Women Over 40: Best Places to Shop for Clothes

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Who says you can’t be fabulous at any age? Women over 40 often look for more mature clothing styles, and value quality over what’s trendy. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to spend a fortune to look classy and age-appropriate. There are numerous retailers that specialize in clothes for women over 40–even 40+ fashionistas on a budget. Here’s our go-to list of retailers for clothing, shoes, and accessories.


Talbots is a specialty retailer that sells classic women’s clothing, shoes, and fashion accessories. To ensure the perfect fit every time, Talbots offers a diverse selection of clothing in a full scope of sizes, including petite, woman plus, and woman petite plus. Check out their New Arrivals for the latest styles for every season.
Woman shopping


You know Nordstrom. The highly popular online and brick-and-mortar shop offers high-quality clothing, including designer brands, at affordable prices. Nordstrom also offers a free Personal Stylist service.


Chico’s caters specifically to women, offering a wide selection of private branded, casual-to-dressy clothing. The shop also sells intimates, fashion accessories, and non-clothing gift items. At Chico’s, women over 40 can shop everything from modest swimsuits to sophisticated tops and jackets.


Rely on J.Crew for all of your wardrobe staples. The popular chain sells an assortment of men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel, including swimwear, outerwear, and accessories. The prices are ultra-affordable and the styles are cute and casual.

Land’s End

Looking for great deals on women’s tops, bottoms, swimsuits, sleepwear, and more? Head over to Land’s End and check out the deals. The casual clothing retailer offers timeless styles, and carries sizes for both plus and petite women.

Banana Republic

Banana Republic is a fashion clothing and accessories retailer owned by Gap, Inc. Their style of clothing is modern, yet refined, perfect for women over 40. Banana Republic is constantly updating their clothing selection and offering great deals on attire, shoes, and accessories.


Bluefly has quickly become a popular online retailer for women interested in great goods at a discount. The retailer sells women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, jewelry, and beauty items. Subscribe with Bluefly and you’ll receive fantastic deals right to your inbox.

Ann Taylor

Shop the latest seasonal trends for women at Ann Taylor. The American apparel chain store offers classic styled suits, dresses, separates, accessories, and footwear for women desiring chic styles that are of high-quality materials. Check out the Ann Taylor LookBook during your visit to see what’s on the fashion newsfeed now.

Interested in more retail therapy? Check out these other great places to shop for clothes for women over 40.

Lord and Taylor
• Macy’s
Neiman Marcus
Karen Millen
Saks Fifth Avenue

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  • Jennifer

    If you watch the sales for Jcrew( wool sweater for20 instead of 100) banana republic you can find beautiful pieces at even better prices. I hate buying something that is not on sale myself.

    • Catherine Brock

      Thanks for the tip Jennifer!

  • Thanks for Sharing this Info, I recommend these stores to my friends!

  • tess

    I am 42, and find most of these options very conservative. Not my style. And out of the range of affordable. But thanks for trying.

    • Catherine Brock

      Hi Tess,
      There are others out there who feel the same I’m sure. Feel free to share any of your favorite stores!

  • From my point of view, you grow old when you think you have! Always keep that light inside you that keeps you young and wear what suits you well. By the way nice nice post. Keep posting stuff like that!

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