Cooly condensed look

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Cooly condensed look
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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 10:31am
http://runway.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/31/cool-condensed/?ref=style

Have you ever shopped in the kids department for yourself?
Does your student avail themselves of the savings of finding bargains in the kids stores?
The nytimes blog show how we can save on trendy clothes. What do you think? Ready to give it a try?

Since I am in a store, changing mannequins, I confess to shopping their racks for bargains. I recently purchased a couple tailored striped shirts.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 11-04-2011 - 11:37am

I would never be able to fit in a child's size any more, but when I was in college and it was fashionable to wear Lacoste polo shirts, we would buy them in the boys' dept. because it was cheaper than buying women's.

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Registered: 09-19-2006
Fri, 11-04-2011 - 12:02pm
I remember Lacoste shirts. I never did own any though because I could not afford them - even from the kids department. I occassionally get things in the kids department now, (I am 5' and 110 lbs. (ugh, that is the most I have ever weighed and I hate it.)). I generally did not buy things from the kids department even when my size would have warranted it because I found that they just didn't quite fit right. I do remember shopping in the preteen department sometimes. Those styles and shapes were a little more adult.

As for my kids. My son can shop in the kids department for some things because he is very small (think Michael j. Fox size). I get him some things in that department.
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Registered: 07-30-1997
Fri, 11-04-2011 - 1:09pm
I've done that too (get some of the big boys clothes for me; I can think of a Hilfiger one off the cuff) - but ds19, although very thin, is also very tall so needs longer shirts both in body length and sleeve length, and has a 34" inseam. But I have gotten him big kids' swim trunks/board shorts as they run long enough...he's not a shopper so he just lets me do it all.

Sue
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Fri, 11-04-2011 - 1:27pm

I wouldn't fit into anything from the girls department but I have gotten a few things from the boys dept, like flannel shirts and sweatpants--"unisex" types of things that are not fitted.

Elle, since you see what's offered in all clothing departments, have you seen this? The other day in Macy's I saw a rack of tiny padded bras and the sign above said "size 2-6X". I was in a hurry so I didn't stop to see how the bras were sized on the labels...I REALLY hope that the sign was misplaced but they looked kind of small for an 11 yo. Could they really be selling bras for 4 year olds?:smileysurprised:

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Registered: 10-25-2006
Fri, 11-04-2011 - 5:28pm

I hope no one would buy a bra for a 4 yo!

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Registered: 08-06-2009
Sat, 11-05-2011 - 11:12am
Hi elc,
It is interesting what is happening in the bra world. Maidenform has recently launched a whole line of bras that are small, med, large, extra large...where the labels say 32-34, 36-38 etc
The "padded"bras are called coverage.. So your nipples can not be seen... What I used to call padded are uplift..poof..two cups sizes added because their is a built in shelf of uplift padding... The mfg calls padding the cushioning around wires
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We frequently have to walk customers to the junior or girls department for bras, because the lingerie dept has very few A size or nearly A size bras any more.
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Registered: 12-03-1999
Sat, 11-05-2011 - 4:46pm

There is no way I could fit in kids clothes.

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Registered: 07-30-1997
Sat, 11-05-2011 - 5:07pm
Kinda OT, but since you brought it up - who makes small sizes these days like Olga used to? I've found they went to C and larger, and I'm still an A! But a 38A, which is hard to find. TIA!

Sue
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Sat, 11-05-2011 - 5:57pm
I am a 34A and I can't really say the brands that I have found, but I can say where I have found them. I shop at Kohl's and Walmart for bras and I have had a fair amount of success at both. I found that the department stores only had a few A cups and most of them were padded and push up - not my style. Besides they were ridiculously expensive. Kohl's in particularly had a pretty good selection and with their discounts, and a 15% off coupon, and 10 dollars in Kohl's cash (which was expired but they said that was okay), I got a pretty good price on some name brand bras. I did not look for 38 A, but I saw a lot of 36 A so maybe?

Robin
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Registered: 07-30-1997
Sat, 11-05-2011 - 8:25pm
Thanks for the lead!

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