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If you’re wondering where Retaica clothes are made, keep reading to learn more about this brand of women's wear with low prices.
Who is Retaica?
Everybody’s interested in a great deal, especially given the current price increases on everything from celery to sweaters. It’s particularly tempting to shop for trendy clothes at lower prices when buying holiday gifts,wedding gifts, and graduation gifts.
Retaica is an online brand that offers affordable clothing at low prices. Retica.com says the company was created in 2015 and has made clothing for “many famous brands.” The website continues, “According to the service agreements, we cannot disclose their names.” The company claims to make high quality clothing at a lower price point.
Retaica's product line includes everything from tees and tops in bright colors to sweaters, dresses, and loungewear. This wide variety of women's fashion items is offered at huge discounts. Retaica also has a link to sale items. You'll also find Retaica on social media sites, and it posts regularly on its Facebook page.
But while Retaica’s clothing carries reasonable prices, it appears neither the clothing nor the brand receives high marks from its customers. That new top might prove to have quality problems and fail to be your sister's or niece's favorite item.
Retaica Clothes Reviews
I read consumer reviews on at least a half-dozen websites about Retaica. Most people share negative comments about the quality of the clothing and poor customer service.
For starters, those who purchased Retaica apparel were very disappointed in the quality of the product, claiming the so-called stylish clothing looked little like those pictured on the website. They say the craftsmanship is poor and the clothes don’t last. They also mention the fabric is thin and clothes come in the wrong sizes.
Then there are the shipping and returns comments. Many people complained Retaica takes 35 days to ship its clothing, which isn't a very timely manner. Also, upon obtaining their purchases and noting the clothes’ poor quality, buyers attempted to order refunds and returns. They recorded Retaica was unhelpful and even frustrating in these areas of customer support.
Finally, the website itself receives a low trust score due to many poor customer service complaints. Multiple eCommerce scam experiences are also detected that raise red flags about it being a suspicious site.
Are Retaica Clothes Made in the USA?
Retaica does not make its clothes in the USA. Currently, the “About” page on its website says the company is headquartered in the United Kingdom. It also says its factories are located in Singapore and Vietnam.
You just might be better off spending your hard-earned money in better ways.
Fast Fashion Concerns
Generally speaking, more and more companies like Retaica which offer “quality clothing” at a low price point and easy online shopping prove to be suspicious for several reasons. These reasons reflect the overall problems within the “fast fashion” industry.
Fast fashion references the clothing and shopping experiences we’ve known and practiced for decades: manufacturers produce high volumes of clothing for stores and online retailers at typically lower price points. Some selections push the price point envelope and cost more to create the illusion they’re better made.
The inherent flaws with fast fashion are many:
The clothes don’t last, as the goal is volume, not quality.
The garments are made with inferior fabric, usually synthetic.
Oftentimes the fabric contains high levels of toxins the human body absorbs. Ample studies show these fabrics’ chemicals are endocrine disruptors and carcinogens.
These same chemicals leak into water systems and soil.
Because the clothes don’t last, these garments get thrown away and taken to landfills. The workers in the factories experience human rights violations.
A Happy Alternative: Made in the USA Clothing Brands
Fortunately, clothing made in the USA reflects a different, better model of manufacturing called “slow fashion” that’s just the opposite of the qualities mentioned above. Essentially, slow fashion embodies better clothing, better fabric, fewer chemicals, and better working conditions. Emphasis is placed on caring for humanity and the environment, while also making clothing that lasts.
Reasons for Buying American Made Clothing
When you explore clothing websites with apparel made in the USA, you might see the prices tend to be more expensive than fast fashion clothing you’ll find online or at the mall. The reasons for the cost are many, but consider just a few reasons:
The companies pay fair wages and provide safe working conditions.
Most of the companies are small, and employees either are family or become like a family.
Owners are driven by a passion for sustainability and a love for American manufacturing. They work hands-on rather than outsourcing to the cheapest maker.
Many companies source their fabrics and finishes from other American companies.
The makers desire to make some of the best clothing you can buy and wear. They’re comfortable, and they feel and look great.
Delivery time is shorter.
Your overall shopping experience will be greater, as a customer service team member is just a phone call away, waiting to provide a great experience.
