Wealth of Nations was one of my go-to brands for many years for basic, well-made clothing but the company went out of business last year. Now it’s relaunched itself as Fashion Union.
The new company aims to supply a ‘brand new, fun, affordable casual clothing range for both men & women’ online, and its range looks good, fun and cheap, with vest tops starting at £6 and even a trenchcoat costing only £30.
I’m guessing that the demographic is younger, judging by the girly gingham dresses, but the tops (£9-10), jackets (£20) and jeans (£22-23) would make good staple items for any wardrobe. They have a ‘skinny flare’ jean called Vancouver that looks interesting – narrower through the leg than a normal flare but with some weight at the ankle to balance your hips, and 1 per cent stretch.
For spring the colour range is beach-bright shades of yellow, pink, peach, etc, and most items seem to come in five or more shades.
The range may not offer anything you couldn’t find elsewhere except for one particular – sizes go up to a UK 16-18, so they’re somewhat more generous than the high street and at least with mail-order you get to try on in the privacy of your own home.
Fashion Union can be found at www.fashionunion.co.uk