UNIQLO is probably one of my favorite stores in the city. The very first time I went, I almost had a seizure from the bright lights, maze of never-ending floors and rooms, and vast options of contemporary casual wear. But I soon got over it and now visit my Herald Square location on 34th St and Broadway almost weekly. I think I have the same pair of shorts in 3 colors.
I saw this Gilt City deal for a free AIRism product drop on Facebook before I checked my email, so I was poised to click once it came through- I know anything free goes fast. Well this went so fast that after I signed up, I emailed my roommate and she was waitlisted not even 5 minutes later.
|Everything was prepackaged, but there were sample shirts out so you could compare shapes/sizes.|
The AIRism product line is UNIQLO’s “inner wear that stays dry” collection. Think lots of different undershirts in all cuts and colors. Normally $12.90, these are on sale this week for $9.90 (but free for me!). I don’t normally pay that much for an undershirt (Forever 21 has them for $3) and UNIQLO is not typically known for overcharging, so I gathered that it was high quality.
|UNIQLO was on their game- they even had signs out for the Gilt City deal.|
I selected a white cami- you can never have too many- which I layered under today's outfit. I have to say, it is probably one of the yummiest, softest materials I have ever felt. It must be the cupro material- which I learned is a “cellulose fiber made from recovered cotton waster” (yay for recycling?). I was comfortable all day- from my freezing cold office to walking around in 80 degree heatstroke weather during lunch.
I never ever would have bought this shirt on my own- the undergarment section of UNIQLO is just too overwhelming and I’m usually in there to raid their stretch pant selection. But I am rethinking this- camis in any color are good to have, and this just felt so nice on my skin without being too clingy or too tight or too loose. Thanks Gilt City for the free threads!