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In-store vs. Online Shopping

14 Sep

The world revolves around the Internet so it’s no surprise that stores have gone online, with some only having an online version.  So which should you do, shop in-store or online?

A rule of thumb I have is always shop in-store.  This way you can try on pieces and make sure they look and feel the way you like.  Also, because you are able to see the exact article of clothing you’re going to purchase, you can check and make sure there are no snags, broken hemlines, stains, etc. prior to payment.

And if you’re anything like me, in-store shopping is an event—having a shopping day with my mom is equivalent to the way my brother and dad feel about going to a Cubs game.  I make a day out of it, and it’s something I do that makes me happy!

Online shopping can be okay if you have a lot of pieces from the store, like I do from the Gap, for example.  Gap has pretty traditional styles and cuts—so if you’re buying a shirt, and you’ve already got tons at home, it’s safe to say ordering the same size you already have is going to fit the way you expect.

If you are going to shop online—always check if there are consumer comments anywhere.  A lot of stores won’t actually have this application on their website, but sometimes you can Google to find responses.  The reason you may want to do this is to get input about how something may fit differently—someone may give insight to a boot that runs small, so to order the next size up—always something to take into consideration.
One more tip for online shoppers: make sure you pay attention to shipping and handling fees, they sneak up on you!

The main reason to shop online is because the store is totally not accessible to you, if this is not the case, then definitely take a trip to the actual store, and have some fun!