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If you could shop for free at one store for the rest of your life, where would it be?

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I’m cheating and choosing two: Amazon for practicality, and Bird for fashiony good fun.

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Posted on June 18th, 2013 33 Comments

33 Responses

  1. Fishmonkey says:

    So we’re picking two? 😉

    I’ll have to go with LaGarconne and Suitster. If just one, Net-a-Porter.




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  2. AmyM says:

    This is probably the least glamorous answer, but I’m going with Target. If I got all my basics and sundries free, I could splurge on other things elsewhere.




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    • lorimac says:

      I’m with Amy here – I suppose if I could shop FOR FREE FOREVER, I would want to choose a store which sells everything – cosmetics, food, stationery, towels and the basic colored t-shirt. Then I could use all the money I saved to shop at Barney’s!! (I suspect KF was not looking for strategizing here but aiming for the “one book on a desert island” kind of mindset, but still, FOR FREE FOREVER…….)




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  3. Cynthia says:

    Practical answer: Amazon.com. Fantasy answer: Ivey Abitz.




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  4. Is it cheating to say eBay?




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  5. Anne says:

    Marni, except for shoes. I’d still get my shoes at zappos.




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  6. Kristin says:

    Yes, AmyM. I was going to go with Stop N Shop.




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  7. sugarleg says:

    so unoriginal, but it HAS to be Barneys for me.




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  8. Leslie says:

    Nordstrom, if I’m going for breadth (practical plus fun). In my dreams, it would be a store that used to exist in downtown Seattle called Tulip–I loved everything the owner stocked and nearly cried when it closed.




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  9. Kay Erikson says:

    It’s free? Then Hermes! I got my first scarf in 1984. (my mom found it at goodwill!) I was the only girl in high school who wore them. . Second choice-1st dibs. Love their vintage clothes.




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  10. Kate says:

    Nordstroms for the win. I need wide shoes and they have the best selection. Plus they have everything. Clothes, shoes, cosmetics, lingerie, kids, mens, home, etc. The customer service is so awesome too. I really enjoy shopping there.




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  11. cedar says:

    Amazon and Anthropologie, probably. But there’s a little Boston shop called Mint Julep that I could happily use instead of Anthro in the service of going less corporate.




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  12. Stakra says:

    For the practical, yes it is hard to beat Amazon, for her perfectly collated collection of sublime pieces (no flair here), Juniper in Madrona, WA.




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  13. c.w. says:

    I’m still thinking….




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  14. kathy says:

    Easy – Bergdorf Goodman




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  15. SL says:

    Hermes.




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  16. muranogirl says:

    ABC Carpet and Home




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  17. muranogirl says:

    and…netaporter




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  18. nolabrarian says:

    Trashy Diva — but that includes their clothing, lingerie and shoe stores too.




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  19. shaney says:

    this is a very important question, and one that i have contemplated many times before, but in my mind the question was slightly different (if i could only wear one brand/house for the rest of my life, who would it be?). so if you get to cheat, i do, too: Barneys and Nordstrom.




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  20. Joanna aka Alexa (@alexa11221) says:

    ASOS, for a little bit of everything, but especially underwear and socks.




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  21. Liz says:

    Do dept stores count?
    Neiman Marcus.




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  22. Other Liz says:

    Definitely the Gant Store. I love that young, rich preppy look, and it’s so the opposite of typical Seattle style which makes it especially appealing to me.

    Unfortunately, they don’t have a huge selection, so my wardrobe would be really small.




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  23. Maria says:

    If we are living a fantasy life, then Barneys. In real life, probably something like Target.




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  24. Tamara says:

    Barney’s.




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  25. Audrey says:

    Sorry, but no matter how much free toilet or tissue paper you obtained from Target, you would never “save” enough money to shop regularly at some high-end, expensive store (unless you were already a millionaire). I’d go for Barneys.




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  26. lizzie says:

    amazon is not really a “store”, so it doesn’t count. going with bloomingdales-i can get great cookware and luggage!




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  27. Sara says:

    Barney’s.




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  28. Dianne says:

    iTunes.

    I already spend most of my $$$ on music.

    If we’re talking fantasy clothes- ones I like but don’t really fit then Bird.
    If we are talking about where I actually by my work wardrobe then Nordstroms.




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  29. rebecca says:

    It’s got to be a swanky department store for me. With impossibly chic saleswomen who have made fashion their life and will share their secrets with me. With a cool, dark cafe that serves champagne cocktails. And uniformed doormen to carry my many packages. I haven’t been there yet. I don’t know it’s name. It’s not by my Target…




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  30. Hermes! Hello? Of course! You could always commission things you needed from their ateliers. 🙂




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  31. Tara says:

    Nordstrom. Duds, kicks, beauty and the cafe <3




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