Regarding prices specifically, SM basically exists to exploit that 'stuff's on discount!' mentality. They regularly do coupons for shit like 50% off, nobody realistically pays full price for anything there.So I did stop by a Stein Mart earlier today. I haven't been to one for years, if ever, and now I know why they are out of business. Clothes are expensive comparing to TJ Maxx and Ross. Everything is 10% now off but still too expensive. You can get a shirt at TJM or Ross for less than $20 while a similar shirt at SM is $25 or more, even with the discount.
It is still cheap garbage though.