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Before I moved out to the countryside where I am now, I lived for a while in what is probably the world's most fashion-conscious city - Paris. When I moved there I had absolutely no dress sense as I used to live in jeans and jumpers and couldn't be bothered with anything else. After moving to Paris I felt really out of place like that and decided to change my style. Mexx sorted me out.
Mexx is an upmarket brand of stylish clothing that since 2001 has been owned by Liz Claiborne. Liz Claiborne is not one of my favourite brands as I find their clothes quite dowdy but Mexx is not like this at all. Mexx clothes are very well-cut and sharp. They are classic but have details that make them interesting such as zips on a skirt or splashes of colour on a top.
Probably the best items of clothing that Mexx sells are their women's suits. These are modernised takes on classics and are either trouser suits or skirt suits, or you can buy one jacket and both trousers and matching skirt for variety. They come in classic colours such as brown, navy and black, and they are well made and fit nicely. The cuts of the suits are modern - the trousers fit low as do the skirts for example. The jackets often contain interesting details such as military style buttons or ruffles, or they are cropped or are cut tuxedo-style.
Mexx also produce a lot of classy but casual clothes including high quality printed t-shirts in long and short sleeved versions. They make nice dresses as well that are fashion-conscious and not overly feminine for my taste.
Prices on Mexx clothing are very high if you buy it retail. For example, a jacket will set you back over £100 and trousers about £70. However, the way to get your hands on Mexx is to find an outlet and visit, even if it's out of town. It will be well worth it. I bought many suits for under £20 total in the Mexx outlet in the East of England (this one has now shut but I believe there are others) and would take these suits back to Paris where they always got loads of compliments!
Shopping for quality and design is my second name and shopping in MEXX is second to none in my opinion. I have never been there and not left the shop without being over impressed or overwhelmed. Their designs not only beautiful but amazingly wonderful cuts as well, especially if you have a good figure. The cuts show the body in good shape, mind you it can be tight sometimes so you better try the clothes before taking them home. To make the best value for your money, shop when it is sales time as they have a good sales policy. The price cuts are shocking as well; I bought on summer sales one of their jackets, down from £125 to £35. Wherever you are in the world MEXX is definitely one of the names you can always trust and look for with confidence. Whenever I put on a shirt or a trouser people always ask me where are they from?
I used to be one of Mexx's greatest fans....I was totally kitted out in MEXX gear and so were my kids, sure, being near a factory shop helped, and I would never have paid full price for the clothes, however fantastic, but they really were superb style and excellent quality. We have MEXX jackets, sweatshirts, dresses, shoes, accessories - you name it we have it! Most of it was bought at silly prices in the factory shop sale, but it was always a label I looked out for, and a make which if I'd had the money to buy at the original designer prices, I would have done, so I was disappointed on my latest visit to the factory store in Swindon that MEXX seems to have lost it's way to a large extent in so far as style and fashion is concerned. I used to be guaranteed that if I wore MEXX clothes, I would be at the forefront of where fashion was heading, but from what I saw in the store this week, that would definitely no longer be the case....... It seems as though MEXX has settled for producing good quality clothes which are less than avant-garde, being far more conservative than they ever were in the years where I was buying regularly. If what you're looking for is a stylish suit for work, then you could do a lot worse than shop here, and the kids clothes look much the same as they did a few years ago, but there was nothing which my fashion conscious boys would have worn, and nothing which both fitted and suited me, which was a huge disappointment. From what I can see, MEXX has settled for a much more conservative clientele, and totally lost their cutting edge. Maybe if your taste is more conservative than mine, you may now love it!