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Ladies – I need help in a big way – I want to buy or develop a number of fashion brands aimed at the over 40 female market place – I know there is a huge gap. So can you help me with market research?
Can you answer these quick questions?
1-Favourite internet site / sites for clothing?
2-Why – is it fit / delivery or price or styling?
3-Favourite jeans brand .
4-What style of denim do you like and the cut bootleg / straight/ low rise.
5-Shoes – yes your favourite shop / site.
6-If you had money to treat yourself what brands would you buy and why ?
This would help me and my team so much ..........

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      UK Girl wrote Apr 3, 2009
    • I’m hoping you’ll all help me out as you know this market so well and we will take all your recommendations on board.

      All comments are helpful




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      Deb Darby wrote Apr 3, 2009
    • I haven’t bought anything, but I love www.myshape.com

      They put together entire outfits (minus shoes), including accessories and purses that look best on you.

      Also like Chadwicks of Boston online for style and price.

      Chicos

      Some of my best-fitting pieces are Lauren which I’ve always managed to get on sale at shops like Marshalls, Ross.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Apr 3, 2009
    • 1-Favourite internet site / sites for clothing?
      Don’t often shop online but if I did it would probably be through Coldwater Creek or Chicos

      2-Why – is it fit / delivery or price or styling?
      I’m having trouble finding things that fit my new middle aged body

      3-Favourite jeans brand .
      I’ve worn Levi’s 501’s forever but now they don’t fit. I’m experimenting with other brands and so far the jeans at Chicos seem to work for me

      4-What style of denim do you like and the cut bootleg / straight/ low rise.
      I’ve always liked bootleg and straight - definitely no low rise; I’ve got a muffin top problem

      5-Shoes – yes your favourite shop / site.
      Nordstroms. But I usually end up at Macy’s. even my feet have changed! I used to wear heels with no problem and seems now even Naturalizers hurt. I’m switching to Italian leather!

      6-If you had money to treat yourself what brands would you buy and why ?
      Anything US and European made. I have a shirt I bought that was Gianni something or other and it’s made in US and the quality is great.




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      Jenni0811 wrote Apr 3, 2009
    • 1-Favourite internet site / sites for clothing?

            * About the only clothing I buy off the internet is VS
      2-Why – is it fit / delivery or price or styling?

             * The fit is consistent and I can return locally if needed
      3-Favourite jeans brand .

           * Calvin Klein or Guess
      4-What style of denim do you like and the cut bootleg /
      straight/ low rise.

           * I prefer low rise. Why? If I have a little belly thing going on then the waistband doesn’t cut in right there.
      5-Shoes – yes your favourite shop / site.

            * Top favs : Coach and Michael Kors

            * Site: Anywhere I can get them....even Ebay
      6-If you had money to treat yourself what brands would you buy and why ?

             * Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, GCGB, Jones New York (all the brands I buy now....but I wouldn’t have to wait for sales!)

             * Quality, fit, styling




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      UK Girl wrote Apr 3, 2009
    • Thanks so much it’s all very interesting




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Apr 3, 2009
    • 1-Favourite internet site / sites for clothing?  

         I don't buy things online too often.  Greatest problem is the return problem.  If there is a site where I can buy online, yet it comes with a return package every time (with a no hassle return policy), it will be a great incentives for me.

         This is why I purchase from Costco, Dillards, Nordstorms because I really like the return policy.  You know I am at an age that I changed my mind quite often in this area.

         I like TJMax or Ross but their return policies suck.

      2-Why – is it fit / delivery or price or styling?  

        See above.  Mostly, the internet uses nice shapely model.  I like to put a piece of clothing down under my chin (within really wearing it) just to see if it matches with my skin tone and style.

        Comfort, durable, easy wash and no iron are my top pick.  Then create some kind of optical illustration is next.

      3-Favourite jeans brand.  

         Again, it is not the name but the fit really matters to me.

      4-What style of denim do you like and the cut bootleg / straight/ low rise.  

         I prefer bootleg.  Low rise? depends if my belly sticks out or not.  This is my dilemma - if I have a pop belly, should I wear low rise or should I wrap it up but won’t that make me look like I am about to pop?  frown

      5-Shoes – yes your favourite shop / site.  

         In the past, I bought cheap shoes thinking I could toss it and change more often.  Nowadays, I think a good pair of name brand shoes are critical.  It enhanced, more comfortable and last actually longer.  I have a few pairs of Nino(sp?)  Nice heels.

