Of Mercer + (Wo)men

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Specializing in stylishly streamlined dresses that can be easily transitioned from the office to a night out, Of Mercer is quickly working its way into women’s closets and their busy lifestyles. The brand’s modernization of suiting classics means their pieces are adaptable to any workplace.

The brand’s co-founders Dorie Smith and Emelyn Northway, who met on their first day of business school at Wharton, are dedicated to providing reasonably-priced workwear without sacrificing quality. That’s why all of their pieces are priced below $250 and are made in NYC using luxury Italian Wool and specialty Japanese fabrics. Who better to cultivate a work-drobe catering to the needs of female professionals than two successful businesswomen themselves?

The next question that came to mind for us was, why Of Mercer? The inspiration for the label came from an old trade association in London known as the Company of Mercers. And a mercer is someone who deals in textile fabrics and fine cloth. Therefore, devoted to the betterment of professional dress for women, the founders took on their distinctive name, befitting of their unique clothing line.

We fell in love with Of Mercer’s workwear pieces for their comfortable, quality fabrics offered at affordable prices.



We had working women from diverse backgrounds try on Of Mercer’s pieces, and they particularly liked the Bedford and Fifth Avenue dresses. These two were perfect for pairing with statement jewelry and strappy sandals for date night or with a jacket— the Lenox Blazer, perhaps—and pearls for more professional dress codes.

Of Mercer’s modern take on classics makes their timeless pieces become long-lived wardrobe essentials.

For easy mix-and-match separates, the Elizabeth Top and the Beatrice Pencil Skirt are a must-have. The Elizabeth is an effortless option for pulling together a refined look in the morning. Meanwhile the Beatrice revives the old-fashioned high-waisted pencil skirt with an asymmetrical hemline to create a sleek but stylized silhouette.


Lastly, the versatile Sutton Wrap Dress, available in 6 stunning colors, is equal parts pretty and powerful. Its collarbone-baring neckline gives the dress a commanding look, while its ballerina skirt, complete with wrap-tie belt, accentuates the waist.

We fell in love with Of Mercer’s workwear pieces for their comfortable, quality fabrics offered at affordable prices. Of Mercer is perfect for various work occasions, especially your first day of work at an internship or job, so shop your office staples here!

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