Do you love shopping? What girl doesn’t! Whether it’s a new lipstick or a cute pair of shoes, it’s a lot of fun to splurge on your female self, isn’t it?
Even with all the online shops, there’s nothing like hitting the mall to do some good old-fashioned shopping in person.
But maybe you’re wondering where you should spend your hard-earned money?
In this article, I share the 5 best trans and crossdresser friendly stores to shop at. These retailers support transgender causes and/or have gender inclusive policies – meaning they are truly worthy of your business.
Note: I focused on U.S. retailers since that’s where I’m based. Please share in the comments if you have any international shops to add!
SEPHORA is like a candy shop for girls and I could easily spend half my salary there.
Besides the amazing assortment of beauty products, they also offer mini makeovers and beauty classes – including classes specifically for the transgender community. How great is it?
The classes are called Classes for Confidence: Bold Beauty for the Transgender Community. They consist of 90 minutes of one-on-one skin care and makeup training. Best of all, they’re FREE.
Go here to learn more and find a location near you.
LUSH is the best smelling store at the mall with their amazingly-scented natural beauty products.
Here’s another reason to love them: In early 2018, they ran a two week #TransRightsAreHumanRights campaign, featuring quotes from their transgender employees in all the windows of their North American stores.
They also distributed a guidebook called How to Be a Trans Ally in their shops and published related features on their site.
A few years ago, Target was at the center of controversy for its inclusive transgender bathroom policy. I’m pleased to see that they have not backed down and their inclusive policy is still proudly displayed on their website.
Aside from that, Target is a great place to shop for stylish, affordable fashion and beauty products – pretty much everything you could need for your feminine self.
Macy’s is another corporate giant that is out and proud with its inclusive policies, including gender friendly changing room policies. Macy’s is also a big supporter of LGBTQ Pride Month and LGBTQ-owned brands.
While Macy’s has closed a lot of stores recently, it’s still one of the best places to shop for cosmetics, lingerie, women’s clothing, and shoes. This is one department store chain I hope stays around for a long time.
Nike might seem like an unlikely store to have on this list, but I’ve included them for their very cool commercial featuring transgender vogue dancer Leiomy Maldonado. Check out the video below:
If you’re in the market for some cute workout leggings or a sports bra, Nike should definitely be the first place you look!
What are YOUR favorite places to shop at?
I love that these retailers support the transgender community on a corporate level, but they aren’t your only options.
Helpful sales people and supportive shops can be found almost anywhere if you look. (And if somebody doesn’t treat you with respect, take your business elsewhere!)
What are YOUR favorite places to shop at? Do you have any great shopping experiences to share?
Please share in the comments below!
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For girls on a tight budget, as I was before my wife left me, I found the many stores of the Goodwill Foundation to be a mecca of great bargains. Now that I have control of my money, I do shop Kohls and sometimes Macy’s, But I always look in Goodwill first. I have found the Goodwill stores to be friendly and helpful, they don’t give you the evil eye when you take clothes to the dressing room.
In affluent neighborhoods Goodwill gats, many items that are brand new still with the tags or maybe worn once or twice. Must be nice to be independently wealthy! I bought a gorgeous LBD cocktail length just recently for $4.49! The
125.00 price tag was still attached from a store I had never heard of.
Check them out, it’s worth the trip.
alors mes magasins ou j’achète sont :
nocibé, sephora yves rocher, h&m , camaieu, mais aussi dans des magasins spécialisée comme easy love, et jaquie et michel . easy love on y trouve de belles chaussures , voila …
I love shopping at Lane Bryant, Torrid, Victoria’s Secret and Dillards. They are so accommodating and treat me just like one of the girls.
I totally love shopping at Maurice’s. The girls are always so helpful, and I totes love their styles.
Well, I am on a two year journey to remake myself over completely. I am in the process of establishing my female wardrobe and I have found a bunch of great stuff between Old Navy and Kohls. The cost is not too high and I will likely have to cycle through sizes, etc as this journey continues.
If I could just find high heels or fashionable flats. I was cursed with big feet. It was one of the biggest reasons that I put his off for decades. I just could not go on doing the man thing any longer. I may wind up going barefoot, but I hope to have a nice pedicure soon.
I am seeking the best places where transgenders can shop in person
That’s do cool. I go to Lane Bryant also. The sales girls sem to know I’m a male
I am a BBW type of Gurl (CD) and I have been shopping at MACY’s and Lane Bryant most recently. I go in dressed in male business clothes and pickout what I like and ask to use the dressing room and they always say no problem and show me to a room to use.