In this season we’re having conversations about shopping in the Pre-Covid-19 version of normality. These conversations took place between the tail end of 2019 and the first months of 2020.

In this season of the podcast, we talk about:

  • loving shopping, hating shopping, dreading shopping, and embracing shopping.
  • shopping seasonally, cyclically, weekly, and hardly ever at all
  • bargain hunting, but also the fact that clothing requires resources – of fabric, materials, and labor – and resources cost money, regardless of if we pay the full price.

Plus personal stories, tons of laughs, and so much more.

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Frustrating shopping experiences, quality clothes and big life transitions with Gwen Juleus

In this conversation we talk about keeping quality items regardless of trends, and also going about trying to find those quality clothes and then sticking to what works. Plus the frustration of shopping and not being able to find what you’re looking for, and how big life transitions and body changes affect the experience of shopping.

About Gwen…

Located in Huntsville, Alabama, Gwen is the host of the Manage Money, Build Wealth Podcast where she shares her personal finance and financial freedom tips, tricks and inspirations. She is also retired after a 22 year career in the US Army. You can find her podcast here on Apple Podcasts here.

Mentioned in this episode…

  • Old Navy
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Banana Republic
  • Sky Magazine
  • Clark Boots
  • Ugg Boots
  • Mesomorph body type
  • Goodwill

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Changing your shopping mindset to change your experience with Heather Craik

In this conversation we talk about changing your shopping mindset and how that influences your shopping experience, trying on anything that catches your eye, rather than pre-judging things (it caught your eye for a reason), going with shops and designers who design intentionally for larger sizes, and the pros and cons being picky when it comes to your clothing choices.

About Heather…

Heather is a business owner based in Scotland. You can find her online here.

And her previous episode on Talking About Clothes here.

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The ups and downs of the shopping experience with Naomi Dunford

In this conversation we cover optimistic purchases, the trouble with not knowing what you don’t know, splitting your shopping between majority thrifting and minority high end, and the contrasting experiences between shopping in high end shops and thrifting. 

About Naomi…

Naomi lives just west of Toronto in the snowbelt of Canada. She recently sold the company she had for the past 13 years and is now luxuriating in her retirement. And you can now find her new blog at xxNaomi.com

And you can find her previous episode of Talking About Clothes here.

Mentioned in this episode…

  • Marie Kondo
  • Burberry
  • Stuart Weitzman
  • Goodwill
  • Pretty Woman
  • Legally Blonde
  • Victoria’s Secret

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Investment pieces, trends, and avoiding impulse purchases with Brittany Diego

In this conversation we talk about  impulse buys, investment pieces, and trends, not buying yourself clothes and then having nothing to wear when you need it, finding the balance between professional and personal in your wardrobe, and giving yourself a pause to cut down on impulse purchases. 

About Brittany…

Brittany Diego is a celebrity fashion stylist located in Los Angeles and the founder of Fashion Mentor, a platform she founded to help aspiring stylists and designers learn how to break into the fashion industry. You can find her here and her podcast, Fashion School Dropout, here.

Mentioned in this episode…

  • Issey Miyake
  • Jeffery Cambell
  • Vans
  • Forever 21
  • H&M
  • Zara
  • Salvation Army
  • Goodwill
  • Pinterest

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Developing your own shopping POV with Jill Wolcott

In this conversation we talk about appreciating garments without feeling the need to obtain them, developing your own POV and your own style, online shopping and how to solve the issue of finding clothes that fit online, and the understanding that if a piece of clothing you’ve had your eye on is gone, something else will come along.

About Jill…

Jill Wolcott started designing knitwear in 1993 and focuses on designing items that you’ll be excited to wear for years to come. She’s based out of Seattle after two decades in San Francisco and contrary to popular myths about knitwear designers spends more time in front of the computer than at her needles. She also teaches in an effort to pass along what she’s learned. You can find more about Jill on her website.

Mentioned in this episode…

  • Nordstrom
  • Saks
  • Armani

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Shopping as self-care and personal empowerment with Claudia & Bell of Sis, Stop!

In this conversation we talk about loving shopping, shopping as part of your weekly routine and a way to carve out time for yourself, the power in having the items in your closet that you know you always get compliments on and the feeling of endless possibilities that come with new items. Plus there is a ton of fantastic sisterly banter. 

About Claudia & Bell…

Claudia and Bell are a sister duo living in Texas and are hosts of the Sis Stop podcast, where they share what they’ve learned about self-love, self-care, career, relationships, and everything in between. You can find them here.

Mentioned in this episode…

  • Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • Target
  • Modcloth
  • Kohls
  • Ivy Park
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Banana Republic
  • J. Crew
  • Madewell
  • Ann Taylor
  • Savers Thrift Shop 
  • Shein

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High end bargain hunting and clothing related identity crises with Natalie Que

In this conversation we talk about identity crises, buying second hand, and high end bargain hunting, the masks we can put on when we choose our clothing, looking good versus feeling good in your clothes, and noticing how other people respond to how you dress. 

About Natalie…

Natalie is a podcaster, writer, and life coach living in Salt Lake City. 

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