Made in the USA Series: Good Buys, Great Clothes

Our blog has repeatedly turned to the issue of buying local products.  When we are together, Meg and I enjoy finding clothes, appliances, and local establishments to investigate and evaluate.  Her most recent visit was focused on clothes.  We are determined to search out and discover exciting products made here in the states and to look for other “good buys”.

Wow.  That is the best way to describe this season’s “made in the U.S.A.” clothes Meg and I found at Halls Department Store [1] on the Country Club Plaza.  Enticed by Meg’s $200 gift card, we decided to check out Halls’s upscale clothing department to see what we could find that is made here in the states.  We were so excited.  There is nothing drab, boring or unappealing about these labels.  Names like Citizen for Humanity, J Brand, Splendid, Vizcaino, Yoana Baraschi and Bailey44 are on the shelves in great styles, vivid colors and wearable clothes.  While not priced for everyone, they are proof positive we can find great clothes manufactured here in the states.

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Meg loved this top made by Splendid.  Virtually everything in this photo was made in the U.S.A.

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This is a fun, casual dress by Splendid.

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Definitely patriotic, befitting its “made in the U.S.A.” heritage, this is another dress by Bailey44.

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I bought this top made by Bailey44.

Who said you can’t find a variety of fashionable clothing made in the U.S.?  Well, actually we have said it ourselves!  Now we are finding that with persistence, and a willingness to carefully check labels, we can find great clothes we are more than happy to wear ourselves.  Happy shopping!

[1]  Some or all of these brands are also available at stores such as Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom’s and Saks Fifth Avenue.  They are also available online.