Anthropologie-Everyone and anyone who knows me knows this is my favorite store in the entire world. I love the beautiful home goods, the fabulous books, the awesome accessories and their pretty feminine clothing. In the past year or two I was worried that the company was going too Boho and couldn't understand why since that "look" belongs to their sister store Free People. However I have recently noticed a return to the Anthropologie looks I have loved and many many things I hope to purchase (which I have placed on the site's wish list and I vow to stalk till they go on sale).
Macys- I am sure upon seeing this store name my friends are ready to click to a new website given my many rants on my dislike of this retailer. I swear I have tried time and time again to like this store but it just isn't going to happen. Every store I have gone to, regardless of location is always messy with piles of clothing waiting to be organized and put back on the racks and removed from dressing rooms. If I wanted to go thru racks and racks of unorganized items, I would go to TJ Maxx or Marshalls where I expect that but also then know the price will reflect the effort. Finally I HATE their coupons. They are almost always restricted to their house brands with many many many...MANY restrictions. I feel like if a coupon could one time apply to something I hoped to purchase it would be applicable between the time of 11:55 and midnight on Christmas Eve. I know I am being sarcastic but I am done with this store
VERDICT: BIGGEST MISS POSSIBLE
Target- I generally like Target's clothing. I find the Merona and Mossimo brands good quality for the price. I do not buy items here I categorize as investment pieces; if they are "foundation pieces" for my closet I understand they are generally one season wear. That said I have a several summer knit dresses I have worn 2 summers. Yes they have some "pilling" and don't look quite as nice as when I initially purchased them but they are definitely still wearable for a day to day casual look while running errands, etc.
SEPHORA-I am a big fan of this store. I find the staff to be knowledgeable of most of the brands and merchandise they carry. They are always happy to give samples so I can try products at home prior to making a purchase, carry a huge inventory of brands and have a very generous return policy.
I would love to know your retail hits and misses, please share in the comments section below.