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Three questions customers ask about clothes

With nearly 30 years in the fashion industry, we’ve been asked a lot of questions over the years about looking after clothes. We offer a unique collection of women’s fashion from all over the world. While some of these clothes are made from very durable fabrics, others need a little more TLC. Some of the garments might require dry cleaning or hand washing while others can go straight in the washing machine with everything else.

So here are three of the most common questions customers ask us:

  1. Does it shrink? Some clothes are more susceptible to this than others. I try to use a cold water gentle cycle to help prevent shrinking. I also avoid using the dryer where possible.
  2. Is it washable? This one is obviously important. Follow the instructions on the label. We may also be able to give you some guidance about how to care for the garment to extend its wearable life so you can get more enjoyment out of it!
  3. Does it crease? Some clothes crease more than others. It really depends on the fabric – some clothes crease by design while some clothes will need more care when ironing. Other clothes won’t require ironing at all. Linen, which has been very popular this year, always creases. A customer told me many years ago that what she does with linen is to wash it gently, shake it out, hang it up and wear it. Don’t fuss with ironing. Linen gets softer and better the more you wash it.

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How to tie a scarf

Following on from Scarf Tips 101, here’s another great and stylish way to tie a scarf. Just follow the steps – so easy!

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JB Collections’ 29th Anniversary – Thank you!

July is a special month for JB Collections. That’s because this month, all the way back in 1990, we opened our doors for the very first time! It’s our 29th anniversary and we want to send out a big THANK YOU to all our amazing customers and friends, both recent and long-term, who have supported us over the years. It means so much to us.

We hope you enjoy shopping with us as much as we enjoy bringing you clothes from around the world. Importantly, we hope that you have loved your clothes purchased in our store and loved wearing them too!

Much has changed in the fashion world over the last 29 years, but our aim remains as it always has been: to offer a selection of unique clothes designed by Australian and global labels. There are so many great clothes out there and we’re always excited to be able to bring them to you. The possibilities are enormous and we work hard to bring you the very best.

Come in and say hello – we’re always happy to see you!


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Top 5 tips for a perfect fit

Five tips for a perfect fit

Everyone has been through this: you find beautiful clothes you love in a store and try them on. The colour and design are great, the style is fabulous, so you buy it. That weekend, you can’t wait to put on your new clothes, but something has changed. It doesn’t fit as well as it did in store and it’s just not that comfortable! You endure it and wear the clothes a couple more times, but slowly and surely, it moves to the back of the wardrobe where it’s forgotten, never to be worn again.

So how do you find the perfect fit? Here are five tips:

  1. Ignore the size: Once upon a time there was standardised sizing and everyone could count on being a particular size. That’s not the case today. There’s an unbelievable array of clothing labels out there and they all have a different definition of look, size and cut! Be open to trying on a couple of sizes, even if it’s smaller or larger than what you normally wear.
  2. Ask the salesperson: The salesperson knows the full range of what’s available in store and will have a few suggestions for what will fit you well (Believe me we have your best interest at heart!)
  3. Move around: Don’t just stay in the change room. There are usually mirrors outside the change rooms so walk around the shop and if you can, sit down. Lift up your arms to make sure it’s not too tight around your back or under your arms. Also, ask for a hand mirror so that you can view the back of the garment and see how it fits.
  4. Take a deep breath and relax: When you wear your new clothes, you’re also going to be relaxed. Take a deep breath, and breathe out again to make sure your clothes will be comfortable.
  5. Keep in mind that some fabrics stretch: It might be a little tight, and some clothes like jeans need to be firm to start with, so ask the salesperson if the fabric will stretch after a few wears.

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