Interview Suits and Career Choices at Loehmann’s for Less

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Pictured: Some of the suits from Famous Makers on Sale at Loehmann’s

Happy Sunday readers! I’m sitting here with the coffee looking out over the deals and bargains for this week. Did you all clip the Pink Saver coupons today in the Sunday paper? Be sure to do that. Save yourself some $$ on household items like Tide, Crest and even Oil of Olay.

Recently, I’ve heard from several readers asking me where can they get a good career wardrobe for less. While its true, that today’s office has changed and things are a bit more casual, I’ve heard from many of you that you are still looking for good, affordable suits for job interviews. In these tough times, there is definitely still a need to dress to impress on interviews. I’ve heard from both men and women readers on this topic, and I have one good answer for both: Loehmann’s. I spent some time in the two Loehmann’s Los Angeles, CA stores lately and was amazed by the array of really fine items for work, business and casual dress. Right now, there are many famous maker suits on sale for women for under $99.00. If you can spend a bit more, there are many great choices for suits for under $200.00. For men, the prices are a bit higher, but still significant. I found an absolutely gorgeous John Bartlett suit for under $300.00. Many of the prices for men are 50% to 80% below department store prices. If you’re looking for a great interview look, this is the place.

Pictured: A classic John Bartlett men’s suit, found at Loehmann’s for under $300.00.

There are also gorgeous ties, designer shirts (Valentino and more) for much less. Remember, these were not budget/bridge line editions of the designer products, these are the high-end lines. Score! These are definitely investment pieces.

Other bargains I spotted on the sales racks with my eagle eye for savings include: Longchamp handbags, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Michael Kors…and wait for it….Armani. Yes, they have Mr. Armani!

Pictured: Fall Trends at Loehmann’s red, plaid and prints. The dresses can make great office wear.

Pictured: Loehmann’s has many animal print sweaters and cardigans that can dress up a solid pair of pants or skirt

So bottom line, if you’re looking for classic, affordable career wear plus interview suits, look to Loehmann’s. This is quality wear. They stock high-end garments made with good fabrics at prices that are easy on the wallet, plus fashions that are easy on the eye. Check the Loehmann’s website to find a store in your area.

PS–I could’ve sworn I saw a Hollywood starlet shopping at Loehmanns’ Beverly Hills this weekend. She was incognito in huge designer shades, and clearly did not wish to be spotted outside of the environs of Rodeo Drive looking for some designer bargains. The times truly are changing.


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.

1 Comment

  1. Trude

    September 30, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Good to know! I also love Loehmann's for jeans, basic tops, shoes, purses…okay, everything! 😀 I've found so many good deals in the years since a friend introduced me!