First thing's first: Men's clothes are usually made better than women's clothes.
Exhibit A: Boyfriend jeans versus your boyfriend's actual jeans.
Your boyfriend is paying less — so why shouldn't you? "If you get a smaller size in a skinny fit, men's jeans can feel more comfortable and even cost less than boyfriend styles," says Sara Qaddoura, curator of e-commerce at London-based fashion startup Not Just A Label. Plus, menswear offers a whole new range of sizes for your fine bod.
Cool? Cool. So here's how to beat the system and buy up the men's department...
Looking for a new sweater? Buy it in men's.
Button-up for one? Get it in men's.
Baggy sweatpants or low-slung jeans, perhaps? Men's all the way.
Could use a cute backpack or weekender, huh? Check out men's.
Since backpacks are a central accessory in menswear, check out the other side of the store before you settle on a clutch (no handles, say wha?!).