What do you buy in multiples?

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The denim brand 6397 has pretty much figured out the perfect pair of jeans for me: not high-waisted but not low-slung either, with a skinny-but-not-too-skinny silhouette. I liked this pair so much that I got them in black too. It’s been a while since I dug something enough to buy more than one version of it, but these jeans are deeply flattering, even with the extra bit of post-winter chub I’m walking around with these days.

I also own quite a few Everlane button-downs, and am very curious about their new shrunken cotton shirt.

And I have altogether too many pairs of No 6 wedge clogs, but can not state with confidence that I will not purchase more. Now tell me: what do you love enough to purchase over and over?

 

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    Amy
    8 Apr 2019
    9:15am

    Birkenstocks, Coach bags, sneakers

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    MarieP
    8 Apr 2019
    10:16am

    JC vintage straight jeans, Tippi sweaters (perfect under a little jacket/blazer), Lady Day coats. Banana Republic merino shells (perfect under a little jacket/blazer). Toms Leila ankle booties and Poppy sandals. Chan Luu wrap and braided bracelets. Adidas Courtset sneaks. And then it gets painful: Hermes scarves and enamel bracelets (95% of the time off the secondary market but, still).

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    LMM
    8 Apr 2019
    2:02pm

    Gap v-neck white and striped t-shirts. Old Navy black and white stretch cotton tank tops. Gap Breathe underwear and bralettes. Birkenstocks, in silver and whatever other metallic they have in a given season (wish they’d bring back Titanium…). Keds, cheap lightweight but sturdy sneakers that are great for travel and playgrounds with a toddler.

    Speaking of said toddler, he lives primarily in Old Navy Karate skinny jeans (never thought I’d buy skinny jeans for a child, but if you have a tall kid whose pants fall off him when you buy the right length – these are so so so good) and Old Navy baseball t-shirts in various colors.

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    LisaC
    6 Apr 2019
    9:56am

    Love this thread! My list includes Old Navy flag tee shirts (best five bucks I’ve ever spent), JCrew boatneck Bretons (six and counting), Lauren Chloe flats, JP Tods driving mocs, Banana Republic Sloan fit pants in black, navy, and olive, the OnGossamer panties Kim recommended, white broken-in boyfriend jeans from JCrew (same) and DL1961 jeans that I find on eBay. Being a shorty I find midrise works best and they’re not easy to find with high rise being the latest. Oh, and travel cardigans from Kit & Ace in four colors. It’s like wearing a cashmere blanket.

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      Amy
      7 Apr 2019
      8:26am

      LisaC I think you are my pants sibling! Sloan pants – me too! I’m currently waiting on a J.crew delivery of white boyfriend jeans. You’re making me feel like I might keep them! Mid-rise all the way – this high rise trend is bumming me out big time.

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    melsybelsy
    6 Apr 2019
    10:40am

    My obsession are H&M Tank Tops mostly in black and white. So inexpensive and they usually cut them to the latest silhouette. When they start to look worn, I just transition them to workout clothes for a few months. I stock up every year. You have to be patient and weave through the inventory & try things on.

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    Pia
    6 Apr 2019
    11:13am

    J. Crew cap sleeve shirttail hem blouses. Perfect drape, perfect scoopneck, perfect length now that I found my perfect size. They look great under a jacket and show enough skin on their own (but not too much). I hit up ebay and poshmark when J. Crew doesn’t have any.

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    themis
    6 Apr 2019
    5:34pm

    I own probably far too many Amour Vert modal and silk tops. But they pay their people a living wage, they are whispery soft, they come from sustainably managed stuff, they pack and breathe well in awful climates.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    6 Apr 2019
    10:15pm

    For me, it’s Breton striped tees by St. James and Kule in all of the color ways, J Crew Vintage v-neck tees – usually white, black, grey or navy or the Whisper cotton v-neck ones by Madewell. Pajama pants and tank tops from Old Navy – they’re comfy and kind of playful – I love my pj’s!

