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Old Mar 2nd 2009, 2:30 pm
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Originally Posted by ellimere View Post
I miss high streets period.
That's 'cos they're called Main St's here
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Old Mar 2nd 2009, 2:31 pm
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That's 'cos they're called Main St's here
there is that minor detail,
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Victoria's Secret dresses some women up nicely.
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Victoria's Secret dresses some women up nicely.
And how would you know..

Have to say it's one of my favorites
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And how would you know..

Have to say it's one of my favorites
What, you think I'm a friggin eunuch?
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Well.....next month "Top Shop" is coming to New York City -

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...e-philip-green

I have a nightmare trying to find clothes that I like as I'm only 5' 2" in height. I love Zara (Spanish chain) and Anthropologie (although it's expensive) but even here in the US it's hard to find fashionable petite sizes...

I'm off to Singapore tomorrow for a couple of months (to rejoin my lovely husband) but the clothes there are very expensive as everything is imported, although they do have Top Shop, Warehouse, Dorothy Perkins etc.....and best of all quite a few Marks & Spencers stores selling clothes, accessories, food, wine....and Percy Pigs..!

If you go into an Asian clothing shop and want to try something on to see if it fits, it is extremely common for the shop assistant to tell you that you can't because you're 'too fat'... (I'm a US size 6 and some brands an 8) They also like to follow you around in case you might be a shoplifter...

I miss Boots, Next and Argos.
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I have a nightmare trying to find clothes that I like as I'm only 5' 2" in height. I love Zara (Spanish chain) and Anthropologie (although it's expensive) but even here in the US it's hard to find fashionable petite sizes...
Mrs Bill is 5' 10" and can't find fashionable tall sizes in stores...
she buys a lot of clothing from the Talbot's catalog.
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Mrs Bill is 5' 10" and can't find fashionable tall sizes in stores...
she buys a lot of clothing from the Talbot's catalog.
Wow, it's been a long time since I bought clothes from stores like River Island and Next. Heh heh. As we were talking about population density, PG, I think that factor is in play here, too.

People buying naff clothes. Bleurk... Conform. Conform. What do the tabloids tell me is cool? No thanks.

To the OP, this move'll be good for you.
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Originally Posted by Octang Frye View Post
Wow, it's been a long time since I bought clothes from stores like River Island and Next. Heh heh. As we were talking about population density, PG, I think that factor is in play here, too.

People buying naff clothes. Bleurk... Conform. Conform. What do the tabloids tell me is cool? No thanks.

To the OP, this move'll be good for you.
I was thinking the same thing, leave "the Joneses" in the UK.
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Depends on how much of a slapassho you want to dress as I suppose

AF, AE, shite scrubbing homeless wear.

But anyway-

Aeropostale
Aldo
Anthropologie
Banana Republic
bebe
Betsey Johnson If you want to look like a colourblind wasak
Chico's
Express If you want to look like a second hand car salesman
Hollister Co. Same category as AF
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New York & Company
Pac Sun
Ruehl
Zara
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Old Mar 2nd 2009, 9:31 pm
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Originally Posted by NC Penguin View Post
Macys (I think they're nationwide)
Who have the most mingingest bogs I've ever seen, family changing rooms you could pick up god knows what from....from a bog perspective, Nordstroms does win out.

Yes, my perspective of shops has changed slightly since I had a baby, quality of bathrooms and lifts have certainly gone up a notch of few
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Old Mar 2nd 2009, 9:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Englishmum View Post

I miss Boots, Next and Argos.
Boots bathroom and make up shite is in Target these days, so not all bad...keeps the missus happy.
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Old Mar 2nd 2009, 10:21 pm
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Who have the most mingingest bogs I've ever seen, family changing rooms you could pick up god knows what from....from a bog perspective, Nordstroms does win out.

Yes, my perspective of shops has changed slightly since I had a baby, quality of bathrooms and lifts have certainly gone up a notch of few
I must say I don't spend hardly any time in the bogs at department stores in the US.
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I must say I don't spend hardly any time in the bogs at department stores in the US.
I'm guessing that you don't have kids then!
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I think for blokes it is always easy, jeans and jumpers, shorts and ts sorted! Personally I like express and gap... but my wife is 23 and when we were over there just struggled to find reasonably priced fashionable stuff.. there seemed no in-between for her from Target/Ross to French Connection.... But as I say sure we will find some places!

Anyone here recommend good malls in Atlanta? We went to Lennox in Buckhead but was whay pricey!
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