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Rowan

Hi everybody! I was just wondering if anybody on here uses Amazon wardrobe, and what all of your thoughts are about it. I've been tossing around the idea of trying it, just to help me expand my wardrobe, and also to help me develop a personal style. Thoughts? 

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Dakota16

I haven't heard of this until now, but it looks like an awesome service! I'm still trying to develop my style as well :)

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Rowan
Just now, Dakota16 said:

I haven't heard of this until now, but it looks like an awesome service! I'm still trying to develop my style as well :)

Right?!? I can't tell you how many things I have bought on Amazon that didn't fit right, or just wasn't what I imagined. 

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VickySGV

Caveat Emptor -- LET THE BUYER BEWARE

 

I am long out, and kind of old, but to me nothing beats in-store try-ons.  I found out there were several of the mid-size chains that are gender friendly and have more private, gender neutral changing rooms.  Lane Bryant, and Dress Barn are two that deal with larger women and are very pleasant to us, and tend to have sales personnel who are very helpful, and who do know how to suggest clothing.  The Dillard's and Hot Topic stores are also great at helping us, and keep an eye on the teenage crowd that can be mouthy, but I never have had problems with them.   If you do use the Amazon thing, get two of the same garment one size apart (ie 22 and 24 slacks -- [ok, I am big]) which is what I take into the try-on rooms.  For dresses use the size of your slacks and skirts, also two sizes at a time. 

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Rowan
2 hours ago, Dakota16 said:

 

Vicki, the Amazon wardrobe is a new program where you pick out a bunch of clothes to fill a box. Then, they send you the clothes to try on. You get 7 days to decide what you like, and what you want to send back. They send a return box with a pre paid return label with the clothes, and you only pay for what you keep. This seems especially convenient for me since all of those stores that you mentioned are about 250 miles away from where I live. 

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Kirsten

I used the stitch fix for a while. I really liked that service. But it was 20 dollars a month. You get 5 pieces and send back what you don’t want. It’s a lot of really nice high quality clothes and accessories. mostly from fancy boutiques so they tend to come with a price tag. But most of my favorite pieces are from that service. The amazon wardrobe seems similar. Probably more affordable. But they have a lot of crap too. It could be worth a try though. 

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VickySGV

I did check out the site and it is an idea worth trying once at least.  I am spoiled living where I do I admit.

 

Just now, Rowan said:

This seems especially convenient for me since all of those stores that you mentioned are about 250 miles away from where I live.  

 

You are a bit out of town.  Actually Dress Barn & Lane Bryant have online catalogs as well with good delivery.  I have done some travel in Montana looking for family history.  My mother was born in a small town in SE Montana just north of the Crow Indian Reservation. 

 

26 minutes ago, VickySGV said:

  If you do use the Amazon thing, get two of the same garment one size apart (ie 22 and 24 slacks -- [ok, I am big]) which is what I take into the try-on rooms.  For dresses use the size of your slacks and skirts, also two sizes at a time

 

I am serious about this point of ordering two of the same in different sizes.  Good luck on your finds. 

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tracy_j

It does sound like a useful idea, particularly for people who live out of town. My approach has usually been to look online for things, then visit the store to try on, but that was most useful when I travelled a lot with work so could visit stores in a number of towns on a regular basis. I have to think more online these days but would worry about ordering a lot of things and then later find I had not wardrobe space. Luckily I have now got a much better idea of my sizing, so have far fewer issues with getting things wrong, although different stores do often have different fits for the same size.

 

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