Best place to buy affordable stylish, brand-name women's business casual clothing online or at local stores

As a professional working woman on a budget in Washington D.C., I've found I enjoy casual business wear, such as long slightly form-hugging knit skirts I can pair with sleek high-heeled leather boots and one piece dresses and separates in timeless colors and styles that I can mix and match to create the look of having a larger wardrobe.  I opt for classic, durable name brands rather than Wal-Mart chic.  I've found Filene's Basement and Ross to be a couple of good places, but I'd love to know of any best kept secrets in the D.C. area or online that other working female professionals can recommend.

I just like my clothing to be slightly comfortable, natural (does not necessarily have to be organic) and give me room to move, rather than being hemmed in by designs that will not fit if I eat that last slice of holiday pie.  My favorite piece of clothing is a stretchy ankle-length denim skirt I bought in Europe and have worn to death, I believe, along with my favorite pair of well-worn mid-calf black leather Esprit boots, with buckle, zipper and lacing -- and I can no longer find an identical pair anywhere!

For example, Anne Taylor Loft is not out of my price range -- so anything along those lines or more inexpensive.  Please help.

So far for me, it's Burlington Coat Factory, Ross, Newport News, Filene's Basement.  I'm looking for a place that specializes in casual business clothing for women that is stylish and made for young professional in their 20's and 30's.

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My last visit to the states I found these stores were pretty good and they all had a rich variety of clothing:


Dressbarn women

Saks fifth Avenue

Liz Claiborne Outlet

Macys -I would say suitable for older women.

Hope I helped a bit.

Hey Ecrivaine32,

I am also a young professional- like you I shop at stores like Marshalls, Loehmanns, Ann Taylor, etc. I also shop online like crazy. Check out the site They have cute, affordable business casual clothes suitable for twenty and thirty somethings. I also shop at Bluefly alot but they don't have much for work- so it's not always easy to search through.

Hope this helps!

Find stylish business casual clothing at!

My wife, who is a professional, shops at Talbot's Outlet in Baltimore but buys most of her clothing (good taste, professional) from Lands End by mail order.

Go to do a search on "business casual clothing for women" it will give some great deals.

Hope this helps!

I have a home I purchased in Woodbridge, and it's being rented by relatives.  When I lived in the Northern Virginia area, I often shopped at Nordstroms and Macy's near the Pentagon and Le'Fant Plaza.

I'll search, while you wait.

J.C.Penny is affordable and has pretty cute clothes; sometimes you can find a few things in Sears. I live in a small town, so have to travel to shop. Do a lot of on-line shopping. If you type in- affordable womens clothing- in your search bar, you should get a lot of places to shop. If you order a lot, sometimes you can get free shipping, discounts and some have buy one get one free. Sometimes the shipping is cheaper than GAS!!Good luck!

Diamonds are a girl's best friend!

Go to the Unique Thrift Store in fall church Its the bomb.

I shop at the Salavation Army and the GoodWill. Have found wonderful clothes at really bargain prices.

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