I've just decided to die-die also must blog about this, because I made a promise, a whole MONTH back. Updating this at work some more. So be happy or something you filthy rats.
I don't know if the few of you remember my desperate cries of help in the corporationey clothes shopping department. So many of you (girls AND boys?!?!?) were ever so helpful with yours tips and suggestions which I'm ever so grateful for.
But somebody came along and took it a whole mile further. She asked me to come VISIT her shop. Try EVERYTHING she said, see what you like!
Oh I how heart good samaritans with an infinite pool of kindness in their hearts. If there's anymore of you out there please drop by ALL THE TIME.
Just a little background before we step into the graphic freak show:
The boutique is called nine2nine (duh, the title up there so big!) and it sells affordable corporate clothes for the working young urban professional ladies. It's designed by a local designer who gets her inspiration from major fashion magazines and other brands like G2000, Zara, MNG....
The boutique mostly caters for the small-sized women (LIKE ME!!!!) who have trouble finding the perfect fit in the other generic brands (FUCKING ONE SIZE FITS ALL TEMPLATES), BUT they also have sizes up until XXL. Price of a 2 piece suit is about RM189(coat) + RM89(skirt) (= RM289 for entire skirt suit). They also have shirts (RM89) and work dresses (about RM129) but very limited pants (RM99). It's damn affordable because it's designed and made locally and the idea is so that customers can afford to update their corporate wardrobe more frequently (good news to all you chronic compulsive shopaholics.. or bad? YOU decide!).
New designs are displayed every 2-3 weeks, and there are only limited quantities for each designs - something like 3 for S, 3 for M, 3 for L an 3 for XXL which is good because then chances of bumping into another girl wearing the exact suit is pretty much close to well, zero. Or to be a little bit more precise, 0.0009% (based on KL's population of about 1.4 million, with the assumption that since the shop is based in KL, one wouldn't expect people from say, Kuching or Kedah to own any of these pieces).
I HAD pictures of the shop to show you. But they are gone for now. I'll try and get a fresh ones.
So I went. And tried on their clothes. And brought home a few babies.
The following may be offensive for human viewing. Proceed at own risk.
White suits are something of a luxury, and so not meant for heavy duty wearage as it gets dirty too damn easily. But omg it looks too damn good to say no to. And I know I hardly ever wear skirts but THIS? I make exception. :)
Err. It's a dark blue satin corporate dress. The bottom bit is supposed to flair out a bit like a mermaid's tail but I didn't really iron it right.... and man this sure is tight fitting! If I gain anymore weight my ass won't be able to get in that. Yes I know it's a motherfucking dress. And I know it's out of character, But isn't it NICE? Say it's nice motherfucker. Or a puppy dies.
Er. Yes. A skirt suit. Again I make exception, because THIS one had the 60s-70s Superman's Lois Lane feel. Me likey. Shirt sold separately. From an entirely different shop. (coughoparksoncough)
And you've seen this shirt before om the previous post. Not many shirts on the shelf fit me because for someone "small" like me with almost-NOT-there chest, I have pretty broad shoulders. So I can't fit into an XS because I'll be walking around like a stiff dead-for-2-centuries-mummy. Can't fit into an S because the back will come off too loose and the collar will sag. That leaves me with... well, nothing. This shirt fitted me fine, just a little snug on the shoulders but at least room to move about and not feel like I'm strapped in straitjacket.
So what do YOU think? Well if I asked me (and I know you are just DYING to know because it's only about YOU if it's about ME) I really like it!
No fuss. No frills. Just a simple tiny boutique with affordable chic corporate clothes. And man, are the owners just so damn friendly and helpful! Siew Mun and her partner, Shirley, are pretty fucking hot. So this should appeal to the mostly MALE orientated perverts who frequent this site. :) Again I HAD pictures... but.... sigh.
I know this is beginning to sound eerily like an advert, but I'm just a little tad excited because ZOMG!!!11oneone I've finally found a place where I can buy corporate suits WHICH FIT without selling a kidney, lung and a piece of my liver.
The only 2 gripes I have is that they don't do a lot of work pants. Skirts skirts skirts and dresses mostly. ALSO the fact that the really nice ones are snapped up too fucking QUICKLY because there are only so limited designs for each size! YYYYEARGH! FRUST!
I'll go home later and get contact details and their opening hours, but I know on Saturdays they open till 5pm. If you work around the Luna Bar area then you could always pop by The Weld during lunch hours and check it out. Just let them know you read about them from my website.
Here is a link of a map where The Weld is. Hope it helps:
I swear I'll get pictures of the shop so you'll at LEAST get a rough idea what it actually LOOKS like. Or MORE living thing dies.
If you need anymore information just about ANYTHING relating to the boutique, just holler!
There you go! My personal service to a friend and the community for the week :)
Okay gotta run. Work. Make money. Kill idiots who piss me off. Toodles!