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The longest time you've spent at a store

post #1 of 10
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So yesterday, I went to the mall with my friend. I didn't plan to buy much. I really needed a dress shirt, and dress shoes. It was like my 2nd time walking into club monaco. So I walk in, and I walk right to the clothing rack. I have honestly never spent a lot of time in a clothing store. How long do you guys usually take to try on clothes? I was in there for many 30-45 minutes, which is a LONG time for me. Me and my friend just took a bunch of clothes, went into change rooms next to each other, and just chilled while trying on clothes (sounds funny LOL) but yea, it was pretty cool. I hardly ever go shopping with guys. I never knew he was into clothes like me. I'm surprised ,because he was more of a skater type, and he was in club monaco. It was pretty cool lol...then some girls who worked there gave me some clothes they thought would look good on me, like 2 military styled dress shirts. Who here is into those? They look kinda weird with the strap on the shoulders. I ended up purchasing 3 items, totalling $320 Canadian. I got a white dress shirt with black pinstripes, a black dress shirt with white pinstripes, and a black zip-up sweater with a mockneck. I honestly never spent so long in a store. It really shocks me. How about you guys?
post #2 of 10
Uhh, I've spend upwards of two hours in Winners. When it's a store where you have to sort through a bunch of stuff to find really neat items, that's when I tend to take lots of time. In a store like Club Monaco, if I was actually interested in what they had (which I wouldn't be in Monaco's case), I could spend an hour trying different things on. I take awhile trying items on, because I like to walk around in them and check every possible area to make sure it's not ill fitting. I also don't like shopping with anyone. I like to at my own pace and do my own thing. I do like military styled dress shirts.
post #3 of 10
Last time I was in London, I spent almost an entire day (about 11-6:30) in Selfridge's.  Of course, that included a lunch at one of their (excellent) restaurants, as well as a late-afternoon cocktail.  I would imagine it's easy to spend an entire day at any of the large department stores in NY, London, or Paris.
post #4 of 10
Not counting the time that I was being measured for a bespoke suit, which turned into a family visit which included lunch and an afternoon snack, the most I have spent in a clothes store is two hours. The net result was the purchase of three shirts, a tie and a set of cuff links.
post #5 of 10
Brioni store in Rome - you can watch the tailors work through the glass until security throws... I mean until they close. 3 hrs?
post #6 of 10
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2 military styled dress shirts. Who here is into those?
I have 2 that are the same. I think they cost me $8 for two from the Sportsman's Guide. I have now had two people ask me where I got them because (I guess) they look oh-so-trendy. Well, they are just real military shirts from Italy or Croatia or something, and no they didn't cost $80 each. Silly fashionistas.
post #7 of 10
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Last time I was in London, I spent almost an entire day (about 11-6:30) in Selfridge's.  Of course, that included a lunch at one of their (excellent) restaurants, as well as a late-afternoon cocktail.  I would imagine it's easy to spend an entire day at any of the large department stores in NY, London, or Paris.
Selfridge's is HUGE...... I could easily see one spending hours and hours there, and still not see everything. I remember spending hours in the Ralph Lauren store, shopping for school clothes while in high school. I went to a private school, so I dressed exactly like you see in the RL adds (Blue blazer, button down collar, tan khakis, rep tie, etc.)
post #8 of 10
I like visiting the huge department stores around here, just to look. However, the salespeople always manage to scare me away with their overeagerness to "help." Of course, sometimes I get the salesperson who pretends I'm not there, and I breathe a silent sigh of relief, because that means I'm free to check out the goods on my own time.
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2 military styled dress shirts. Who here is into those?
I have 2 that are the same. I think they cost me $8 for two from the Sportsman's Guide. I have now had two people ask me where I got them because (I guess) they look oh-so-trendy. Well, they are just real military shirts from Italy or Croatia or something, and no they didn't cost $80 each. Silly fashionistas.
Sportsman's Guide has some raw deals on outdoor gear, used/new military supplies and surplus, and clothing (though most of it gets a thumbs down). Glad to see another subscriber here.
post #10 of 10
Alias - Wear the skimask buddy - that and keep one hand inside your jacket - the salespeaople will be too terrified to come near you :-) ...I know what you mean about the over-aggressive sales people over there. :-) Chuck
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