Everybody knows that the shopping is great in America.
However, with the dollar to pound conversion rate being pretty poor at the moment, I wasn’t sure if I would strike lucky with obtaining any bargains during a recent trip to visit my Sconnie boyfriend.
I needn’t have worried.
Here are 3 American fashion staples I picked up that every woman should own.
American fashion staples 101: a Ralph Lauren Polo tee.
Even though my parents practically live in this brand, I’d never owned anything Ralph Lauren before. Therefore, I was super excited to see this classic white v-neck t-shirt with the cute little RLP logo on sale at the Outlet Mall in Oshkosh.
I had a classic white t-shirt in my possession from ZARA until recently (I made the mistake of taking it backpacking and had to throw it away) so I was very excited to be able to have this iconic staple back in my wardrobe again.
Who doesn’t love a classic white tee? And at $20, it was a steal!
Ralph Lauren Polo T-Shirt – RRP $29.99 – approx $20 on SALE (Shop Ralph Lauren UK HERE.)
Believe it or not, this is the first pair of Levi jeans I’ve ever owned – even though I have been to America a handful of times in the last nine months (and on several occasions in my lifetime)!
It’s no secret that I’ve always yearned for a pair of Levi’s but I’ve never been able to actually afford them. Until recently.
(Hello, clearance section of Kohls at Bay Square Park mall in Green Bay! My new friend!)
I decided to invest in this lighter blue pair with ripped knees – a perfect addition to any gal’s summer wardrobe as we head into SS17. Winning!
Levi Jeans – RRP $54.50 – approx $27 on SALE (similar here)
I’m absolutely in love with my final purchase and it’s definitely one of my favourite American fashion staples.
It’s true that I’ve been wanting a designer handbag for a long time as I didn’t previously own a designer handbag. The closest thing I had was my Fossil handbag from when I used to work in the UK head office.
As my Fossil bag is black, I thought I would go with tan for my Coach bag (another timeless colour). At one third of the recommended retail price, there was no way I could pass on the opportunity to buy this little number from the Oshkosh Outlet Mall.
And then I just HAD to get the matching purse. Because, you know. When in Rome.
Coach New York Purse – RRP $150 – approx $40 on SALE
I don’t understand how other holiday-makers can visit America and not leave with a suitcase full of shopping. It’s like, impossible! (To me anyway.)
Sure, we’re lucky that there’s a lot of American brands easily accessible in the UK, but the prices are never as purse-friendly as buying from the source.
Since I don’t plan to be back in America for a little while, I thought I’d stock up on these American fashion staples while I could. And I’m one happy lady right now.
(Please note that this post was produced in collaboration with Ralph Lauren.)