Help me find durable high-quality clothing basics for small women
April 18, 2011 12:11 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for recommendations for well-cut, simple, durable, high-quality clothing basics for women.
posted by Susan PG to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (16 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
I hate throwaway clothing -- the kind that can't stand up to ordinary washing without shrinking or twisting or developing holes. (Think H&M, Club Monaco, Zara, Mango.)
But I find myself buying it anyway because I am slim, small and boyish in build, and cheap young-women's fashion fits me perfectly. High-end designers fit me too, but I find their quality really variable, and much of it seems designed to be dated after a single season. I'm happy to spend a lot, but I want the clothes to last.
Athletic stuff fits, but I hate the branding. I've tried companies like Patagonia, Lands End, Tilly and so forth, but the cuts are too full-figured for me. And my style is minimalist rather than conservative, so Brooks Brothers, London Fog, Pink etc. won't work.
I love Nau, and I would love the European brand Cos if it were just a little better quality. Please help me find more like that. I just want simple high-quality basics that will fit me :-)
(I've read all the related questions, but none seems to hit on exactly this problem. Thanks in advance for your help.)