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Rating the Stores For Made in USA Clothing

Mainpoint: Clothingmadeinusablog rates all the stores regarding their inventory for sale of Made in USA clothing.

The United States makes 2% of its own clothing, most of the clothing in the  U.S. comes from East Asia or Central America as imports, which contributes greatly to our trade deficit. Because the U.S. makes so little clothing now, it is expected that most stores do not carry much clothing, but that doesn’t mean they don’t carry any at all. I will list by alphabetical order the more commonly found stores and will rate them by the amount of Made in USA clothing. Since 2% is the current amount of clothing made in the USA, this will be the “even” point. This means if a store’s inventory is 2% Made in the USA then they will be labeled “E”. “+” means greater than 2%; “-” means less than 2%. (I have just Added a bold ZERO for stores I have visited a couple of times that had do American made clothes.) Updated January 17, 2013.

Ratings

+10 100% American

+2  = 5.1% to 99% American Made

+1  = 2.1% to 5% American Made

E    = 2% American Made

-1   = 1.0 to 1.9% American Made

-2   = Zero to 0.9% American Made

Names of Stores                       Rating

Abercrombie & Fitch                       -2 ZERO

Addidas                                          -2  ZERO

Aeropostale                                   -2 ZERO

Aerosoles                                       -2

Akira                                               -2

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Alden Shoes                                  +10

Aldo Shoes                                     -2 ZERO

Allen Edmonds                              +2

American Apparel                        +10

American Eagle                             -2 (The name is clearly a contradiction) ZERO

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Ann Taylor                                      -2

Anthropologie                               -1

(A/X) Armani Exchange                 -2 ZERO

Ashworth                                       -2 ZERO

Banana Republic                           -2 ZERO

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Barney’s                                          -1

Basic                                               +2

Bass                                                -2

BCBG Maxazria                               -2 ZERO

Bebe                                               -2  ZERO

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Benetton                                        -2  ZERO

Betsy Johnson                               +2

Bloomingdales                               -1

Blues Jean Bar                               +2

Brooks Brothers                            -1     (Outlets -2)

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Burberry                                         -2  ZERO

Burlington                                      -2

Cabi                                                -2  ZERO

Cache                                              E

Calvin Klein                                     -2  ZERO

Casual Male XL                              -2

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Champion                                       -2

Charlotte Russe                            +2

Chico’s                                            -2

Christopher & Banks                     -2

Clarks                                             -2  ZERO

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Club Monaco                                  -2  (recently went from zero to -2)

Coldwater Creek                            -1

Cole Haan                                       -2  ZERO

Columbia Sportswear                     -2  ZERO

Converse                                        -2  ZERO

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Cotton On                                        -2  ZERO

Crazy Shirts                                     -2  ZERO

Demasque                                       +2

Diesel                                               -2  ZERO

Dillard                                              -1

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DKNY                                                -2

Dockers                                            -2

Dress Barn                                       -2

Ecco                                                 -2  ZERO

Ecko United                                     -2  ZERO

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Eddie Bauer                                    -2  ZERO

Eileen Fisher                                  -2

Elie Tahari                                       -2  ZERO

Ermenegildo Zegna                        -2  ZERO

Express                                          -2  ZERO

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FILA                                                 -2  ZERO

Florsheim                                        -2  ZERO

Foot Locker                                    -2

Forever 21                                      +1

Fox                                                  -2  ZERO

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Frederick’s of Hollywood                 -2  ZERO

Free People                                       E

Freemans Sporting Club                +10

Gant                                                 -2  ZERO

GAP                                                  -2  ZERO

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Guess                                               -2  ZERO

H & M                                               -2  ZERO

Hanes                                              -2

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Hilo Hatties                                    +1

Hollister                                          -2  ZERO

Hot Topic                                        -2  ZERO

Hugo Boss                                       -2

Hurley                                              -2

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J.C. Penney                                    -2

J. Crew                                            -2

J. Jill                                                 -2

James Perse                                   +2

Jockey                                              -2

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Johnston & Murphy                         -2  ZERO

