With everyday expenses rising, you may think that this year you may not be able to avoid a new outfit for the annual corporate Christmas party. However, with supermarkets expanding their ranges to the work and Christmas party range and beyond, you do not have to save too many pennies to buy a new outfit for the Christmas season.
Over the last few years, supermarkets have extended beyond the normal everyday grocery shopping to electronics and clothes. Up to now, most supermarket brands have marked a basic range for simple everyday use and a special occasions range. From Tesco, we have already seen Florence and Fred, a brand that creates fashionable but smart wear and an economic range that uses cheaper material, for instance polyester for suits – great for the budget minded but not always appropriate for special occasions!
With the rise of the cost of clothes in England, many are now turning away from the expensive high street brands to the more affordable supermarket brands. However, does this mean the quality is worse? Not necessarily so, since designer brands are popping up in the supermarkets, including the new designer brand from Asda. Asda, now owned by WalMart, is offering the public properly tailored suits from £ 79.
George, Asda's clothes label, has hired the talents of the talented London based designer and suit maker, Charlie Allen. With over 25 years experience in making bespoke suits for men, Mr. Allen is able to charge over £ 1500 per suit. His suits are popular because of their traditional feel, combined with a gentle softness, which can not be found in regular modern suits. Unlike more basic suits, the Charlie Allen range is better fitted and suited to the individual body shape of the man.
With the increase in supermarket competition, Tesco has also raised their game. Although, you may not be able to find all of their range in store, you can now order clothes online or through their catalog. Their range has expanded beyond the basic range and designers, Florence and Fred, to include a more fashionable Florence and Fred range and outfits from celebrities, such as Mischa Barton. Sainsbury's range Tu is slowly expanding too, as they expand their empire in the North of England.