Grace & Ted is a treasure trove of designer goodies. Brimming with clothing, shoes and accessories; it can be difficult to know where to start your search. That’s why we thought we’d arm you with some tips so that you can shop efficiently and effectively – hopefully helping you in your quest for your next designer discovery.
Grace & Ted isn’t your typical retail store, items aren’t arranged by size and rails are packed with an array of styles, fabrics and labels.
Know what you want. Whether it’s a brand new white shirt for work, some killer heels for a date or a dress for your sisters graduation, it helps to have a rough idea of what you’re looking for, particularly if you’re short on time!
Items in G&T are arranged by ‘category’ – much like when online shopping, you’ll find all the skirts together, shirts and evening tops side by side and dresses organised by formality.
Find your size. Once you’re in the right place, look for the size cubes on top of each hanger. Labelled 8/10/12/14 or S/M/L – narrow down the selection by picking out your size. If you’re in between sizes it’s always worth trying up or down as designer labels can vary so much. D&G, for example, is usually true to size – Prada can come up small and Max Mara is often more generous.
Consider alterations. It’s so easy to change an item from not-quite-right to perfect – and we know the most talented tailor and dress maker for the job! There is no reason why you can’t have the Celine dress from the Spring 2015 collection you thought you’d lost forever just because it’s slightly too big.
Try something different, bring friends. Wouldn’t normally wear pink? Never choose sleeveless and wouldn’t dare go above the knee? The beauty of shops like Grace & Ted is the variety – it enables you to try things you might never have considered. Bring your friends, mum, dad or anyone who’ll give you an honest opinion on how great you look!
Speak to us. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Just ask. It pays to tell us if you’re looking for something in particular. We may have pieces not yet put out for sale or items that are off-season and not on the shop floor. So if you’re heading for the Mediterranean in January and everything looks ready for Winter, just ask us because we might just have exactly what you’re looking for.