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How do you prefer to shop?

  • Katie Conley said:

    I only buy online when I search high and low through my city and can't find what I'm looking for.

    I agree that finding something in person, and being able to try it first, is optimal. Unfortunately that doesn't work well in my case. My town is small and doesn't have a lot of options for shopping.

     

    However, I do mitigate the hassles of online returns by ordering only clothing that has measurements included. This is especially true on eBay. If an item doesn't have measurements given, I pass on it. There's plenty of sellers who do take the time to provide measurements, and some of my best finds have been found online.

     

    (now to plan for a trip to the big city for some shopping...)

      June 7, 2016 2:23 PM BST
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  • Online is convienient (I can never spell that word correctly) but it's dicey when buying something other than a t-shirt. I really need to try stuff on, and if I have to return something, it's easier in person than playing the whole back and forth with an online store.

     

    Plus, me and a good girlfriend of mine love to shopping together, so it's an activity. It's fun. Online isn't the same. I only buy online when I search high and low through my city and can't find what I'm looking for.

      June 6, 2016 11:46 PM BST
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  • For me, the only way to shop is to spend a day with a girlfriend or two browsing the shops in the morning, trying on lots of outfits and buying a few. Then it's time to enjoy a little lunch in a cafe before round two in the afternoon. 

    Every woman is beautiful, some show it with their faces, others show it with their hearts.
      March 8, 2016 7:49 PM GMT
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  • I have shopped the thrifts but I really like Kohls store. They have clothes MY size and unisex dressing rooms. So even in drab I can grab a handful and head to the dressing rooms. Also their sales are great so I am getting NEW clothes. So nice. Undies I do mostly on line as I know what I like and can wait for sales. Shoes are from payless, get the bogo sales and you can do pretty good. I stock up on make up when in the big city. It is just fun to shop and even in drab, blending with other women shoppers.

     

      January 31, 2016 8:55 PM GMT
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  • Recently, I like to buy sexy nightclub costumes on www.evewholesale.com , I found some unique decor, I like online shopping.

      January 7, 2016 9:10 AM GMT
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  • i A few days ago the following fishnets were delivered. I ordered two. in this shop http://www.cross-dress.co.uk

      June 24, 2015 7:41 AM BST
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  • Most of the time, I choose to shop online. I work from home so any mail or packages are delivered to me. When I came out the first time back in the late 90's, I had things shipped to my PO Box. I was a regular at Silhouettes. I think they are out of business now. Mostly I buy from Amazon. If I buy from other vendors, they would start sending catalogs to me. Hate to explain that if my wife actually went and got the mail one day. There have been a few close calls when a vendor sent a catalog to Emma. How the heck they got my new address I will never know. 
    Most of the clothes I have now are my wife's old big girl clothes. Her skirts and a few tops fit. She won't be wearing them anytime soon as she lost all the weight with the stomach surgery. My only problem is lack of cash. Until I get out from under that $2k a month of child support, I don't have much for expendable cash.  

      May 12, 2015 4:16 AM BST
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  • Generally I prefer shopping while I'm dressed as a girl and with a girlfriend. Going together is more fun....

    But, nothing beats the look on a sales persons face when I am dressed as a male and in a womens store and ask to try something on *wciked grin*.

      May 7, 2015 12:02 PM BST
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  • One thing I have learned is that everyone in the stores are on a mission and are so involved in there own shopping that they don't even notice other people especially in the grocery stores.  I have also found the department stores are the same.  So I guess like all the rest of the women in stores, I AM ON A MISSION, LOL 

      December 17, 2014 5:02 PM GMT
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  • Elle Horgan said:
    I would prefer in girl mode but haven't the nerve. Shopping is shopping though and a rush. I take dresses into the womans and no one bats an eye.

