I’m A Professional Shopper, Here Are the Best Places To Shop Over 40

I shop A LOT. I mean a lot! It’s a huge part of my job so I’m technically a professional shopper. Pretty much every day, I’m browsing my favorite online retailers to find the best new fashion finds to show all of you! I have a few go-to places I like to check for super chic pieces to elevate my style that I want to share with you…

I’ve also written posts on the best retailers for curvy women, tall women, and petite women.


Best Places To Shop, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style sharing the best places to shop for women over 40 including Intermix for high quality unique pieces

#1 | Intermix

Intermix is my go-to retailer for high-quality, and often, luxury pieces. I can always find a really unique piece I don’t see anyone else wearing. I will say that most of the inventory is pricier but if it’s in your budget, this is a great place to shop!

Best Places To Shop, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style sharing the best places to shop for women over 40 including Express for trendy pieces and elevated basics

#2 | Express

For more affordable pieces, Express is my favorite! I’ve been shopping at Express for 20 years and love the quality and style! You can get really trendy pieces if that’s your style. Or grab basics that can really elevate your look! Express has short, regular and tall pants and jeans which really helps if you need a special inseam length (like me.)

Best Places To Shop, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style sharing the best places to shop for women over 40 including Shopbop for trendy pieces

#3 | Shopbop

Shopbop is another retailer that can be a little pricier depending on what you’re shopping for. They have a good mix of high and lower-end pieces and trendy and basic pieces. This is a great place to check if you need a dress for a special occasion or a new top for date night!

Best Places To Shop, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style sharing the best places to shop for women over 40 including Nordstrom for everything

#4 | Nordstrom

Nordstrom is a go-to for just about anything! They have everything from basics to special occasion pieces and more. Plus, they have some really great, high-quality brands that are affordable. A few of my favorites are Halogen, Gibson, and Topshop!

fashion over 40 and where women over 40 should shop from a shopping expert featuring Revolve

#5 | Revolve

At first glance you might think Revolve is only for younger woman. The models on the website show a LOT of skin and there are a ton of really tight fitting, short, cropped pieces that are not ideal for those of us who are a bit more mature. BUT, I think if you are strategic with your picks and carefully select pieces that are ‘age appropriate‘ … it’s an absolute candy store of fashion! BTW, sometimes women get offended by the the words, ‘age appropriate’ so I feel it’s important to clarify. You can wear whatever you want. Truly. Whatever makes you feel like a million bucks. Whatever you feel confident in… go for it!! By ‘age appropriate‘ I’m talking about slightly longer hemlines on dresses and skirts, skipping dresses that show a TON of skin and opting for those who maybe only show one area of skin or maybe longer sleeves, more strategic silouhettes. Those are just a few examples, but again, you can wear whatever you feel amazing in!

Best Places To Shop, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style sharing the best places to shop for women over 40 including Everlane for basics

For Basics

If you’re looking for very classic basics, I suggest Banana Republic, White House Black Market, Everlane, and/or J. Crew. I always suggest looking for basics that have some sort of unique detail that elevates it. But if you’re just starting to build your wardrobe with the basics and trying to figure out what your style is, those three retailers are great options! If you haven’t gotten your wardrobe basics checklists, make sure you subscribe to my newsletter here.

Not sure what your personal style is or feeling lost? You should watch my Style Reboot series first! And make sure you watch this video with 5 ways to find your personal style.

What are some of your favorite places to shop? Please share in the comments!

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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
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After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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15 thoughts on “I’m A Professional Shopper, Here Are the Best Places To Shop Over 40

  1. My favorites are Anthropologie and Evereve! I’ve recently discovered some great pieces at Abercrombie and Fitch too.

  2. stay strong, it’s really difficult for “alanon”-type people to get flack after stating their opinion. You are a wonderful blogger and I always love your content. Please ignore the “haters” they are just showing their fears. I am 64. I am retired and cannot afford many of your suggestions, but I still base my attire on your suggestions. I just do it on a less expensive scale and with many of the clothes that I already own. I get many compliments on some of your style choices. Thank you for helping me update my life. Again, stay strong. your daughter will thank you for it. I already do.

  3. I Love your style and your personality is smashing. I am a young 67 year old Hospice Nurse, with two Adult Sons and two GRANDchildre. I wish I could WEar the Beautiful High Heel Boots/Shoes. I broke my foot back in 2000, or 2001 and my Foot SPECIalist said that I could no longer wear heels. Just lower heels or could you make a suggestion please.
    Elizabeth Hoelscher
    San Antonio, Texas.
    P.S. I still color my hair.


    1. Hi Joanne! Let me know which items you are interested in and I’ll give you the link to those items.

  5. I am petite and need v neck or tops that do not come up high around the neck so a lot of the jackets and tops did not work for me.

  6. I lIke to shop jmclaughlin, Tuckernuck bloomingdales and Talbots. Love you and your blog and youtuBe channel videos you are so RelatAble and funny.

  7. I live in Houston Texas and SUBSCRIBE/pay for your site. However your content comes to my PROMOTIONS
    Emails not my primary emails. Can we change that so it does NOt get lost in THE gobs of PROMOTIONS I get.
    L ove your content. Even though I am PROBABLY older than your regulars (67) I really find it useful. Plus I .CAN afford your picks more than maybe your younger followers ????
    Also big dog lover as well as clothes/makeup/homestyle

    1. Hi Christine! I am unable to send emails to specific email folders. However you may be able to click and drag the email to the folder you’d like it to be sent to, then the next email we send should go to the email folder. I hope that helps!

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