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    ARay
    5 Apr 2019
    4:41pm

    Over the last couple of years I went from no black pants in my closet (that weren’t jeans) to quite an impressive collection! Lately, Rag & Bone/JEAN The Tee – I have a white and 2 black. I love how versatile they are, I wear them “high” and “low”- especially the black- it’s the real chameleon in my closet. I also, in the last 9 months bought 3 pair of CoH Emerson Slim Fit Boyfriend jeans in Haven. They are the most perfect everyday denim (for me anyway). The construct, the material, the slouchy coolness without being full diaperish in the back, the rise, the length!! Have 2pr of my reg size and 1pr a size up for a bit more boy cool. They look sexy with heels and just as fab with white leather runners or Tkees. Black footwear- also have amassed quite a collection…

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      ARay
      6 Apr 2019
      11:12am

      Oh and Hanky Panky Low Rise lace thongs. Can’t ever have enough of those…

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    Stephanie
    5 Apr 2019
    4:45pm

    Just putting that same Everlane shrunken cotton shirt back in the mail to them today — loved everything about it on me in black *except* that it was so short — it just felt awkward and disproportionate and psychologically uncomfortable. ~much sadness.

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      Michele
      6 Apr 2019
      12:31am

      I’m short waisted and it was perrrrfect on me in every single way except that one pesky button over my bust that pulled just enough to be not ok. Damn it.

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      MaryAlice
      7 Apr 2019
      7:19pm

      My heart sinks when I see anything described as “shrunken”. Immediately makes me feel itchy

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    Mimi
    5 Apr 2019
    5:46pm

    What haven’t I bought in multiples? Dresses, I guess, except for a Cos cotton dress I did get in black, then a pretty blue. The thing is, I’ve never regretted acquiring beloved items in a number of colors. When I believed that Theory’s Testra pant was a perfect style and fit I scarfed up every new color and fabric offered (always on sale.) Now I’m on to Tibi baggy wool cargo pants and Nili Lotan’s Inez trouser- two to three pairs each and hope to find more. When I find a chino I love I’ll buy a few pairs. By the time I’ve worn a jean for a while I’m in the mood for a different style. I think the only jean I’ve repeated was a high waisted barrel leg jean from Zara last summer in white, then tobacco. Nike printed compression tights and a patterned Nike 1/4 zip top for skiing, both in two colorways. Uniqlo cashmere v-necks and linen shirts. Ralph Lauren cabled cashmere crewnecks and cashmere turtlenecks. I mostly shop online but I was in a Gap store in New York a few years ago where thin merino wool crewnecks were $25 and I got 5 or 6. When I’ve found a feminine polo shirt with my ideal of a sleeve – narrow and to the elbow, I take two. Ditto an outstanding henley. Three Dots 1/2 sleeve British tee is good enough to repeat, solid or striped. I loved my Filson wool tote so much I got one in canvas for summer. Cole Haan sold a classic oxford brogue a few years ago, worth bringing home three or four. Maybe it’s sick but when I wear something I feel really good in, I want more. Or maybe chalk it up to knowing my style. Guess who practiced buying in multiples? Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Think capri pants and tees.

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      Rae
      5 Apr 2019
      9:13pm

      Mimi, your style sounds classic, elegant, and fun (multiple brogues!)

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    Meg
    5 Apr 2019
    1:25pm

    2nd string shoes! I buy Target flats that look very much like the higher end versions in my closet. Wear them to commute or run around NYC when it’s raining. Seriously the Target shoe dept is a treasure trove of best selling constructions executed in lower priced materials.

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    Brooke Glassberg
    5 Apr 2019
    1:43pm

    Striped bretons and white tees.

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    Mae
    5 Apr 2019
    1:51pm

    Jeans and black t-shirts. I love this quote from Jessica Lange: “I’ve always felt best in jeans and a black t-shirt.” I’ve adopted it as my way of life, as in I’m not going to do anything if I can’t do it wearing jeans and a black t-shirt.

