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September 05, 1987 - Image 53

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-09-05

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knitted thing will work, she
"Men don't know the in-
tricacies of fashion, but they
understand good tailoring," she
continues. Women in the work-
place have to learn to buy
those couple of good suits that
fit perfectly."
To meet this need, some
stores such as the Claymore
Shop in Birmingham have had
their consciousness raised and
are offering free alterations on
ladies' garments. "Just like the
men," notes Beth Fisher, floor
manager of the Lioness, the
women's operation of the
Claymore Shop.

There is still
credibility in the
navy power suit,
but there are a
few tears and
cracks in this
set of armour.

The customers at The Lioness
seem to have softened a bit on
their requests for the straight-
lined tailoring that Molloy lauds
for the workplace, and Fisher
has noted a new-found interest
in — Molloy would shudder to
think of it — dresses. 'Women
seem to be so happy if they
can find the right one to wear
to the workplace," she says. It
should be wool, either solid,
small checks, or challis, have
only light shoulder padding and
minimal detailing. Something
that can take a blazer for a
polished look or a change of
belts," she says.
Belts? They are very much in
evidence at the Lioness where
noticeably expensive alligator
accessories are especially
popular this year. 'We've sold
about 50 alligator belts in the
past six months," says Beth

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