Having two teen boys, I’ve done alot of shopping around for high quality, durable clothing. The top online shop for children and adults alike was chosen based on these criteria:
Durability and Quality
Selection Of Merchandise
Ease Of Ordering
My number one pick is Lands End. This store is simply the best, based on all the important criteria I use when judging an online store. Lands End, recently acquired by Sears, offers the buyer a huge array of well made, reasonably priced, high quality items.
“Lands’ End was an “early adopter” of the Internet, launching its Web site (http://www.landsend.com) in 1995. Initially, the site featured 100 products as well as stories, essays and travelogues. Today, the U.S. site offers every Lands’ End product from all of our different catalogs, including an extensive Overstocks section, where excess merchandise can be purchased at steep discounts. In addition, we offer separate Web sites for the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany. A separate Business Outfitters Web site (http://www.landsend.com/businessoutfitters) offers company incentives, rewards, gifts and group apparel.”
For boys and men, their tee’s and polo’s are not only very attractive, but wash well, and rarely, if ever fade. My personal favorite is the Legendary Super Tee, which at $9.00 is a bargain! It is stainproof and virtually shrinkproof, and comes in 10 colors for boys. The men’s version of the same tee offers 19 colors and is priced at $12.00. Their women’s line of tee’s and shirts is simply wonderful, with their clean classic, but casual styling.
With summer coming on, the Lands End Sea To Shore shoes are a must have for the family. These shoes boast a finely meshed anti-microbial top that drains water off quickly and offer great support for active feet. Priced at $29.50, they’re a bargain. The men’s version offers 5 colors, while the kids version, priced at $19.50, come in 9 cool shades. Another hugely popular shoe there is the Summer Moc priced at $ 19.50. With it’s attractive styling and durable comfy insoles, these are great for driving or simply relaxing on the deck.
Lands End jeans and chinos come in a huge variety of styles and sizes, in fact, you can have yours custom sized just for you. Boys 5 pocket denims run $19.50, and they are TOUGH! Sizing ranges from slim to husky for children. A new product called Rash Guard, allows children to wear tops and bottoms containing an UPF of 40. Here is what they say about this product:
“Our rash guards protect kids from more than a belly burn while boogie-boarding; the fabric is rated at 40 UPF sun protection that won’t wear out. Every rash guard has an “excellent” protection rating. And we’re one of the few to put them to the test (the most rigorous in the biz!) to ensure it will last the life of the rash guard, even after 40 washes and extensive exposure to sun and chlorine. So, for safer fun in the sun all you have to do is add sunscreen. Plus, the stretchy, nylon/spandex blend holds its shape and won’t sag in the water, while the elbow-length sleeves give them a little more coverage.”
Lands End luggage and duffel bags are well known for their attractive good looks, pricing and ruggedness. They’ve added backpacks and rolling carryon’s to their line this year. Some great features are the lighter frames and telescoping handles on their luggage. The kids backpacks offer the Ergo pack Junior, designed to minimize back strain and keep spines straight. Made of tough 600 denier nylon, these are great for the 4-7 year old crowd. The Lunch Pack offers an insulated holder for keeping your child’s beverages just the right temperature.
It comes in 5 great shades and is only $19.50.
Lands End cashmere is simply the best in the business. It’s thick, soft, holds its shape and is very well priced. Especially if you can snag one through their Overstocks area. I bought a $149.00 men’s cashmere cardigan last August, for $74.00!! They change every Wednesday, and overstocks go fast, but you can find huge savings there.
Checkout is a breeze, and if you call an order in, the staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Delivery is on time and accurate. If you have a problem with something not looking right or fitting, you can send it back free, or take it to your nearest Sears for a refund. Add to this, the Lands End 100% guarantee, and you have one great store.