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Best Places For Office Clothing In Los Angeles

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It's always important to put your best foot forward, and dressing appropriately for occasions will get you off to a good start. With personal style anything goes, but on a professional level, like for an office job, there are some written and unwritten rules. Building your professional wardrobe may seem boring, and with all the vintage shops and hipster styles it's easy to be led astray. But if you check out these five places you'll easily find appropriate office attire that will let just the right amount of you shine through.

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Banana Republic
The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Grove At Farmers Mkt
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 692-5020

If you're looking for modern classics that have a great fit and also are offered at great prices, look no further than Banana Republic. Yes, it's a chain store, but time after time it has proven itself to be a great place for clothes you can wear to work. At The Grove, the recently renovated store is absolutely beautiful too. An experience all on its own, visiting the store will make you feel like you've walked into a designer department store. But, as mentioned, you can get all types of office clothing from tops, blouses, skirts, pants, and jackets for women to suits, and casual workwear for men, too. They also offer terrific shoes and bags for women.

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BlackJack Clothing
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 371
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 871-9274

For the busy gal who can still maintain a social life after the office, BlackJack Clothing has many day to evening looks a girl can grab on any budget. For the guy who isn't sure what looks good or how to put together an acceptable casual office look, the sales staff is polite and helpful and know what they're talking about. Whether you take your look from a mannequin ensemble or piece it together yourself, BlackJack has ongoing sales to make whatever you're going for more affordable.

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10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 286-7595

J.Crew has blown up in popularity in recent years because they turned their brand from one that didn't necessarily stand out and fit well to one where everything in the store is at the forefront of fashion with pricing that is very reasonable. Each J.Crew store in the city varies in terms of how much merchandise they offer, but most offer a great selection of items for both men and women to wear to the office. Women have their choice of trendy, yet sophisticated and appropriate skirts, pants, tops, and jackets for work, while men can pick out from a great line of suits, or choose to dress down with dress pants and all the elements to go with it. The shirts here fit incredibly too.

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Club Monaco
8500 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 657-1818

With locations around the city, Club Monaco is a mid-priced, high-end casual clothing retailer owned by Polo Ralph Lauren, which offers the perfect options for office clothing for both men and women. The fit is terrific, too. For men, think dress pants, as well as suit jackets, and basics. For women, cutting edge chic office wear is the name of the game. You won't be disappointed here. As soon as you walk in, you'll realize you made the right choice.

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Matrushka Construction
3822 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 665-4513

Matrushka Construction is every woman's dream come true. Her designs are original, she uses quality fabric and will make alterations on the spot. Matrushka's customer service is outstanding and her skill set is flawless. Her clothes are comfortable, flattering, affordable and stylish. Like a design but not the fabric? Bring her the fabric and she will make it. Day wear, office wear and special occasions, Matrushka Construction's shop has everything you want in your closet.

Related: Trendiest Places To Shop In L.A.

Kristine G. Bottone is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at


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