of no object, then also go to:

Ann Taylor
Banana Republic

& other pricier stores.
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Old 06-27-2020, 04:21 PM
 
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There is a potential job I'm in the interviewing process for that would require business dress. I have been remote at home for more than 7 years now, and when I did have to go into the office for my last job it was full on casual - shorts, sandals, t-shirts, etc.

So, I have a couple pairs of pants and 3 or 4 nice shirts left that I could have worn if I needed to. 'Nice' shirts basically means with collars and buttons.

Right now there are fewer open choices to shop for business clothing like dress pants, blouses, possibly a few jackets. Where would you go for the best options?

I'm in St. Louis, so we have Macy's, Penney's, Dillards, and the usual things like Kohl's and other stores. I definitely need to go in and try things on rather than relying on online shopping and sending things back and forth. If I get an offer I would need to be ready in less than two weeks, and won't have time to wait for deliveries I hope fit. Considering the virus, limited hours, etc. I would prefer not to have to go to a dozen different places.

What are your best choices for business dress (don't need suits - just tailored and professional clothes)?

Thanks in advance!
Can you take a road trip here:

https://www.archdaily.com/899455/cos...itectural-team

It's a bit of a hike, but you'll look great in clothing that stands out with quality, design and fit.
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Old 06-28-2020, 09:21 AM
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Location: Pasadena, CA
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The more important question is how are you allowed to do an kn person interview with the virus??
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Old 06-28-2020, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Florida
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There is a potential job I'm in the interviewing process for that would require business dress. I have been remote at home for more than 7 years now, and when I did have to go into the office for my last job it was full on casual - shorts, sandals, t-shirts, etc.

So, I have a couple pairs of pants and 3 or 4 nice shirts left that I could have worn if I needed to. 'Nice' shirts basically means with collars and buttons.

Right now there are fewer open choices to shop for business clothing like dress pants, blouses, possibly a few jackets. Where would you go for the best options?

I'm in St. Louis, so we have Macy's, Penney's, Dillards, and the usual things like Kohl's and other stores. I definitely need to go in and try things on rather than relying on online shopping and sending things back and forth. If I get an offer I would need to be ready in less than two weeks, and won't have time to wait for deliveries I hope fit. Considering the virus, limited hours, etc. I would prefer not to have to go to a dozen different places.

What are your best choices for business dress (don't need suits - just tailored and professional clothes)?

Thanks in advance!
I like Dillards for professional type clothing.
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Old 06-28-2020, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I like Dillards for professional type clothing.
I agree. We didn't have one where I lived, but I used to visit one whenever I did business travel to a certain city. I loved their business wear and it was priced well too.
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Old 06-28-2020, 03:09 PM
 
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Macy's or Dillards.
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Old 06-28-2020, 03:13 PM
 
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The more important question is how are you allowed to do an in person interview with the virus??
i have not missed a day at work. We have mandatory masking. We screen everyone daily and don't let them in the building if they don't pass the screening process. This is for employees, visitors, guests, patients, families. And yes we still interview employees in person if needed. Hiring and recrutiment are always important, and even more so during this time because need to keep staffing levels maintained.

so yes we bring people in to interview, we let them know ahead of time there is mandatory masking and screening, if they forget to bring a mask we provide one, i meet them outside the building and bring them in as an authorized guest which is required for knowing why they are there, the meetings and interviews are shceduled in rooms large enough for social distancing, and everyone in the meetings also wears masks. they know and see right up front the safety precautions we are taking, and that has kept us at a very low rate of occurrence compared to the rest of our area.
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Old 06-28-2020, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Ballwin, MO
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The more important question is how are you allowed to do an kn person interview with the virus??
The interviews are video. The first one was just me, on camera, answering questions posed on the screen. The second one was a phone call. The last one, if I get to do it, will be a video meeting between me and the manager. It's all online now, all the way through to hiring.
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Old 06-28-2020, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Back in the day, Dillard’s was reliable for business attire. Otherwise, Talbots is worth a try. Maybe White & Black and Ann Taylor. Here, we have Belk which may or may not have anything.
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