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Posts Tagged ‘old navy’

Best jeans

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

It's nice to know fashion editors agree: Old Navy jeans are the best budget buy. SELF magazine editor Lindsay Huggins – aka "Denim Doctor" gave me the scoop last week on "Shop Girls." Her favorite is the Old Navy Diva jean, which she calls a universal fit. It comes in various rises and skinny, wide or boot cut. She tried it on 10 magazine staffers and said it worked for all of them. Other jeans under $50 worth trying: Gap and DKNY. Of course, Huggins isn't giving up her premium denim entirely. She love, love, loves her J Brand jeans – as do Eva Longoria, Heidi Klum, Katie Holmes and even Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Find them locally at Bluebird Boutique and Neiman Marcus. Prices start at $150. Good thing you'll have those Old Navys to fall back on for laundry days.

Janie and Jack

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

I was underwhelmed by Janie and Jack, Gymboree’s higher end boutique, which opened at Mall of America today (first floor, south side – just down the hall from Gymboree). The clothes look like Gymboree, but more subdued and more expensive. If I wanted to spend $40 on a pair of toddler boy pants or a little sun dress, I’d rather shop an independent children’s boutique with more unique brands. I’m more anxious for Gymboree to open its other new concept here: Crazy 8, which is supposed to compete with Old Navy, selling baby and children’s clothes that are both style and price conscious. Enough with the giraffe prints and $30 onesies.

Gwen Stefani shops at Old Navy!

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

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Recognized those plaid shorts with the palm tree imprint on Gwen Stefani’s little guy Kingston in some recent mag shots – my toddler has the same ones, purchased for $10 at Old Navy! Good to know that even though she designs boutique line Harajuku Lovers for Baby, sold locally at Pacifier, our gal Gwen recognizes good style at a great price. (Trying to picture Stefani at Old Navy…does she bring the bodyguards? Does she change a diaper in the family restroom? Maybe she orders online.)
Now, about those Ugg booties Kingston wore with his cool shorts. Seems just a bit affected, don’t you think, Gwen? The poor kid’s feet must have been drenched. Not to mention stinky. Next time, take a cue from my little man of style and go with Tevas. I cringed when he first pointed to the pair with orange trim in the store, but I’ve got to give him credit: they’ve got edge.

Plus size shopping

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

In case you missed my plus size fashion spread in last Sunday’s Pioneer Press, here’s a list of useful shopping resources:

  • La Rue Marche in Hudson, Wis. recently added a substantial selection of trendy plus-size apparel
  • b & lu – St. Paul-based website devoted to trendy, affordable plus size fashions
  • Maurices just added a plus size shop (16 to 24) in most of its stores, creating a new option for younger women looking for casual, career and dressy looks.
  • Did you know that American Eagle offers extended sizes, online only?
  • Great jeans: Svoboda
  • Great dresses and more: Monif C. and Kiyonna
  • Old Navy seems to be eliminating plus sizes in stores, but the online selection is still worth a look.
  • Other online resources: Igigi , Alright and Alloy
  • Curvy fashionista Sara Bartlett of St. Paul offers tips and reviews of plus-size fashions. | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved