This website is for all women who just want clothes with pockets
Some of the items available through Pockets for Women. (Photo: Women’s Pockets)
Three Words That Instantly Make Clothing More Appealing women: “He has pockets!”
Functional pockets are so rare in our clobber that we exclaim their existence to anyone who listens to us when we find a valuable find. But now there’s a new website that hopes to change that.
Pockets for women curates clothes that have pockets from a range of high street and online retailers. The concept was dreamed up by Mandy Fletcher, a 41-year-old web developer based in Sheffield, who was fed up with her pocketless clothes.
“I’ve always liked dresses with pockets, but I saw them as a bonus rather than expected,” she told HuffPost UK. “When I took my eight-year-old son swimming one day, I noticed he had his hands in his pockets, and that was the final straw for me. Why did- does it need pockets?
“At that time, I couldn’t see him everywhere. My husband had pockets in his pajamas which I didn’t even realize. I really can’t sew, so doing a clothing line was over. I can build websites though, so that’s what I did.
Fletcher’s website includes links to retailers such as All Saints, Phase Eight, The White Stuff and Whistles. She earns a small commission on every item purchased through her, making her pocket-sized research prowess profitable.
But finding the objects isn’t always easy, she says.
“I will usually do a visual check on the product image for ‘hands in pockets’ as there are still a lot of products where there is no mention of pockets in the description, but I can see them clearly in the photo,” she explains. .
I salute pocket queen Mandy Fletcher. (Photo: Mandy Fletcher)
But why are so many brands still creating women’s clothing without pockets?
“I really don’t know,” she said. “I look at a lot of dresses these days, and I see two that look a lot alike in shape, but one has pockets and the other doesn’t. I guess saving material? Don’t spoil “the line”? Perhaps simply because we are not used to having one?
“I don’t think you can take the pockets out of men’s clothes without there being a massive outcry because they’re so used to it.”
Well, thanks to his efforts, we can also start to get used to pockets. Pockets for everyone!
This article originally appeared on HuffPost United Kingdom and has been updated.