We talked about the best stores in Europe for professional clothes… now let’s talk Asia! I’ve never been anywhere in Asia, but I’m dying to go. To those of you who’ve been: – Which are the best cities for shopping? (Do you agree with this Yahoo article?) – If you want a bespoke suit or … Read More about Open Thread: The Best Stores in Asia for Professional Clothes?
Hooray summer — and vacation. For all of you going overseas this summer, I thought we’d have an open thread — which are the stores you simply must visit, especially for professional clothes and workwear? Even though, in many ways, we live in a global market (at least here in New York, SoHo often feels … Read More about Open Thread: The Best European Stores for Professional Clothes?
Here’s a fun question: what items do you think are wise to purchase, even if you don’t have a specific event or occasion to wear them to — and which items are best left for specific “I am going to wear this to X event” purchases? Even though we don’t belong to a gym with … Read More about All Dressed Up and No Place to Go: Non-Essential Shopping
2018 Update: We still love this discussion on what clothes you buy again and again — you may also want to check out our most recent discussion on whether you should buy duplicates of your favorite clothes, as well as which are your favorite workhorses for work. Happy Monday, ladies! Let’s talk about those clothes … Read More about What Clothes Do You Buy Again and Again?
Which wardrobe items become surprise basics for the working woman?
In my law school days, I was a huge fan of TJ Maxx — I’d spend many a study break roaming the aisles, looking for treasure (and finding it more often than not — I once got a pair of Armani trousers there, deeply discounted to $80.) Still, I haven’t been a regular shopper there … Read More about My Visit to TJ Maxx HQ
2018 Update: We still stand by this shopping equation, and we’ve made some updated graphics for it — but also note that the readers had a ton of great suggestions as well. You may also want to check out our most recent discussion on fashion math. We’ve talked before about how to get great deals … Read More about Tool of the Trade: A Shopping Equation
This weekend — spurred by the beautiful weather and the fact that I haven’t been shopping for far too long — the hubs and I trekked to Woodbury Commons, a Chelsea Premium outlet mall about 50 miles north of NYC. The whole trip was doomed — we arrived too late, couldn’t find parking, then separated … Read More about How to Survive the Outlet Mall
Here’s my confession/boast: almost everything I own was bought on sale. My favorite sweater jacket? Tried it on at Bergdorf’s when it cost $430, snapped it up at a winter sale a few months later for $150; then loved it so much I bought another one on HauteLook for $125. I’ve gotten pants from Banana … Read More about How to Get Great Deals on Workwear: 10 Online Shopping Tips
2018 Update: Check out our new and revised guides to Where to Shop for Workwear in NYC! Ok, we’re sure that readers who have no interest in Gotham City are starting to get seriously annoyed (particularly because, alas, we don’t have the personal knowledge to do this for any other city — if you’re a … Read More about Where to Shop in NYC, Part III
2018 Update: Check out our new and revised guides to Where to Shop for Workwear in NYC! A reader wrote in, requesting where to go in New York for “Banana Republic-priced” clothes she couldn’t find in the Midwest. We started our round-up of shopping stretches in NYC on Thursday, covering what we call “Lower Fifth … Read More about Reader Mail — Where to Shop in NYC, Part II
2018 Update: Check out our new and revised guides to Where to Shop for Workwear in NYC! Today’s reader mail is a question for where to shop in New York City… I am about to spend a week in New York City (June 19-26th, in fact) and I’d like to do a little shopping for … Read More about Reader Mail: Where to Shop in NYC – Part 1