One of the greatest parts of blogging is learning about new brands. Brands will reach out by email and social media to share their business baby and some of these companies have become some of my favorites. I remember when I was pregnant I wished some company would make a line of dresses in ponte knit that could dress up or down with a change of accessories. I doodled in my work notebook a few different styles – simple but with little details that flattered and added interest. In October 2012, Jessica from Dobbin Clothing reached out to me by email and I found a company that made those very dresses I doodled in my notebook!
Since then a good quarter of my wardrobe is Dobbin Clothing. While I adore their ponte dresses (this one is my ultimate fave; I wear it all the time and it looks as great now as it did when I got it in ’12), I also have dresses from them in lace and stretch wool, silk blouses and tunics, trousers, skirts, and jackets (I have this one but haven’t yet featured on the blog though it’s lovely). The fit is excellent straight out of the box, the quality is stellar, the style is elegant and chic without being too trendy, and it’s all from a brand who cares about their customer and how their clothes are sourced and made.
When you purchase clothing at a department store or boutique, there’s always a markup so the retailer can make a profit. When you shop directly from the brand as you do with Dobbin Clothing, you can get incredible quality for far less. Dobbin sources high-end fabrics from the same European mills as luxury fashion brands, and produces its clothes side by side with those brands in the same top-tier New York factories. But since Dobbin Clothing is only available online, they can keep their entire line under $300 while pieces that may be of the same fabric sewn in the same factory sell at department stores for hundreds more.
And as mentioned, all of Dobbin Clothing is made in the USA. They use primarily washable fabrics to reduce the impact of dry cleaning on the environment, and they specifically create wardrobe basics that can look chic season after season requiring fewer pieces in your wardrobe. Oh, and they are utterly wonderful human beings behind the brand – since that original email in 2012 Jess has become a friend as well as one of the greatest companies to partner with in all my years of blogging. I proud to wear Dobbin Clothing, feature Dobbin Clothing on this blog, and am so thrilled when you readers comment and email me and share how much you also love the brand.
When Dobbin Clothing heard about Wardrobe Oxygen’s ten-year anniversary, they were generous enough to provide one Wardrobe Oxygen reader with a $200 shopping spree! What a great way to experience a quality brand that offers great style and fit with great ethics.