How to Buy Made in the USA Clothing Affordably
Options abound in finding and buying USA clothing, even when you’re on a budget. Here are a few ways you can save some cash and buy American-made in the process:
Receive a percentage off your first order when you sign up for the company’s email newsletters.
Check each website frequently for specials such as a certain percentage off. These specials often occur around holidays, and not just the major holidays.
Monitor for markdowns and sales, especially during seasonal clearances.
USA companies tend to offer generous exchange and return policies. Some even waive return shipping fees.
Most of the time, the companies provide free shipping on a certain amount purchased.
USA-Made Women’s Fashion Alternatives to Retaica
Do you have a favorite clothing brand that's made in the USA? Leave a comment below!
Curator is located in San Francisco where it proudly cuts, sews, and dyes all of its garments. Producing its small batch wares in three local California factories, Curator offers this sought-after Jules Cardigan. It comes in four colors (rust is shown) and sizes XS up to 4X. Its textured fabric is sustainably garment-dyed and easy to care for. Size up. Check out Curator’s other sweaters, too!
Vermont Country Store carries a 100% cotton cardigan in a classic style. It has cable-knit stitching, a rounded collar, and a full button front. Note: As you shop, be sure to look for “Made in the USA” in the product description. Not everything Vermont Country Store carries is American made.
VETTA is a USA-made sustainable fashion brand. One of the great things about VETTA is it helps you create a clothing capsule where the more you buy, the greater your discount. If you buy up to five items, you can make a wardrobe of 30 different outfits! Made of organic cotton, you’ll love this oversized sweater for lounging or layering. It comes in black or dark heather grey, sizes XS-L. VETTA carries a nice selection of cardigans as well as oversized sweaters all knitted in Los Angeles. It offers complimentary shipping, exchanges, and easy returns.
Michael Stars carries mini, midi, and maxi dresses at affordable prices. The company makes most of its apparel at its Los Angeles headquarters. We’re featuring the Christina Ribbed Midi Dress that comes in basic colors or seasonal colors. You’ll also find this and other dresses on sale. Similar dresses can be found at different lengths, too. Add a short jacket for the ideal casual look.
Judy P offers dress styles in a tank, short sleeve, and ¾ sleeve with square or V-necks. I love the different colors of fabric. Shown is the Sabrina Sleeveless Dress in Carnation. This dress is offered in 14 different colors and comes in sizes XS to SL. It’s wrinkle-resistant, too. Take 25% off your Judy P order with code USALOVE. One time use. No expiration. Sale items excluded.
Salaam, a word for “peace,” makes its clothing in Vermont. Fabrics are hand-selected in Europe and are a silky-feeling, stretchy rayon. Pictured is the Flippy Skirt, a circle skirt that comes in over 20 different prints! Pair with a tee shirt or cami and cardigan or your favorite sweater and boots. You’ll look casual and chic! Check out its online clearance section for special savings. Take 20% off your Salaam regular-priced items when you use the discount code USALOVE.
All American Clothing Co. produces high-quality clothing at affordable prices. The online retailer has several long-sleeve options for women. We’re showing the SIRO hoodie, sizes small-2XL. It comes in olive, black, or scarlet and is made from 100% microfiber polyester. It’s a relaxed fit. It has thumbholes in the sleeves and a curved drop tail. All American Clothing Co. offers free shipping on orders $99 or more, plus free returns and exchanges. The company is located in Ohio.
Three Christmases ago, I bought my daughter an inexpensive denim jacket that didn’t hold up in the wash. On her birthday, I replaced that jacket with a name-brand one. It’s thin and not very durable. Learn from my mistake and buy this fabulous denim jacket from Schaefer Outfitter. It’s made from American Denim and has a full-grain leather collar. It’s lined with fleece blanket lining. You’ll love it! Schaefer Outfitter has been around since 1982. Its primary location is in Texas but has stores throughout the United States. Receive free shipping on orders of $100 or more.
Loggerhead Apparel was founded by a South Carolina couple, and the business still exists there today. You’ll find southern-inspired polo shirts and tee shirts like the Slow and Steady long-sleeve tee shirt. This selection is made from super-soft, American-grown Pima cotton. Besides making great apparel and accessories, the company’s mission is twofold: to support American manufacturing, particularly the south’s textile industry; and to help preserve the sea turtle. Your purchase helps with both. Loggerhead Apparel offers several sale items on its website.
