It sounds too good to be true right? If you’re like me, you don’t have time (or the desire to make time) in your schedule to visit the local mall, walk from store to store browsing + trying on clothing. So, you almost exclusively purchase your attire for work online. Solved right? Unfortunately not. Inevitably you end up visiting a local store to exchange + return + become frustrated about how much time this all takes.
That all ends today. I had the wonderful experience of visiting with MM.LaFleur over the weekend in NYC. This clothing company is revolutionizing the way that busy, working women shop by putting the fun + ease back into dressing for work.
Here’s the skinny … The company was launched in 2013 by founder Sarah LaFleur and partners Miyako Nakamura + Narie Foster. These three dynamic women, began producing quality, diverse workwear that women everywhere can source easily and conveniently. Today, MM inspires purposeful women to look and feel beautiful in their clothing, without laboring to do so. Women can utilize MM’s services to build wardrobes full of versatile, stunning pieces for both work and their busy after-work lives.
MM.LaFleur offers three options for shoppers:
Online - Visit and shop to your heart’s content.
Bento Box - Fill out a brief online profile, and 4-6 hand-selected work wear items will be shipped to you. Keep what you like, and send the rest back. MM carries sizes 0P-16 and XS-XL. Dresses run from $165-$325, separates from $110-$295, accessories from $35-$90 and jewelry from $110-$325. This is a fantastic option for anyone living in a location where MM does not have a showroom location. Speaking of …
Visit a Showroom - Schedule a time to visit MM’s showroom in NYC, or a pop-up location (current pop-up spots include DC, Philadelphia and Chicago). You’ll fill out a brief online survey while making your appointment, and arrive to a dressing room full of clothes to try on. A personal stylist will help you, and only you while you shop and sip espresso + wine. And you’ll wonder why you ever shopped any other way.
I visited the MM.LaFleur showroom in New York City over the weekend and the afternoon was the shopping experience I have been searching for/desperately need in my life. I walked in and met with Khey-Ara, Angel + Janet who, after chatting for a few minutes, escorted me to a dressing room filled with clothing for me to try on covering an array of colors and styles. ALL (no exaggeration) of the items waiting there for me were pieces that I would have purchased and incorporated into my work wardrobe. Do you know how many tedious hours I would have spent searching online for this many items … how many hours scouring a mall? If you’re looking for an entire wardrobe refresh, look no further. Here are some of my absolute favorites:
Khey-Ara, Angel + Janet and I chatted a bit about MM.LaFleur’s upcoming collection which will be one of their most length-diverse collections yet. MM has designed some of their longest pieces ever to accommodate taller customers who prefer a more conservative look - a request that their stylists heard from clients, and responded to. Their newest Unsuitables Collection, incorporates numerous tall-friendly options, and a modern uniform for the working woman who seeks work fashion beyond the standard + stale suit.
Stunning dresses, length-appropriate skirts, and versatile accessories (The Statement Scarf is literally the softest silk I've felt + includes a fun/inspiring message when opened) make MM a one-stop-shop for everything the busy, working woman needs in her closet. With luxury-quality fabrics, primarily from Italy, each MM piece is an investment that will physically last for many years, while remaining in-style with classic hemlines, elegant detailing and an overall timeless feel to each item.
My favorite item that I purchased to incorporate into my work wardrobe was the stunning Catherine Dress in graphite. This dress is incredibly comfortable while maintaining a classic, sophisticated + polished look.
A huge thank you to the entire MM.LaFleur team for allowing me to visit your showroom, and an extra hug to Khey-Ara, Angel, Janet + Alexa. I can’t wait to return again and again.
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