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for clothes?

I can't seem to find decent work clothes that I don't feel really old in. So I'm just looking for some places i haven't explored yet.

Any ideas?
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I'd like to know, too. I like the clothes at Banana Republic, for example, and they're clearly aimed at me, a working woman in her mid-30s, but I find the quality low.
I feel like I'm dressing too old for my age but I can't break out of the black pants/white blouse rut. I'd love some fun but work-appropriate dresses.

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I mostly shop at Lands End and Lane Bryant. I'm a plus size (16 with huge boobs) so it's really hard for me to find things that I look good in.
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I like a lot of the clothes at J.Jill.

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I really like Dress Barn:

http://www.dressbarn.com/flashHome.jsp?page=jones

But they don't have a lot online; you could see if there is a store near you.

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I hit up thrift/consignment shops whenever possible. When that fails, I enjoy H&M, eShakti (they carry sizes 0-26!), and sometimes even Old Navy. You'd also maybe be surprised at some of the cute stuff you can find in department stores like JC Penney!

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And I like the skirts at Christopher and Banks:

http://www.christopherandbanks.com/f...58727&view=all

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I love Kohl's!

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I like Mexx, and H&M for dresses

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I like a lot of the clothes at J.Jill.
I do too, but whenever I go in there, I always see women in there 50's or older. Do you think they focus on older women or could they work for any age?
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Just looked at eshakti. They do have some cute dresses!

Thanks for all of the recs! I'm going to try to find some new clothes soon.

Keep them coming!
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Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft.

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Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft.

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Ditto. Also Express. Major department stores like Macy's are also good.
I'm 33 fwiw.

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I prefer 'early thirties' TYVM

I buy a lot of my things from Lands End, Old Navy and Macy's. Downeast Basics has some cute stuff too.

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For me it's Lands End, Ann Taylor Loft and Boden:
http://www.bodenusa.com/

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I like New York & Co as far as "mall stores" go if I'm looking for something for work. They kind of occupy that space between teenybopper and lady-of-a-certain-age.

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For me it's Lands End, Ann Taylor Loft and Boden:
http://www.bodenusa.com/

Happy shopping!
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I love Boden for my oldest DS, but have yet to order anything for myself. Cute stuff, though.

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I love Boden for my oldest DS, but have yet to order anything for myself. Cute stuff, though.

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THANK YOU so much for this shipping code! I just bought a hoodie for my son that I've been wanting to buy. The 20% off and free shipping makes it a lot more affordable!

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THANK YOU so much for this shipping code! I just bought a hoodie for my son that I've been wanting to buy. The 20% off and free shipping makes it a lot more affordable!
you're welcome! I'm in love with mini boden for my 7 yo DS, but can't justify the cost without using a discount code. They offer free returns, too, so I always buy knowing it won't cost me anything if we aren't happy with the clothes.

ETA: I'm not in my mid-30's , but to answer the original question - lately I've been buying my clothes at Gap and Target (I like some of the converse line and mossimo stuff).

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I buy a lot of work clothes at TJ Maxx and Marshalls. I can almost always find basics there - slacks, sweaters, the occasional suit, and nice shoes. When I lived in a city with a Nordstrom Rack, I found a lot of great sales there - good quality for very affordable prices. Ann Taylor Loft has a lot of good sales, too. Occasionally the Gap has affordable work basics.

I also hunt the sales racks at Anthropologie - I can't buy full-price there, but often their sales room has really cheap things that totally liven up my wardrobe - TJ Maxx is usually pretty middle-of-the road, but one thing from Anthropologie makes the outfit much more interesting.

Honestly, I also get basics at Target. Need a cardigan, or a plain tshirt to wear under a jacket, or a plain, neutral skirt? Target.

And yes, I have too many clothes.

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I'm 33. I've most recently bought clothes at Target, Penney's, Ann Taylor Loft, Macy's, Bloomies, Nordstrom, Gap, Kohls. I'm not super picky about clothes, but I do like to look cute.

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Oh, I forgot REI! I love REI for more casual wear. They even have some cute summer dresses and skirts.

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I am a big fan of Eddie Bauer myself. Their outlet stores are awesome. I also get stuff from the Gap, American Apparel, and J.Jill (although I think they got super-boring since bought by Talbots). When I want something special I go to The Territory Ahead and Rawganique.

ETA: It doesn't get any more mid-thirties than I am right now.
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Eddie Bauer but more the website or catalog than the stores. The web site and catalog carry a lot more of the nice work clothes than they do in the stores. The stores usually run more casual. The web site and catalog also carry a lot more petites and talls. I'm tall and love Eddie Bauer for the range of things they carry in tall sizes. A pair of dress pants and an Eddie Bauer stretch wrinkle resistant button down is my basic work uniform. (don't buy the shirts full price though, wait until they're on sale)

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Not quite 30 but I get most of my stuff from Ann Taylor/ Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, J Crew and Max Studio

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I'm 37 and I like Jones New York. But I am hard to fit- I have long legs but I don't fit into talls (the torso of pants tends to be too long), and I'm plus size (16W-18W). JNY fits me well, especially in pants. They may be too stodgy for you, though- I tend not to care about that stuff.

Honestly, I do most of my shopping at Goodwill lately. That way if something doesn't fit well after washing (which often happens) it's no great loss.

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J Crew, Boden, Nordstroms, Gap & Target. Occasionally Anthropologie.
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Thowing out a shout out for Penney's. Way cuter than it used to be and cheaper than the Bon. Way more stuff in the store. By me, they have probably 3X the clothes as a Macy's.
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I'm in Australia - I get most of my work clothes from Colorado and Sussan and casual clothes from Esprit, Just Jeans and Jeans West.
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Old Navy is cheap and has some nice cute things.

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