I’m hoping to make this Made in USA ‘shop along with me’ a new frequent feature, I’ve created a tag for it to follow those types of posts here. The goal being that you can shop Made in USA all over, be it new, used, or recycled.
I’m going to combine several days of window shopping here, over a range of shops. In hopes to show you that shopping made in USA can be achieved at many different price points and tastes.
Crossroads – trendy resale store, good for basics.
Buffalo Exchange – equally trendy resell chain, I feel like they carry some hard to find items once in a while (I’ve struck gold here).
Wasteland – my go to place for items that are currently in store but at a fraction of the price. Very gently used.
Goodwill – goodwill hunting will bring you down. I almost gave up this time cause I wasn’t finding anything. You’ll always have to dig.
White House Black Market dress (yes, made in USA!!)
Nordstrom Rack – a little more traditional retail.
In my previous post, I showed you how you can shop Made in USA with second hand style, but you can also shop Made in USA in retail stores with mixed merchandise! It doesn’t just have to be bought online or through thrift stores! I went window shopping recently, and was pleasantly surprised to find so many things that fit the bill (more than I could take pictures of). So look for more features like this here; hopefully soon and ongoing.
The first store I stopped at was Steven Alan – they carry a lot of the S.A. brand obviously, which a lot of (but not all) is made in the USA, but also some other brands worthy of noting!
This pretty floral top has a nice silky feel to it, from the Steven Alan mainline
Another Steven Alan mainline, the perfect long blouse for work or days off
I’ve been on the hunt for a good peacoat, and this one by Fidelity sure caught my eye
A short bus ride later, I found myself at Anthropologie browsing their racks. Surprise, not everything there is made in China! They do carry some USA manufactured items, you just have to look.
This interesting Nanette Lepore top would look great layered
This Corey Lynn Calter watercolor/polka dot dress is so beautiful.
Now I have this Dolan dress on my mind for workdays!
I wish some American brands would start bringing back some of their production to balance out the other stuff – Levi’s tries to do this, but wouldn’t it be great if a brand likethe Gap had a section in its store with some Made in the USA merchandise too?
Thrifting operations have changed gears somewhat – I feel very content with this direction my wardrobe has gone in and since I have shifted towards more made in USA items; I thought I would continue this Thrifting made in the USA bit I did a while back to show you that it can be done even on a dime. I approached it in two different ways (and next, I’ll show you how you can shop made in USA in other stores too) – first at an actual thrift store (in this case Goodwill), and second at a re-sale store (at Crossroads trading). I surprisingly had similar results at both stores! The price points being a little different of course.
We’ll start with Goodwill! The only downside is that yes, you’ll have to sort through lots of things. Thrift stores have now become graveyards for cheap mall clothes, so it takes more time to find the hidden gems. But do not lose hope, gems are there to be found, even if you have to dig deeper.
And now, moving onto Crossroads – stores like this will be less digging through, and consequently, prices will be much higher.
My suggestions to you, is to always try something on before you buy and to resist the temptation to buy things that do not fit you (that goes without saying for any type of shopping!)
I didn’t buy any of these things, although the temptation was high – and I encourage you to ask yourself when shopping if you really NEED those things!