Some people love to shop for clothes (and we mean looooove to shop…), while to others it feels like pulling teeth! Some people shop online, in-store, both… wherever (and whenever) they can!
Do you enjoy shopping for (your) clothes? If not for yourself, do you enjoy shopping for clothes for your partner or other people? Feel free to answer those questions after you vote in today’s poll in the comments below. Thanks!
It doesn’t take me long to shop for my clothes. I know what I need and what I like.
The greatest thing about the internet is buying clothes without leaving home. Shopping is a tiresome, tiring, and often fruitless task. It is fruitless because the point seems to be gathering information and not buying something when I shop with DW. Oddly, she routinely claims to dislike shopping, apparently finding it a necessary evil. Thankfully, after 33+ years of marriage, my “assistance” is no longer required (wanted?) on the rare occasion that she is compelled to shop because of some important upcoming event.
When you’re a plus size woman, clothes shopping is no fun. Many stores don’t carry plus sizes. Those that do seem to have purchasers who think big women want garish, bright-colored florals or skimpy things that only a skinny person should wear. Next time you are in a department store, compare the colors and styles in the plus size area to those in the regular sizes, and you will see what I mean..
I only wear men’s cargo shorts when I camp, well all summer. Costco has several brands that I love. Women’s shorts/pants even those that identify as “cargo” don’t have enough or the right size of pockets to accommodate what I need for camping/hiking. Can’t try them on there but they have a great return policy.
jeans, shorts, t-shirts, underwear, socks, soft shoes (usually SAS). quick and EZ.
NO, NO, and NO…foraging otherwise known as clothes shopping. I would rather have a colonoscopy
When I receive the occasional compliment on an shirt or another piece of an outfit and am asked “where did you get that?” My stock answer is “my closet”,
I seldom shop for myself but somehow my wardrobe stays fresh.
Emphatic no! Even when I worked I never enjoyed it. Lighting is terrible, too many trips getting undressed/dressed. When I worked I used a store shopper, a free service. Give them info, show up. Clothes are in a dressing room. I’m terrible knowing what goes together, so they are helpful. Plus they will go get a different size or item. Now, I order online. Nordstrom, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Amazon. Can try them on at home and return them if they don’t fit or I don’t like them. So much easier. Oh…I do go to Tractor supply for my T-shirts & casual tops. Don’t need to try on. 3 for $20. Nice fabric, fit well, comfortable and….inexpensive.
I enjoy saving money when I find something I like, in my size (6’3″ 275) that actually fit my shoulders.
Wife: Hey honey, want to go clothes shopping?
Me: No thanks, I think I’ll schedule a root canal without anesthetic instead!
I hate shopping for clothes and a lot of other things, but I think I’d have to stop at the root canal. :>)
As I have told my family and friends many times, “I don’t shop, I GET!” When I go to a store, it is to get something, not to go shopping. I go in, GET what I need, and GET the hell out! I make lists and know exactly what I need so I can spend as little time and money as possible. We keep a small ruled paper notepad on the table and try to write things that we need on it as soon as we make note of that need.
I can’t stand getting waylaid by the items that are strategically placed to encourage impulse purchases. Stores make it worse by moving things around constantly so you have to search the whole store to find something you need in hopes you will grab other things.
Oh Lord, the heavens opened and the truth was heard!
Get and get gone, now my DW of 53 years is another story!
Being a male, I do not spend a lot of time clothes shopping. I know what I want and am not worried about fashion trends. I normally buy the same brand of things like jeans, my normal attire, so most of the time there is no need to even try them on. Less thana half hour and I’m out of the store. Only shoes take some time. Seems the shoe companies are constantly changing the way they fit.
My dress clothes last forever because I hate to get dressed up.
My wife is different story. She has to pick through and try on everything. I end up in the sporting goods or automotive area waiting for her.
