I’m cheating and choosing two: Amazon for practicality, and Bird for fashiony good fun.
So we’re picking two? 😉
I’ll have to go with LaGarconne and Suitster. If just one, Net-a-Porter.
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.
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…….)
Practical answer: Amazon.com. Fantasy answer: Ivey Abitz.
Is it cheating to say eBay?
Marni, except for shoes. I’d still get my shoes at zappos.
Yes, AmyM. I was going to go with Stop N Shop.
so unoriginal, but it HAS to be Barneys for me.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m still thinking….
Easy – Bergdorf Goodman
ABC Carpet and Home
Trashy Diva — but that includes their clothing, lingerie and shoe stores too.
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.
ASOS, for a little bit of everything, but especially underwear and socks.
Do dept stores count?
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.
If we are living a fantasy life, then Barneys. In real life, probably something like Target.
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.
amazon is not really a “store”, so it doesn’t count. going with bloomingdales-i can get great cookware and luggage!
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.
http://www.lenadress.com for sure
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…
Hermes! Hello? Of course! You could always commission things you needed from their ateliers. 🙂
Nordstrom. Duds, kicks, beauty and the cafe <3