The sales woman, Ingrid, was really helpful and I was really happy with her help and recommendations. I find that retail service in Canada is sub par to the US almost across the board (upscale luxury shops excluded). I know that Brooks Brothers has an older, conservative demographic, but I think my taste is probably a lot more conservative than most women my age.
Anyway, I bought a basic black dress with a subtle but beautiful pinstripe and the jacket to match. When I put them on they made me feel powerful and beautiful at the same time! I will refer to it as my Promotion Suit, because obviously when I wear it, my boss will remember how successful and smart I am that she'll promote me. I know it's a very simple dress but it's the perfect black dress I've been looking for. The lines, the shoulders (so important) and the darts were all divine. It must have made me look like a lawyer because Ingrid asked me if I was one (I'm not).
Brookscool Wool Check Dress, Brooks Brothers
Brookscool Wool Check Jacket, Brooks Brothers
Cotton Ruffle Blouse, Brooks Brothers
I love that they are wardrobe staples. The blouse has a good weight for summer...not too light that it wrinkles and not too heavy that it will get hot. Mother of pearl buttons + a beautiful collar that accentuates the neck = perfect.
Later that day I received a thank you email and two weeks later (today) I received a lovely handwritten card from Ingrid saying she enjoyed meeting me and asked me to contact her again if I need anything. How sweet! My own friends don't send me hand written cards anymore!
I'm a Brooks Brothers fan!