Don't laugh, but we folks from small islands tend to shop for ordinary things when we travel to the USA. For example, Target is usually my first stop! I like department stores like JC Penney and individual stores like Loft and New York & Company. Macy's can be a bit pricy unless there are good sales. I have already noted where those stores are in Manhattan. Sometimes I can handle Marshall's, if it's not too confused (not that fond of pawing through long racks). I usually have a lot of luck at Kohl's, but don't see any in Manhattan.
Where else do women shop for business casual wear and classic staples, especially in slightly larger sizes (not juniors or teens)? I am not into designer wear particularly (I care more about what looks and fits right, and the right price, rather than whose name is on it. My office is pretty casual so I don't need any polished, corporate looks. I plan to come in November, so I know there won't be cute summer tops or sandals, but I'm hoping I can still find classic casual pants (a step up from jeans but not as formal as business slacks) and sleeveless shells (that are designed to be worn under jackets, but I won't be).
Ideas? I am in my early 50s and carrying some extra weight, but I don't dress like a grandma - I like classic with a touch of trend, if that makes any sense at all.