Do you enjoy treating yourself to some new clothes every now and then? Who doesn't! Clothes shopping is fun to do with friends, and is a perfect opportunity to change up your style.

Below, you'll find helpful phrases to use when out shopping for clothes. Take a look and get ready for your next shopping trip!

Questions and Statements: Employee

The following phrases are commonly used by store employees. You'll hear them when being helped or at check-out. Have a look!
Can I help you with anything?
 
How can I help you?
 
Can I help you find something?
 
What size are you?
 
Unfortunately, this is the only size we have left.
 
How does the shirt fit?
 
How about this shirt?
 
Try this sweater on.
 
The shoes are out of stock at the moment.
 
The t-shirts are on sale.
 
That's $15 altogether.
 
 

Questions and Statements: Customer

Here you'll find useful phrases and questions that you can use when looking for help in a clothes store or to describe clothing that you're trying on. Check them out!
Excuse me, can you help me?
 
I'm looking for a summer dress.
 
Could I try this jacket on?
 
May I try these shoes on, please?
 
Where can I try this on?
 
Where are the changing rooms?
 
Do you have this shirt in a smaller size?
 
I'm usually a medium.
 
The jacket is too big.
 
These pants don't fit very well.
 
This sweater is really comfortable.
 
I really like the color of this dress.
 
Does this blouse come in different colors?
 
What material are these shorts?
 
Are these shoes on sale?
 
How much is this shirt?
 
I'll take it.
 
 

Answers to the Most Common Questions

What are the most essential English phrases to know when out clothes shopping?
  • What size are you?
  • I'm looking for a summer dress.
  • Do you have this shirt in a smaller size?
  • I'm usually a medium.
  • How does the shirt fit?
  • The shoes are out of stock at the moment.
  • Where can I try this on?
  • Are these shoes on sale?
How do I ask someone if I'm allowed to try something on?
There's two ways to find out whether or not you are allowed to try clothes on while in a store:

Could I try + CLOTHING + on?
  • Could I try this jacket on?
  • Could I try these shoes on?
  • Could I try those pants on?


A more polite way to say this is:

May I try + CLOTHING + on, please?
  • May I try these shoes on, please?
  • May I try that coat on, please?
  • May I try that suit on, please?