When we were hosting the giveaway for the Botkin sisters "Reclaiming Beauty" webinar, we welcomed beauty related questions. We received a few, and hope to answer them along and along! And, just as a side note, if anyone has any other questions they would like answered please leave us a comment below and we'll do our best to answer!
To start things off we'll go with a question from our friend Cheri —
aren't making something for yourself to wear, what is your favorite
place to buy apparel and/or accessories & shoes?"
As you might imagine, we do make quite a few of our clothing items. Some of us more than others. Or, certain ones of us prefer to make most of our skirts and purchase the majority of our tops. But, we digress. Where do we like to buy clothes?? Here's a little list of the places we frequent when we're looking for a buy….
TJMaxx (good for accessories- hats, bags, etc. too)
Lands' End Canvas
American Eagle (just a sidenote: you do have to sift more through unappealing items for the good ones)
Of course, with a lot of these places, sales are the key word. We LOVE getting things on sale! Lands' End does have sales quite often, free shipping, etc., we almost exclusively get things that way. We've been wearing Lands' End's clothes since we were born and that is no joke!
Our Joplin doesn't have oodles and oodles of places to buy clothes (it isn't Austin, Texas after all….) so we do buy lots online. Oh, and we love Goodwill, but the May 22nd tornado took ours out — how sad — so we've been missing out on thrift store shopping. Another place we have been looking at more recently is JCPenney. They recently did an overhaul where they dropped their pricing, which makes them more affordable! We love this sweater that we found there!
We can't leave without mentioning eBay. It is our all-time favorite place to buy skirts, especially denim ones. They have scores of them. We simply 'save search' the size, length, etc., we're looking for and keep track of it that way.
For splurges our favorite places our….
Coldwater Creek (Kristie, especially)
Anthropologie (Achaia, especially)
J.Crew (Apphia, especially)
Boden (Abiah, especially)
Lands' End Canvas, Eddie Bauer (Abigail, especially)
We like to ask for gift cards to these places for our birthday, save up our money for a special item from them, or scour the sale racks.
And, we can't forget shoes + accessories. We would probably say that the places we have already mentioned get our business for those items too. We get our boots at Western Wear stores (either here or in Texas) and we also like shopping for shoes/boots at Zappos. They have free shipping and free returns all the time, which is always a plus!
So! Does anyone have any input on where they find their best clothes? Please leave us a comment… we want to know!!
xo K A A A A
Disclaimer: although we do like to shop in these stores, we do not necessarily agree with the stances they take on any number of important issues!