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Would You Shop for Fashion at Wal-Mart?

This entire outfit from Wal-Mart's Metro7 line costs only $35.94.

According to Yahoo! Finance, Wal-Mart's clothing sales haven't been so hot lately, and experts speculate that the big-box store's flagging clothing sales are due primarily to poor branding.

Mind you, we've never lived close enough to a Wal-Mart to shop there regularly, let alone buy clothes there. And considering all the negative press they've received for questionable (even reprehensible) business operations, why even bother?

Besides, we're rather reluctant to buy anything fashion-related at a store with "mart" in the name, and we certainly don't want to buy our clothes under the same roof as hunting gear and guns. It's enough to make any fashionista, budget or otherwise, shudder.

To be honest, we're not sure there's anything Wal-Mart can do to change our minds short of enlisting Marc Jacobs to collaborate on a cheap-chic collection. The only thought we might entertain would be purchasing Wal-Mart's offerings online: We wouldn't have to go out of our way and we wouldn't have to endure the chemical-laden air and glaring fluorescent lighting of their aesthetically offensive brick and mortar stores...

On second thought, we'll stick to Target.

What do you think? Should we get with the program and give in to Wal-Mart? Or is this one budget-fashion frontier you're willing to forgo?