OAK73. OAK73 is a new women’s clothing line, all assembled in the USA. I find the patterns of OAK73 simply fantastic. They are refreshing, bright and whimsical, yet with a look of true quality – a quality missing in so many women’s designs. This is all the result of following the vision of the founder of OAK 73, Mr. Matthew Dunne. Mr. Dunne is a fashion designer who has worked with many of the higher end fashion brands like J. Mendel, Isaac Mizrahi, The Row, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren. Mr. Dunne has, most lately worked with (and extensively with) Tory Burch and its new off-shoot, C. Wonder.
The Goal of OAK73
The goal of OAK73 is to provide premium quality clothing at a very competitive price while making everything here in the USA. The lines of clothing from OAK73 will be made in smaller batches compared to the foreign competition which sends cargo ship after cargo ship of soon-to-be-in-the-landfill-type clothing. That is because OAK73 finds high quality, unique remnant fabrics and materials from designer level brands. That is correct, the leftovers of some great material are magically transformed into some great looking clothing.
The other difference of OAK73 is that it will be on-line only. More and more companies are doing this, because it eliminates the giant mark-up of the middle man (the middle man is the retail department stores which will cost you a 200% mark-up), which makes it a great bargain for the shoppers.
So, enough about the story, let us see the clothing.