Friday, December 8, 2023


In the last year, about what percent of your clothes purchases were online?

The COVID-19 pandemic had a lot of people shopping online this past year. Hey, we might have been stuck at home for a year, but who says we didn’t need new pajamas for lounging, right?

Within the last year, what percentage, if you had to guess, of your clothes were bought online? Most of them or all of them? Some? None?

If you bought way too many clothes online this past year (shopping is therapy too, right?), we promise we won’t tell a soul. Your shopping secret is safe with us!

Thanks for voting.

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James Starling (@guest_134123)
2 years ago

Everything on my computer screen looked way too small. Even smaller on my phone!

RV Staff
2 years ago
Reply to  James Starling

Do you mean everything appears small when looking at our newsletter, etc., James? I don’t think there’s a problem with what we’ve posted, and we haven’t heard from anyone else regarding that issue. It must be a setting on your computer and phone. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. Have a good night. 🙂 –Diane

James Starling (@guest_134168)
2 years ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Small attempt at covid related humor

RV Staff
2 years ago
Reply to  James Starling

Ah. OK, James. Thanks! Just wanted to make sure you weren’t really having a technical issue. Have a great day! 🙂 –Diane

Roy Davis (@guest_134105)
2 years ago

I buy almost everything but underwear online. This is primarily because I am a big guy and conventional stores have very limited selections. I just bought two new short sleeve dress shirts from Amazon because even Kohls didn’t have anything but striped.

rich (@guest_134102)
2 years ago

during the pandemic we were not and are not afraid to purchase items in stores. we do make online purchases usually for items not stocked pr otherwise carried in stores. retail is a major pillar of our economy and deserves to be supported.

Michael Galvin (@guest_134101)
2 years ago

There should be a category between none and a quarter. Mine is about 5%.

Jeb (@guest_134099)
2 years ago

The wife bought a few online but she likes to see touch feel so normally goes to the Mortar and Bricks. Last year was an exception due to lock downs. I can remember growing up we got many clothes via catalog. Monkey Wards and Sears Roebuck. Does that count as online?

Gary G (@guest_134085)
2 years ago

Well, the only clothes I purchased in the last year was underwear from Duluth, they were on sale. One day only.

Neal Davis (@guest_134083)
2 years ago

All my clothes purchases are made on-line. I know my size and have enough work to do around the farm that I dislike spending time getting cleaned up and going to town instead of working. However, I cannot recall adding a thing to my wardrobe in the last year other than a few pairs of underwear. Oh, and a new pair of work shoes that were purchased while we were broken down in Greensboro, North Carolina this past June. I bought those at a store from a real-live person. 🙂 But that is the exception, not the rule. 😉

Last edited 2 years ago by Neal Davis
Joe (@guest_134074)
2 years ago

About the only clothing item I bought on line is my size 15 shoes. however sometimes I can find them at factory outlets but during COVID many were closed. Mostly everything else I can get at the local tall and big men’s sticks and bricks stores. I do however hate shopping as a whole and really hate shopping on line.

Christine (@guest_134073)
2 years ago

We’re full timers and often not in an area with stores that I like to buy from. So almost 100% of my purchases are online.

Thomas B (@guest_134072)
2 years ago

One more category needed
You went from 25% to none
Last year I bought 2pair of shorts
More than none but less than 5%

Bugsy (@guest_134067)
2 years ago

I just hate shopping in stores. I have been doing almost all shopping except groceries for close to 10 years. Especially Christmas shopping.

Dan (@guest_134064)
2 years ago

I used to buy my shoes from Amazon. One particular style, same size, by Skechers. Like so many things I find in my old age, they dont make em no more, so I had to buy something else and they’re OK, but not what I wanted. I almost hate shopping for clothes, so if I find something I like, I stick with it.

Bob (@guest_134059)
2 years ago

I do not buy clothing online. My wife does, but only from companies that have free return shipping. Sending items back and then paying the high return shipping costs negates the cost of the item.

Wayne (@guest_134057)
2 years ago

Online purchases of any type are highly overrated IMHO. Very often not as advertised, late arriving, and just one other place for your financial information to be hacked. I prefer to see and touch before paying in person.

Tom (@guest_134054)
2 years ago

Duluth Trading Company for me. Well made, tough and comfortable. Pricy, but worth every penny. When we are in an area with their store, we always stop and buy.

Joyce (@guest_134051)
2 years ago

I bought only from my favorite store, Von Maur, which has an online presence. However, when it is safe to shop in the store, I will return to buying only in stick and mortar stores.

Gary (@guest_134097)
2 years ago
Reply to  Joyce

Unless you live in a rough neighborhood, it’s been safe to shop in the stores since last summer or fall.

John Wilkins (@guest_134048)
2 years ago

We buy mostly online, but from our most trusted and liked brands, most of which also have brick and mortar stores. Examples are Lands End, Orvis, Tommy Bahama, and LL Bean. We typically do not use Amazon for clothes, because we’re always less certain about quality and sizing.

Bob p (@guest_134050)
2 years ago
Reply to  John Wilkins

Why?? They all come from china or one of the Stan countries no matter where you buy them. You can’t find 5 clothing manufacturers in this country.

Dan (@guest_134065)
2 years ago
Reply to  Bob p

I hear that! Just try to buy Made In USA!

Joe (@guest_134076)
2 years ago
Reply to  Dan

Sometimes the made in USA just means that the tag was attached in the States

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