Best Fashion Shopping for 2014
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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?".
Ready to visit the stores.
Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales – 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 locations.
Etsy - 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.
Nordstrom , Macy's, and Dillard'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.
Google Shopping and 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.
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