It is a winter wonderland around the Financial District and Union Square. Office buildings are decorated. Displays are festive. After work, I couldn’t help but walk into Zara, craving their elegant wool coats. It’s haute couture at middle class prices. If you are in need of a new coat, Zara has beautiful ones for $180-225. I had to force myself out of the store. I don’t need another coat! Besides, it never gets that cold in SF anyway.
What I do need are some basics (tees and leggings) so I headed straight to H&M. Everything is dirt cheap and well made, for the most part. I am a leggings whore and my favorite pair is from H&M.
Check out my goods: chinos, leggings, a long-sleeved top, 2 tees, and a tank top. There wasn’t a single item more than $15. My total came out to $82. $82!!!! Why shop anywhere else?
I am thoroughly convinced that if my wardrobe went up in flames, I could completely rebuild it with a $200 gift certificate to H&M.
You’re not going to find a special occasion dress at H&M. Zara’s a good place for that. And you’re not going to find office clothing at H&M either. I like Ann Taylor for work stuff. But seriously people, stay away from Nordstroms and Macys. H&M is the only place to shop.