Here are direct links to some of my favorite stores; any purchases made through these links will generate small (TINY…) commissions for me, which help defray the costs of running The Vivienne Files. I’m very grateful for your support…
Amazon – if you need it, they have it… What else can I say?
Chico’s – I often see things here that are SO appealing… and their costume jewelry is often amazing!
J.Jill – an excellent place to look if you love Eileen Fisher but find her too expensive. Their linen pieces are excellent, and I wear both their ponte knit skirt and ponte dress frequently… And if you get their credit card, you get a 5% discount on everything, as well as an additional discount during the month of your birthday!
Lands’ End – for years this was the best place on the internet to buy cashmere. You have to be pretty picky these days – if you get something substandard, SEND IT BACK, but my last purchases have been lovely… Also, if you struggle with swimwear, this is the place to look; they take real pains to fit everyone, with comfort and flattery.
Lane Bryant – I’ve never shopped here, but this site is VERY popular with readers of The Vivienne Files…
L.L.Bean – NOT stodgy and boring… Some of the best-made tee shirts, jeans and sweater in the world…
Nordstrom – the original go-to for shoes! While it’s not the least expensive place in the world to shop, you truly can find everything you need here. They carry an exclusive selection of Eileen Fisher, too!
Novica – Jewelry, accessories and decorative object made around the world by artists and artisans far from the world of designer logos and brand names. Amazingly reasonable prices for some unique and completely lovely things. Some of my most treasured pieces of jewelry are from here.
Old Navy – a good source of low-priced basics. If you want to test-drive a new silhouette or color, this is a good place to look!
Soma – I’ve never shopped here, but a few of you have asked for a link to the site, which makes me think it must be pretty great!
Talbots – a great stand-by for suit separates, shoes, and some lovely scarves… Never forget their jewelry too!
The Met Store – lovely, one-of-a-kind items that support The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York… Members get a discount!
Uniqlo – Japanese based, so the sizes can run small, but things are moderately priced and of very acceptable (but not amazing) quality. If you want something to wear constantly through summer, or if you want to experiment with a new color or shape, this would be the place to go. And if you have children or grandchildren for whom you occasionally buy clothes – Uniqlo has MORE novelty tee shirt (unoffensive ones, hallelujah!) than you’ll ever need.
Universal Standard – I need to look at this site more often!
White House Black Market – yes, they carry things that aren’t just black and white…
Wolf & Badger – Sometimes, you need something amazing. A handbag, a piece of jewelry, or a scarf that you won’t see anyplace else. This is where to look! The people are lovely, their stuff is out of this world, and the service is great. You’ll be thrilled…
Zappos – if you’re in the mood for shoes, these people are your new favorites!
The Most Important Single Summer Garment!!!!
These little “skimmies,” also known as slip shorts. If you have… thigh issues…. in hot weather, these will change your relationship with dresses forever. Trust me!
I hope you find something you love…