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Best place for getting all your essentials

Started by Robbyv213, June 18, 2024, 06:42:59 PM

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Robbyv213

What have you found to be the best place or your go to place for getting all the things you needed (as in larger fitting feminine clothing, larger shoes, wigs, breast forms or body shaping devices, make up, etc)

I know there are places that specialize in cross dressing items like Roanyer.com for things that help shape ones body (breast forms, hip padding etc)

I know a lot of us use Amazon for many things, and they have great return policies for most of everything, I just don't like that I can't try things on before I buy like in a real shop.

And trying to find a pair a female shoes for my size 11 feet (usa mens shoe size) is almost impossible.

So I wanted to put this out there and see where most of us shop for the things we needed starting out, or even now still shop during and even after transitioning.

I have a found a few specific specialist shops on the internet (for things like breast forms, and silicon products) but other than that I've been really only using Amazon for most of my clothing items due to easy returns.

I've tried shoe shopping in person and they say go up 1 and half sizes from your mens shoe size for a women's shoe, haven't found any place that carries a 12 and half women's shoe.

So hopefully this thread will be a great resource as people create a list of places they shop or companies that provide products we need on our sizes.
https://www.susans.org/index.php/topic,248248.0.html#msg2272201

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Lori Dee

I do shop mostly on Amazon. The secret is to know your measurements in inches and centimeters. Always check the size charts for the item. Some will give actual measurements. I have four pairs of boots that I bought at various online stores through Amazon. Most were very close to a perfect fit. Invest in a boot stretcher for those that need just another fraction of an inch. Helps to get them broken in and comfy.
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I have had mixed results in purchasing on-line vs. swallowing hard and going to a retail store. Many of my dresses were purchased at a local Goodwill store.  As much as I thought it would be an issue, no one gave me a second look when I asked for access to a dressing room.  When purchasing on-line,  there does not appear to be across-the-board size nomenclature.  I have purchased and worn everything from large to xxlarge.  Obviously, having a flexible return or exchange policy helps a lot. 

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Hello Mary Priscilla,

I'm Lori Dee. Welcome to Susan's Place!

It looks like you registered as a member here back in April, but this is your first post. Thank you for adding to the discussion with your experience. Your input is valuable and we would like to see more on other topics as well.

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Sarah B

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Hello Mary

My name is Sarah B and I would also like to formally, Welcome you to Susan's Place!

I see that Lori has also welcomed you as well.  You mentioned in your post about buying clothes on line vs going into retail stores. 

Quote from: Mary Priscilla on June 19, 2024, 02:42:04 PMI have had mixed results in purchasing on-line vs. swallowing hard and going to a retail store. Many of my dresses were purchased at a local Goodwill store.  As much as I thought it would be an issue, no one gave me a second look when I asked for access to a dressing room.  When purchasing on-line,  there does not appear to be across-the-board size nomenclature.  I have purchased and worn everything from large to xxlarge.  Obviously, having a flexible return or exchange policy helps a lot.

Long time ago, when the internet was not even around for me.  The only way that I could buy clothes or obtain them, was via catalogues or magazines.  In which case I would order what I liked and paid for them via cheque.  The clothes were then sent to my post office box.  In those days sizes were pretty much consistent.

I remember one of the first and only visit to a lingerie shop at the time at that was to buy a size 10 girdle to hide what was down stairs and I remember saying to the assistant it was for my girlfriend.  I did wonder what the assistant thought at the time.  Yes it did take a lot of guts to do what I did.

So funny when I think about it now.  Pretty soon after that, it did not matter.  I pretty much changed my life around and then I went berserk buying new clothes for myself.

Yes, today the sizes in the clothing industry needs to be sorted out.  It's definitely a major issue across the board.  Australia does not have any standard code for sizes last time I checked.

Once you feel comfortable here, it would be appreciated if you add a little bit more about yourself in the other forums and threads.  I would appreciate it very much as, I'm always interested in learning something new about new members

In addition members of Susan's will more than likely will discuss problems or issues that are similar to yours as most have experienced these issues as well.

Take care and all the best for the future.

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Robbyv213

Yes. I have to limit myself to only a few items per pay check or I could really over do it and mess up my budget. Lol. I do like the idea of a thrift store. Could be very useful at starting a new wardrobe and then I could dial it in and then buy newer things once I get my style and general size down.
https://www.susans.org/index.php/topic,248248.0.html#msg2272201

Everyday live your life a little more as your true self. Everyday live your life as the person you want to be and eventually you'll be that person before you even noticed you changed.
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