Now that we’ve gotten to know each other I’m going to share one of my vulnerabilities with you. I hate shopping at most clothing stores because of the personal battles I have with my body.
It’s a war every time I step into a fitting room with harsh lighting and a 3-way mirror. If I’m going to have a breakdown about how my nose looks in that dress I’d rather have it in the privacy of my own home. And there’s the immediate moment of weakness with Panda Express that I’d rather not deal with.
To be authentic, I don’t buy new clothes very often. It’s rare for me to head to the local mall, retail store, or boutique looking to purchase new clothing. Usually when I buy a new wardrobe staple it’s for a very specific need. Like an upcoming event. Or to replace a well-worn favorite that’s at the end of it’s days - I’m talking about you, my vintage, heather grey Block Island sweatshirt that is over 15 years old. Or because I simply love it and want to add it to my closet. My spending is on well-made goods I can count on.
Another confession: I dislike malls. I’m not a fan of food courts. Black Friday sales make me run the other way. I always feel like the scarf and earrings purchased on impulse by the register are going to be found on sale the next day with a 50% off coupon in my local newspaper flyer.
But the biggest reason I resist mall shopping is because it’s hard to find a fit that works for my 5 foot frame. You can’t wear jeans around the store for two hours to see how they feel. But you can do that at home. You can’t google search the mall to find a well-made pair of made in USA garden gloves. But you can do that easily online. The internet puts every item you need right at your fingertips. But with so many options online, pages upon pages of brands, and varying size guides, who can you look to introduce you to your new favorite shirt company?
The answer: Customers.
Real customers leaving reviews and testimonials. And that’s what makes online shopping the best. A shirt from the mall doesn’t come with a review. If you see something you like you can’t get 20 women in a room to tell you how it fits for them. But online shopping with the top sites makes that possible.
We trust reviews, right? When I look at an item on Amazon I read the title, find the price, and scroll straight down to the customer reviews. A major factor in my purchases are now based on customers reviews. I would bet it’s probably similar for you too.
Head over to our Customer Reviews. See what others are saying about our women’s button-up shirts. Read what our customers have said about the quality, the fit, the fabrics, and how they feel about their purchases with Tradlands. That’s all.