A Haul From My Visit to Dots

I was recently invited to visit Dots, the apparel and accessories store catering to fashion and price-conscious women from size 0 to 24.  I welcomed the opportunity because these days the line between high-end fashion and affordable fashion is becoming increasingly blurred.  My visit to Dots confirmed that you don’t have to pay a lot to sport high-fashion runway trends.

Want to see what I purchased in Dots?  Check out my haul below.  I purchased three blouses and a cropped sweater for a total cost under $40!  Tops in Dots are usually around $16.  Many of the tops, though, are currently buy one get one FREE. There are often coupons on the Dots Facebook page, too, like the one I used to get 25% off my entire purchase.

Dots Fashion Store Haul 3

Dots leopard print racerback tank 5c
Top—℅  Dots | Pants—Adrienne Vittadini (similar) | Bag—Rebecca Minkoff | Shoes—Target
Earrings—Belle Style, Watch—Michael Kors (similar)
Dots Long Sleeve Seed Stitch Crop Sweater 2c
Sweater—c/o Dots | Shirt—Old Navy | Jeans—Gap Outlet (similar) | Bag—Michael Kors,
 Shoes—Nine West (similar) | Bracelets—Vince Camuto, J.Crew (similar)
Earrings—Kate Spade (similar) | Necklace—J.Crew Factory | Watch—Michael Kors (similar)

Dots Lace and Fringe Tank with Mesh Top 1c
Top—℅ Dots | Pants—Adrienne Vittadini (similar) | Shoes—℅ Luichiny | Bag—Kate Spade (option)
Earrings—Kendra Scott | Bracelets—Vince Camuto, J.Crew (similar) | Watch—Michael Kors (similar)

Dots Sleeveless Lace Back Tank Top 1c
I’m wearing this top back to front.  The lace detail is supposed to be in the back.
Top—℅ Dots | Shorts—Forever 21 (similar) | Shoes—Fergalicious | Bag—Kate Spade
Earrings—Kate Spade | Bracelets—Vince Camuto | Watch—Michael Kors (similar)

Now that you’ve seen my haul, take a peek inside my neighborhood Dots located in Gravois Plaza.  Dots is an easy store to navigate because the floor is organized by trend, from baroque to moto mania.  There are sizable jewelry, shoe, handbag, and beauty sections too.  The clearance section at the back of the store is a must-browse.

Dots in-store trends-Baroque Beauty, Motor Mania

Accessories at Dots

One of the most notable things from my visit to my neighborhood Dots is the attentive customer service.  The team, led by manager Crystal, makes everyone who walks into the store feel special.  I could hang out there all day.

dots staff c
Dots team at Gravois Plaza: Crystal (manager), Charlie, and Brittney

Disclosure:  I was invited to visit Dots and received a gift card to shop the store during my visit.  All of the images, opinions, and ideas are my own.

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  1. November 21, 2013 / 1:21 pm

    I love dots, I use to shop there when I was in college because of the prices, then I "grew up" and got bougie LOL 10 year later I pull out my favorite pencil skirt to wear and realise I got this at dots years ago, so I too paid them a visit and I got the cutest little blazer for $20 high fashion who? lol

    love you haul

    • November 21, 2013 / 1:36 pm

      Your blazer sounds amazing and that was some deal! I totally understand what you mean about the shift in your shopping habits. As I've gotten older, I also shop more at higher-end retailers. This visit to Dots was a good reminder that fashion gems exist even in these little stores often located in community shopping centers. The pieces at Dots are perfect for high-low mixing too.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience at Dots!