Bored with Ann Taylor, J.Crew, and Banana Republic? We rounded up 10 new places to shop for stylish workwear clothes.
Workwear Stores Off the Beaten Path
Every working woman knows the usual suspects for where to buy workwear: Ann Taylor, J.Crew, Banana Republic, and Nordstrom. While we love those stores too, we also have rounded up some of the best stores and brands for corporate style that are off the beaten path. Whether you're looking for bespoke shops for dresses, indie brands, fashion start-ups, or just some new labels for workwear, we've got them all. (Don't miss our Guide to Slow Fashion, as well!)
If you're looking for more vanilla options to help you build a work wardrobe, check out our series on what to buy at the best stores for women's work clothes.
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Hunting for workwear that fits you perfectly? We’ve rounded up seven brands that offer made-to-measure clothing for women — as well as big stores that offer affordable tailoring.
This indie brand offers a lot of smart details for their blazers (“interior media pockets,” woot!) — and many pieces are available up to size 24.
One of our most popular posts a few years ago was our roundup of 30 workwear fashion start-ups and independent brands — so I asked Rebecca Berfanger to update the list with nine fresh new labels for workwear! Here are 9 more office fashion stores every working woman should know about! – Kat While we … Read More about 9 Fresh New Labels for Workwear
When you’ve got a big bust, shopping for blouses that actually fit and flatter can be pretty frustrating (see: “Why does fashion ignore big breasts?”), but there are some quality brands out there that specialize in dress shirts for women with large breasts. We last rounded up these busty blouse brands back in 2013, but the … Read More about The Best Dress Shirts for Women If You’re Busty
All right, ladies: If you’re a stylish vegan professional (or are trying to be), which are your favorite vegan brands for workwear? We recently received a question from a job-seeking reader about sources of vegan workwear — both clothes and accessories. Fortunately, it’s far easier to find stylish vegan professional workwear today than, say, 15 years … Read More about Six Brands for the Stylish Vegan Professional: Clothes and Accessories
I’ve always been impressed when readers have mentioned some of their favorite stores for workwear on Etsy — and I’ve even bookmarked a few over the years! Still, Etsy can be a pretty big place, so I asked Ashley Wermick, a fashion writer and editor, to take a look to kick off the discussion — what … Read More about Etsy Workwear: Seven of the Best Shops on Etsy for Workwear
A while back we rounded up thirty workwear brands you probably hadn’t heard of, focusing on smaller, startup fashion companies serving up new, interesting clothes for working women. Shoes for work and bags for work (laptop totes and beyond) became such a huge portion of it we thought we’d save it for its own post — … Read More about Fashion Startups To Know, Part Two: 25 Brands Making Bags and Shoes for Work
2020 Update: We still love this roundup of workwear fashion start-ups you probably haven’t heard about (as well as the follow-up on brands making bags and shoes for work) — but you may also want to check out our 2018 update on new labels for workwear! Every professional woman shops at Ann Taylor, J.Crew, and … Read More about 30 Workwear Brands You Probably Haven’t Heard About
2018 Update: We still like this roundup of clothing brands for the curvy professional, but if you’re a busty professional, you may also want to check out some of our other content, including our most recent roundup of the best lingerie to buy at Nordstrom. Are there any workwear brands that cater to the professional curvy woman? … Read More about Clothes for the Curvy Professional
In our first post in our ethical shopping series, we rounded up several clothing brands made in the United States, mostly startups and small and/or independent labels, and in part two, we shared a list of mainstream, more widely available workwear brands that sell clothing made in North America or Europe. Today we’re looking at clothing that’s fair trade certified, as … Read More about Where to Find Fair Trade and Ethically-Sourced Clothing
Why It’s Important to Buy Clothing “Made in U.S.A.” John Oliver’s segment on Last Week Tonight, his HBO show, has brought “fast fashion” back into the news — two years after the horrifying Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 people. (The factory was linked to several well known U.S. and European clothing brands.) If you want to make ethical shopping … Read More about “Made in USA,” Ethical Shopping, and Slow Fashion