Jones NY                                         -2  ZERO

Jos. A Bank                                     -2

Juicy Couture                                 +1

Justice                                             -2

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Karen Millen                                     -2  ZERO

Kate Spade                                      -2

Kenneth Cole                                   -2

KMart                                               -2

Kohls                                                -2

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Lacoste                                            -2

Lane Bryant                                     -2

Last Call                                           -1

Leggs, Hanes, Bali                           -2

Levis                                                 -2      (except Flagship store in San Francisco +2)

Lids                                                  -2  ZERO

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Limited                                              -2  ZERO

LL Bean                                             -2

Loft                                                   -2

Lucky Brand                                     -1

Lucy                                                  -2

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Lulemon Athletic                               -2

Macys                                                -1

Maidenform                                       -2  ZERO

Marshalls                                           -2

Max Mara                                           -2  ZERO

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Men’s Wearhouse                             -2

Merrell                                               -2  ZERO

Michael Kors                                     -2  ZERO

Michael Stars                                   +2

Nautica                                             -2  ZERO

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New Balance                                    +2 (For shoes only)

New York & Co.                                -2  ZERO

Nieman Marcus                                -1

Nike                                                 -2

Nine West                                        -2  ZERO

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Nordstroms                                       -1

Nordstroms Rack                              -1

North Face                                        -2  ZERO

Off Fifth Avenue                                -1

Old Navy                                           -2  ZERO

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Oneil                                                 -2

Original Penguin                               -2  ZERO

Orvis                                                 -1

Pac Sun                                             -2  ZERO

Payless                                             -2  ZERO

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Pink                                                  -2  ZERO

Polo                                                  -2  ZERO

Puma                                                -2  ZERO

Rag & Bone                                      +2

Ralph Lauren                                    -2     (Flagship stores -1.5)

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Red Wing Shoes                              +1

Reebok                                            -2  ZERO

REI                                                   -2

Rip Curl                                            -2  ZERO

Rockport                                         -2

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Ross                                                -2

Rugby                                              -2  ZERO

Saks Fifth Avenue                          -1

SAS Factory                                    +10

Sears                                               -2

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Seven For All Mankind                    +2 (But getting less all the time)

Shoe Palace                                     -2

Skechers                                          -2  ZERO

SOMA                                               -2  ZERO

Sperry Top Sider                              -2  ZERO

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Splendid & Ella Moss                       +2

Sports Authority                             -2

St. Croix                                          +2

St. John                                             E

Steve Madden                                 -2  ZERO

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Stride Rite                                        -2  ZERO

Stuart Weitzman                             -2  ZERO

Superdry                                          -2  ZERO

T.J. Maxx                                          -2

Talbots                                             -2  ZERO

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Target                                              -2

Ted Baker                                        -2  ZERO

Timberland                                     -2  ZERO

Tommy Bahama                             -2

Tommy Hilfiger                               -2  ZERO

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Tory Burch                                      -1

True Religion                                  +2

Under Armour                                -2

Uniglo                                             -2

Urban Outfitter                               -2

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U.S. Polo Assoc.                             -2 (Name is clearly a contradiction) ZERO

Vans                                                 -2  ZERO

Van Heusen                                     -2  ZERO

Victoria’s Secret                             -2  ZERO

Vince                                                -2

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Vince Camuto                                  -2  ZERO

Volcom                                             -2  ZERO

Walking Company (The)                 -2  ZERO

WalMart                                            -2

White House Black Market               -2  ZERO

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Wilsons Leather                              -2

Wohlford                                          -2  ZERO

Zara                                                 -2  ZERO

Zumiez                                             -2  ZERO

Department Stores

For the department stores, I am using a 10 point scale ( 0 – 10) as to the availability and selection for US made clothing. Going from best selection to the least (obviously there is not very much American clothing to chose from that is why the numbers are so low):

Nordstroms 3

Nieman Marcus 2

Barneys 2

Sak’s Fifth Avenue 1

Bloomingdales 1

Macys 1

Dillards 1

Walmart 1

Target 1

Sears 1

J.C. Penney 1

Kohls 0.5

“When I was younger, shopping helped me discover many new places and new things.” – Miuccia Prada




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