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Old 12-03-2009, 12:48 PM   #1
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Ladies' travel clothing: purchase where?

I have seen TravelSmith's website, but understand their clothing isn't made that well. So, other than Misook brand (doesn't wrinkle) which is somewhat expensive, do any of the board members know a good brand of lightweight, durable, all weather clothing that is great for travel? Next time I travel, I want to be more prepared than I have been in past years.
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:49 PM   #2
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I tend to prefer wool for traveling. I can wear light weight wool anytime and I live in Phoenix. It travels like a champ! Throw in some jeans and a couple of knit tops and I am good to go. A basic wool blazer serves as a jacket or dress up with a pair of slacks. My favorite is a traditional Austin Reed, you only need 1 or 2 of them and their slacks are lined and if folded and then hung they stay looking good. That is just my opinion.
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I have several pieces of the JJill wearever collection . They pack like a dream and never wrinkle and they are easy to dress up or down . Chico's also makes travel clothes that are similar to the JJill items.
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:04 PM   #4
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I love the Travel Knit from Chico's. I watch for the sales and pick up an item here and there. I have several outfits. Wears very well, packs neatly, and a dream to wash and wear. I did 25 days in Europe in September and wore each of my travel knit outfits over and over. I didn't drag half the baggage that I usually drag. In fact I just ordered a couple of new pieces of travel knit since they have some great sales going.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:13 PM   #5
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Haven't ever worn one of these brands mentioned, but I'll look into them now. Sounds good!
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I usually turn to microfiber garments for traveling. They don't wrinkle, wear well, look good, lightweight, can be washed easily in the sink if necessary, and are available from a lot of different sources. I've gotten some good things from TravelSmith but I think they are overpriced. I think you just need to be careful it is what you think it is.
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Of all the travel clothes (which I take to mean quick drying synthetics with more pockets, vents and adjustments then street clothes and that don't take up much space in the luggage) brands I've tried, I like Royal Robbins the best for quality, suitabliity to task and value. Never seen any of their women's wear.
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Chico's for sure! Great styles for travel. Not cheap, but nice stuff.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:10 PM   #9
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I'd probably go and pick the racks at REI. I think it all depends on where you normally shop and what you like to wear. Have you checked out LL Bean?
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I have had no issues with Travel Smith clothing. I bought them for my Mother when she was in an up-scale nursing home... if there is any laundry that will shred garments it is a health care facility. Mom looked elegant in outfits for years in their garments.

Beyond that experience, I understand the need to try on clothing before packing for a trip. As others mentioned REI does a great job but I think of them as a 'casual' clothing retailer. Norm Thompson was bought out several years ago but before that time I found their travel offerings top notch. I think I will be burried in their raincoat.
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Believe it or not, I haven't looked at any of the brands any of you have mentioned. I have some work ahead of me I see....great suggestions, tho! I'm going to use them, too.
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I thank you all too....very good information.
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I think LL Bean, Land's End and Dick's Sporting Goods all have nice knits and microfibers suitable for travel.
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Didn't even know that at all. You people are a wealth of information--as I knew you would be. Gracias! This is very helpful...very.
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