30-Somethings - Where do you like to shop?




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GraceAlone
01-10-2013, 04:53 PM
As you are slimming down, where do you like to shop? I'm looking for places that are feminine and beautiful. Thanks!


chubbiegurl
01-10-2013, 05:02 PM
I don't like shopping, maybe cause I didn't like seeing how the clothes fit, or those dreaded bright lights in fitting rooms that exaggerate my cellulite. Lol. If I do buy clothes I shop at those little fashion girls stores, can't beat paying under 10 bucks for a shirt, plus it doesn't hurt when I don't like what I have purchases a months before, or no longer fit it. They are like forever 21 just usually not a chain and cheaper. Too bad since moving out of Los Angeles i can't find any around my house.

TopazSpirit
01-10-2013, 06:31 PM
I don't like shopping either. When I have to though, I usually hit the outlet stores. I'm am not extremely girly and live with my husband and three boys so we frequent the sports stores the most, but when I do have to go for girly stuff I like TJ Maxx or DEB where I can get all the name brand stuff extremely cheap. I don't like spending a lot of money on clothes.


Ambrosia
01-12-2013, 04:17 PM
I must be the odd one out because I love fashion and shopping. Most of the shopping I do is online. My favorite online vendors: Forever 21, Dress Barn, Fashion to Figure and now Mod Cloth (since they finally added a plus size section).

Lauracore
01-12-2013, 07:02 PM
I like jcrew! They can be expensive but are higher quality. But they do have some killer sales. Andddd they have free personal shoppers that will basically help you fit and dress your body. I also like tj maxx and Nordstrom rack when I can be bothered to dig. :)

Munchy
01-15-2013, 12:30 PM
I love White House Black Market, Express, and The Limited in addition to TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and even Target! NY&Co is another good one.

hayem
01-15-2013, 12:57 PM
any place but the fat lady dept. :), but seriously I do alot of thrift store shopping, ( challen ging, and in my budget as well, ) the "Plus Size" has always been a very limited selection... I cant wait until I go go through all the regualr racks and racks and racks of clothes!!!

Erika79
01-15-2013, 02:57 PM
I'm an Old Navy Shopper, for the most part.

elvislover324
01-15-2013, 03:07 PM
Please don't judge me but....

I have been shopping the Goodwill store for my "in-between" clothes. I never ever EVER shopped Goodwill as it wasn't my style but I was encouraged to at least try.

Last week I got 3 shirts and a pair of Old Navy jeans for a total of $10. All put through the washer and dryer and as good as new to me. The racks had Levis, Old Navy, Jones New York, and then other store brands (Kohls, Macys, Walmart, Fashion Bug, Ann Taylor). I was shocked!! But then I realized when I donate all my clothes that I have outgrown, the racks will have all my brandname clothes too!

I am not saying it's a goldmine and that some things on the rack don't belong in the trash but I was pleasantly surprised. (I shopped the half off sale they were having that day so all of my $4.99 clothes were only $2.50 each but they were still worth $4.99 in my opinion.) And I am supporting a good cause. Plus I justified my shopping at Fashion Bug for a couple of things by averaging out the full cost of both stores lol.

When I get thin, all I want to do is go into a normal store without plus size options and leave with a new outfit. That sounds so selfish and vain but I have been so large for so long, I just want to do it once.

chubbiegurl
01-15-2013, 03:21 PM
[QUOTE=elvislover324;4591760]Please don't judge me but....


I am not saying it's a goldmine and that some things on the rack don't belong in the trash but I was pleasantly surprised. (I shopped the half off sale they were having that day so all of my $4.99 clothes were only $2.50 each but they were still worth $4.99 in my opinion.) And I am supporting a good cause.

So cute I laughed away at that u thought they were still worth 4.99.
No judgement I used to buy clothes there when my mommy threw me out at 17, I just don't have the patience anymore, but might go in to look for some Levi's I don't want to spend 60 bucks on something I hope doesn't fit next month! I would gladly take someone's hand me downs for the time being!

elvislover324
01-15-2013, 03:34 PM
Lol chubbiegurl, I am glad I made you laugh! I just didn't want anyone to think I was being rude.

Like I said, they had some real junk on the racks which makes me angry that someone thinks a donation receiver would be that desperate but I digress! I really wanted to buy a whole pile of jeans but I am hoping now that I am in the 20/18 range, I might start moving sizes faster than when I was heavier.

I shopped in my closet today. Wearing some sparkly blingy jeans I haven't worn in no lie 7 years. I'll be modeling them for my husband when he gets home (lucky him lmao). I have no idea what size they are as I cut the tags out of them a long time ago...don't know why I do that.

merilung
01-15-2013, 04:24 PM
I don't really enjoy shopping (and I certainly don't shop recreationally the way some folks do!) but my favourite clothes come from J. Crew, Modcloth, Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx/Marshalls, ModCloth, Etsy, Anthropologie (the clearance room at the back of the store!), Pinupgirlclothing.com, Fossil. I like the Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply line which I shop at Macy's for, and have also found nice things at other department stores (Dillards, mostly, and Von Maur, when I lived near one). I go to regular Nordstrom for bras, but can't stand being in that store, so I try to get in and get out quickly! I also LOVE thrift shopping and used to do a lot of it when I was a smaller size!

