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Out of these shops, which are worth it?

Epsilon88

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(Note: accidentally posted in Men's Clothing, whereas this applies to both casual and classy. Reposted here).

Dear Style forum members,

This weekend I am going to hit Square One shopping mall near Toronto for the first time. Unfortunately I'm completely unfamiliar with these stores... do you mind recommending several stores where I can buy stylish/quality clothes for a relatively affordable price? To give you an idea of my budget: $50-70 max for a collared shirt, $50-70 max for pants, $350 max for a winter jacket, $100 max for a sweater. If you want to recommend a store that goes above these prices, then please still do but just write "$" beside it. I'm shopping for both casual wear and also more dressy stuff. I do like classy clothing. No formal wear. Pretty much I have to buy a full ward robe... Thanks for your help! Here's the list:

Men Only
Apollon
Brogue
Harry Rosen
Hugo Boss
International Clothiers - Affordable
Le Chateau Menswear
Roots
Stars Menswear
Stockhomme
Tip Top Tailors

Unisex
Aeropostale - Affordable
American Eagle Outfitters - Affordable
Banana Republic - Affordable
Bedo
Bench
Bluenotes
Boathouse
Broadway Fashion
Buffalo -David Bitton
Champs
Club Monaco
Eddie Bauer
Esprit
FCUK
Foot Locker
GAP
GUESS?
H&M
Hot Topic
Jean Machine
Lucky Brand Jeans
Mexx / Mexx Kids
Nike
Old Navy
Parasuco
RW & Co.
Stitches
The Spot
Tilley Endurables
Tommy / Tommy Denim & Kids
Tristan
Urban Behaviour
Vacant
West 49
Zero Edge
 

Raoul Duke

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Originally Posted by Epsilon88

Harry Rosen - $$$$$, look for residual sales from boxing day if possible
Banana Republic - Some stuff is OK on deep discount ($25 wool sweaters, $40 pants, etc.)
GAP - See above
Club Monaco - Some wearable items, but overpriced.
H&M - Modern fits, low quality, cheap


That is all I'd bother with. Even then, you probably won't find much based on your criteria. Hope for sales.
 

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In all sincerity, I've not been in one store on that list.

Sorry ... can't be of much help.
 

GQgeek

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Originally Posted by Raoul Duke
That is all I'd bother with. Even then, you probably won't find much based on your criteria. Hope for sales.

harry rosen sales have always kinda sucked imo. They're kinda stingy with the discounts as opposed to holt's which goes deeper faster. Then again , holt's really has to offload all the eurotrash clothes they buy that nobody will want next year.. Bought a bunch of incotex and cucinelli there this summer, but I was still paying $200-300 per item, so sales don't exactly make it easier for for the thrifty...
 

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