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Ladies- where are you suit shopping?

Ladies- where are you suit shopping?
« on: July 19, 2005, 09:57:20 AM »
Where have the girls on this board gotten good deals on suits? Have you ever shopped online for a suit? What's the most you've spent on a suit and was it worth it?

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Re: Ladies- where are you suit shopping?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2005, 01:22:36 PM »
I have a Tahari suit that I got on sale at Macy's or Hecht's for about $120 or so. I forget how much they are regularly, but usually can find them on sale a lot. The only problem is you can't mix sizes, so the pants are a little weird and high waisted which I can't stand. But other than that, it looks good on.
I almost bought one from J Crew but would end being close to $400 and the suit was really heavy. Perfect for winter but not for spring/summer. Ebay might be a good option to get it cheaper, b/c they really fit well.

Re: Ladies- where are you suit shopping?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2005, 01:32:08 PM »
Brooks Brothers is having a huge sale right now, and they still have some good suiting left.  I think they still have pieces in many sizes of the black lightweight wool suit.  I got a navy pinstripe suit from them, but I think they're out of jackets.

The sale is 50%, which is a terrific deal for Italian wool and free tailoring (any BB store will tailor any BB suit, whether you bought it at the store or online).

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Re: Ladies- where are you suit shopping?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2005, 03:40:31 PM »
The book, The Millionaire Next Door, says that most millionaires buy their suits at JC Penney.  I can live with that.

Re: Ladies- where are you suit shopping?
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2005, 04:43:00 PM »
JCPenney is exactly where I found mine... finding skirted suits with long enough skirts is impossible! But their Worthington collection offers suits with skirts that go midcalf. Hoorah!

Re: Ladies- where are you suit shopping?
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2005, 06:13:28 PM »
Kaufmen's has had some great sales.  I've bben able to find 350$ suits for 70 bucks.  Also like Ann Taylor, but it can get pricey.  I need petites, so I really have had much success elsewhere.

Re: Ladies- where are you suit shopping?
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2005, 09:30:03 PM »
I was checking out some Tahari suits-- did you get yours tailored? They look cute online. I was thinking about going to Loehmann's to search for deals. Did you all go with wool or acrylic? I would really like to get a lightweight wool if I can- I'll feel like I'm getting my money's worth then.

Re: Ladies- where are you suit shopping?
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2005, 09:39:32 PM »
Macy's always has the Tahari suits on sale. Usually, they can alter them on-site for not much extra.

Re: Ladies- where are you suit shopping?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2005, 07:25:24 AM »
I got a great winter suit on eBay for $20.  I'm a little taller than average, so if I'm buying online, I stick to skirt suits to keep the necessary alterations to a minimum.  For pant suits, I'm a JCPenney/Bon-Ton girl.  I have no need for anything special. 

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Re: Ladies- where are you suit shopping?
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2005, 08:09:01 AM »
Even the most expensive suits look bad if they don't fit well.  A good bargain is made even better if you spend the extra money to have it tailored.

I've worked at a few law firms, and it's always frustrating to see a female attorney in a baggy, ill-fitting suit.  Tacky.