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      Mamavalveeta03
      6 Apr 2019
      4:26pm

      Oh, I like that mantra.

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      melsybelsy
      5 Apr 2019
      8:00pm

      As an aside – The sexiest thing on a man IMHO is jeans and a black t-shirt. It’s just such a classic – It’s one of my uniforms as well.

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      Mary
      5 Apr 2019
      9:09pm

      So many seem to prefer a white tee but I’m with you and Jessica – far prefer black!

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        Michele
        6 Apr 2019
        12:33am

        White tees always show up every weird bulge and curve that I don’t want showing. Black tees always seem to smooth over all that and show off the curves that I like. I don’t do white tees.

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    Rachel in Berkeley
    5 Apr 2019
    2:34pm

    Uniqlo linen shirts, every season, several colors. Muji white tank tops to wear under said linen shirts. Jeans: I buy one pair, wear it into the ground, buy another, repeat.

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    Kirstjen
    5 Apr 2019
    2:48pm

    I think I have 7 pairs of M.Gemi loafers in different colors – they fit me like a glove, they are comfortable, and colorful shoes are one of my signatures.

    I have bought probably 100+ black and gray T shirts from Eddie Bauer because they come in tall sizes. I’m almost 5’10” and long-waisted besides.

    And Highway bags by Jem Leaf. They are absolutely organized perfection in my book, and I’ve bought 4 of them.

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    Viajera
    5 Apr 2019
    3:01pm

    Socks!!! Lands End cotton crew, the lovely soft thick ones. Lately, I’m exploring the exciting world of plantar fasciitis socks. Compression, basically. I have an ING Source FS-4 sock on right now… the FS-6 had greater compression but the edge rolled, which was a bummer. Imo, don’t get a sock with compression on the toes, those won’t work out. And if it’s toeless, it might roll up in your shoe and get tight. The FS-4 is lighter knit on the toe. (I don’t work for them!) Wool socks from Costco in winter, they last and I didn’t even need new ones this year. (Oh but they were the men’s version bc I liked the colors better.)

    I don’t have a ton of time to shop … but lately I can’t even find anything I like well enough to buy in multiples. It’s not good. I look not so nifty. Luckily that’s not important in life, right? Wah wah

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      Kate
      7 Apr 2019
      9:58pm

      Those Costco wool socks are amazing. I was thrilled to find the women’s version a few years ago. My young son loves them as well

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    Hilary Robertson
    5 Apr 2019
    3:34pm

    News Trousers from Hope
    Havaianas
    Bretons
    ATP atelier boots

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    D.Morgendorffer
    5 Apr 2019
    3:38pm

    Yummie black tights at Costco: they’re not actually control top, but the material pulls me in a tiny bit in a comfortable way. Also, I don’t think anyone should feel bad about multiples of jeans and pants. If you hold back and only get one, I promise you, they will have changed some crucial appealing feature about the jeans/pants by the next time you need a new pair. To paraphrase Joe Pesci, they screw you in the jeans department. They screw you. They screw you. They screw you.

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      Viajera
      5 Apr 2019
      10:06pm

      What she said ^^^. But not just jeans. If/when something works, get more bc they will be gone. Silly designers.

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    Nancy
    6 Apr 2019
    7:00am

    I buy New Zealand brand Icebreaker merino undies in black, at least 10 pairs. Tods loafers. Australian brand Jac&Jack pants in multiples. Australian brand Bassike t-shirts, long and short sleeve. New Zealand brand Kowtow jeans. Yay the Antipodes!

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      Mamavalveeta03
      6 Apr 2019
      4:31pm

      I’m sorry, but (or should I say “butt”?) merino undies sound SO ITCHY!

