A question that I’m asked often and bungle just about every time is this: Where do you love to shop? I bungle it because I am such a focused shopper that I typically quest for a single, highly specific item online and then buy it. Online. Aside from thrifting, I don’t really shop in person much anymore.
So my top picks are Amazon and eBay, with a side order of Etsy for jewelry and accessories. But in terms of brick-and-mortar stores? I’m surprised to report that I’ve become a total sucker for the Gap. Their designs are just minimalist enough to be versatile, and just interesting enough to avoid seeming bland. Tiny boutiques rank high, too, and I love Local Motion and Showroom here in Minneapolis, The Mexican Shop in the Chicago ‘burbs, just about every shop in Hayes Valley, and Diana Kane in Park Slope.
Now let’s get this party started: Where do you LOVE to shop? Which designers or stores create items that really work for your style and lifestyle? Let us know why – in case someone else is looking for similar design features – and feel free to share links!
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