     

     

    I usually buy either online or in male mode - only tried on in a couple of shops and none of them were mainstream - may have to go to the ladies changing areas with a dress next time i am buying

      December 16, 2014 12:19 PM GMT
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  • My favorite way to shop is on eBay, although I do go shopping in male mode from time to time.
      August 24, 2014 9:33 AM BST
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  • I buy online, selling stuff on Ebay pays for it. I did buy some Tights on one of the two occasions i have been out into the wider world in trans mode and it seemed to go OK.
      August 13, 2012 3:42 AM BST
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  • Impulsively. Earlier this week for no reason other than I had been thinking about it, bought a new dress and skirt and a couple of tops. Just had to have them (off the sale rack, naturally) Shopped in male mode as I was on my way to work.
      August 10, 2012 4:08 PM BST
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  • Michelle I usually go my myself in male mode to buy. If I see something that I like then I buy. Yesterday i was looking at bras in male mode. I came home checked the size then went back today and bought. Same with shoes if I see and I think it might fit I try them.
      August 10, 2012 10:04 AM BST
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  • I love the thrift stores, have found some real bargains. Just found some older bali lingerie in my size in perfect condition,, for $4.00
      May 20, 2012 5:53 PM BST
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  • How do I prefer to shop?...
    Heavily,and OFTEN!!!
    <p>Doanna Highland</p>
      May 18, 2012 6:46 PM BST
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  • Sometimes Heather I shop on line, or at a size 10 I just go to any womens clothing store, some times with my wife, although her and I take about the same size, we have a different style choices, some things we swap back and forth. I just wore one of her business jackets and blouse. So in essence, we enjoy shopping together. Same goes for jewelry, although earings are totally different between us usually.
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      May 18, 2012 9:32 AM BST
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  • Sometimes Heather I shop on line, or at a size 10 I just go to any womens clothing store, some times with my wife, although her and I take about the same size, we have a different style choices, some things we swap back and forth. I just wore one of her business jackets and blouse. So in essence, we enjoy shopping together. Same goes for jewelry, although earings are totally different between us usually.
    <p>A life without purpose, is a life without reason!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;myspace.com/tammybrianne</p>
      May 18, 2012 9:32 AM BST
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  • I live full time. I shop as most other women do. I pass well. I don't have any problems buying clothes. I'm confident enough about myself to use the womens changing rooms when shopping.
      May 12, 2012 6:47 PM BST
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  • I would prefer in girl mode but haven't the nerve. Shopping is shopping though and a rush. I take dresses into the womans and no one bats an eye.
      May 12, 2012 3:17 AM BST
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  • Michelle, since here is NO More ofmy former self , I go as Ellen , to the Grocery store , the auto parts store , the department store , etc........ ellen

    Liberalism , a desease - E Shaver
      July 23, 2011 4:54 PM BST
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    I very  much prefer Shopping en femme , and using the changing rooms to make sure its right now . I am not 24/7 yet but am transitioning . ,  In the past I would have shopped in Guy mode and it just didnt feel right . One exception was when I went into a UK shop  Long Tall Sally , specialists for tall women . I picked out a dress and the lady to my surprise said  "do you want to try it on " I said yes .  . What I particularly like now is finding those lovely shops where the staff are really helpful rather than being the sales are sales as shirley aptly puts it . Its really nice when someone  helps you and I dont mind going back to those shops..

    <p>Donna_V</p>
      June 14, 2011 8:28 PM BST
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  • I prefer shopping fully dressed along with a GGfriend (usually my older sister or my best friend Fiona) as I know from experience that skirt/dress sizes are not standardised no matter what it says on the label  Plus I love using the womens changing rooms and of course enjoying the day out as woman.

      June 6, 2011 4:16 PM BST
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  • Well At first I would shop with my GG friend and that was cool because we both wear the same size in cloths and shoes, how fun is that!  I have also started going by myself in guy mode and I doesn't even matter to the sales ladies, I guess a sales is a sale.    I have also discouvered thrift stores and I have found some wonderful pieces there and no questios asked.


    Shirley

      June 6, 2011 3:03 PM BST
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  • Personally I would love to try shopping en femm (specially with a tg friend), but mainly Ive shopped in male mode, I believe people assume I'm shopping for a gift or Im errand shopping. Eitherway, I do love shopping in person, the sensation of making the actual purchases is a great high for me. Especially when the piece combines like what I thought it would with the rest of my cloths.

    Thanks for bringing this to mind today.
    Leila Carina
    "You must Be the change you wish to see." - Lacey Leigh, 7 Secerets of successfull crossdressers
      March 9, 2011 4:30 PM GMT
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