It may have something to do with the name, I hate shopping period. I go into a store with what I’m going to buy on my mind, get it, pay for it, and leave. DW on the other hand walks into a store and goes 110% full shopping mode, looking at everything, trying on many things and not buying much. I have seen her spend 2 1/2 hrs in Walmart and come out with 2-3 small bags.
I do most of my clothes shopping on-line. I know my size and I know my likes…why waste the time parking at the mall and walking all over the place.
I’m envious of men’s clothing. With women’s clothing, our size varies with the brand. There is no one universal size chart for women and that is why we have to try everything on before we buy. Very irritating!
Sizes vary in mens clothing also, it’s more the “what does this look like on me”? Men on the other hand say” if it does what it’s supposed to do, cover me up, that’s good enough. Our daughter said it just last week in a discussion about shopping habits, “ men don’t care what they look like, but women always look their best in public”. Some day I would like to sit outside Walmart with her and disprove her theory, that’s an entertaining show. Lol
I heard many years ago, women don’t dress for men, they dress for other women!
LOL at 65 I’m ok with baggy men’s cargo shorts all summer, jeans/leggings in the winter all worn with one of my rving tshirts. Yes, I have a couple of pairs of dress pants and dresses for weddings and funerals and even take one or two with me in the camper…you never know.
Mens clothes are also different in size anymore. I have three truck jackets of different colors bought over the years. Each one is a different size and the newest and larger size was tight. Now I have trouble buying mens pants. The zipper isn’t long enough. Bought two Harley Davidson mens belts, one barely fit me, so I order a additional color one size up. It didn’t fit, small so I sent it back. I could tell both were made by the same company.
Yeah, what the heck is with these short zippers in “men’s” pants/trousers. Are they made to some cut cost spec or to be male and/or female attire? This is really an irritation for me! (I suppose if you wear em’ half down you know where – they would work!).
Manufacturers are trying to save pennies where they can, hence the short zippers. Have any women noticed that straps on sandals are getting shorter, too? I have a high arch and with some brands I can’t get them to stay fastened when I bend my foot. Don’t get me started on collarless blouses and dresses or no set-in sleeves. 🙂
Agreed. One t-shirt can be medium and another large and they are both the same size. It makes buying on line difficult. Same for men’s pants and dress shirts. However, when I find something that fits I buy 2, 3 or 4 of them. Levies and button down shirts are good to go anywhere.
Too funny. Welcome to the world of women’s clothing. Been that way for forever. I too buy multiples of things when I find something I really like, too!
“Too funny. .Welcome to the world of women’s clothing.” How did you mean that? I do agree: I would be MORE than too funny. I will stick with ill fitting Men’s Clothing, thank you. .
She was commenting on how the sizing of women’s clothes has been helter skelter for many decades. Men could always, in the past, buy a pair of 34′ x 32′ pants and they were the same. A large tshirt was a large tshirt. One maker of womens clothes with a 12 was/is an 8 in another makers. The 12s are high water pants and the 8s you walk on the legs with an extra 6″ past your toes. Our pants have never gone by waist size x leg length.
The too funny comment was for the buying multiples of the same thing if it fits well and looks good, as I do the same. My husband doesn’t have too much trouble using the standard sizes, so I was surprised to hear it is an issue. No offense meant!
Of course there is no offense taken. I just thot funny that you were welcoming me to the world of women’s clothing. My warped way of reading. I fully understand what you said. AND my mother-in-law and wife having owned their own women’s boutique, I fully understand women’s garment problems. However, I never grasped, Junior, Misses, Women’s, with Petite and Regular stuck in between all those along with those silly size numbers – size zero? Yep, 32″ waist and 30′ leg make a lot more sense.
Likewise. Land’s End is my go-to site.
Even their quality has suffered, Gordon, but I agree with you.
My favorite brand clothing store is 330 miles from home. Buy things when I’m near.
Sam’s is my go to these days. When I have to go to Walmart for dog food and treats I will look through the clothes in season there