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    Julia Roberts
    5 Apr 2019
    9:04pm

    I have multiple pairs of Vionic slip-on sneakers. Many long and short sleeve black and white T-shirt’s by Banana Republic or J Crew. I have at least five pairs of Talbots “jeggings”. And I am addicted to White and Warren cashmere travel wraps.

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      Cara
      8 Apr 2019
      9:47am

      Yes, to White and Warren travel wraps. Could not live without them. Even, or especially, my dog Otto (terrier-dachshund rescue) loves to be wrapped in them for the night.

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    Kelly
    6 Apr 2019
    12:07am

    Pants! It’s hard for me to find pants that fit my hourglass-with-extra-booty-too-tall-for-regulars-too-short-for-talls body. So if they fit and flatter, I will take one of every color you have until you stop selling them. Right now it’s Loft Julie skinny in a tall. Bras (there is a Wacoal one that sadly comes in no cute colors), including sports bras (Lululemon high support pullover), because when it works, it works. And any cheap, flattering t-shirts I can find because I cannot eat like an adult and I destroy t-shirts quickly. Right now my favorites are from Target because they are incredibly cheap and I am incredibly messy. I also have a bunch of Chan Luu wrap bracelets because they’re cute and fun and don’t bang on my desk if I wear them to work.

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    Michele
    6 Apr 2019
    12:55am

    Vans slip on sneakers. I’ve had them in at least half a dozen colors and many black pairs since at least the 80s. But, only the ones made in mens’ sizes, the ones made for women are always pinchy. And Uniqlo Heattech long sleeve undershirts, scoop neck and turtleneck. And Heattech knee socks. And, Uniqlo Airism spaghetti strap undershirts. I wear those year round. I used to buy Wintersilks big silk nightshirts but they changed the construction a few years back and now they just fall apart & look awful. Pity. I used to be able to say “I only wear silk pajamas” and not break my wallet doing it. Oh well.

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      Pia
      6 Apr 2019
      11:10am

      Yes to Uniqlo Heattech shirts.

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        Candy
        6 Apr 2019
        11:28am

        Agree! And their leggings, black of course. All the Heattech items are great.

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    Rachel
    6 Apr 2019
    6:14am

    I’m enjoying reading these comments. It looks like the question “what do you buy multiples of” is really asking “what pieces are you passionate about?”!
    I haven’t bought anything in multiples in YEARS. I went through a severe minimalism phase and lived in a house with teeny tiny closets. But I recently fell in love with Vollsjo clogs and just bought another pair in brown for spring. I can’t wait for them to get here!

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      Dena
      7 Apr 2019
      9:25am

      I am loving this thread as well. I also bought clogs, do you know of any way to decrease the “clunk” sound on them? I am OCD about that stuff on myself, but not on other people.

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        Elise
        10 Apr 2019
        6:58pm

        You can usually have a cobbler add a thin rubber “sole” to the bottom of clogs. Won’t decrease the weight but might mute the clunk 🙂

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    Sara
    5 Apr 2019
    12:00pm

    If I find a good pair of work pants I’ll buy several pairs in different colors, same for tops that I can wear under blazers and which also look good when I take the blazer off.

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    Laura
    5 Apr 2019
    12:08pm

    Kohl’s Croft & Barrow t-shirts in black and in white, short sleeve in spring, long sleeve in winter. The fabric is substantial, they hold up well through laundering, and only cost $8 on sale (much of the time).

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      D.Morgendorffer
      5 Apr 2019
      3:27pm

      You have done a good deed. Your comment reminded me about those t-shirts. I once bought a Croft & Barrow black t-shirt in a clothing emergency and was surprised by what a winner it turned out to be. It had heft, but not enough to be too hot, and hung well. I had totally forgotten about Croft & Barrow and was looking for a black t-shirt. So, thank you for reminding me of that option!

