made-to-order fashion goes mainstream
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Anyone who waits until the night before the black tie party can tell you that it is almost impossible to find the perfect dress when you need it.
Buying clothes in physical stores allows consumers to touch and feel the product.
But what you think is-
Some color, style or fabric--
May not be available.
Finding it could be a fool\'s errand.
Ordering custom items is traditionally just the choice of custom and custom customers.
Creating a personalized mode can be time
Consumption and expensive.
Some shoppers can fly to Southeast Asia and customize clothing for a song.
But not everyone can get there, and not everyone wants to spend time on vacation buying accessories, hoping that the finished product will meet their expectations.
Technological progress has created another option: economic personalized clothing (
Called mass customization)
For the middle market.
Scale algorithms and electronics
Business enables companies to offer a wide variety of designs and is only a little more than similar productsthe-rack prices.
Now consumers can buyto-
Order clothing and shoes online.
Levi Strauss company
Its \"personalized matchmaking\" program helped lead the trend in 1995. After a one-
Time computer accessories, customers can choose from a range of styles, fabrics, finishes and colors, and a pair of jeans can be made separately according to the customer\'s original specifications.
The project did not last-it stopped when domestic manufacturing was transferred in 2004 --
Shore and custom work can no longer be managed from a long distance.
But it opens the door for others to try their luck in this emerging retail industry. The made-to-
Over the past decade, orders have grown significantly at all levels of e-commerce
Business from individual operations to multinational manufacturers.
It attracts customers of all ages.
Some people are looking for bargains for a company that has no physical presence, thus maintaining a low price.
Others are willing to pay an extra fee for tasting Old World Men\'s Custom Tailors and women\'s custom fashions, and sometimes 25% more.
The surge in online manufacturingto-
Ordering clothing shows that buyers are eager to customize clothing.
While buying these goods online is unlikely to disrupt the retail industry, it is clear that retail apparel companies are busy creating new and innovative ways to go beyond the traditional physical experience.
Some retailers have locked in manufacturers. to-
By customizing fit, using the customer size entered online, produce a garment that fits according to the size and specifications to order aspiring luxury trends.
Others customize the style with options menus that can be combined in many ways to create unique finished products. Some do both.
Here is the example.
Boston-based custom Fit Indochino is one of the most popular online manufacturersto-order menswear.
For $29, they will send a tailor kit with 16 fabric samples, tape measure and $29 credit to future orders.
Indochino avoids the presence of entities, thus being able to reduce prices.
Recently, a high-end Italian charcoal wool suit costs $599.
BOSS Black lists a similar example at Nordstrom for $795.
Kince deVera, a loyal customer of Indochino, Seattle, said, \"If you are not satisfied, they will completely remake your suit or send you a check for $75, let you customize locally.
\"He used to order a shirt with a small place on it that was easily removed, but the company gave him a full refund.
The black lapels are another site where shoppers can offer size, custom style, fabric and fit.
On request, the company will send two measurement tapes for free--
One for customers and one for friends.
Their prices are as reasonable as those of Indochina.
A charcoal wool suit, all
The latest season for wool is $449.
The black lapels are also known for their range of formal outfits, which are also available on some other online sites.
If an item doesn\'t fit, the black lapels change it and even re-make it for free.
Only a few companies offer customized products for men and women.
The tailor shop in Helsingborg, Sweden is one of them.
They provide manufacturing. to-
Measure clothes for men and a line for women.
While overseas shipping may be a little more, they have more styles and options than most physical stores, at a price equal to or lower than Nordstrom of Brooks Brothers, and other traditional men\'s clothing stores.
Custom Clothing stores can be tricky.
The website says, \"If you\'re not happy with a homemade thing,to-
Measure the clothing, please contact us and let us know the reason so that we can find the best solution in this case.
\"They asked to take pictures of the clothes they were wearing.
The idea of having to send photos of pants that can\'t be compressed or shirts that are too tight to close can cause some buyers to leave their virtual cart.
All \"solutions\" are generated by email, which keeps infrastructure costs low, but can increase the blood pressure of customers who want to solve problems in real time.
Charles Tyrwhitt, a British company that also sells to men and women, is similar to a custom store.
It offers a wide range of fully customizable outfits.
For example, customers can choose a basic self-cultivation
Fit shirt, adjust sleeve length, add chest pocket or letter combination, one of the French cuffs and six collar styles.
As a result, four shirts cost $200. -
Comparable to Nordstrom-to-wear.
However, the company recognizes that mistakes are inevitable.
According to the website, an item can be returned in cash or credit within six months, \"no problem.
\"Custom style customization has been provided since 1999.
Depending on the option chosen by the customer, the extra cost of fully configuring the shoes is up to $100.
Similarly, Converse\'s custom plan allows customers to select a dozen attributes based on their shoes, including graphics and the color of each feature of the shoes, for $10 more than the same shoe that is not personalized.
Or, customers can provide their own graphics, and a reverse \"Master\" will turn it intoof-a-kind pair.
Depending on how I watched Maestros at work in the afternoon, none of the modes were too strange or too complicated.
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The larger men have long been relegated to \"big and high\" stores. BentleyBT.
Com is positioned as the Victoria Secret of the big tall man.
It offers underwear designed for larger men.
