There are various retailers in North America that focus on fast affordable fashion. In North America, YM Inc. operates over 500 stores under different banners such as Urban Planet, Blue Notes, Stitches, and Urban Behavior. All the stores sell similar products and I will share my opinion of all these stores as one entity.
This group of Canadian retailers have a large selection of casual apparel at a low price range that is accessible to everyone. Compared to other men's retailers, this group offers edgy and colorful designs while falling short on store presentation. From anti-designer pun sweaters (Logo says Homies instead of the designer name Hermes) to colorful tank tops, shopping at these stores will add a lot of personality to your casual wardrobe. The stores are especially good for spring and summer wear as we want to wear fun designs.
My personal favorite at the moment are their $15 cotton joggers. Compared to stores like Zara that sell similar joggers for $50, this is a high value purchase. The only downside is not everything in store is top notch; they also sell some questionable designs that will require a keen sense of style to filter out. Even so, this group of stores score high for its value and bold designs.
Simple Style Score:
Design: 4 / 5
Quality : 3 / 5
Pricing: 4.5 / 5
Overall: 3.8 / 5
Key Apparel: joggers, tank tops, jeans, and crew neck sweatshirts
Examples from the Look Book:
Fun casual apparel allows our personality to be on display. Embrace it and buy a colorful tank top or a graphic crew neck sweatshirt of your favorite 90's artist at an affordable price. From what I observed, most items are priced at $10-$25 with 90% of products under $50. With such low prices, this is the place for the odd impulse buy without much financial consequence. Quality of each item is good; all my cloths from this group of stores are in great condition as I use a sensible wash regiment for all my cloths. Most men ignore this group of stores as the store lacks a trendy chic atmosphere but if you give it a chance, you will find some great threads.
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First time blogger, long time style enthusiast.