Contact Impractical Clothes at:

+44 (0)131 228 8947 (12-6pm)
+44 (0)7719 327 902      (mob)
7/5 Archibald Place, Edinburgh

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Welcome to the wonderful world of Impractical Clothes, where our fashion remit is as broad as our imagination — and yours!

Our innovative ideas can enhance and transform your style or wardrobe. Besides designing and making a range of imaginative and innovative own-label creations — many of which are limited edition or one-offs and available to buy exclusively here in Shop — we also offer a complete bespoke design service.

From bridal wear and design for special one-off pieces to occasion wear that will make you stand out from the crowd and make you feel like a million dollars in your own individual creation( no more bumping into someone else wearing your dress!) we work with our customers in all their myriad shapes and sizes to personally create individual garments of distinction.

At Impractical Clothes we aim to please and our ethos is to provide beautiful clothes and accessories for our customers — at affordable yet realistic prices — and to avoid the exploitation of mass market production.

Everything you see in these pages is designed and made exclusively in our Edinburgh workshop by Irene.

All the handbags, ties, purses and lovely knickers you can see here can be ordered immediately through the website (please note many items are ready for immediate dispatch, others may be made personally to order — in any case we will email you directly upon receipt of an order).

The items of clothing you can see in any the following pages (including the gallery) are intended to act as a shop window display of our range. Some are available to buy now (note we have only one of each item in stock) and can thus be tailored to fit or made to measure in a fabric of your choice (we like prints but we know not everyone likes prints!). Other garments have been made for customers or are limited edition/one-off pieces.

With Impractical Clothes bespoke design we aim to provide an affordable and equivalent service for customers unable to visit our boutique/workshop in Edinburgh. Depending on the complexity of the design (bearing in mind everything is handmade) and especially at the busiest times orders may take some time — we work to deadlines, and customers are invited to contact us initially to discuss their requirements and dates!

At Impractical Clothes we offer the ultimate personal service for special occasion wear — be it a ball, party, wedding or just because you feel like it!