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Old 09-02-2007, 07:23 PM   #61
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What I do, and have always done, is to buy clothing on sale at the end of the season. But now it's even easier and better because "end of season" is really "middle of season"! So, stores like J.Jill have fabulous 50% off sales. Since I don't need a work wardrobe I just buy a few new pieces to keep up to date and so that I don't look like I stepped out of the "way-back" machine!

Also, for cheap clothing, Target is the place--thank God for China and the trade deficit!
Yes! if you time things right, you can pick up GREAT deals at the right time...just off season, so don't buy anything trendy - something that will look good for a few years and you scored! i love going into the high price stores with the things i LOVE but don't often buy cuz their retail price is way too high, but 75% off puts them in my budget

but i guess bra's don't have seasons...just cycles for the lastest model vs. old...my target clothes have not held up that well, but i do get a basic t, tank or capri there once in a while...but i find after you wash it can shrink, warp, wear out pretty fast! the Gap has crazy sale prices and you can get shirts/pants for $2-10 very often...you can also find out what day the "mark down" so if you come in the next day, the sales racks are full (my friend used to work there and the employees always snagged the great $2 items...
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:57 PM   #62
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I love the Gap outlet for their basic stretch tees usually about $6.00 and last forever .
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...so sad! i bet every wife knows their hubby's size from head to toe

how're you supposed to buy her something purty if you don't know what size she wears?
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I second the Target undergarments! My VS goodies have been a huge dissappointment. All that $$$ and my Target bras were constructed better, not stretched out and still comfy with underwires where they are supposed to be! VS & Fredericks for the sexy stuff though! (and they DO have sales if you get on the mailing lists and cruise the online cupon codes )
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If you like Target undies, try Old Navy's...they're softer...
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OK - bras do need to fit well - have two types, those for working out and those for other times - don't like to wear on weekends or off days - too uncomfortable when compared to just a little tank top. Do have some excellent French underwear that is art - walked around Galleries Lafayette last year in Strasbourg - whole second floor was devoted to women's underwear - the bras are beautiful.....and they fit well :-) They also cost a lot, although with sales, they can be had for good prices.

Underwear - all-cotton comfortable is most important - can't stand uncomfortable underwear and never got into the 'butt floss' - thongs - that are popular - reminds me too much of the wedgies we used to give each other as kids - YUCK!!!! Hanes or Jockey on sale is great.

Love some very daintly all cotton tank tope or camisoles I got in Italy and Switzerland - some of the most comfortable undies I've ever worn - with a little bit of lace for that feminine touch :-)

I think that's enough info.....
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Plus why do women have to pay more than guys for the same items .Bathing suits ! Guy bathing suits are $19.99 and women bathing suits are a days pay ! What's fair about that !

Ah because girls spend two weeks selecting their bathing suits and guys spend about 2 minutes, except for metro guys who spend 2 hours. So after a woman has spent two weeks looking for the perfect suit the fact that it cost $120 is less important than not having too spend another two weeks looking.

On the other hand if guys see a suit we like for $30 and we another one we like for $20, we can spend the extra $10 on beer to make sure we look even better in the $20 suit
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Ah because girls spend two weeks selecting their bathing suits and guys spend about 2 minutes, except for metro guys who spend 2 hours. So after a woman has spent two weeks looking for the perfect suit the fact that it cost $120 is less important than not having too spend another two weeks looking.

On the other hand if guys see a suit we like for $30 and we another one we like for $20, we can spend the extra $10 on beer to make sure we look even better in the $20 suit
well, men's suits are typically two rectangles sewn together...mine has industrial spandex and nylon, and pretty sparkles sewn on the front...that adds a few extra bucks of labor
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Boys- take note, when i was working in lingerie there were hubbies who came in, married for over 20, 30, 40 years and had no idea what size their wives wore...so sad! i bet every wife knows their hubby's size from head to toe

how're you supposed to buy her something purty if you don't know what size she wears?
Unfair! to the "Boys": her closet contains four or more different sizes, why? does it depend on the label. Couldn't be that she gained weight? I would never think that.
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Unfair! to the "Boys": her closet contains four or more different sizes, why? does it depend on the label. Couldn't be that she gained weight? I would never think that.
well, if all else fails...just pick "medium"

the bra's shouldn't differ much though, unless she's recently had a baby or gained/lost weight...
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Dunno about undergear, but according to the gal the Ritzier the brand name in clothing, the smaller the tagged size required - so the high-dollah heifer in super spendy togs is wearing a size six that is the same size as the size ten her Walmart wearing sistah is wearing. Far as buying below the waist gear, I find the laundry hamper gives good current size clue - chest armour has way too many variables and engineering considerations for me to even attempt it.
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Dunno about undergear, but according to the gal the Ritzier the brand name in clothing, the smaller the tagged size required - so the high-dollah heifer in super spendy togs is wearing a size six that is the same size as the size ten her Walmart wearing sistah is wearing.
ya got it backwards... a Gucci 6 is probably a 2 or 0 at walmart...
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Ladies ( and Gents who roll like that) Check out the Just My Size web site. All Bali Bras $14.99. Stock up and save.
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Ladies ( and Gents who roll like that) Check out the Just My Size web site. All Bali Bras $14.99. Stock up and save.
That's where I've ordered my favorite bra for the last few years. But of course, now my favorite style is discontinued and JustMySize is already out of stock in my size. But I found it at another online store for a few dollars more. I hate when your favorite style gets discontinued! I ordered enough to last me for 2 years, so I don't have to go trying on new bras in stores for a while.
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