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Old Dec 24th 2007, 7:41 pm
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I was shopping in NE PA yesterday with the wifey and couldnt help laughing my head off at the clothes on offer in the big stores like Bon-Ton , Macys etc....It was like going back 20 years and the prices werent cheap either they seem to have gone up since last time i was here visiting the in-laws.. Maybe thats why the stores were almost empty. Im guessing its different in the big cities.

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I was shopping in NE PA yesterday with the wifey and couldnt help laughing my head off at the clothes on offer in the big stores like Bon-Ton , Macys etc....It was like going back 20 years and the prices werent cheap either they seem to have gone up since last time i was here visiting the in-laws.. Maybe thats why the stores were almost empty. Im guessing its different in the big cities.

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OMG! Don't get me started on this topic. I live in Florida, where the snowbirds flock to for six months a year. You should see what is on offer at our local stores. I couldn't even find a decent pair of stilettos up till a couple of years ago......It is either old folks' clothing or teenybopper gear on sale down here. My mother was over a few years ago for 2 months and couldn't believe the selection of clothing on offer. She wouldn't be caught dead in any of it - that and the pathetic selection in linens - from the fifties - they haven't moved on much down here.
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OMG! Don't get me started on this topic. I live in Florida, where the snowbirds flock to for six months a year. You should see what is on offer at our local stores. I couldn't even find a decent pair of stilettos up till a couple of years ago......It is either old folks' clothing or teenybopper gear on sale down here. My mother was over a few years ago for 2 months and couldn't believe the selection of clothing on offer. She wouldn't be caught dead in any of it - that and the pathetic selection in linens - from the fifties - they haven't moved on much down here.
I thought you all wore black dresses
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I always knew you'd look like that, how old's the pic. They're good for hiding the sardine blood I suppose
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Originally Posted by greggx101 View Post
I was shopping in NE PA yesterday with the wifey and couldnt help laughing my head off at the clothes on offer in the big stores like Bon-Ton , Macys etc....It was like going back 20 years and the prices werent cheap either they seem to have gone up since last time i was here visiting the in-laws.. Maybe thats why the stores were almost empty. Im guessing its different in the big cities.

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Heh heh you should try looking for half-decent clothes in New Zealand. Talk about a time warp! Glad I came prepared... prices aren't bad, though, if you shop around. But the 80s are enforced here.
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Great..... i got clothes as xmas gifts from the in laws.
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I always knew you'd look like that, how old's the pic. They're good for hiding the sardine blood I suppose
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That's a nice photo of you Redlippie, I also pictured you looking like that!
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It is a bit old. Taken 30 years ago, but I haven't changed much.
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OMG! Don't get me started on this topic. I live in Florida, where the snowbirds flock to for six months a year. You should see what is on offer at our local stores. I couldn't even find a decent pair of stilettos up till a couple of years ago......It is either old folks' clothing or teenybopper gear on sale down here. My mother was over a few years ago for 2 months and couldn't believe the selection of clothing on offer. She wouldn't be caught dead in any of it - that and the pathetic selection in linens - from the fifties - they haven't moved on much down here.
I agree on the stiletto thing...I could find none for the first few years...

I like long tops to cover my bum in winter....but have to buy tops 4 sizes to big for that....for a land with so many big bums...you'd think they'd sell clothes to cover them....
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Out of curiosity, can someone post a link to a store, or series of pictures of what you consider to be more fashionable? I'm being entirely serious, I've heard before that the thought is that clothes here are stuck in a time warp - and I'm curious as to what you're used to.

On the flip side - do you find 100% of US clothes to be dated and in poor style, or only a decent proportion? I can definitely find ugly clothes here, but I can also find some I thought were nice too.
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Out of curiosity, can someone post a link to a store, or series of pictures of what you consider to be more fashionable? I'm being entirely serious, I've heard before that the thought is that clothes here are stuck in a time warp - and I'm curious as to what you're used to.

On the flip side - do you find 100% of US clothes to be dated and in poor style, or only a decent proportion? I can definitely find ugly clothes here, but I can also find some I thought were nice too.
http://www.wallis-fashion.com/webapp...angId=-1&top=Y
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Twinsets for one. They went out in the 60's overseas, yet everyone here seems to wear them.
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I agree on the stiletto thing...I could find none for the first few years...

I like long tops to cover my bum in winter....but have to buy tops 4 sizes to big for that....for a land with so many big bums...you'd think they'd sell clothes to cover them....
Ooh! Stilletos can be found all over the place. Go to these stores, Nordstrom (founded as a shoe store in Seattle), Bakers Shoes (mall shoe store), and http://www.zappos.com. I love all three of them for good looking shoes. Zapppos shipping policy rocks. Free both ways and super quick. They even sell 5" or more.
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