      6-If you had money to treat yourself what brands would you buy and why ?  

         Jones of NY, Coldwater Creek, Nordstroms, Dillards, Chicos, Vera Wong.  I am not too familiar with name brands - I have a variety - again, back to the basic, comfort and how that piece of clothing can enhance my look are important for me.  

         In America, I learn that I will never pay something full prices - sales sales sales and mark down - otherwise, sorry, I have to pass.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 3, 2009
    • 1-Favourite internet site / sites for clothing?
      Old Navy, Coldwater Creek, Nordstoms, Victoria’s Secrets, Myshape.com, Individual brand site

      2-Why – is it fit / delivery or price or styling?
      Usually it’s because of Fit/Delivery

      3-Favourite jeans brand .
      SevenJeans and Cruel Girl

      4-What style of denim do you like and the cut bootleg / straight/ low rise.
      bootleg/lowrise

      5-Shoes – yes your favourite shop / site.
      DSW, Easy Spirit, Kenneth Cole, Nine West,  

      6-If you had money to treat yourself what brands would you buy and why ?
      Cole Hahn-like their style, D&G- again style, Jones New York- fit and style, Brooks Brothers- I love their skirts and crisp shirts, Ralph Lauren- but I would have to lose weight




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      Carolnphil wrote Apr 3, 2009
    • Okay, I buy online all the time.  If it’s a cute top or dress and I like it I buy it but my jeans come from Tractor Supply (Lee and Aria).  I like some Casual Living, Macy’s, Ann Taylor, Talbot’s, etc.  I love shoes.  Can’t have too many pairs of black pumps.  Handbags I like Dooney & Bourke.  I bought a really nice one last year but that was my, “I’ve got cancer and I’m going to buy this frikkin bag anyway!”  giggle  I love my Justin boots.  I wear them everywhere but left them home this weekend.  Didn’t think they’d go well at the DAR conference with my white gloves.  HAHA  Hope that helps but I’m really a hillbilly gal.  I just like to dress up sometimes.  estatic




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      Wittymom wrote Apr 3, 2009
    • 1-Favourite internet site / sites for clothing?
      Macy*s (the I.N.C. collection) AnnTaylor and AnnTaylor Loft, Gap,  

      2-Why – is it fit / delivery or price or styling?
      Fit/Delivery and if need be I can return in the store

      3-Favourite jeans brand .
      RL and Calvin Klein for petites  

      4-What style of denim do you like and the cut bootleg / straight or bootleg..

      5-Shoes – yes your favourite shop / site.
      Again Macy*s for the store/ Nine West and Zappos for the sites  

      6-If you had money to treat yourself what brands would you buy and why ?
      Kenneth Cole, I love their styles. Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic..love their work clothes.




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      Robinesque wrote Apr 3, 2009
    • 1-Favourite internet site / sites for clothing?;
      Ann Taylor; J Crew; Victoria’s Secret;  Spiegel;  Banana Republic

      2-Why – is it fit / delivery or price or styling?
      Fit and Styling

      3-Favourite jeans brand?
      New York and Company pants ALWAYS fits perfectly.

      4-What style of denim do you like and the cut bootleg / straight/ low rise.
      I like trouser denim, trouser cuts, and mid-rise.

      5-Shoes – yes your favourite shop / site.
      Zappos; Endless; Piperlime

      6-If you had money to treat yourself what brands would you buy and why ?
      Max Mara; Armani; Stuart Weitzman shoes, Manolos!  some Cole Haan, Prada and more Gucci bags;  BAGS!!!!!

      This would help me and my team so much ..........
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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Apr 3, 2009
    • I’m not a big internet shopper of clothing.
      I normally have to try everything on.
      I love shopping at Avenue  www.avenue.com, they specialize in women size 14 and up. Really stylish and up to date clothing for beautiful women.




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      Holly Beck wrote Apr 3, 2009
    • 1-Favorite internet site / sites for clothing? Ann Taylor and Banana Republic

      2-Why – is it fit / delivery or price or styling? Styling

      3-Favourite jeans brand  Ann Taylor - they FIT me!

