Beloit may not have a wide selection of big-name department stores, but I can assure you our city is not lacking in women who still love to shop for the latest clothing fashions! This week’s Port Pick goes out to women who both love to shop at every opportunity, and also for those who may dread tackling the wide selection out there in retail and outlet stores.
How to Win at Shopping: 297 Insider Secrets for Getting the Style You Want at the Price You Want to Pay by David Zyla and Eila Mell will both help you in the stores and in your own wardrobe as well. Some tips in the stores include: look outside your own clothing department for staple garments that may be unisex (and cheaper over in the men’s department); start with an idea of what color you’d like, not necessarily the style; and, always sit down in the dressing room when trying on a potential garment. Meanwhile, in your own wardrobe be aware that three quarter length sleeves are flattering on everyone, the top ten staples to always have hanging in your closet, and what a tailor (or a talented friend) can and cannot do to help what you have fit better.
This slim hard-backed volume is small enough to slip into a purse while on your next shopping trip, or you can just check it out in the meantime and glean the best tips and tricks for you and your clothes.
You can get the book reviewed here and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!"