shopping in the usa

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1. Posted by Desiree (Inactive 157 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey all,

I'm a Dutch girl who is looking for an internship in the usa for next semester (february) and I have a question regarding to clothing. I'm pretty tall... 1.86 m which is according to a converting program 6.10 foot. and have a size 10 for female shoes.
In holland buying cloths takes me some searching but gives me no problem, but spain gave me very much trouble. So how is that in the usa?

I think the problem areas would be shoes, jeans or all other types of pants and blouses (if the arms are long enough) if it will be a problem i'm forced to buying more things here and letting it ship over. So your help is needed!!


ps (help for a nice internship position in marketing would be also very nice )

2. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I don't think shoes should be a problem at all. Sometimes larger sizes will run out a little bit quicker, but size 10 is fairly normal to find (as long as your feet are a normalish width.) However, I do think pants will be a problem. Not quite sure about shirts - I think they would be easier than pants, but I'm not positive how easy.

About internships have you tried If you have any interest in a marketing internship in theatre or the arts pm me and i'll give you some more possibilities. Hope this helps you out!


3. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 285 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I do not forsee any problem as many American women are tall. It appears you do not have a location lined up, but any good sized US city will have lots of shopping options for you. My female cousin in Minneapolis is 6 ft 2 inches tall with a size 11 shoe and she can find clothes with no issues.

When you land in the US, you might inquire with a local university athletic department that has a women's sports program (like basketball) and ask them where the athletes prefer to shop for clothes.

Best of luck to you.

4. Posted by Desiree (Inactive 157 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Wow thanks both of you..
No indeed i have no plan yet which city that depends on the companies who want me, although i'm currently looking into fast moving consumer goods i'll keep your advice in mind, one of the options i'm applying for would be chicago so indeed larger cities. The advice about the basketball team is very good, didn't think of that at all.

The reason why i ask all of this is because when i travel a lot of people do look at me like i'm some kind of alien by being so tall. I've never been to the states so I have no idea how it is over there but if you say it won't be such a problem, that is such a relief..

5. Posted by lagered (Budding Member 230 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

This will not present you a issue here in the United States. I would recommend Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota. You'll have access to a lot of shopping/great nightlight/plenty of internship opportunities. For some reason or another, there also seems to be a lot of taller females in this region. Just my $0.02. Hope this helps!