244 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich
49 Main Street, Westport
Convenient go-to store for reasonably priced, decent fitting jeans. The selection varies at each store—Greenwich carries irreverent onesies for kids.
Robin’s note: I own two pairs. They’re comfortable.
Who you’ll see shopping here: Women (and men) age 28+ who live near a Lucky Jeans store.
Their specialty: Jeans and hippy-wanna-be tunics.
What you should buy: Jeans.
What you may not know but should: Since its founding in 1996, the Lucky Brand Foundation has raised millions of dollars for disabled children. http://www.luckybrand.com
Sunday, January 17, 2010 • Permalink
142 Main Street, Westport
321 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich
Muted tones greet you as you walk into this quaint store that shares a patio with Tavern on Main.
Robin’s note: I’ve enjoyed reprieves from functions at the Tavern by window shopping with my pre-dining cocktail.
Who you’ll see shopping here: Mature women who like dark colors and are slightly edgier than their Eileen Fisher clad counterparts.
Their specialty:: Oversized cardigans in cashmere, wool, or acrylic.
What you should buy here: Oversized cardigans in cashmere or wool.
What you may not know but should: Sandwiched between racks of oversized everything, you can find some fitted cocktail dresses and Majestic Paris tops.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 • Permalink
225 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich
Latest entry in the trendy “disposable clothes” category, Zara kicks it up a notch with everything from suits to skivvies.
Robin’s note: Try it on before buying it.
Who’ll you’ll see shopping here: Women 20 to 50, though mature women may find some of their styles “unflattering” or “relentlessly unforgiving.”
Their specialty: Dressy suit separates.
What you should buy: Casual tops, basic t-shirts, and chiffon blouses.
What you may not know but should:
1. Unique, super-cheap kids clothes.
2. Zara’s is the world’s top clothing retailer.
3. In response to Greenwich’s taste and budget, they now stock more expensive pieces ($40-120) in addition to the cheapies.
Monday, November 16, 2009 • Permalink
127 Washington Street, South Norwalk
Part Boho, part Euro-trend, And Company Inc features international designers and a signature line of t-shirts.
Robin’s note: I’m not a Euro-trend chick so I might not appreciate their designer duds as much as, say, a European.
Who you’ll see shopping here: Women (and men) in their 30s and 40s who are slightly right of flashy.
Their specialty: Their own line of tees and sweats, and pieces that include leather and/or interesting cuts.
What you should buy: Striking origami-esque dresses and skirts, and “urban cowboy” belts with cozy sweaters.
What you may not know but should: They also carry bedding, soaps, and hard-to-find bedroom/bathroom hardware.
Sunday, October 11, 2009 • Permalink