It is difficult for us to narrow the field of retailers
to only a few destinations. Fortunately, we do not limit ourselves in
regard to the number of companies to list in this section. As a
reminder, if you do not agree with our selections, you are welcome to make your
suggestions in the comments area below. It is very possible that you will
convince us to make adjustments to our guide.
Please understand that we are not promoting that you
spend more money than you can afford. You should only shop fanatically if you
have discretionary funds.
If you happen to have money burning a hole in your
pocket, you may as well shop for a new handbag, jewelry, or a trendy pair of new
Clearly we each have our own favorite places to shop.
Regardless if the destination is online or off, we typically have our own go to
location. Each of us have our own unique taste as well as possible size
requirements. For example, if you are shopping for petite sizes, you may
have an entirely different thought process on selecting a retailer. The
reality is the certain boutiques or department stores are better than others at
maintaining a wide range of sizes. With that said, in this section we are
looking at the broad picture and suggesting clothing stores that typically would
cater to a general average of sizes and taste levels. Will this list make
every single shopper happy? Probably not. But we hope to provide
options that will make the majority of you pleased.
To shop or not to shop.
This is the question of the day. Actually, this is the question for "every
day". If you woke up this morning wondering, "should I do some shopping
today?". The obvious correct answer is
yes. As with every other day of the week,
now is a
perfect time to shop. The real question is not, "when" should we shop for
clothing? The question should be, "where will we shop?".
Flamenco Duo - Baby Cashmere Double Jersey &
Triangular shawl in two-tone baby cashmere
jersey with different sides in complementary nuances. Embellished
with a cat lynx fur collar and hand-knotted plongé leather
fringing. The perfect day to evening accessory which compliments
both casual daytime looks and more elegant outfits for formal and
Saffiano leather wallet with print. The exquisite piece of art
from Prada has ten credit card slots and one coin compartment with a
zipper and two bill compartments. The wallet also has four
document pockets and a snap closure. The length is 18.7 and height
is 9 cm. Gold-plated hardware. Metal lettering Prada logo.
Marcello de Cartier Satchel Bag Red calfskin and red suede sheepskin
This satchel bag was inspired by the timeless
shape of a school bag yet features a chic twist. It has deliberately
asymmetrical lines and is made of the finest materials, the signature of
the Marcello de Cartier line. Asserting unique style, it boasts
feminine, surprising and contemporary allure with a subtle retro feel.
Satchel bag with a red calfskin body and red
suede sheepskin sides. Non-removable 78 cm shoulder strap. Marcello
corners, perforated logo on the reverse side of the flap.
Palladium-plated "clou de Paris" clasp and palladium-finish double C
logo charm. Large back zipped pocket.
Ready to visit the stores.
Neiman MarcusandBloomingdales– Although they are two different
companies, we have selected both Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales to top off our
guide because these two fine retailers provide luxury as well as accessibility.
In the world of online purchases, we are accustomed to ordering clothes via a
computer or mobile device. However, there is something to be said for
being able to walk into a store so that you can soak in the experience. As
of January 2014, these stores have a nice combined total of locations. In
regard to Bloomies, they have 37 Bloomingdale's stores and 13 Bloomingdale's,
The Outlet Stores in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania,
Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, New Hampshire, California, and
Texas. In addition, Bloomingdale's has an international presence with a location
in Dubai. Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC
operations include the Specialty Retail Stores segment and the Online segment.
The Specialty Retail Stores segment consists primarily of Neiman Marcus, Last
Call and Bergdorf Goodman stores. The Online segment conducts direct to consumer
operations under the Neiman Marcus, Horchow, Last Call and Bergdorf Goodman
brand names. The Neiman Marcus Group is comprised of the Specialty Retail
Stores segment - which includes Neiman Marcus, Last Call and Bergdorf Goodman
stores - and the Online segment. The Company operates 41 Neiman Marcus Stores
across the United States and two Bergdorf Goodman stores in Manhattan. The
Company also operates thirty six Last Call clearance centers. When
combining the luxurious feel of these two companies, shoppers have the
opportunity to enjoy a consistently pleasurable experience from multiple
- if you are not already familiar with this site, it is a place to find unique
goods from the artistically inclined. You know how sometimes you get tired
of seeing the same old brands in department stores. Etsy seems to have a
nice and continuous flow of product. Much of which comes from small scale
designers and crafters. This helps remove that mass production sort of
feel when shopping. On their site you can get to know shops and items by
using reviews from their community. If you select designers wisely, you can buy
from creative people who care about quality and craftsmanship. If you have
not already done so, we suggest you browse what they have to offer.
, Macy's, andDillard's–
three separate companies, but in regard to department stores, these three will
have you covered. If you are looking for middle market fashion you will
find that these guys have a large selection of apparel for your consumption.
Kohl's - is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty
department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand
apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping
environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl's operates
1,158 stores in 49 states.
Amazon– truth be told we are not thrilled about
adding Google Shopping nor Amazon to our list. It is not that we dislike their
services or hold anything against these company. Our hesitation is in regard to
the fact that they are such behemoths and are already awarded so much credit in
other areas. We would prefer to select a smaller entity that specializes
in fashion night and day. With that said, the fact of the matter is that
Google and Amazon provide a fantastic shopping experience. We would be
remiss if we left either of them off the best of 2014 list. It is also
important to note that Amazon owns Zappos.com, and 6pm.com, Fabric.com, and
ShopBop. Google previously attempted to take a more specific stab at
fashion with their Boutiques.com website which they closed down and now point
directly to the Google Shopping service. It is important to point out that
Google is more of a shopping service and Amazon is more of an actual retailer.
Amazon provides "services", but they also own and sell actual apparel, shoes,
beauty products, and accessories.
What is your favorite shopping
destination? It is OK, if you shop online retailers from
your couch on a mobile device. We would also love to learn
about your shopping adventures on the trendy streets of Milan,
Paris, Florence, New York, etc.
Please share your thoughts regarding the product, brands, and
stores we have listed above or let us know other suggestions
regarding companies that could have been added to this page.