by Lily Toto
This is a list of 10 great places to shop for clothes or accessories! Enjoy!
1. Abercrombie/ Abercrombie & Fitch
PROS: They have both girls and boys clothes. They sell shirts, pants, shorts, flip-flops, bathing suits, and PJ’s. Clothes look really nice and fit well. The store plays loud music and has dim lighting, which makes it a fun and interesting place to go to.
CONS: Summer and spring clothing there doesn’t usually fit the dress code at WMS. Items are usually over-priced.
2. Nordstrom Rack
PROS: At Nordstrom Rack you can find designer items, such as Juicy sweatshirts and Ralph Lauren shirts, at half the price of Nordstrom or designer stores. There are many sections of the store, such as teenage/young adult, kid, baby, plus-size, sports wear, and adult sections. The Rack doesn’t just have clothes, but also carries cosmetic products, decorative items, handbags, etc. all at significant savings. It’s huge!
CONS: Even with lower prices it is still mildly expensive. The boy’s/men’s section is smaller then the girl’s/woman’s section. If you are a tween, like me, the kids section will seem too young and/or too small, while the teens section may have clothes that are way too big.
PROS: So many hats! Lids has a machine that embroiders your name on a hat. Mostly guys shop there, but girls can also. Lids is the only great hat store in the Natick Mall.
CONS: The hats can be pricey. All it has is hats!!!!!
PROS: A great teen store with reasonable prices. Good sales. Girls and guys can shop here. There is a lot of variety in the girl’s clothing and the styles are current.
CONS: Not much variety in the guy’s wear. There is a small selection of jewelry, which is cheaply made. The Graphic Tee’s are overpriced and all look similar.
5. Juicy Couture
PROS: Is a designer store. All the clothes are beautiful, feminine and stylish. Juicy is known for their wide selection of sweat shirts in every color and design possible. Juicy carries a variety of clothing, jewelry, accessories, and cute items for pets.
CONS: Insanely expensive. Girls merchandise only. The styles rarely change so there is not much variety.
6.TJ Maxx and Marshalls
PROS: Nicely priced! Clothing for both genders and all ages.The stores are very large with a lot of merchandise to choose from. . TJ Maxx and Marshalls don’t just carry clothes, but offers accessories, gift items, toys and other items as well.
CONS: The clothing is often past season merchandise. You may not always find what you’re looking for.
7. Hollister and Gilly Hicks
PROS: Both stores carry cute and current clothing. Hollister has both boys’ and girls’ clothing.
CONS: Music is too loud and it’s difficult to see the colors and prices of clothing because it is so dark. Gilly Hicks is a girl’s store, so boy’s don’t shop there. Summer clothing doesn’t usually fit the WMS dress code.
PROS: Great jewelry. Claire’s offers a wide variety of items, including jewelry, hats, sunglasses, cute little objects to give as gifts, and more. The prices can’t be beat and you can get a lot for your money here. You can also get your ears pierced there!
CONS: It’s a girl’s store. Doesn’t have clothing. A lot of the stuff is for girls of younger age.
9. Forever 21
PROS: Amazing prices. Clothing for any girl from tween-age, teenage to adult. Lot’s of variety of cutting edge styles. Besides clothing, there are also cute shoes, face masks, accessories, make-up, and lots of adorable little trinkets.
CONS: Girls only. Some clothing items are not sewn well and rip easily. Clothing doesn’t always meet the WMS dress code.
PROS: This department store sells clothing for the whole family. The items are usually reasonably priced.
CONS: Not much designer or name brand merchandise. Clothing can be cheaply made and is not always the current styles or trends. The jewelry is a little overpriced.