Mozzy
01-15-2013, 04:51 PM
I shop at goodwill, I find amazing deals but I like the "treasure hunting" aspect of it!

kariatari
01-15-2013, 08:14 PM
Younkers/herbergers
Maurices
Gap
Loft

ChickieChicks
01-15-2013, 08:33 PM
I am obsessed with LOFT, but only their casual and dressy-casual young lines. My shape on bottom still works best in American Eagle jeans, all different cuts. I like Conservative, feminine and soft. I'm very pink and black and flashy for workout clothes, though. Lol ;) I've developed a bit of a Barbie complex...

TappingPeony
01-15-2013, 08:40 PM
absolutely HATE any kind of shopping--even online. Macy's clothes fit me best, even their jeans, and I like Catherine's.

OhThePlaces
01-15-2013, 09:24 PM
I love Express for jeans and dresses. I also like New York and Company for dress pants and work shirts. I get a lot of my t-shirts at Target, the Merona brand.

ChickieBoom
01-17-2013, 11:40 AM
Please don't judge me but....

I have been shopping the Goodwill store for my "in-between" clothes. I never ever EVER shopped Goodwill as it wasn't my style but I was encouraged to at least try.

That's a great idea! I can't afford to keep buying brand new clothes that will only fit for a couple of months. I've been very lucky to get some hand-me-downs from friends too. Luckily I held on to a lot of my clothes from before so I do have some stuff that still fits.

I will say that shopping is A LOT less stressful since I've taken off some weight. I can usually find something that looks nice on me.

ChickieBoom
01-17-2013, 11:46 AM
Oh and I LOVE going to Century 21 whenever I'm in New York. Best discount department store ever.

jenn33082
01-17-2013, 01:27 PM
Express, Limited, Macys, NY & Co, Loft, occassionally The Gap, Banana Republic, Target, Old Navy. I have always loved to shop, but I now i love it even more that I can try almost anything in the store on and it will generally look good.

Plato's Closet is another great option besides goodwill. Name brands and great prices. That is my new go-to place for jeans. You can get Joes or 7's for $20 and they look brand new.

Wildflower
01-24-2013, 07:18 PM
I don't mind shopping, although the last few years it seems the quality of my usual stores is really lacking. Tops barely seem to make it a season anymore without looking all pilled and faded.

I work in a conservative industry, so work dictates most of what I buy. Most of my clothes come from:

Ann Taylor
Banana Republic
J Crew
Calvin Klein (the outlet is great for jeans!)

I try to shop sales or the outlets when I can. Not too hard since they are always, always having sales or sending me coupons for those stores!

Lately when I'm at home, i've been a real tshirt and jeans kinda girl with like a running jacket over it. I have so many exercise clothes since I've been running and doing yoga a lot! I get those all over...Under Armour/Nike outlet, running store, Lulumon store, Sierra Trading Post, Amazon, Target. I just ordered another running jacket from Amazon today...ooops. It's a Brooks jacket I already have in pink but decided I needed one it black too since I love the fit. :)

Skinnygirldreams
01-29-2013, 06:32 PM
I shop at Torrid when I have the money for it. They ususally have really cute clothes that are flattering for plus size. Trendy too!

Smiling_Sara
02-08-2013, 01:51 PM
Please don't judge me but....

I have been shopping the Goodwill store for my "in-between" clothes. I never ever EVER shopped Goodwill as it wasn't my style but I was encouraged to at least try.

Last week I got 3 shirts and a pair of Old Navy jeans for a total of $10. All put through the washer and dryer and as good as new to me. The racks had Levis, Old Navy, Jones New York, and then other store brands (Kohls, Macys, Walmart, Fashion Bug, Ann Taylor). I was shocked!! But then I realized when I donate all my clothes that I have outgrown, the racks will have all my brandname clothes too!

I am not saying it's a goldmine and that some things on the rack don't belong in the trash but I was pleasantly surprised. (I shopped the half off sale they were having that day so all of my $4.99 clothes were only $2.50 each but they were still worth $4.99 in my opinion.) And I am supporting a good cause. Plus I justified my shopping at Fashion Bug for a couple of things by averaging out the full cost of both stores lol.

When I get thin, all I want to do is go into a normal store without plus size options and leave with a new outfit. That sounds so selfish and vain but I have been so large for so long, I just want to do it once.

IF anyone judges you, it should be for being so smart! Who WOULDN"T shop at goodwill when they are in between sizes?

I do goodwill, but if I"m looking for something specific, I do Old Navy or Maurices for work clothes.