I’ve always preferred shopping by myself. Without having someone else there, I’m free to take my time in slowly browsing, sifting, and meticulously making sure that the fit, fabric, and versatility of a piece make it a worthwhile addition to the closet. One downfall to shopping alone, however, is the lack of an honest second opinion during the process. Even if we know our bodies reasonably well and are more or less aware of what looks good on us, sometimes we just need someone who’s truthful – even to a fault – to tell us whether or not something is flattering. And while that might be what sales associates are supposed to do, we all know that it’s not always (understandably) the case when things like sales goals and targets are at stake.
That’s why my experience shopping at LOFT was so refreshing. Hauling two full armfuls of clothes with me into the fitting room, I was provided with endless patience, sincere opinions, and even suggestions on what else to pair pieces with as I tried and retried everything. I never felt hurried or like I was taking too long, and Alannah, who was formerly a personal stylist and someone who clearly loved her job, not only put up with my fussiness but understood. I walked out with three well-fitted, quality pieces that will integrate seamlessly into my wardrobe, making the whole experience well worth the trek out to West Vancouver or Metrotown.
PS. Their Petites section consistently fits me better than almost anything else I’ve found (see past posts wearing LOFT here and here). And the petite curvy jeans are a dream for this short-legged, hippy girl; I’ve worn this high-waisted pair nearly every day since picking them up last week.
Photos by Brian Chan
Disclosure: This post was brought to you by LOFT, but all opinions are my own.