Ann Taylor is another store that a career-minded woman would enjoy shopping at. They carry a lot of pantsuits, blazers, and blouses that are perfect for the corporate world. Be prepared to pay a higher price for the label.
Executive Essentials carries upscale gifts for business people. They have things like letter openers, briefcases, paper weights, office toys, and lots of pens. They always have the latest limited edition Mont Blanc pen in stock, which is good if you are a collector.
Crate & Barrel is another store that should be high on your list if you give a lot of wedding, graduation, or housewarming gifts. They have a fabulous selection of items that anyone can use around the home. The prices are not bad, but there are of course cheaper stores than this one.
There was a time many years ago when I liked Bass clothing, especially their shoes, but those days are gone. I find that their styles do not change enough to reflect modern times. I sometimes stop by to look at accessories, but that's about all.
There are plenty of Wilsons stores in malls closer to my home, but the discounts found at the factory outlet make more than make up for the time spent driving here. I love leather coats and gloves, but would never be able to afford full retail price.
This store is actually Reebok and Rockport combined. I come here for the Rockport shoes. Rockports are the lightest, most comfortable casual shoe I have ever owned. In a lot of factory stores, you have to worry about limited size selection, but not here. They always have lots of different sizes available.
I think American Eagles clothes are very similar in style and quality to clothes from the Gap. I buy Christmas and birthday gifts from AE for the younger members of my family and they have never complained.
Deutsch Luggage is a very nice luggage store. I bought 2 hard-body Atlantic brand suitcases from here, and I am very pleased with the purchase. Deutsch has a lot of name brand luggage, as well as travel accessories.
I am always looking for nice places to buy clothes for my grandson, and this store makes the list. They have cute clothes that look similar to Gap Kids but for much cheaper. The prices are very good for the quality of the clothes.
I really love this store! They have a great selection of dressy clothes that I can wear to work, as well as more casual pieces for the weekend. Best of all, they cater to smaller women, so the clothes always fit perfectly. I recommend it!