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    MaryAlice
    5 Apr 2019
    12:11pm

    Black T-shirts. Vince Blair sneakers. Birkenstock Arizonas. J Crew everyday cashmere sweaters. Hermes scarves (well, I have laid off that. But through the years I have amassed quite a collection, and they make me happy every time I open that drawer).Eyeglasses. (weird, I know. But I have terrible vision and I view my glasses as another accessory).

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      Mamavalveeta03
      6 Apr 2019
      4:38pm

      Me too with the glasses, MaryAlice! I have to wear them all the time for reading, so they might as well be interesting/flattering. My faves now are a pair of Prada frames I found on Jet.com for $77 that I call my Harry Caray glasses: https://images.app.goo.gl/fT5hSZ2VxkS1Dwit8. 😀

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    Dana
    5 Apr 2019
    12:45pm

    A particular style of Oliver People’s eyeglasses that’s been discontinued but I stalk on eBay. R13 boy skinny jeans. Mother Misfit and Pixie jeans. White Eileen Fisher organic cotton tank tops (miraculously not sheer). Lululemon Swiftly Tech long sleeves, because they both wick and keep warm. Vince Nina flats, now discontinued, so thank heaven I bought every color I could!

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      Rachel S
      5 Apr 2019
      3:04pm

      ooooh I love the LLL swiflty tech LS. I look for them on Poshmark since they’re pricey at full price.

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    Phyllis
    5 Apr 2019
    12:47pm

    The Everlane shirt is cute – I am usually a sm in their sweaters, ordered the olive in 4 and 6, kept the 6

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    Debra Gibson- Welch
    5 Apr 2019
    12:52pm

    Jeans, no contest, just got two pairs of the Peace Love World Wide Leg with buttons from QVC (because somehow, I did not have those styles in my closet!). Like that Everlane shirt!

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      Viajera
      5 Apr 2019
      2:28pm

      Cute pants!!!

      How do you find QVC quality? Does it vary by the brand? Are the reviewers generally honest? Sometimes I switch by that channel but I’ve never bitten yet.

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    Jamie
    5 Apr 2019
    10:54am

    Barbour quilted vests! Red (wearing now), navy, black, olive. They look so smart, cover my wrinkled shirts, and don’t impede this hand-talker’s movement.

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    c.w.
    5 Apr 2019
    11:02am

    I received my M.i.h. jeans last night that Kim posted about a few days ago. I think they will rapidly be on repeat wear. The fit is definitely “boyfriend” “tomboy” “baggy” without being too much so and the dark wash makes them wearable on so many occasions. They would be perfect for a long flight if you want to arrive looking polished. ordered my regular size. I Hit it outta the park, Kim!

    I buy white tees in multiples because I’m that kind of eater. And when I find something that fits well––jeans, tees, button downs, underwear etc. etc. I buy more.

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      Mary
      5 Apr 2019
      1:31pm

      You’re killing me!

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    Joannawnyc
    5 Apr 2019
    11:22am

    Universal Standard Seine jeans 27″ crop–I have faded black and faded blue and want ALL the washes.

    Otherwise, anything white–jeans, tees, button-down shirts, tanks–because otherwise they’re always in the wash.

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    ValleyOfTheShoes
    5 Apr 2019
    12:56pm

    Jeans and bathing suits, the two items that are the most difficult (for me) to get it just right. Lately, I just order Current/Elliott Stiletto High Waist Ankle skinny jeans. The fit, rise and inseam are always spot on for me. I troll Nordstrom Rack’s website for good deals these jeans. Also, I’m now deciding on whether to keep two or three (in black, white or clay/rust) of the same Becca high neck crochet one-piece swimsuit because I really like it a lot (comfortable on my long torso, doesn’t flatten out my chest, and is adjustable in three places for the perfect fit). It’s highly rated on all the retail websites, being hailed as the swimsuit that works for many—I’d agree.