      4-What style of denim do you like and the cut bootleg / straight/ low rise. Low rise (but not too low)

      5-Shoes – yes your favourite shop / site. Zappos. There customer service is excellent and their shipping is unbelievably fast (order at 7 pm and the shoes arrive by noon the next day! How can they do that!?!) Also, their return policy - 365 day returns and free shipping  

      6-If you had money to treat yourself what brands would you buy and why? Love Jones New York, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Cole Haan, and Coach - quality, style, fit




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      Jenz ~ wrote Apr 3, 2009
    • 1-Favourite internet site / bananarepublic.com, cache.com, piperlime.com, shoedazzle.com
      2-Why – is it fit / delivery or price or styling?Answer:ALL.
      3-Favourite jeans brand: BIG STAR. MEK. MISS ME’s.
      4-What style of denim do you like and the cut: Low rise, bootleg or flare, LONG (34 inseam) “Destroyed” or Dark or faded (I don’t like dirty wash)
      5-Shoes – yes your favourite shop: shoedazzle.com, DSW.com, piperlime.com (online for those)
      Victoria’s Secret shoes(online or not), BCBG, Nine West
      Kohl’s for the Candie’s shoes (pumps) Also, The Buckle.
      6-If you had money to treat yourself what brands would you buy and why ?

      Chanel (high heel) slides, Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, and more Coach. Quality, high end, beautiful. Plus it makes a lady feel spectacular AND look AWESOME! estatic
      Why? Gorgeous & I love them!




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      Violet514 wrote Apr 3, 2009
    • One of my favorite internet sites is Victoria’s secret online, because I can find bra’s there that fit my size better then at the store, and they seem to hold up better, I’m a 38D.   I also like some of their tops.

      Shoe’s....I usually go to Payless, Target and Kohl’s mainly for price and sometimes fashion. Oh and sometimes Victoria’s secret...love their shoes but have to catch them on sale!

      Favorite brand of jeans..is Angel jeans, boot cut or straight leg, stretch denim, again seems to find my bum the best lol and their comfortable, also low rise but no too low, faded denim or a blue stone wash.

      If I could shop anywhere....probably Coach and Tiffany’s not sure for clothes as I’ve never put alot of money on myself so I wouldn’t know where to begin




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      Denise Herich wrote Apr 3, 2009
    • Fave Internet sites for clothes: tough one, I usually don’t clothes shop online, but I like anything from Nordstroms.com to Chadwicks.com.

      Why: fit & style is always first.  Price second factor. Delivery my last worry.  If they’ve got great clothes that make me look good, I’ll wait 6 weeks and pay all kinds of charges if I absolutely have to.

      Jeans brand: I suck at fashion, honestly.  Maybe David Kahn or good old Levis?

      Style of denim and type: I like thin jeans, meaning the material is thin.  I like stretch jeans as they are more forgiving.  Bootcut or straightleg is best for me.  

      Shoes: Gosh, I don’t know.  I’m so not a girly girl!  I’m not a brand watcher...whatever looks chic and isn’t horribly uncomfortable to walk in.

      If money were no object: Nordstroms type of clothing.  Very high quality, brands that always fit well, you always find something that’s a “wow” at Nordstroms.




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      Doreen XoXo wrote Apr 3, 2009
    • 1-Favourite internet site / sites for clothing?
      love Boston Proper
      2-Why – is it fit / delivery or price or styling?
      Quality
      3-Favourite jeans brand .
      Express and NY & Company
      4-What style of denim do you like and the cut bootleg / straight/ low rise.
      mid rise - bootleg...like straight for my uggs
      5-Shoes – yes your favourite shop / site.
      Zappos
      6-If you had money to treat yourself what brands would you buy and why ?
      Louis Vuitton..........because I would be able to :)

      This would help me and my team so much ..........
      xoxo

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      UK Girl wrote Apr 4, 2009
    • Thanks again ladies all this is great information for us




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      Tuliplady wrote Apr 4, 2009
    • 1-Favourite internet site / sites for clothing?
      JCPenny.  They seem to have more things in talls than anyone else.  Love the pretty clothes Coldwater Creek has, but they have way too many polyester things for my taste.  

      2-Why – is it fit / delivery or price or styling?
      Fit and price

      3-Favourite jeans brand .
      I’ve worn LeeRiders forever because they’ve got a small waist and a big butt.  Now they’ve changed the fit and I don’t know what to wear.

      4-What style of denim do you like and the cut bootleg / straight/ low rise.

      Bootleg.  I think the low rise are comfy, but then my shirttail doesn’t cover the bare skin.

      5-Shoes – yes your favourite shop / site.

      Born

      6-If you had money to treat yourself what brands would you buy and why ?

       Anything that fits well.




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