originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
I looked at that list of 24 stores....and I've never heard of about half of them.
OF those I have shopped, often you cannot buy off the rack if you are tall, for example.
They only have so much in inventory....so you have to go to their online store....or another online outlet.
We actually buy from Penney...they still have quality clothing....although they seem not carry much in the way of bootcut jeans.
As much as I like Amazon, I don't often buy clothing.
I still like to see what I am buying, and/or know how sizes run.
I had a look at the websites and tried to put them in categories:
Bon-Ton Stores Inc. - Department store - limited ranges
J.C. Penney - Department store
Macy’s - Department store
Sears/Kmart - Department store
These used to be the anchor stores that everyone would go to first, then wander through the shopping mall and visist the other stores. If I want to
buy some bed linen, I would have to these stores and take whatever pattern was on offer. If I wanted something modern/abstract/geometric, they just
had basic, flowery or pinky/blue.
J. Crew - Preppy clothing fashions - slow website - won't load quickly. First image is 2000x2000 pixels
Pictures of mens jeans look all wrinkled
Abercrombie & Fitch - Casual fashions in UK
American Apparel - Street urban/grunge/rap look
Guess - General fashion clothing store - just looking at denim jeans, they are funny colours (purple) or have patches/pre worn
Michael Kors - Upscale fashion - £90 for a belt, really and it only has MK as letters? Watches betweek £249 and £349
BCBG - LA - Womens fashion
Bebe - Womans apparel chain - Bebe branded clothing, really high-end fashion
The Limited - Womens clothing
Aerosoles - Womans footwear
Payless - Shoe retailer
Foot Locker - sports retailer
The Children’s Place - Childrens clothing
Gymboree - kids clothing
Claire's - Bling fashion for teenagers - hoop earrings, bangles, ear studs
Rue21 - Teen clothing
Wet Seal - Teen fashions
Toys R Us - Childrens toys
CVS - Pharmacists (sells all sorts of vitamins, makeup and medical electronics)
RadioShack - Electronics
Hhgregg - Electronics store - Didn't do online retailing / free delivery
My own experience of Radio Shack was they were always sold out of the latest items and never had the high-end versions of particular categories like
video boards, hard disk drives or graphics boards.
My guess is that they either try and be a high-end speciality store which becomes too expensive, or they pick and choose little sub-ranges for each
Meanwhile somewhere likes Target does all the modern furniture, and another store will do all the more conservative country-home look. The fashion
stores try and pick one look which goes out of fashion.