Some Small Sense

Shopping experiences and store reviews by a very petite woman. Indeed, it sucks. 4'10", 87 pounds, and full grown - is it a surprise I have trouble finding clothes?

June 26, 2006

Banana Republic Sale - Stock Up on Socks

I went on a bit of a shopping spree at Banana Republic this weekend since they have a sale running. As much as the store's stuff isn't quite right for me, it's the best I can find right now. BR offers free shipping for any petite stuff (coupon code 'PETITE').

Of course, even though all the clothing's on sale, the only things I wound up buying are...socks! Weird right? But I have bony and small sized 5 or 5 1/2 feet. Despite what every sock label says, one size does NOT fit all. I frequently find socks swim on me and that their heels often hang out with my ankles. Heck, this is sorta similar to the problem of baggy underwear! I know, I probably went a little overboard in getting 14 sets - then again, maybe not?

These anklet socks were smaller than the others that were offered. Is it a coincidence that they were made in Korea? At $4/pair, not 'cheap' but a mighty discount from a ridiculous $8! They're not cotton, which surprised me from their texture, but rayon/nylon. The seamless mini socks are 2 pairs for $4.

I picked up some other socks from Banana Republic today to compare...and the salesperson jokingly mentioned, "came in to pick up some more socks?" Well, yes, but I'm going to return them after I nip a picture. I couldn't believe he remembered me!

Sorry girls, you're gonna have to schlep to a store and buy out its sock stock like I did since they aren't available online. And be prepared to be considered the "sock lady" by the sales staff.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't usually read articles on socks, but you are such a good writer I had to finish.

I find a lot of variation in shoes - sometimes I buy a 10.5, sometimes 11 or 11.5.


June 26, 2006 8:21 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Hey Ken -

Thanks for the compliment - I'm glad someone finds my posts at least amusing!

The main problem isn't so much the variance, but the fact that most women's socks are too big for me to wear. My own shoe size also varies anywhere from a 5 to a 6.

June 26, 2006 8:28 PM  
Blogger Steven Swain said...

BR is a great source for socks. I bought their no-show loafer socks to wear with shorts and boat shoes.

I'm pretty much always a 13 in shoes.

June 27, 2006 10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have definitely found a lot of women's socks to be too large. They will say they fit shoe size 4 to 10, yet unstretched are already longer than my foot. I am 4.5 to 5.5 women's shoes, and often end up in children's both socks and shoes.

July 26, 2007 7:49 PM  

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