I have about $150 to spend at Kohl's and $100 at Land's End. What kinds of women's clothing items (or possibly housewares) should I buy? What brands are good quality at Kohl's and which are cheap crap? Are shoes worth buying at either store? [more inside]
Help me find plus-sized interesting women's clothing, particularly tunics and short dresses, in the UK / online, given specific requirements. [more inside]
I had a have a sweater that was very fitted in the sleeves. Without thinking, I spent the day with the sleeves rolled up (I had a dress shirt underneath it). Now the sleeves are all stretched out. Is the sweater permanently this way, or will running it through the dryer shrink it? It is 60% cotton / 30% viscose / 10% wool.
I know what shoe trees are supposed to do, but what shoes should I be putting them in. All my shoes? Just the ones made out of leather? Any shoes I invest >$50 in? Is putting shoe trees in sneakers fussy, or good practice? In short, tell me what sorts of shoes benefit from trees, and which didn't. [more inside]
Traditionally, where do people put the clothes they wore during the day that aren't dirty enough to go into the laundry hamper, but aren't clean enough to go back in the closet? Also, it's likely they want to wear them again soon. [more inside]
I have some white T-shirts (standard Fruit of the Loom/Hanes/shrink-wrapped supermarket cotton T's) that have gone yellow around the folds after being stored folded in a closet for too long. I'd like to bring them back to their original shade. Some I've actually never worn! The tools I have are a bucket, gloves, collar cleaner, and bleach. I'd like to rinse the bleach out before I put them in the machine. I've never done anything like pre-soaking or treating stains before. [more inside]
Help me find baby and toddler clothes. Looking for basics as well as a few "wow"/interesting items. The baby is still a baby but is quickly growing out of baby sizes so toddler stuff is welcome too. [more inside]
Please help me find cheap, reasonably stylish clothes in France. [more inside]
A crayon in the dryer ruined a whole load of my son's clothes. I want to keep some of them even though they are covered in crayon stains. If I wash and dry them with other non-stained clothes, will the stains (the color or the waxiness) transfer to the good clothes? [more inside]
I've been pleasantly surprised by how easy it's been to find decent plus-sized cycling gear--until the temperature dropped. Now it's time for a warmish jacket to wear on my morning commute and weekend rides and I can't find a thing. Plus-sized active women, where do you shop for outerwear? [more inside]
I recently lost a bunch of weight, and I have a lot of clothes that don't fit, some of which are pretty nice. What is the best place to donate them? I know Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc., will take them, but does anyone have a sense of which national organization or local outfit in Sacramento, CA, would be best? [more inside]
I didn't buy this jacket when my kid was a baby. Who spends over a hundred bucks on something so frivolous? I didn't, but have been obsessed with it ever since. Does anything exist on earth that is similar and would suit a preschool-size boy? Boy being the operative word. [more inside]
I need clothes for fall hiking/camping. Catches: I'm tiny, and I'm allergic to wool. [more inside]
How do I look like a professional young working woman when my body-type gets in the way? Fat (pear-shaped), with curly crazy hair. I look fine in casual, float-y, "girly" clothes like wrap dresses and tunics, but put me in a suit and I look really frumpy. [more inside]
I fried my clothes in a dryer at the laundromat that was way, way too hot. Besides everything being shrunken, some of the paint stuff from screenprinted T-shirts seems to have melted a little and everything stinks, almost like melted plastic. Is this dangerous? Am I inhaling toxic fumes from my sheets and might I be dead by morning?
