Asian Fashion Adventures: Mexy ShopJune 23, 2013
The first installment of this new series features Taiwanese retailer Mexy Shop. Jessy of Jessy Dust introduced me (along with her other readers) to the brand over a year ago and I've been intrigued ever since.
In a word, Mexy Shop is "safe." Safe in execution, safe in price point, and safe in design. It features few truly exceptional or innovative creations but does supply many solid basics at reasonable prices.
|J. Crew Bouclé Jacket in Indigo Colorblock (similar here and here) | c/o Mexy Shop Whisper Jersey Drapey Top | c/o Mexy Shop Polka Dot Boyfrend Jeans | Ann Taylor Double Keeper Belt (old) | Longchamp Le Pliage Large Tote (reviewed here) | Zara Basic Court Shoes|
The styling aesthetic does cater to a younger audience but I can see many of the same pieces reworked for a more mature style. The quality is fair and falls in line with the price range.
Measurements that I took of the Polka Dot Boyfriend Jeans in size S: Waist: 15", Hip: 19", Total Length: 34", Inseam: 28", and thigh opening: 11."
Measurements posted on Mexy Shop's website: Waist: 14.2", Hip: 18.5", Length: 35", Thigh Width: 14.3."
At first, I was concerned that the boyfriend jeans in small (also available in medium, large, and extra large) would fit me too tightly through the leg but it ended up being an passable fit. For those of you who are similar to me in size, the waist of the jeans will be about a size too big and will need to be hoisted up by a belt.
The jersey draped top came in only one size and was quite oversized on me. I think it will comfortably accommodate someone up to three sizes taller/bigger than me (not exactly shrimpy at 5'2 but definitely falls short of average height).
Disclaimer: I received the jeans and t-shirt as gifts from Mexy Shop. No other compensation - monetary or otherwise - was provided for writing this post.