Here is a list of the best online retailers to update your closet with professional attire. I have provided the cost of two items (standard blazer and slim-fit pant) to serve as a price comparison between brands.
Banana Republic has a wide range of reasonably-priced items that are perfect for filling out your wardrobe. Their clothes are great if you’re looking for quality staple pieces for day-to-day outfits. They offer free shipping on orders above $50, as well as a ‘, buy online, pick up in-store’ option. Additionally, there are always sales and deals available on their website, so checking it regularly will help you find the best prices. As a result, you are sure to save money while also boosting your wardrobe inventory.
The Easy Blazer: $128
The Slim Wool Pant: $115
Everlane is a company whose items are made with ethically sourced materials in factories that adhere to high standards of safety for their workers. Their brand is focused on creating pieces that stand the test of time. They offer classic pieces that you will be able to wear no matter what trends come and go. Everlane runs on a direct-to-consumer model. As a result, the prices you pay are only slightly higher than the cost to make each item. According to their website, traditional retailers sell their items at 5 to 6 times the cost of production. Everlane, however, only has increases the price 2 to 3 times.
Ann Taylor has been providing women with clothing for the professional sphere since the 1950s, and their brand remains one of the most trusted sources for an office-appropriate wardrobe. Ann Taylor is a great place to look for good quality and reasonable prices, and their style is conservative enough to wear to work without being drab or boring. They also have a sister-brand called Loft, which provides slightly more casual pieces for your everyday outfits.
Women Stretch Jacket: $79.90
The clothing at Uniqlo boasts straightforward versions of staple pieces at prices that are difficult to beat. Their clothing concept is called LifeWear. Which, according to the Uniqlo website, means is “simple, high-quality, everyday clothing with a practical sense of beauty, ingenious in detail, designed with life’s needs in mind, and always evolving.” Uniqlo also uses ethically-sourced material and promotes recycling and minimization of waste through the recycling of their clothes. Compared to the above brands, the clothing is a bit looser in terms of fit, and the overall aesthetic is slightly more casual.
Montgomery Blazer: $165
Hanover Pants: $185
Of Mercer is an NYC based clothing brand “designed for women, by women.” Even though the fabrics and materials used are high-quality, the clothing remains reasonably priced. This is because their pieces are mostly sold online to avoid all the typical retailer markups. As a result, you will be able to purchase the same clothes for less. The clothes are made in one of 5 factories in the New York Garment District.