Slacker Mom Goes Shopping
Disclaimer: Disclaimer: As part of the Macy’s Advisory Board I was compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.
Would you be surprised if I told you how much I detest clothing shopping? I’m a certified shopaholic, yet setting aside time each day for clothing for myself fills me with depression and terror. I can spend hours online picking out the perfect curriculum, and I look forward to back-to-school shopping for my kids each year. Stepping into a department store to hunt down the perfect ensemble, or try on the best fit of jeans, seems overwhelming. Facing a tiny dressing room with stacks of clothes to try as I get undressed in front of a mirror isn’t exactly high on my list of things to do in life.
Recently I was asked to shop at Macy’s to give a real mom’s opinion of the store. I had up until that point, owned two items from my local Cottonwood Macy’s (so dubbed because it is the only remnant of the former Cottonwood Mall.) The two items I own are two Lladro statues my husband has given me; one for our first Valentine’s Day and the second was this one I had casually mentioned would make a perfect wedding cake topper–he gave that one to me when he proposed. :)
For some reason, I had it in my head that Macy’s was an expensive store. As I strolled the aisles, I noticed a couple of things: these clothes were actually affordable and in my budget! (Especially when paired with their frequent coupons like these!) Second, I noted that I could actually bring my kids here. Unlike other Macy’s or other department stores, Cottonwood is unlikely to be crowded even on a Saturday. I guess the demise of an attached mall will do that to a store. It was one of those places your kids can run around or hide in the clothing racks (please tell me mine aren’t the only ones that do that?!) and you don’t have to panic thinking you’ve actually lost your children.
In general, Macy’s was easy to navigate, and the store clerks are happy to help you find what you need. This time I was in need of new bras and a trained sales associate gave me a free fitting and spent nearly an hour helping me pick and choose between all the different styles available. You can even get a free personal shopper appointment if you struggle to decide what looks best on you like I do!
I’m not sure I’m going to transform into a fashionista anytime soon… but it’s nice to know Macy’s is available to meet my budget and help me figure out my own personal style!
How do you feel about clothing shopping for yourself?