We are all only too aware that our mood, weight and an efficient sales assistant are all we need to be in perfect alignment when jean shopping. If one of these three variables is out of sync, we will without doubt walk away empty handed, and maybe even furiously disappointed. So, when I was asked to review San Francisco business consultant, Wendy Montgomery‘s newish business, The Raw Denim Bar with its recently launched Denim Concierge Service, I was curious to discover just how this home delivery jean shopping service works.
Despite living in a denim-dominated world, where most of us rarely wear anything other than the hard-wearing cult fabric, I have never been asked to fill in a detailed denim questionnaire. But filling it in online was fun: would I see Kate Moss or Alexa Chung as my fashion icon? Which city in the world reflects my personal style?
And within 48 hours, five pairs of jeans (beautifully wrapped in tissue) had been couriered to my home. Utterly thrilled with the thoughtfully selected items to suit my style, shape and size, I immediately ran upstairs to try them on. Three of the five fitted well but were rejected based on colour preference. But having been on the lookout for a pair of leather-waxy-feel jeans, I was delighted with the ultra comfortable, super slimming DL1961 (EMMA IN WICK) and was even more thrilled to see that they had a mark-down sale price of £99 (original price £168). Trying them on with boots, heels and evening tops in the comfort of my own bedroom, I needed no further convincing. I packaged the rest of the jeans away to avoid further temptation before my returns were picked up. Hassle-free jean shopping with the perfect fit sent to your home is dangerous and should come with a wallet-warning.