Fashion savants are always looking for their next secret source for the latest styles that won’t deflate their budget. Essential Apparel has been hooking up their customers for the past 35 years, first as a retail store specializing in hosiery and undergarments, and now they’re an expansive online retailer, still run by a family of employees who love and wear the products they sell. They’re available by phone and email to dish about their merchandise and offer up honest personal opinions. The website is easy to browse by Mens, Womens, and Kids. For those shoppers who know their brands, it’s easy to search or skim through an alphabetized list of the Essential Apparel offerings.