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March 25, 1989 - Image 76

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-03-25

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on how to use the 50 pieces in its
collection. Also on hand are
pamphlets showing how to combine
various pieces to make different
Although the number of outfits
are limited only by the number of
pieces and colors used, the founda-
tion for a Units wardrobe, according
to spokeswoman Cynthia Sutton, is
skirt, cowl, slacks and skort (a
shorts/skirt combination), topped by
a jacket in a complementary color.
Add six additional pieces and a
woman can create over 50 different
looks for only $222.
"Originally there were only 20
different pieces," says Sutton. "Now
there are over 50 because people
wanted different looks. We don't
dictate to the customer, she dictates
to us." This season, Units has intro-
duced a long, "pyramid"-style jacket
and longer circle skirt. The new
drape-wrap top, says Sutton, is the
direct result of customer requests.




29499 Northwestern Hwy.
Southfield, MI


Units has stores at Twelve
Oaks and Fairlane.
Multiples can be found at
Coats Unlimited, Hudson's
and for children at Peanuts
and Gould's.

Available in basic colors
throughout the year, Multiples and
Units modular clothing frees women
from wearing only "this year's
colors." To the standard white, red,
black, navy and ecru, this spring
Units has added bold colors like
geranium, poppy, jasmine and
hyacinth. Multiples has added '60s
colors like shocking pink, electric
blue, lime green and valencia orange
to its standard black, white and red
pieces. All seasonal colors are
selected to be mixed and matched
with those of seasons past.
Jill Bace of Multiples says it is
the ability to mix and match not
only colors but components that
make modular dressing ideal for the
busy traveler. Multiples are made of
50/50 cotton-poly blend; Units are

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