Have you ever been out shopping with your friends, and when they all squealed over a certain store and made a beeline for it, you trudged your feet, reluctantly hanging around while they tried on clothes you didn’t care for at all?
These are those stores for me.
Express – all of my friends go gaga for Express, but I haven’t shopped here for a good ten years. What used to be a cute boutique of fashion-forward basics now seems kind of…well…a boutique of somewhat trashy clubwear.
Macy’s – Wandering around department stores frustrates me. I don’t know why, but when I have to hunt out my own bargains, I get exhausted. Do I want perfume? Makeup? Clothes? Shoes? Jewelry? To really go through everything, it would take an entire day. And the one on 34th Street? I need a stiff drink to fight through those crowds!
Gap – yawn.
Costco – technically this isn’t a clothing store, but I have to put it on here because of my intense loathing for it. Sure, bulk warehouse retailers are the perfect place to go if you’re buying stuff for a huge family or your office, but for a lot of people, you end up spending more money by buying 20 of something you probably won’t use. Do you really need to buy a 3-year supply of Qtips at once? Here’s an interesting article on it.
So, do you like any of these stores, Lovelies? What stores do all your friends love that you can’t seem to get into?