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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Anna Sui Loves INC for Macy's Review

With visions of Western design details in my head, I headed into Macy's last week to browse the new Anna Sui loves INC International Concepts capsule collection. Full disclosure: style-wise, Anna Sui isn't exactly my cup of tea, and I haven't purchased anything by INC since the early aughts. I simply can't resist a designer capsule collection, and after browsing the merchandise online, I wanted to take a closer look.

What I saw in store, although minimal in selection, appeared to be well tailored with thoughtful details. The Anna Sui x INC collection is influenced by Western romance and includes florals, fringe, bell sleeves, embroidered denim, and embellished footwear. There are also handbags and jewelry, in addition to a small selection of apparel for men

I really wanted to try on this embroidered studded moto jacket, but the store didn't stock it.

Here's a look at what my store carried.

Anna Sui loves INC Macy's review

Anna Sui loves INC Macy's review

The sparkly rose hang tag is right in line with Anna Sui's fun, rocker style.

Anna Sui loves INC Macy's hang tag

Anna Sui loves INC Macy's review

Expect to see lots of ruffles and on-trend tiered sleeve details. 

Anna Sui loves INC Macy's review

In the Fitting Room

I selected four favorites and headed into the fitting room for some photos. First up is the ruffled faux suede jacket ($129.50). It also comes in a pretty sienna color. I'm wearing a small and found it to be roomy enough when zipped up to layer a top underneath. It was surprisingly comfortable, made of medium weight polyester, and well tailored. Bonus points for being machine washable. I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. I love how it is collarless and can be worn as a shirt or as a jacket. 

Anna Sui loves INC Macy's tiered ruffle jacket

Next is the corset back blouse ($69.50) in size small. It's untucked on the left and tucked in with the ottoman knit mini skirt ($69.50) on the right. The back has a corset lace detail that gives it a more tailored look. It's structured and made of a cotton/poly/spandex blend. Like the jacket, I found it to run true to size. The skirt (I tried a size 2) has a cute ring and zipper detail, is slightly stretchy, and more of a straight (not A-line) shape. I would've preferred this in a non-stretchy jacquard with more of an A-line silhouette. 

Anna Sui loves INC Macy's corset back shirt and ottoman skirt

Here's the corset back blouse tucked into the side stud wide-leg pants ($99.50). There's a back zip, generous 33" inseam, tailored waistband, and fluid poly/spandex fabric. I think these pants are versatile enough for work, nights out, and weekends depending on how they are styled. I'm wearing a size 2 and found the fit to be just right. 

Anna Sui loves INC Macy's rhinestone studded pants

While I think the INC brand is overpriced for the fabrics and compared to similar things I'd buy at competitors, I was impressed with the tailoring and the comfort of everything I tried on. I may even go back for the ruffled faux suede jacket once it starts to feel like fall in California.

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