I love clothes.
Let me say that again. I love love love love clothes.
I love what an outfit can do for someone, I love how there are so many different patterns and designs and materials and colors and cuts…. I could go on and on about clothes.
My top 5 favorite stores for clothes/accessories are
They carry brands that are almost identical to Marshalls except sometimes I find more high fashion designers here. Plus they have jewelry selection that is good quality and super beautiful. My go to store for basically everything.
The inner fashionista in me also likes to spend ridiculous amounts of money. Cue in Nordys. They have everything and anything I could want. Unfortunately, the one near my house has super thirsty commission seekers so I try to avoid going in there if I can. A simple desire to browse turns into seven different people trying to convince me to buy a $600 scarf I only wanted to see. Nonetheless, the trick is to go online and shop. The deals they have online are OUTRAGEOUS. One time, I saw a 800 dollar Burberry bag on sale for 257. But act fast, because chances are the really good stuff comes in a really small quantity. Nonetheless, Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack are the way to go for high fashion.
Super similar to TJ except no jewelry. Except they compensate for this by having an AMAZING homegoods section. I bought half the things for my house and dorm room from them. The prices are cheap and the quality is great so you can’t go wrong. They only have a few things that are made as set but the selection lets you pick through awesome one of a kind stuff. My favorite find was a HUGE jewelry box. We’re talking like 4 tiers of storage with mirrors and handles and a place to hang stuff… for $30. On your way to the checkout line, don’t forget to stop by the shoe dept. They know shoes better than ANYONE else!
4. CONSIGNMENT SHOPS
I’m going to make a blog post about thrift shops/second hand stores later that’s going to share more about my experience with these places. Basically. If you are interested in sifting through racks of stuff to find that ONE OF A KIND piece for a price that seems almost sinful, you got it with these shops. They are seriously underrated and super cool! Yes organization may be a problem (I’m slightly claustrophobic) but sometimes when you see that beautiful item, you swallow all your fears and run for it!
Love/hate relationship in store form. I go online and for every 1 thing I can imagine myself wearing, there are 5 things I can’t. And the store selection doesn’t help either. Yes they have low quality clothing for the most part but honestly, I like everything I buy from them. I think each season I’ll pick up 2-3 items for my closet. I don’t feel bad because I spend next to nothing on them but those items usually are really in for that season. Just this past week I got a really pretty pink dress with a slit on one knee and a mini white quilted bag for $30.00. They have pretty cool accessories too.
6. J Crew
I don’t think they need much of an explanation. Class, trend, and style are all that come to mind with these guys. You will never go wrong with J Crew. They quality of the clothes is wonderful and they have a way of mixing and matching things in ways I would never be able to. With a student discount you get 15% off everything. So yes, the ticket price may be the same as that of your monthly mortgage payment, but when they have sales you can come out with a LOT of stuff for not even a fraction of the price. My claim to fame from here is a striped shirt for $6.00. And at the outlets, the number of deals you score are multiplied heavily.
7. Francescas Collections
This is the ultimate girly boutique. They have the most ADORABLE stuff and honestly I can’t say enough good things. If you want the best mix of preppy meets classy meets trendy meets fashion, this is the place to shop. They have a love for all things chiffon which usually doesn’t work well with my boxy upper body but I try my hardest to squeeze into those tops because they are to DIE for. Plus the jewelry and shoes here make the store that much better. LOVE this place.
That’s it. This basically sums up my favorite places to shop…and essentially the only places I shop.
I love a good deal and I love good style so make sure you give these places a chance if you haven’t already!