40-Somethings - 40 somethings where do you shop?




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threekidsandasheltie
03-26-2013, 08:36 AM
for clothes for yourself, that are trendy but dont make you look like your are trying to look like a teenager? :o


Jennifer1966
03-26-2013, 09:03 AM
I really like Loft, and buy the majority of my clothes there. Funny thing is, my 18 year old DD does too, yet we look different and age appropriate. When I hit goal, I'm going to go to The Limited and Banana Republic for some work staples (too expensive for transition clothes for me).

bethFromDayton
03-26-2013, 09:28 AM
CJ Banks--I haven't had any luck with their pants, but I love their tops, sweaters, and jackets.


TheSecondHalf
03-26-2013, 09:29 AM
Well...right now, my options are limited but the places I covet (and buy accessories, and get ideas I try to reproduce in the VERY LIMITED big girls stores) are Boden, JCrew, a little bit of Garnet Hill, some Anthropologie, Gap,and Banana. Tory Burch and Calypso St. Barth are also favorites.

I am not waiting to hit goal to shop in nicer places. I'm a slow loser, I won't be blowing through sizes. I may not replace my whole wardrobe every 15 pounds, but I've waited long enough to buy the clothes I love. I'll donate, alter, or sell at consignment as they get too big but I am not shopping in the big girls stores one SECOND longer than I have to.

2feelbetter
03-26-2013, 09:50 AM
Take a look at the home page of 3FC there is a tab that says plus size. They list EVERY SINGLE plus size site out there. It's really informative. I've never heard of lots of them but I've looked at some of the sites and they are pretty nice. Something for evereyone.

bargoo
03-26-2013, 10:01 AM
Take a look at the home page of 3FC there is a tab that says plus size. They list EVERY SINGLE plus size site out there. It's really informative. I've never heard of lots of them but I've looked at some of the sites and they are pretty nice. Something for evereyone.

I don't think the poster needs plus size anymore, at 124 pounds.She has lost over 100 pounds a great accomplishment.

Moondance
03-26-2013, 10:28 AM
Kohls, Dillards, Macy's are a few I frequent.

elvislover324
03-26-2013, 10:51 AM
I don't think the poster needs plus size anymore, at 124 pounds.She has lost over 100 pounds a great accomplishment.

LOL Bargoo. Nice pick up on the OP's awesome weightloss!!

I think we all assume around here if someone is having any kind of issue or question it's always in relation to a higher weight. :(

bethFromDayton
03-26-2013, 12:16 PM
CJ Banks--I haven't had any luck with their pants, but I love their tops, sweaters, and jackets.

Christopher Banks is their other store, which carries regular sizes (CJ Banks is 14 and up)

ICUwishing
03-26-2013, 01:42 PM
I'm fond of Coldwater Creek, J. Jill, and Eddie Bauer.

trukmek
03-26-2013, 02:07 PM
When it comes to buying myself clothes, I mostly go to Goodwill. I usually go there to get clothes for work as they get stained anyway...so don't care to spend much money on them. Sometimes I get lucky and find stuff that looks good, but is gently used.

I also like to shop at Cathrine's and Target. I can't afford much trying to raise a special needs son on a 30-hour-per-week income. Still, I'm happy that I can afford what I can.

Kristy

Roo2
03-26-2013, 02:35 PM
I like Kohls and Costco too just bought 2 pair of Lucky Jeans size 2 and they were boot cut ,short for $30 a pair what a deal!:D
Roo2:carrot::carrot::carrot:

elvislover324
03-26-2013, 02:44 PM
I'm not 40 but close enough.

The Goodwill is my best friend during my weightloss and constant size changes. If I need something in particular, Macy's clearance racks with a coupon is the first place I head to.

IanG
03-26-2013, 02:49 PM
Macys. Macys. Macys.

avalonmoon
03-26-2013, 06:03 PM
I mostly like to dress 'young' :D Otherwise my more conservative clothes at this point come from Old Navy and a few items from GAP. I'm only now getting the full effect of ,non plus sized' shopping. I love the 'normal' apparel they offer and plan to venture out as I drop more.

Added Kohls but prefer the juniors section there. Rock Rebulic&Jennifer Lopez are so-so.

