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I read about The Fold somewhere, their ethos sounded right: better than a Next suit but not totally stupidly expensive (I do like to support a new business, especially one started by a woman)
Has anyone tried them? Any good? Quality? Fabric? Fit?
Background: I need new work clothes. We are talking almost a full new work wardrobe (am going back into formal office 5 days a week after years of mostly working from home). I haven't got a huge amount of time to swan around clothes shops. Size 10-12, huge norks, good legs. Wrong clothes either make me look like Anne Widdecombe or Jordan. I look rather nice in the right clothes.
The Fold website scares me. Thin, flat-chested, very young models. TBH, they look more like cat walk models than the middle-ranking executive women who are apparently their target market. I am annoyed at them but still willing to give them a go, if the wise women of MN tell me they are worth a try.
I have one dress from there bought in sale for 150. It is absolutely exquisite and probably the most beautiful item of clothing I own. Attention to detail is great as are cut and fabric. The clothing is interesting yet absolutely work appropriate. I think that if you can get stuff in the sale, compared with mid range high street is is exceptional. Lk bennett is often 250 for polyester stuff these days.
Wow they have seriously gorgeous work dresses, if a bit over my budget. I agree money looks better spent there than LK Bennett or even Hobbs atm - would like to know if they look as good in the flesh. Belinda can you be persuaded to try some on for us?
Yes, I had some when I worked in a corporate role. They are great quality and the semi-bespoke nature means fit is always right. I think they're a great price when you compare them to what men have to pay for a similarly made suit. They have sample sales too, if you keep an eye on their instagram they'll let you know when they're coming up.
Interesting company too, their founder is very smart and very nice. They support initiatives to get women up the corporate ladder and host various networking events.
They keep sending me their catalogue for some reason - god knows how I've ended up on their mailing list! It does look lovely and if I had the money and a job that called for that kind of dressing I would definitely give them a try.