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    Candy
    5 Apr 2019
    11:23am

    Black pants: The ones for flats. The ones for heels. The slim leg, the trouser leg, the wide leg. Summer weight. Winter weight. Year-round. Elastic waist. Regular waist. Ad nauseam. My former boss once took a photo of the 38 black pairs in her closet. I’m not that bad…but I easily could be

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    Sarah
    5 Apr 2019
    11:42am

    Acne peg jeans in all colors, the shortest length.

    The tanks from the Uniqlo Alexander Wang collaboration

    Hanro black briefs

    Natori feathers bra

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    AmyM
    5 Apr 2019
    11:49am

    Madewell Central Shirts, particularly the “drapey” version. They can go polished or super casual, they’re flattering, versatile, and always have at least one person ask “where did you get that?” I just feel fantastic wearing them.

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    Emma
    5 Apr 2019
    11:54am

    Rag & Bone Dre’s – as a shortie, they were the only jeans I could find that stopped below my belly button for ages. I have six pairs and buy new ones every time there’s a new wash.

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    Mary
    5 Apr 2019
    11:16am

    I ordered the 6397 Shorty and I can attest they’re absolutely gorgeous jeans. The style didn’t work for me but I have a sneaking suspicion the Mini Skinny will be rather successful.

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      Viajera
      5 Apr 2019
      2:38pm

      I’m so sorry to hear it is hard to return clothes to the US! That can’t be good for business. If you have a moment, what exactly makes it so difficult? I am curious.

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        Mary
        5 Apr 2019
        3:06pm

        It’s more that it’s expensive. You have to pay duty to get it shipped here and if you return the item, sometimes you won’t get the duty refunded. So on expensive items, not really a good habit to get into – best to shop in Canada! But some stores, like Nordstrom, will refund the duty and even take the item back in store.

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          Viajera
          5 Apr 2019
          10:11pm

          I heart Nordstrom. At South Coast Plaza they will come get you with a wheelchair at a certain entrance – I forget which – if you call them. Who else will do that? I mean, for non-rich people that is. I bet they would at the Rack too. I am not at that point yet but some day. I have a friend who used to meet a bunch of friends for lunch there, that’s how I know.

          Interesting that there’s no Nafta for fashion? Shows how much I know. Thank you for your note!

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            MaryAlice
            7 Apr 2019
            7:23pm

            Nordstrom South Coast Plaza! Heaven.

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      kris
      5 Apr 2019
      11:23am

      Mind sharing why it didn’t work for you? I love the look of them but ordering from Canada so terrified I’ll order and they won’t fit. Returning across the border is a s-show.

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        Mary
        5 Apr 2019
        12:08pm

        I’m also Canadian so I feel your pain! I guess it all comes down to body type. I ordered a size down from my regular size the first time and they fit beautifully in the legs and hips but the waist was too small. I ordered up a size but of course, they were now too big everywhere below the waist and too baggy looking for my figure. So if you’re smaller around the waist, I think you could size down from your regular size? And you can order the 6397 Shorty jeans through a Canadian site, SSense, so no messing around with duty and the exchange rate – free shipping and returns. They unfortunately do not sell the 6397 Mini Skinny so I may have to but the bullet.

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    Julia
    5 Apr 2019
    11:17am

    Jeans, Superga tennis shoes, crisp white shirts, red lipsticks… I could go on and on.

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    Mindy!
    5 Apr 2019
    11:19am

    I have spent far too much on multiples of your OnGossamer underwear 😬

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    Robyn
    5 Apr 2019
    11:03am

    Because you can take the (40-year old) girl out of NYC, but you can’t take the NYC out of the girl, I buy black tanks and black jeans in multiples every single year, and/or whenever they go on sale.

    Tanks: 4-5 each year, usually Gap, because they’re the softest and don’t stretch out as much. I wear them all the damned time: under sweaters, button-ups, on their own. They look crisp and great with jeans, they look sleek and actually chic with skirts, and they take the thinking out of outfits for me. When they fade, as they always do, they become super-soft jammie tops.

