Saturday, October 13, 2012

Shop Spotlight: Part 2

Background: Founded in 1977 by the Silverman brothers in Pittsburgh, this mall staple now has over 900 stores, primarily in North America.
Where: Canada, US, Middle East, Asia, Russia & Poland
Price Range: $$
Pros: Not that much more expensive than other young demographic, big-name clothing brands, but offers a nicer shopping experience and better-quality clothes.
Cons: Some of their stuff can be a bit bland and "young" (ie., anything with their logo prominently displayed).
Great For: Casual wear - jeans, t-shirts, sweaters, pretty dresses & skirts. 
Not So Great For: Unique pieces; anything too formal.

Background: Founded in LA in 1981; renowned for its ad campaigns featuring supermodels.
Where: Worldwide, but its 484 stores are primarily in North America.
Price Range: $$$
Pros: Flirtatious, trendy clothes.
Cons: Some of their stuff can look a bit "cheap" despite the fact that they're pretty pricey.
Great For: Form-fitting dresses, watches, stylish outerwear.
Not So Great For: Conservative workwear; classic basics.

Background: Founded in Sheffield, England, in 1964, this British retailer now has over 440 stores in 33 countries. 
Where: UK, Ireland, mainland Europe, South America, South East Asia, Australia & New Zealand
Price Range: $$$
Pros: Trendy yet quirky clothes.
Cons: A bit on the pricey side; clothes are not long-lasting. 
Great For: Interesting, bang-on-trend pieces; good jewellery & accessories. 
Not So Great For: Basic, neutral pieces; wardrobe staples. 


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