“I love that blouse. Where’d you get it?” The question hangs in the air as I hesitate slightly: “Oh, it’s Abercrombie & Fitch.”
This exact exchange has occurred three times in the past month. And every time, I walk away blushing. Up until now, I hadn’t even thought about the mall brand since middle school, but lately (like, at least once a week) I find myself perusing the site for flash sales and new arrivals.
On a personal level, my embarrassment stems from the cringe-worthy days of obnoxious logos, stores that reeked of cologne and popped-collar polos (double points if you layered them). But the designers at A&F have clearly grown up with the rest of us, because their cozy cardigans and faux-leather leggings are not only work-appropriate, they’re just downright good. Like really good. And even though the style (and quality!) has leveled up, the prices are still super affordable. And I swear everything is always discounted. So, hot tip, if you find something you like, always hold out for a sale.
Thanks to a recent online order, my fall wardrobe is completely set. Here are the eight Abercrombie & Fitch items I now can’t live without.