I've been losing weight after having been a plus size for many years. I'm hoping to drop into regular sizes during the next few months so I visited J Crew and Banana Republic recently, two favorite stores from fifteen years ago. I was surprised and disappointed by what I found. I like a tailored look and I appreciate quality fabrics, but what I found seemed cheap and looked a little too junior to me.

I was so excited about getting a new wardrobe of modern classics, but now I don't know where to go. Is there anything out there more adult than Forever 21 and less expensive than Brooks Brothers?