My least favorite part of shopping is trying on clothes. The lines are long, the lights unflatteringly fluorescent, and is this a fat mirror...

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My least favorite part of shopping is trying on clothes. The lines are long, the lights unflatteringly fluorescent, and is this a fat mirror, or is that really what I look like?

Forth & Towne, a division of Gap, sells clothes for the “grown-up woman” (read: 35 and older), but its dressing rooms are designed for the girly-girl in all of us.

Each room has its own whimsical wallpaper — red pinstripes, zebra print, apple-green swirls — and comes equipped with a three-way mirror, glass-topped vanity and faux suede ottoman. But here’s the best part: The light switches have dimmers. Bring me some bottled water, because I could stay here all day.

Forth & Towne (www.forthandtowne.com) is new to the Seattle area, with stores in Pacific Place (206-223-2704) and Alderwood Mall (425-672-8483). Its clothes fall into four categories: Allegory (classic, tailored separates); Vocabulary (feminine knits and prints); Gap Edition (grown-up Gap); and Prize (chic and flirty).

But no mommy jeans anywhere in sight.

Pamela Sitt: 206-464-2376 or psitt@seattletimes.com