    Jeans: 1-2 pairs of perfectly crisp black jeans, every year. I was big into the Levi’s 720(?) high rise skinny jeans for a while, but I’m now sold on the Gap True skinny high rise in Everblack, and I handwash so they stay dark and gorgeous for as long as possible. I find the higher rise skims and flatters my hips/tummy without giving a mom silhouette, and I feel secure and hugged all day long. They tuck really well into boots, and look super put-together with flats so I can run around feeling French whenever the mood strikes.

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      Anne
      5 Apr 2019
      12:49pm

      I love the Gap True skinny high rise in Everblack, mine are still really black after at least a year, so that’s a win in my book. I also have a couple other washes of that same fit and was just thinking about adding another pair of dark wash since last year’s dark wash is now a medium wash. I second whoever said tops that I can wear with and without a jacket and I’ll add, that I can wear to work or not, without looking too casual or too buttoned up. Not as much of a problem anymore, but I have a long narrow foot, so I used to buy multiple colors of any shoe that fit me perfectly. My now husband, then boyfriend almost had a heart attack when he saw me do it the first time, eventually he realized that it only happened when I found a magical pair of shoes that could be worn with most everything and fit like a glove. I’ve evolved to buying all the oxfords and loafers from Everlane and a million different versions of low heeled short black boots instead of three of the same shoe, makes things much more interesting.

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        Anne
        5 Apr 2019
        12:52pm

        Oh! And how could I forget this?! I play viola in an orchestra, so I’m always on the look out for black tops that look interesting, cover my arms, and that let me play my instrument without worrying about gaps, poofs, or feeling tight anywhere. I’ve amassed quite a collection over the years.

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    Laurel
    5 Apr 2019
    12:56pm

    Old Navy’s black pixie pant, ankle length. It’s the only “work” pant that’s comfortable and doesn’t make my skin crawl (metaphorically). Natori bras. Uniqlo’s cotton underwear. Pendleton moc socks in their wool blend, for wearing with my Dansko clogs. (Shout out to their Pavan model, the only one that works for my high instep!)

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    Rachel S
    5 Apr 2019
    12:58pm

    I decided at a certain point last year that I needed a heather gray merino V-neck cardigan. (Sometimes an item of clothing will materialize in my brain and I can’t rest util I’ve acquired it)
    Nobody dependable was carrying them. Hmm what to do. So I went to Uniqlo and bought their superfine merino v-neck sweater, on sale, I think for $19.90 or something stupid. Lo and behold it is the Platonic form of the v-neck merino cardigan. So I’ve been accumulating them in various colors. I now also have hot pink, burgundy, and black. Just a perfect cardigan. Not cropped, not long, perfect proportions, insanely affordable, excellent quality, lightweight, but decently warming, etc.

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      Meg
      5 Apr 2019
      1:17pm

      Same! I love that Uniqlo cardi and own it in 3 colors. Tried replacing my charcoal gray that sprung a hole near the shoulder but alas..sold out. It works for the office under blazers or on its own with jeans.

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        Rachel S
        5 Apr 2019
        7:48pm

        Check Poshmark. I’ve become obsessed. Uniqlo seems to sell out of their merino stuff pretty early in the season then they don’t re-stock until next year. I like to troll Poshmark for particular things when I remember, it’s been quite successful.

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    Mary
    5 Apr 2019
    10:09am

    Without a doubt, it’s jeans for me – I need help. I’ve recently latched onto Mother denim and trying out styles other than skinny. I also cannot seem to get enough of coats and simple cashmere sweaters. It’d be hard for me to live in a very warm climate year round!

    I’m going to try the No. 6 clogs this summer, hopefully. I’d love to try them on before buying but can’t for the life of me find a store!

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    Eloise
    5 Apr 2019
    10:27am

    Wish more online retailers that sold jeans would include inseam information. I’m short and now have to seriously contemplate making a potentially dangerous (for my wallet) trip to Mulberry Street.

