Last month, I got a chance to preview the Fall 2011 collection of the newly re-launched and re-branded Canadian label Judith & Charles (formerly Teenflo). I definitely felt that the old name was very misleading, as the brand’s clothes are nowhere near teeny-bopper-store quality, and their target clientelle aren’t in their teens. Judith & Charles, named so after the founders Judith Richardson and Charles Le Pierrès, is a made-in-Canada, contemporary fashion label, well-known for its quality fabrics, and a variety of work-appropriate, modern styles.
As someone who works in an office, I was very impressed with Judith & Charles’ selection and quality. A variety of shifts that can be worn day or night, pants and blazers with subtle leather detailing, and coats that look like they came straight off the runway, had me hooked, and dying to see more. For fall, we can expect to see lots of leather, exposed zippers, and high-quality basics in shades of beige, grey, red and royal blue .
And though the price points are on the higher end of the spectrum, I was assured that the pieces I pick up at Judith & Charles will last me much longer than a piece I’d pick up at Zara. Investment dressing? I think I might just bite the bullet.