Novus
03-26-2013, 07:54 PM
I pretty much exclusively shop at thrift stores. Brands I always hunt for are Old Navy, Coldwater Creek, and Land's End.

newday2013
03-26-2013, 08:02 PM
Ditto on the Coldwater Creek and Land's End. Reitman's has some nice business stuff too, and I've found some cute dresses there in the summer. Reitman jeans are great too, if you've never tried them, they are comfy, especially if, like me, you have bulges when you lose weight.

lin43
03-26-2013, 08:18 PM
I find clothes shopping a challenge because I don't know how to dress. I need someone to dress me (as in What Not To Wear). I tend to pick out clothes that are probably too conservative because I'm so afraid I'll look like a "wanna-be" (i.e., someone 40+ who wants to look 20 and ends up looking ridiculous). Anyway, I have luck at Banana Republic & Macy's. Everywhere else is hit or miss.

threekidsandasheltie
03-26-2013, 08:22 PM
I don't think the poster needs plus size anymore, at 124 pounds.She has lost over 100 pounds a great accomplishment.

LOL Bargoo. Nice pick up on the OP's awesome weightloss!!



:D thanks for the congrats!

and thanks for all the ideas:) I am mainly a thrift store shopper, and already looks for some of the names mentioned but now have some new ones to add

bbrides
03-27-2013, 11:42 AM
I have so much clothes in my smaller sizes that I can't wait to fit into them again. I shop at Ann Taylor, Coldwater Creek, Macy's and Dillards. I don't want to buy more pants, but need to lose more weight before it gets hot again. Which could mean tomorrow here in Texas.

firegirl441
03-27-2013, 04:38 PM
I have a unique situation which makes it difficult for me to shop for clothes. In 2008, after losing at least 5 bodies in my lifetime, I had Around-The-World (body contouring) surgery where they cut the excess 7+ inches of loose skin from my abdomen, did some lipo, and lifted my booty. I am built somewhat similar to a man in that I have wide shoulders, a large chest (with small boobs), and a straight abdomen with no waist line. I say all of this because I now I have to wear junior jeans and women's or larger size junior shirts. I shop at a really nice thrift store about 45 mins from my house that has 1/2 price off everything the last day of each month. Sometimes I find really good items there. I also enjoy shopping at Belks clearance racks with a coupon. I am 48 so I have to be careful not to buy clothes that make me look like I am trying to be too young or too old. It is very difficult when shaped like me.

LindaWW
03-28-2013, 02:10 PM
Firegirl - I am built very similarly to you. I try to buy junior girl's jeans, but where do you find ones that aren't so low cut? I'm not a teenager, and I just want to be able to bend over safely, without showing the world my business!

firegirl441
03-28-2013, 10:13 PM
Firegirl - I am built very similarly to you. I try to buy junior girl's jeans, but where do you find ones that aren't so low cut? I'm not a teenager, and I just want to be able to bend over safely, without showing the world my business!

I wear the low-cut ones mostly because they are more comfortable not touching my surgery scar. I do wear regular bikini panties though (at least they aren't granny panties) and if I bend over, they just have to look at those. LOL

JCPenney of you have one has junior jeans that are not so low cut. Here they have had three height's of the junior jeans. Hope that helps.

Zumbachica
04-03-2013, 06:02 PM
White House black market....I buy Inc from Macy's or Bloomies....Boston proper online.....Bebe when I'm feeling skinny which hasn't been lately!

Agalinfl
04-04-2013, 10:12 PM
Talbots

kelijpa
04-19-2013, 08:46 PM
I like Kohl's, Macy's, my faves are LL Bean and Lands End, ESP. LL Bean, I love how their stuff lasts. I like being able to try different brands and seeing what flatters, that's the beauty of the department store. Cabela's has nice stuff, too, Columbia, North Face...explore, enjoy!!

:sunny:

BerkshireGrl
05-04-2013, 08:07 PM
I wear plus-size clothes (size 20 top, 22 bottom) and just got a bunch of very flattering clothes at Dressbarn (http://www.dressbarn.com/). They also have standard misses and petite clothing. They are affordable, well-made and I love the fit. Their wrap dresses for Spring are AWESOME! :D

I also have my eye on Igigi (http://www.igigi.com/) (Sizes 12-32) and Kiyonna (http://www.kiyonna.com/) (Sizes 10-32) for new purchases... but they are more spendy, heh!

SuperHeroTeacher
05-05-2013, 01:23 AM
Nordstrom, Macy's, I can't wait to be small enough to shop Boden. I love their style!

ataraxia3
05-05-2013, 01:31 AM
I'm not 40 but.... I used to work for this company http://www.nyandcompany.com/ (http://www.nyandcompany.com) and they have really beautiful clothing that I think would work for any age

threekidsandasheltie
05-12-2013, 10:25 AM
I'm not 40 but.... I used to work for this company http://www.nyandcompany.com/ (http://www.nyandcompany.com) and they have really beautiful clothing that I think would work for any age

I bought and adorable tank from there yesterday. I could have spent much more but money is tight this week,lol.

I also have found Maurices and have found quite a few things i like there:D