Although the size is standard, consumers can choose from a variety of styles, fabrics and colors.
In terms of style customization, strict selection for women is more professional and often more expensive.
Shoes and underwear are two of the most popular retail industries.
Hourglass shoes is a small but fast-growing online shoe company in Seattle.
About $200, customers can click on one of the five shoe models from flat shoes to platform high heels, and then choose from dozens of whimsical designs hand-applied by one of the company\'s 10 artists.
The design has a name like a burlesque (
Blue Paisley in rainbow color)
Red is the New Black (
Flowers in red background for Lady Gaga)
Or kiss the sky (black graffiti-
Like flowers on a golden background).
Hourglass accepts special design orders-
The popular trend of brides.
The owner keeps the price of shoes by buying high quality shoes wholesale.
They can also redesign a pair of shoes that customers already have.
They will not accept returns or exchanges for custom orders.
But since these designs are hand painted, there will be errors and they will fix them for free in addition to shipping.
Joker\'s Closet, launched this year, is an interactive website for women who like to build footwear.
Each season, it offers a selection of color palettes of style, color and texture to choose from.
Ashley Ebner, founder and CEO of Joker, said that Joker\'s wardrobe is designed to provide customers with the level of customer service and customization they expect from companies such as Starbucks.
Customers can control the placement of colors and textures in a seasonal design, and can choose the stitching color.
Price at $285-$500 range.
Many of these shoes can easily take you from the board room to the va voom night in town.
Ebener said that they provide 100% customer satisfaction and within 14 days of receiving the order they will refund or exchange it in full for any reason.
Free shipping worldwide.
Ferragamo, an Italian luxury company, recently started a project that allows customers to design their iconic Vara bow apartment.
Celebrities and royals including Princess Diana, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and women of all ages today wear Varas.
But they let customers back about $550.
For this price, the purchaser can choose the size, the color of the patent leather, the color of the groggy ribbon, the type of metal used as a bow ornament, and the height of the heel.
This silver heel is a popular style this season and is also an eternal style.
Other popular websites include: the shoe of prey, which allows shoppers to choose many items for about $200.
The shoe design studio offers only four styles, but each feature of the shoe can be customized to create thousands of different combinations from the heel height, shoe head, lining and sole (about $300).
Nina\'s shoes are perfect for brides and bridesmaids with lots of weddings
It can be dyed to match the proper style with almost any wedding ensemble.
Be can buy the Bride sample book before ordering.
Another popular site in London goes to the streets to sell ballet flats, starting at $300, high heels for up to $405, premium material Swarovski gems for extra cost studs nails or diamond straps.
To avoid expensive mistakes, samples are also sold on the streets.
For a fashion striker who likes metal spikes or thigh high boots and super high budget, Chiko Shoes is a site.
If you can overcome the fact that it is not the most attractive or user --
Friendly websites that create almost any look with their prototypes and options.
The most demanding footwear fashionistas can Upload sketches and they will design a one-of-a-kind shoe for you.
The company is located in Hong Kong, so transportation can be tricky (see below).
But they do allow 365 days of return time as long as the shoes are not worn out.
It\'s too late once you wear them out and realize you made a mistake.
Neiman Marcus launched its own Manolo Blahnik project in early June. The made-to-
The order pump has 5 heel heights and 20 colors from traditional black to bold leopard suede.
All of this cost $595.
This is for women who are willing to make great efforts and pay for being unique.
In the underwear category, Cora Harrington, founder and editor of underwear lover\'s underwear blog, recommends two style-tailored websites: bodyRock Sport is known for making custom sports bras that are both beautiful and practical.
They have a wide range of fabrics, colors, styles, decorative options, and also provide hidden pockets for items such as your iPod and car keys.
Cora also recommends their stylish range of sports bras for mastectomy, which are well received by the breast cancer community.
Next is Katie\'s custom corsetry, known for its extensive selection of vintage lingerie online, including custom-made-to-
Ordering custom bodice is greatly influenced by 1940 and 1950.
Both sites are for self-confidence and experienced online shoppers becauseto-
Order underwear cannot be returned.
Underwear for the Queenliterally--
Available for purchase from Rigby & Peller online underwear, both of which are known for their manufactureto-
Measurement underwear (
Must be installed in person)
, And the Royal Order of authorization that they were appointed as Corsetieres to H. M.
Queen Elizabeth (
In other words, customized granny panties
Manufacturer of Queen of England).
This is not a budget option, but for women who shop online, she takes the underwear as seriously as her designer wardrobe, which is the place for custom underwear.
Obviously, if the Queen does not like her purchase, she can return it within 28 days if there is no problem.
The same policy applies to ordinary people.
Note on foreign suppliers keep in mind that all foreign purchases must be cleared of the United StatesS.
Customs and Border Protection Bureau.
The rule is Byzantine.
A piece of clothing must be sent along with the CBP statement indicating the content, cost, weight and origin.
Depending on the value, the CBP agent may prepare additional paperwork and may assess the tariff (
Usually only for items worth more than $2,000)
Then release the item for delivery.
Some items are limited by quotas, such as manufacturingto-
Measurement kits from Hong Kong can be kept until the next quota period.
In other words, in a manufacturing scream dealto-
Ordering a wedding dress from Hong Kong could lead to another kind of scream on your wedding day when it was still in customs.