Going out of business: Ascena Retail Group closing all of its nearly 650 Dressbarn stores

David

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Another brick and mortar retailer bites the dust. Ughhh, buying clothes online is one of the worst experiences, although I buy most of my clothes online because local stores are so limited in quality, inventory and sizes (and I have expensive taste in some items).

You just can't tell what you're getting until you can hold it in your hands. I don't know about women's clothing (no jokes, please), but one size is not one size. Gotta try on a range of sizes to get the one that fits right. So, what are you going to do, buy 3 sizes and pay to return the other 2?

Anxious to see who solves this problem.

Does anyone remember Britches of Georgetown? I loved that store.

So, who is going to pickup the business from Dressbarn?
 

vraiblonde

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Dress Barn sucks. Overpriced cheap clothing. Good riddance. Remember Fashion Bug? That was another one with expensive cheap crap.

I hate clothes and most of my wardrobe comes from Goodwill or Old Navy. The only thing I lay down money on is really good footwear.

although I buy most of my clothes online because local stores are so limited in quality, inventory and sizes (and I have expensive taste in some items).
DC has great shopping. Make it a weekend trip and enjoy the city. Also NYC is 3 hours away by train.
 

jazz lady

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Another brick and mortar retailer bites the dust. Ughhh, buying clothes online is one of the worst experiences, although I buy most of my clothes online because local stores are so limited in quality, inventory and sizes (and I have expensive taste in some items).

You just can't tell what you're getting until you can hold it in your hands. I don't know about women's clothing (no jokes, please), but one size is not one size. Gotta try on a range of sizes to get the one that fits right. So, what are you going to do, buy 3 sizes and pay to return the other 2?

Anxious to see who solves this problem.

Does anyone remember Britches of Georgetown? I loved that store.

So, who is going to pickup the business from Dressbarn?
I used to shop at Dressbarn quite a bit but over the years the quality went WAY down and the prices up. I rarely buy clothes online since it is a crap shoot on size, fit, and quality. There can be a vast difference in sizes between one brand and another, and oftentimes within that brand. My sister swears by DressLily but I have never tried them. The only online store I had luck with was Coldwater Creek as they were consistent in their sizes and quality, but you paid for it dearly. I know Amazon is touting their clothing now via Amazon Wardrobe and I may try it out. It is for Prime members only and lets you order and try up to 8 clothing pieces before you buy. Anything you don't keep you send back free of charge.

I don't know what if anything will take its place but all the women's only clothing stores around here are closed and/or closing: Fashion Bug, Cato's, and Dressbarn. There are still department store options like JCP, Kohl's, Belk, and the like, or the discount retailers like Walmart and Target.

And yes, I remember Britches. Great store! They are trying to revive the brand with Britches Bespoke, a flagship store in NYC with plans to later expand to an online buying presence.


 
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