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      ARay
      6 Apr 2019
      11:07am

      I recently ordered a pair online. The only issue I had was that they didn’t ship them for a good 10 days later. No idea why. I am in Canada, but order from the States all the time and never had this problem.

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      Amy
      6 Apr 2019
      12:32pm

      Yes! and rise. I’m allergic to high rise and will stay away from anything over 9″. Mid-rise is such a relative term, not helpful without a measurement.

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      Jax
      5 Apr 2019
      11:19am

      Madewell includes inseams and also petite jeans. They have a pretty good selection. I’m having a good relationship with their denim the past couple years.

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    Mary
    5 Apr 2019
    10:14am

    I told you I need help. Are the 6397 mini skinnies true to size?

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      c.w.
      5 Apr 2019
      10:56am

      I bought these https://6397news.com/collections/denim/products/mini-skinny-in-camo two summers ago and sized one size down. They are my favorite pair of jeans. The fit is PERFECT.

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      Kim France
      5 Apr 2019
      10:23am

      In general I find that they are. Their Shorty jeans tend to run a bit big, though.

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        Kris
        5 Apr 2019
        10:40am

        Gah! I had the same question. Ordering from Canada so with the exchange these are investment jeans for me. Do they stretch?

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          c.w.
          5 Apr 2019
          10:59am

          the pair I own stretch ever so slightly––I can do multiple wears before they look like I’ve worn them. I would definitely buy this jean in multiples once you decide they are the right jean for you. The wear like iron, but are super comfy.

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    Nancy
    5 Apr 2019
    11:54am

    I have a full drawer in one of my dressers that are black tshirts. Vneck, scoop, tight, loose, drapey, fancy, casual. Ones that only go under a cardigan, ones for only going out, etc….

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    Jaimie
    5 Apr 2019
    11:56am

    Rag & Bone Dre jeans. Vince tank tops, but the Everlane version seems identical and cheaper. Birkenstock Floridas. And hats.

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    Amy
    7 Apr 2019
    10:22am

    J.Crew Liberty floral button down shirts. I don’t buy every one they’ve made, but I have amassed quite a collection.

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    Liz
    7 Apr 2019
    11:48am

    Vince slip-ons. I was previously the Tory Burch queen but I gave up my crown.

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    Jen
    7 Apr 2019
    12:18pm

    J. Crew tissue turtlenecks. I must have at least 12 of them in a whole slew of colors. Also bought a ton of the J. Crew Teddie pants (summer crop flares) when they came out a couple of years back because they were so incredibly flattering. Louise et Cie mules that actually fit my wide bunioned feet. Madewell striped ribbed tees.

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    Meg Hosman
    7 Apr 2019
    12:42pm

    LL Bean tees, both short sleeved and long. They’re soft, look good wash after wash, and fit perfectly. I’ll wear them with slacks, skirts, or jeans.

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    Laura Aronson
    7 Apr 2019
    2:32pm

    I like Old Navy High-Rise Built-In Sculpt Compression Leggings for every day wear. As a shorty, I can use the 7/8 length that hit high ankle, or regular length.

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    Margaret
    7 Apr 2019
    7:27am

    I just ordered my fifth (gulp!) bag (AND a leather scrunchie) from an amazing maker in Atlanta called Neva Opet. The woman who runs it just came out with her spring designs The leather is thick and perfect and weathers like a dream–and everything is made there in Atlanta by women. The shapes are graphic and gorgeous. Most everything rings in around $200 and these are bags to last you your whole life.

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    Francine
    8 Apr 2019
    5:35pm

    Twenty or more long-sleeve white shirts. Plain, ruffled, popover, button-down, flowy, stiff, cheap, expensive…I do not discriminate. Jeans, about 70 pair I think? And black Ts from Gap and Target…maybe 10 or more? Sharp blazers (Veronica Beard and Theory) too.

    I used to ‘collect’ striped Ts, but now not so much.

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