Kristin Lobos Try Buffalo Exchange www. Also, one in Alameda, when you're over that way. Nordstrom has a girls' section with T-shirts that are not little girl-like and Hollister's XS would fit my daughter too, for tops only, not pants- it's cheaper. I read about the magazine dEliAs their choice of capitalization not mine in a long article in the New Yorker and ordered a catalog for a young cousin. The list initially began with only 16 stores but has since grown to over
She is rather modest, so she isn't looking to show skin, just looking for clothes that are cut with a little more sophistication than those made for the elementary school set. The only pants we can reliably find which fit her are jeans she wears a 12S or 14S , though she doesn't like the ones with a low rise. Any thoughts on where to find clothing that fits her? Or brands that might work? She loves buying clothes second hand, which is terrific if unreliable.
I've even taken her to have a pair of pants made, though that approach is too expensive for us to rely upon as the solution.
My child was almost as small. We found that gulp Abercrombie size 0 jeans fit her earlier than any other junior pants. And Target shirts, which run a little small anyway, were OK in Xtra small.
When we needed a fancy dress for a Bar Mitzvah, we had good luck at JC Penney's junior department which also runs small. This too shall pass. My daughter is now a senior in high school and a size 7! My other thoughts were stores that cater to an asian clientele, maybe in the Richmond SF or on the Penninsula; or buying pants in her size, but buying cute shirts and altering them.
Also, Macy's seems to have clothing aimed at a teenage point-of-view in children's sizes which was annoying before my daughter was a teen.
Marianne Henri runs wonderful sewing classes for teens where they can choose projects, if your daughter has any interest in making her own clothing. A great option for small girls who want fashionable clothing is Abercrombie Kids. It is cheaper than the regular Abercrombie, and the styling is more modest.
They also have periodic sales. My daughter was so bummed when she outgrew Abercrombie Kids, because her clothing allowance went so much farther there than it does for junior and women's clothing. My youngest daughter at age 14 was 4'10'' and also around 80 some pounds. She too wanted to look more her age and have clothes that fit her age.
I am not into buying expensive labels but I made an exception for my then freshman daughter. We went to Abercrombie, which has some stores that also have a girls' sizes. The clothes in the girls' sizes are the same style as those in the juniors' section. The girls' size clothing is cheaper than the clothes next door in the junior department.
Not every Abercrombie has the girls' sizes, though, so call ahead to find out where you have to go. My daughter got jeans that fit her well at Abercrombie, with a large selection. She too could not fit into a size 00 in the juniors. Nordstrom has a girls' section with T-shirts that are not little girl-like and Hollister's XS would fit my daughter too, for tops only, not pants- it's cheaper. My lean daughter and I found a couple pair of jeans on sale even at Macy's.
Don't think all Macy's have teen departments, however. My suggestion is eat a good breakfast, find a mall with several teen stores, and just try on jeans for a morning or until you find a pair. Dear Friends, Where do your girls shop for clothes?
She likes J Jill and Eileen Fisher sometimes, but they cost a fortune. So we're in a quandry and could use some suggestions as to where to shop without spending the king's ransom. I don't know if your daughter will like their clothes, but check out Two Star Dog.
They have nice clothes, good prices, and great sales. Be sure to go all the way to the back of the store where the bargains are. Also, one in Alameda, when you're over that way.
Most everything she's brought home has been good quality and reasonable prices. Nordstrom and McCalou's carry the same brands, but often charge much more esp. She's also found some cute tops at the resale shop on Lakeshore down the street from Sway , but that's hit-or-miss. I've found nice things there, too I often find a piece or two, but if not, it is a quick stop in. Once she knows her sizes, she can check the online sale items regularly and buy that way.
It is pretty time-consuming. After she explores some different second-hand stores, she will have a better idea which ones she likes and she will get faster at going through the racks.
Goodwill, Salvation Army, Thrift Town are super cheap; consignment stores like Rockridge Rags less so, but more pleasant and still cheaper than new. Ross has new clothes but it is about like going to one of the consignment stores in terms of work and price. Also, one store that comes to mind that she might like is J Crew but prob not cheaper than J Jill.
