This is the Krissie Wells’s Official Unendorsement (or Non-Endorsement or something) of Madewell, a company started by my beloved JCrew, which makes clothes that you drool over until they promptly fall apart after a few months (or weeks).
See Exhibit A.
I bought this knit top, wore and washed it a few times, and voila. Within a month of owning it, there are two holes where the tag is sewn in. Certainly, it’s a lightweight knit, and I’m no sewing expert, but there should be a way to attach a tag without it ultimately ruining the aesthetic of the (not inexpensive) shirt.
That you see is a dress I’ve worn three times. And there’s a big hole in the armpit! This isn’t a lightweight fabric. It’s shoddily sewn together. This is Forever 21 quality at Anthropologie prices!
So, I will not be purchasing another item from Madewell because, to make the obvious pun, it’s not made well.
always on your side! xoxo
krissie, your consumer affairs specialist