Shop boutique-style from the comfort of your home at Classy Cozy Cool. This online store carries only made-in-the-USA apparel and accessories. Shop tops, sweaters, jackets, denim, and well…any apparel you desire! We’re showing off the Classy Cozy Cool loungewear set that’s perfect for staying in or a quick run to your favorite coffee shop. The sweatshirt hangs long and the pants are dreamy soft. It’s also offered in plus sizes! Receive free shipping on orders of $75 and up. Also, check its sale and clearance items.
For a more formal option, check out Betsy & Adam. This company has been in business since 1982 and has two sister companies, Xscape Evenings and Blondie Nites for the younger lady (featured in our “mini dress” listing below). Pictured is the “Bonnie” long sleeve floral glitter dress. It’s offered from size 4 up to size 16. The floor-length maxi dress has a fitted top with floral detail that’s fully lined. The company provides free shipping on orders of $100 and up. It also has frequent sales. Betsy & Adam makes the majority of its dresses in the New York City garment district, in Brooklyn, and in New Jersey.
Hardtail Forever offers casual and semi-formal dresses in a variety of styles and lengths. We’re showing the Spa Maxi Dress in black, but it also comes in two different prints. It’s made of 100% rayon and is machine washable. Hardtail Forever dresses are made in Los Angeles. One of my daughter’s bridesmaids wore this dress and it looked really great on her!
If you’re looking for a form-fitting dress that shows just a little leg, check out this asymmetrical dress by Los Angeles company Eva Varro. It has cap sleeves and a slit that begins mid-thigh. Pair with heels or boots. The company has frequent sales and discounts, so be sure to check their online site out! Take 20% off your Eva Varro purchase with the discount code USALOVE.
A sister company of Betsy & Adam (featured above), Blondie Nites focuses on trendy, more formal dresses for women of any age. A mom who wants to look great at her next company gathering or holiday party will find a dress, but so will her daughter. Pictured is the “Courtney” sequin dress in black. It’s fully lined and has a high neck, waist tie, and simple ruffle bottom. This dress is ideal for any formal occasion, including prom. Receive free shipping on orders of $100 or more.
Clara Sunwoo is a personal favorite, as several boutiques in my area carry this brand. I love how the styles are timeless and appeal to both younger and older shoppers. Check the Clara Sunwoo website often for sales and markdowns. The company offers an assortment of sweater styles in classic, traditional, and modern. Featured is the Dolman Sleeve sweater in “smoke” color. Pair it with Clara Sunwoo’s Liquid Leather leggings, not leather, not pleather, but a soft knit that looks like leather. It's also one of Oprah’s favorite things!
All USA Clothing, located in Michigan, is an online store that carries only made-in-the-USA goods. The company has several sweatshirt selections, but we’re partial to the Star crew sweatshirt. This unisex style comes in grey with either black or navy stars that help you channel your inner patriot or David Rose: you choose! Receive complimentary shipping on orders of $99 or more. The company also offers frequent savings on its website.
Named after the classic rowing social clubs from on the East Coast, Boathouse makes its products in Philadelphia. The company is maybe best known for its first launch and signature product, the Stevenson jacket. If you’re looking for an understated but cool tee shirt, check out the Boathouse United States Rowing tee with a sleeve logo. It’s lightweight, moisture-wicking, and soft.
Karen Kane is a popular women’s brand for finding practically anything, whether tops or pants, dresses or sweaters. Pictured is the ¾ sleeve top made in Los Angeles. It features a jersey-knit fabric, a drop waist, and a stylish tie front. The black and white stripes coordinate with a variety of clothing options—jeans, dress pants, leggings, and more. Receive complimentary shipping on orders of $150 and up. Check the website for frequent markdowns, too. Note: Not all Karen Kane selections are made in the USA. Check the product description for confirmation of origin.
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Tammy Tilley is a southern transplant living in the Midwest. Growing up in the West Virginia hills, she was surrounded by family and friends who made things with their hands, from a penny whistle carved from the backyard tree’s branches to the hand-hewn wooden cradle gifted to her when her firstborn arrived. As an adult, she continues to be fascinated by the small cottage businesses the Amish and Mennonite communities cultivate in Northern Indiana. Tammy holds a B.A. and M.S. in English/Education.