Bancroft Clothing , on Bancroft in Berkeley, a block up from Telegraph. Totally sensible clothes yet edgy and trendy enough- Cal's right across the street, so it's got the college vibe at totally sensible prices. Took her to Bancroft Clothing a couple of weeks ago and couldn't believe how many things she found Lots of basic wardrobe stuff- T- shirts, tank tops, etc also has jean skirts and casual dresses and the like, if you're interested Your daughter sounds a lot like my daughter who's now almost I often find when I complement my friends or my daughter's friends on their clothes they've purchased them at Target.
When it comes to clothing I call it What about Bay Street? There are a few stores I can think of that are suitable for someone with a ''jeans and t-shirt'' style. Try Gap, Banana Republic, J Crew to start but there are about six other clothing stores there that she can try.
Many stores that seem trendy on the outside do have a selection of things that might work for her. Mother of a Clothes Horse. My teen loves to shop at Forever 21, H and wetseal. The styles maybe to trendy for your daughter,but I would give them a try. You can't beat the prices at these stores. I don't have to spend much, and my daughter is sooo happy. We have a great time. Forever 21 is at hilltop and in S.
Wetseal is in Berkeley on Telegraph Ave. H is on Baystreet , S. I just put all politics aside and try to have fun. This really has been great for my realationship with my daughter. They have a lot of different clothes and it is a second hand store so you can get very well made clothes. It has a very easy atmosphere, she can sell clothes back - though they are very choicy when it comes to selling clothes. Also H - there is are several in the Bay Area - the clothes are not that well made, but they are not expensive, and she can try things on.
They are more pricey but if you get to know your closest store they have great sales. The clothes are well made and are sewn to fit real people so they tend to look great. Just watch where my daughter shops. Here are some great sources for teen girl clothes appropriately modest and at a reasonable cost. My daughter and I shop here at least once a month. There are two keys: The full-price items are expensive. The sales racks are plentiful and items seem to be marked down every few weeks.
If you find something but it costs too much, ask the salesgirls when it might go on sale. We have found some terrific clothes Abercrombie and Fitch; American Eagle, etc. Look at the pictures and read the descriptions to make sure items are new or gently used.
The eBay site explains how to join and purchase items. You also can sell her outgrown or unloved items here. She shops here with friends and I've approved of everything she's purchased here.
I have a sturdily-built 12 year-old girl who has absolutely no interest in girly things, nor, for that matter, boy-ly things, or super jock things, or ''alternative'' looks. She's just kind of gender-neutral at the moment. Our issue this school year is clothes. She's been happy in the past with Lands End boys' climber pants--sturdy, great pockets, last forever. I'd like some myself but she's not fitting into the Lands End kids clothing lines anymore, plus she's tired of them.
Online I've found ''tomboy'' clothes for surfer and skater girls but they all seem to have low-waists down to there, etc. In other words, still pretty girl-gendered despite being for ''tomboys''. Unfortunately, with pretty much all girl's blue jeans being tight-fitting, low-waisted, or covered with, like, flower embroidery, she has become very anti-bluejean which rules out the only alternative I can see.
Any ideas for sensible sturdy clothes for the junior set? Dickies makes some un-ornate more uniform style pants for kids. Here's a link to some: You might try Boden-- http: They tend to have more gender-neutral styles and well-made clothes. I have found that the fit of their pants varies a good bit some looser fit than others , but they have customer reviews that often address fit and I've had good luck finding things to fit my sturdy girl by reading those comments.
Their sale racks if you have budget constraints have amazing bargains and they will send you pictures if you contact them. They have become my two daughters favorite clothing and it makes me happy to support a company that makes all their clothes in the USA. This is a nice blog and These type of cloths are perfect for summer. I also know one website for these type of dresses. You can go to FoxyBeauty Store for affordable clothing for women.
This is an interesting list. I wonder if there are geographic differences. And for being more spendy in athletic clothing, there is, iviva. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The Teen and Tween Market: What are the low-end brands?
J crew and gap are way over my budget. Boom try adding lovable bed sets and pillows. At least have afordable prices on clothes for people on a budget plz. I think that daya by Zendaya is a nice place and it is pretty affordable. These shopping websites are amazing! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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