An office dress code shouldn’t mean that you have to compromise on comfort, quality or most of all...style. You also shouldn't have to spend a fortune on clothes to wear while you're making your fortune.
The career ‘uniform’ has a long history of dull, uninspiring outfit options. Some days, you’re stuck wearing that ill-fitting pencil skirt with a faulty zip, and other days you’re in that dress that is bordering on nunnery hand-me-downs. We all have that pair of work pants that needs to be unbuttoned if we eat a big lunch (as if getting through the day wasn't hard enough!).
Of Mercer founders, Dorie Golkin Smith and Emelyn Northway know that you deserve better. So they created Of Mercer, a New York label of high-quality corporate wear with a bold, modern aesthetic.
The best part? Every gorgeous piece is affordable, coming in under $250. The even better part? This label is empowering women in more ways than just the right single-button wool blazer.
Evolving from a sole e-commerce store to a flagship boutique in Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood, Of Mercer hosts regular events featuring inspiring conversations with career-minded women.
A recent event, the Women of Substance Supper Club, included guests such as Emmy Rossum, Orange is the New Black's Jackie Cruz and Alysia Reiner, and designers Carly Cushnie and Coco and Breezy, just to name a few. Is there anything better than a brand that acknowledges quality not just in the product but in the people who wear it?
Since starting the brand in 2013, founders Dorie, Emelyn and head designer Aja Singer have been focused on producing impeccably tailored workwear using quality fabrics, with every Of Mercer garment made in New York.
This kind of attention to detail, and control of product and price, is highly satisfying in such a mass-consumer driven market.
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