Saturday, March 3, 2012

My Opinion On Old Navy

Pricing: The pricing at Old Navy was at one time great. It's still good you can get clothes and accessories for a decent price. However I have noticed they have raised prices. They used to offer shirts for $10.50..well I notice what used to be $10.50 is now $14.50, Same quality, higher price...I don't see where to new price was warranted, because the quality is the same as it was. That in mind I do still like the pricing because if I was to go to Macy's and buy a skirt it would be $60.00 or more...not that I mind Macy's but I just don't like to spend a ton a money on one clothing item, I'd rather spend $60.00 and get a couple of clothing items. I'll spend big bucks on handbags or makeup or whatever but I just can't bring myself to spend huge money on clothes for some reason. All in all even though I'm not fond of the price increase I still like shopping at Old Navy, because compared to other stores and what they charge I think the pricing is still decent. Also I have found if you hit the outlet up you can get much better deals on clothing. Over the winter I bought several things at one of the outlets and I got a $30.00 sweater for only 6 bucks I believe it was, a active hoodie for only $3.00 plus I got them at just the right time and got 2 pair of jeans for only $30.00. If you have a outlet within driving distance(I have to drive several hours to get the the one nearest to me) I recommend going there when you want to purchase from Old Navy.

Sizing: I love that Old Navy has such a broad range of sizes, You can get everything all the way down to XS and all the way up to 4X i believe it is. I love the fact that they have sizes to fit everyone, not just the size 0-14 crowd. Granted you do have to buy Plus sizes online i noticed which I don't think is right, I feel it needs to be made available in stores as well. I remember at one time it was offered in store and for some reason they took it out of the store. Even though plus sizing is only online I am glad they offer it for those who need to purchase it.

Style Of Clothes: So I'm at a age where Logo shirts are not cool anymore and I'm not into the matronly clothes yet. I like that Old Navy has a style of clothes that I can buy at my age and not feel like a kid or a old woman. I love purchasing my basic items there like skirts, shorts, sweater and tees. Granted I do avoid many of the printed clothing they offer because most of them are just too busy for my taste but I do love the solid color items and on the rare occasion I like a print I purchase it. Again I like the fact they offer a range of clothing options from active, and swim to sweaters and shorts,,,it's kind of a one stop clothing shop.

Flip Flops! - These are my absolute favorite thing about Old Navy. They pricing is wonderful you can buy 2 pair for only $5.00 for both pair. I've been buying Old Navy Flip Flops every bit of 5+ years and I buy a ton of them every year, I had 100+ pair of them at one time. While I've since backed off on how many pairs of flip flops I buy every year I still buy several pairs and still have a decent little collection of them. When I see a bright new color I love i purchase them. I've yet to find flip flops anywhere else for a better deal. Also there is one time of the year where you can purchase flip flops for only $1.00 each. I forget when it is, not even sure if they will do it this year, but if they do and you want a bright color I suggest going very early of a morning to get the colors because they sell out fast, I know I went though the insanity of $1.00 flip flops a few times and it's jam packed so be ready to wait to pay on that day. If you want flip flops this is the place to go they have a great selection of colors, and they even offer prints and built up flip flops granted they are more expensive than the basic solid color flip flops. The only thing i have found I dislike about the flip flops is the run small so if you have a wide foot you need to size up. also the printed flip flops are pretty but the print rubs off as you walk so make sure you like the flop well enough without the print before you buy. I wish they would improve the prints to where the print wouldn't rub off but so far they have not.

See Though Clothes - This is the thing I hate the most about Old Navy. It seems like every single shirt or sweater I pick up there is so thin I can see though it. I don't mind wearing layers but you know sometimes I'd like to purchase a shirt or a sweater that I can wear buy it's self without having to wear a tank top under it. I have no idea why Old Navy is so fixed on making clothes they can see straight though, I get that it's cheaper clothing but just because it's cheaper don't mean it has to be see though thin and I wish they would stop it. I remember when I first started shopping there they had cheaper prices and in my opinion a much better quality of clothes than they do now. I don't ever remember any of my clothes being see though, they used to make good heavy basic tees they you could wear by themselves.They could still make some see though shirts for those who want to purchase something to layer and let the rest of us buy clothes that cover us. I went there recently and all the tops I saw was mostly all see though and even some of the active shorts I could see though them. I liked several pair of active shorts and was going to wear them biking this summer but granted I could see though them they don't make good active shorts but they make fabulous lounge and sleep shorts for around the house. Layering is cool sometimes, but not ALL the time.

1 comment:

  1. Haha I feel the exact same way about everything you said! The prices have def gone up and the quality is the same or worse. The sizing for me has changed a little. Their clothes runs big now. AND those flip flops, I stock up every year too! I liked the old style better than the new one. The thong part is a little different and hurts the bottom of my feet.


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