Places to get Clothes

Zyaria Hatcher , MVCurrent Writer

2020 seemed to be a year of many different fashion trends. Some amazing ones that we can not forget, and then some I am sure we would like to forget. From sweatsuits to bike shorts, there never seemed to be an end to new styles arising. 2021 is a new year, and new trends are likely to arise. Until I did my research, I had trouble knowing where to shop due to not finding anything that had my style. I am saving you from all the time and effort and telling you about the best places to shop at if you like good deals and fashionable clothes. 

No list of affordable clothing stores would be complete without mention of plus-sized fashion stores like Torrid.  They can be a bit pricey, but they have so many sales so that customers almost always come away with a deal. The quality of their clothing is amazing, especially their jeans. They carry everything: clothes, intimates, loungewear, activewear, swimwear, and accessories. And unlike some plus-size stores, their pieces are stylish and fashion-forward, rather than frumpy. They have multiple locations including HTC, Castleton Square, and Clay Terrace. Torrid was first opened in 2001, but in 2020 it gained more popularity and notice. 

The second is Shein. The only difference between the other stores listed and Shein, is that Shein is an online clothing brand. Shein gained popularity during the summer of 2020 when everyone was staying home and stores were closed due to COVID. Shein also offers plus-size clothing which for some people is a game changer. Not only are they affordable, but they have good quality clothing. Sometimes finding the right size can be a little tricky, but they have a size guide that helps with that. Also it helps to read the reviews before purchasing an item. It gives you a sense of how it might look and how well you will like it. 

One of my new favorite stores is Francescas. Not only do they sell clothes, but they sell natural beauty products and items. I love going and seeing the new lip glosses or the new prompt journals they have. They have modern to hipster style clothing that I truly enjoy. I typically enjoy going to the once in castleton because after I go there I head right over to Starbucks. 

Lastly I could not leave out one of my favorite stores, Forever 21. If you shop wisely and with care, you’re very likely to find something you love as they cater to a variety of different aesthetics, from boho to sporty to preppy and beyond. Not only are their clothes super cute, but they also have very trendy totes and fashionable shoes that I totally recommend.