LaundryFilter: dry cleaning only? Really? How about... [more inside]
I have lost weight, yeah! What do do about my clothes that no longer fit? [more inside]
Looking for tights that feel more like leggings - essentially I want "footed leggings." [more inside]
Trying to find out where a particular ethnic (Muslim?) women's costume comes from. Too shy to take a photo. Does anyone recognise my description? [more inside]
Where are the low cost, high quality (who cares about brand name), male clothing sites on the web? Surely my uber-expensive favorite high fashion offline store is importing them cheap from somewhere and just slapping their branding all over them? [more inside]
Help me find good-looking jeans that fit tall, curvy me. Added challenge: under $100. [more inside]
How can a tall 20-something female become fashionable on a budget? [more inside]
I have a leather jacket that needs the lining redone. The exterior shell is fine (if somewhat worn) but the inside is coming apart. Does anyone have a good recommendation of where to get the inside of a leather jacket redone/repaired in Tampa, FL?
Could you please help me decide which dress to wear to a wedding tomorrow? My fashion sense is limited - pictures inside. [more inside]
Lady moving to Boston from Virginia. What are your Work winter clothing essentials? [more inside]
Laundry intervention! Washed clothes, but no dryer and no space to line-dry...how can I make it so my clothes are minimally wrinkled and mildewy in the morning? [more inside]
What's the dress code for a formal visit among top government officials? [more inside]
Where would you buy a waistcoat (you know, like the vest part of a three piece suit) in Chicago? I know that All Saints has two in the fall line, but they (like the department stores) are both basic black. Guy is looking for something a little more exciting, maybe with matching pants. I don't want the responsibility of sewing it myself (and pants are definitely beyond me, anyway). Custom is probably okay; online is okay; custom on-line is not preferred. He will not have the patience for going through vintage or consignment shops.
Young preppy guy looking to add some new items to my fall/winter wardrobe! [more inside]
I'm looking to buy dark red / maroon jeans in London, UK! [more inside]
Help me buy clothes for my girlfriends birthday! (petite small) [more inside]
NYC-Filter - Please help an mid-30's 'in-betweenie' find cute, attractive and stylish clothes for her unusual body!
I am a 12-16, but I often find that I cannot fit into the highest 'straight size' at a mainstream retailer. This said, I cannot shop in a plus-size store as their smallest size hangs on me. I find this very frustrating! [more inside]
Where can I find clothes suitable for business that are not the usual blazer or suit? [more inside]
Small tears in the linings of wool coats and dress-pants. How can I go about mending these in a functional (but not necessarily pretty) fashion? [more inside]
What are the your ProTips for hand-washing clothes? [more inside]
What's a good gift certificate for fashionable warm clothes in Minneapolis? [more inside]
Why is (apparently identical) toddler clothing labelled as both "2T" and "twenty-four months?" [more inside]
Where can I buy fashionable clothes made in the USA or EU that don't cost $/£200? I live in the UK. [more inside]
Do they design dress shirts specifically for tucking in only? [more inside]
How do I keep reds(or other bright colors) from ruining my laundry? [more inside]
Is there a site that approaches (online) purchasing of apparel from a serious and rigorous consumer perspective? I'm thinking of a site where I select, say, t-shirts and get detailed information about the garment, various garment variations (athletic t-shirt, work t-shirt, etc), washing Instructions, which high quality value brands that sell t-shirts, verified quality testing of t-shirts from forementioned brands, etc.
I've never paid $20 for a plain t-shirt before. Is LL Bean worth it? [more inside]
I need a place near Wilshire Boulevard and Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, CA where I can change clothes. [more inside]
Why does our kitten believe that dirty clothes hampers and toilets are one and the same? [more inside]
Commuting by bike - expert tips needed. [more inside]
Fashion emergency (I never thought I would use that phrase): Client is visiting, I have nothing to wear. How offended will they be if I'm underdressed? [more inside]
What modern clothing lines/manufacturers take their inspiration from ethnic Indian styles? Especially interested in mens clothing.
Canadian-stores-suck filter: Looking for a cute and yet athletic tankini-style swimsuit. Problem? I'm super picky and I need to try it on. [more inside]
Hey Mefites, I need help figuring out how to buy casual clothes for my "new" body style! [more inside]
I'm a skinny guy looking for some summer shorts that won't make me look entirely goofy and/or juvenile. Can you help?