Spotted: Size Petite XXS at Banana Republic Factory Stores

Another point scored for tiny petite women! I haven’t been in a Banana Republic Factory Store in a few months, so sometime after my last visit, they started carrying size petite XXS! Pant offerings have also changed, with sizing now going down to petite 00.
This is interesting in part because even regular Banana Republic stores are not carrying this size. Their petite sizing only goes down to a petite XS, with petite XXS only available online.
I didn’t try any pants while I was there, because I haven’t had luck with BR pants in over a year. But I did pick up a couple of tops, and tried on a white dress shirt that I almost bought, but decided to pass on last minute. The tops are a perfect fit, right off the rack. I was happy to find something in a print, because most of my wardrobe is solids! Boring!

Here’s a quick look at the fit:

Most items in the BR Factory Stores are made specially for the outlet, so they are different, but similar styles to what’s offered in BR retail stores. These items are also often of lesser quality fabrics, which helps keep the prices low. But I have found really nice garments, including trench coats and silks at the outlet stores. 

BR Factory Stores can be a great resource for casual items, and less conservative work clothing. Not to mention, a great clothing resource for women on a budget, or who just want some small sized clothing without having to shop online. Catch them when they have store wide sales, and you can get items for super cheap.

12 Comments

  • Reply January 6, 2010

    PetiteAsianGirl

    I was there last weekend and found quite a few offerings in PXXS as well! Everything I tried on was the right size for me, however, the quality and overall cuts were a tad disappointing. Like you said, most of the items there now are made specifically for the Factory Store, and they seem to use lower quality items than the regular line. I tried on several PXXS blouses that I thought were silk at first glance, but turned out to be just polyester or rayon. I was surprised that they were still $40 something a piece. Great find, though! Perfect fit and length on you.

  • Reply January 6, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    Hi PetiteAsianGirl – Yeah, you def. have to be picky when digging through the Factory Stores. I was in desperate need of simple tops for layering, so these worked out nice. But their sales are great. They do 40% off the entire store pretty often, which is when to stock up!

  • Reply January 6, 2010

    Monica

    Hi! I've been following your blog for a while, and although I'm not exactly as petite as you, your finds are always helpful! I'm more of a bargain hunter though, so I shop most often at Banana Republic. I agree with the good finds at the outlet store and have also seen the 00P and XXSP sizing there. I bought some great fitting 0P dresses a few weeks ago at the outlet that were both good quality and classic looks. I think you've mentioned this before, but just wanted to remind everyone that sometimes the 00P and XXSP can be found in store. I'm not sure it's because of a return from internet purchases or just retail stock, but I have seen them!

  • Reply January 6, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    Hi Monica! I'm glad you've found my blog helpful! So you've seen XXSP at BR stores? I hope they start stocking that size all the time. I would be so happy!

  • Reply January 7, 2010

    CynthiaC

    Alterations Needed: I too have seen XXSP in a store in NYC. There's usually only one piece, so I think they are Internet returns.

  • Reply January 7, 2010

    Monica

    Cynthia: I thought that may be the case too.
    Alterations Needed: Sorry to get your hopes up! And also, thank you for the piece on bras the other day. There is a retailer in my area that sells them so I plan on stopping by! I have the worst time finding a bra for my frame.

  • Reply January 7, 2010

    AnnJames

    I found an awesome BR XXS dress at an outlet store not too long ago too! Do you know if they publish when the sales are? I'd love to be on that mailing list!

  • Reply January 7, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    Monica – Don't worry…my hopes have been up that BR would carry that size in stores ever since I first discovered it existed. =) I hope you can find the LBC bras! They really are great!

    AnnJames – The outlets have a mailing list! Click this link and sign up for the mailings in the box at the top right.

    Banana Republic Factory Stores

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Alterations Needed

    Monica – Don't worry…my hopes have been up that BR would carry that size in stores ever since I first discovered it existed. =) I hope you can find the LBC bras! They really are great!

    AnnJames – The outlets have a mailing list! Click this link and sign up for the mailings in the box at the top right.

    Banana Republic Factory Stores

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Monica

    Cynthia: I thought that may be the case too.
    Alterations Needed: Sorry to get your hopes up! And also, thank you for the piece on bras the other day. There is a retailer in my area that sells them so I plan on stopping by! I have the worst time finding a bra for my frame.

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    PetiteAsianGirl

    I was there last weekend and found quite a few offerings in PXXS as well! Everything I tried on was the right size for me, however, the quality and overall cuts were a tad disappointing. Like you said, most of the items there now are made specifically for the Factory Store, and they seem to use lower quality items than the regular line. I tried on several PXXS blouses that I thought were silk at first glance, but turned out to be just polyester or rayon. I was surprised that they were still $40 something a piece. Great find, though! Perfect fit and length on you.

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    AnnJames

    I found an awesome BR XXS dress at an outlet store not too long ago too! Do you know if they publish when the sales are? I'd love to be on that mailing list!

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