What Department Store Would You Be?

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    Feb 05, 2011 1:59 AM GMT
    A fellow member made a post comparing his taste to his date's taste and titled it "I'm Bloomingdale's but he's Walmart." That got me to thinking: What store or department store or would you be?

    I would be Liberty's of London (Mature yet classic and utterly tasteful with a modern, hip, sexy edge that is subtle and sophisticated)
    http://www.liberty.co.uk/
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    Feb 05, 2011 2:00 AM GMT
    Thrift store and yard sales.
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    Feb 05, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    I'm the dumpster behind the bakery where you can get tons of perfectly good day old bread for free. Mmmmm, brioche.
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    Feb 05, 2011 2:48 AM GMT

    Goodwill?

    Ariodante saidI'm the dumpster behind the bakery where you can get tons of perfectly good day old bread for free. Mmmmm, brioche.


    Mmm...I've not been checking the dumpsters this winter. Good idea.
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    Feb 05, 2011 2:53 AM GMT
    BoulderingBum said


    Mmm...I've not been checking the dumpsters this winter. Good idea.


    There's a fascinating movement of people who literally stopped spending money (as in, zero dollars) for all the food they consume just with the savvy of knowing where the general population discards all their perfectly good "not good enough for shelving" stock. You do need to live in a larger city and have a keen knowledge of dumpster rotation, though.
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    Feb 05, 2011 2:58 AM GMT
    Saks icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 05, 2011 3:39 AM GMT
    male order
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    Feb 05, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    cold said
    Ariodante saidI'm the dumpster behind the bakery where you can get tons of perfectly good day old bread for free. Mmmmm, brioche.


    That explains why I can now see your buns

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    Feb 05, 2011 5:01 AM GMT
    I'd like to say Saks, but realistically I'm Sears, where you can get whatever you wanticon_cool.gif
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Feb 05, 2011 5:08 AM GMT
    Boscovs. In and out of bankruptcy. My broke ass can relate.
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    Feb 05, 2011 5:53 AM GMT
    Depends on what I'm buying. For certain personal accessories I look to Alfred Dunhill, I suppose because my late father always did. Not a department store, per the OP, rather a specialty. I used to buy at Mark Cross for my leather goods, but they went out of business, so Dunhill covers me there now, as well.

    For my suits and dress shirts I go to private tailors, but for dress shoes I like Allen Edmonds, that are sold a little more widely. They use an "American" last that fits my foot perfectly. For athletic footwear I like New Balance, because they also use an American last, and have wide sizes, which many others don't, and I usually get them at Footlocker.

    For more mundane things, like underwear, socks, small appliances and household stuff, I shop at Target. Though sometimes a good sale at Macy's or Dillard's will undercut even Target. I bought my last pair of Timberland moccasins (I've been wearing moccasins as my daily shoes since I was 8 ) at Macy's for almost nothing during a sale.

    I also buy my partner kitchen things from Williams Sonoma because he likes the speciality items they carry. (For a Christmas gift I got him a 9-speed digital KitchenAid hand mixer at half price on a 1-day sale there -- I'm not a fool when it comes to finding bargains)

    So what department store would I be? None. I shop all over. Show me the mark-down, and I'll show you my card.
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    Feb 05, 2011 6:25 AM GMT
    I would have to say either Hollister or 21Men; it's a tie, lol.
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    Feb 05, 2011 7:45 AM GMT
    Nordstroms....its my favorite icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 05, 2011 7:58 AM GMT
    . . . Savers . . . it's the best
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    Feb 05, 2011 8:06 AM GMT
    Trader Joe's.
    (What is this "fashion" thing mentioned by the OP...?)
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    Feb 05, 2011 8:46 AM GMT
    I would be Amazon icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 05, 2011 8:51 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidThrift store and yard sales.


    Lolz.......Nothing like finding a Sawyer of Napa sheepskin coat in mint condition for $100.....or a Burberry's trench coat for $120........thanks to E-bay, Goodwill and Salvation Army....department stores.......heheheh......icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 05, 2011 8:55 AM GMT
    jprichva saidI'd be Gimbel's, because we both went out of business years ago.

    LOL! You are absolutely the worst! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 05, 2011 9:01 AM GMT
    I'd say I'm a mixture of Daffy's (it's a northeastern thing), Filene's Basement and TJMaxx/Marshalls.

    The goal is to mix and match giving the impression that I spent serious dollars to look fashionable. Besides there are some rare finds I've came across at these stores.

    I'm allergic to Sears, Walmart and JCPenney. Do those stores even exist anymore?icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 05, 2011 9:05 AM GMT
    ssguy69 saidI'd say I'm a mixture of Daffy's (it's a northeastern thing), Filene's Basement and TJMaxx/Marshalls.

    The goal is to mix and match giving the impression that I spent serious dollars to look fashionable. Besides there are some rare finds I've came across at these stores.

    I'm allergic to Sears, Walmart and JCPenney. Do those stores even exist anymore?icon_lol.gif


    No....not for clothing, anyway.....nice athletic fit t-shirts at Target, though....
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    Feb 05, 2011 9:19 AM GMT
    El Corte Ingles. My interests are all over the place
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    Feb 05, 2011 11:45 AM GMT
    not really a store because i dont care so much about departments.. but I'd say Rolex.

    mostly because of its association with yachting and sailing and conservative Investment value.. jeez my friends were right, I do sound like a Republican icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 05, 2011 11:49 AM GMT
    Debenham's, classy yet affordable, with floors of goodness, a very well organised and sound home department, good for families or single people. A total experience.;)
    http://www.debenhams.com/
  • alphatop

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    Feb 05, 2011 12:03 PM GMT
    I wouldnt be a department store at all...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 05, 2011 12:09 PM GMT
    If I were to shop at a department store it would be at Bergdorf Goodman(Men)