Thursday, 26 January 2012
When I'm buying for the shop I have to ask myself - which sizes are going to sell fastest? Which should I buy most of? It's not at all easy trying to second-guess which shapes and cuts will work best for which sizes and I often get it wrong, meaning we'll sell out too quickly of one particular size and get stuck with too many of another.
As a rule we run out of smaller sizes first (surprising, huh?) - is that because we have small customers or could it be that shoppers' psychology dictates always going for the smaller size? Actually, I think MAKE's customers are really savvy - they have a good understanding of their bodyshape and what suits them, and while I'm really happy to offer advice I'm rarely asked for it!
Our customers understand that wearing something too small actually has the effect of making you look bigger. And while you may feel uncomfortable about the label reading a size larger than you'd rather be - well - who's going to know but you? Cut it off if you like.
And here's another crumb of comfort. We stock lots of different brands from all over the world, and inevitably there's just no consistency in the sizes. I consider myself to be an average, medium-type size but I guarantee you I have items in my wardrobe ranging from Small to XL that all fit!
My advice? If you're in the shop, take 2 sizes of the garment you like to the changing rooms - or just ask! We know our stock really well and we can always advise where we think the cut is small or generous. If you're buying from us online you'll see the dimensions of each size we stock, and we've got a Size Matters page for a little more help. Or give us a ring. At the end of the day MAKE staff understand that we're all just people who want clothes that fit and make us look good.