Aaron Marino of alpha m. needs a new dress belt, and he’s sneaking you along. He is not going to a high end mall. The mall he’s visiting has basic stores, but he wants to talk about shops he typically frequents for himself and for clients. He also wants to discuss what items that are great and what to avoid.

Some of the stores he doesn’t visit such as Abercrombie, Hollister, American Eagle, and Jos A Banks. He shops at Old Navy, The Gap, Banana Republic, Express, Buckle, and Macy’s. Express can be a bit pricey and over-the-top. Buckle has a wide selection of jeans but do not purchase something super trendy.

Aaron never shops at Jos A Banks because he shops at Macy’s for suits for the same quality but better price. Aaron emphasizes how Macy’s is a solid store with a wide-selection of quality items. For shoes, DSW and Off Broadway has a nice selection of shoes. Bloomingdales and Nordstrom have beautiful shoes in a high-end department store setting.

He didn’t find the belt. He’s going to shop online now.