Re: Sad Commentary
- From: Kate XXXXXX <kate@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 14:28:24 +0000
Now the Downtown shopping experience means eating in the food court. I have a very strong dislike for that kind of food. I also have a strong dislike for Macy's. They are very expensive, but worse than that no longer carry the several brands of clothing that I can count on for a decent fit in RTW. They have their own brands and some very expensive designer brands. I'm not a happy shopper.
My husband goes to London about once a year, and I send him to Marks & Spencer to buy underwear, socks, some knit shirts, and last year he got a pair of corduroy pants. Admittedly, the exchange rate befuddles him, and he spends more than he would be willing to spend here, but he gets such good quality for the money. He also gets a much better fit.
This is probably not a solution for everyone.
I buy underwear, socks, school/work shirts and trousers, and other stuff like that for James & Alan in BHS (Bristish Home Stores), which is very like M&S and less expensive. Multi-packs of socks and pants work out at about £1 a pair ni their cheap & cheerful ranges, which are quite good enough for a growing lad, or fopr Alan to mislay in hotels and hire cars (not that he has - yet!).
Compared with places like Next and other high street fashion stores and the departments stores, both M&S and BHS are very good value for money.
As for hair canvas: here in the UK my first port of call is SidTrim in Leeds. After theat I look at McCullis wand wallace in London, but they are usually a lot more expensive. Both places do mail order. I've also occsionally had it from Croft Mill, but you have to grab it when you see it there, rather than being able to buy it when you want it.
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