Tell us why you love Kim & Co

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Kim Mendelson We can hardly believe it ourselves, Kim & Co have been gracing the set of QVC for 13 years now! We thought this would be a great opportunity to find out what you love about this elegant and enduring brand.

Were you watching when Kim & Co first showed on our screens – did you buy anything from that first show? For those who can't remember that far back, do you remember what your first Kim & Co purchase was?

We know there are many of you who love the classic items from Kim's collections – tell us why. Do you have a favourite piece? What makes your Kim & Co clothes special to you?

We'd love to hear from you, just leave a comment below sharing your Kim & Co story…

36 Comments

  1. mrs jean m hiles November 2, 2010 at 5:36 pm -  Reply

    i do like Kim and Co clothes, but I was really upset and disappointed about a matching top and skirt I bought 4 years ago, as when i needed to wash it,i was very cross to find the colours had ran, and as i had bought it to wear for my 60th birthday celebration weekend which i spent with my late husband at the Dorchester Hotel in London, I followed the washing instructions, so was not best pleased when i saw what had happened, as it had a lovely bright red colour in it which i loved, so now since that has washed out it looks very drab, and as it was not worn until the weekend of our visit, it was too late to return it, it had green and red flowers with with a black speckley background, so now my husband is no longer here, it does not mean as much to me as when i wore it for that weekend, so i find it really disappointing that the colours could have ran like they did.

  2. Pauline Holburt November 2, 2010 at 7:06 pm -  Reply

    Stylish and sophisticated yet very easy to wear thats Kim & Co’s range. My favourite pieces are the dresses of which I have sooo many and I get positive comments every time I wear one. They fit me so well it’s as though Kim is my personal designer! I’ve bought dresses from other ranges at QVC but I always come back to Kim & Co.

  3. Christine November 2, 2010 at 7:46 pm -  Reply

    I have purchased many of Kim’s designs over the years and I do not think that a week goes by without my choosing something from her range from my wardrobe. Easy to wear, comfortable, looks good and washes very well.
    Thank you Kim,I am most grateful.

  4. kay nelson November 3, 2010 at 8:12 am -  Reply

    I watched the very first show with Kim and really loved it. There are not many shops on the high street that cater for the middle aged woman so this range was ideal. My first purchase was a black crossover top with sleeves and a pair of black matching trousers. I wore the outfit that Christmas and felt like the bees knees. I was inundated with complimentary comments and felt a million dollars. Julia wore the same top on QVC for years and always looked great in it. I too wore it for many years and then passed it on too a family member. I have been with QVC from day one and all my family and friend used to laugh at me and call me Mrs QVC and said I would apply for a job. They are not laughing now as they all purchase from your brilliant shopping channel. How does the saying go, “He who laughs first”. I am retired now so can`t afford a great deal but still have lots in my wardrobe as the clothes last for years. Thank you QVC for being a brilliant shopping channel.

  5. Diana Bliss November 3, 2010 at 8:37 am -  Reply

    Congratulations on 13 years with QVC, Kim. I love your designs.
    My first purchase from Kim was the two-piece Love-Letter outfit. I wore it with the cardigan open and a chocolate sleeveless top underneath, when I attended a concert for the Crown Prince of Swaziland and was presented to him. I received many compliments that night and – many years later – it remains as fresh as when I bought it.
    Since then, I have purchased many pieces. I particularly love Kim’s skirts with the double frills on the hem or other enhancements which tend to take the eye away from any over-indulgences around the waistline and down to the hem !!
    When I travelled to Australia for five weeks last Christmas, I took about a dozen of Kim’s skirts, which weighed next to nothing and emerged after the long flight without a crease.
    Thank you, Kim, for helping me to continue feeling feminine, even as the years advance !

  6. Maggie Davidson November 3, 2010 at 10:20 am -  Reply

    At 45, I want to look stylish without looking as though I have tried too hard. I’ve not ventured into the dresses yet but have dozens of Kim’s tops. I find they wash beautifully, never need ironing and always look elegant without being pretentious. They are so versatile and dress up with smart trousers or a skirt and dress down with jeans and boots.
    For me though, the very best part – is that I am always comfortable and relaxed because the clothes are so forgiving that whether I have gained or lost a pound or two they just fit perfectly.
    Thanks Kim – keep them deigns coming and ps. the new Chiffon Purple shade is STUNNING!

  7. trudi main November 3, 2010 at 10:45 am -  Reply

    jean, you should return it for a refund as item not as described. Kim goes to great lengths to tell us the colours do NOT run which in your case, is not true.

  8. Vanessa November 3, 2010 at 11:57 am -  Reply

    Kim’s clothes make you look good even on ‘fat days’. They easily wash & wear and are feel good fashion. My first purchase was a lavender multi skirt with a lily print. It wasn’t until we renovated our bedroom and had to empty the wardrobes that I realised Kim & Co had actually taken over. When my husband was awarded an MBE it was Kim & Co that I turned to for my outfit (with a Dennis Basso faux fur coat). Kim, the colours of your clothes are like a rainbow and you are the sunshine.

  9. Denise Bloom November 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm -  Reply

    I love the tops ,great for work and dressing up for the evening. wash so well and the big bonus no ironing . I am very tall so length is good with the tops. Wonderful for holidays to as dont scrunch up.

  10. Sheila Phillips November 3, 2010 at 12:33 pm -  Reply

    I have been wearing Kim clothes since she first was on QVC. The items are still like new. I wear Kim everyday, work and play.They have expanded and shrunk with my waistline over the years. Everytime I wear Kim, I get compliments. I am known at work at the kim lady. Keep going Kim. and Thanks. Sheila Phillips Bristol

  11. Anne Durrant November 3, 2010 at 12:46 pm -  Reply

    I have been buying Kim and Co since the start – I think my first was a cardigan with a sort of holiday name – it has bright green, orange, black and turquoise in it.
    My favourite piece(s) are a black sparkly top& cardy which comes out every Christmas also I have 5 pieces in a Saphire blue – some plain and a top and long cardy with lots of sparkle on them – these too come out every holiday and have even been on a cruise with me. I have lots of other pieces – so you can see I am a great fan.

  12. Sandra Gregory November 3, 2010 at 1:52 pm -  Reply

    I have a wardrobe full of Kim & Co outfits and I love them all! They are so comfortable to wear, do not crease, no ironing needed,keep their colours wash after wash, so stay nice and bright. I always recieve great comments on my outfits from my friends and family. I was a bit unsure about Kim’s dresses, but ordered one and was very, very pleased with the fit – I now have about a dozen dresses, some sleeveless, short sleeves and long sleeves.
    I am constantly being asked where I get my clothes from, I am now known by my family and friends as “The QVC Queen of Fashion” !
    Thank you Kim for bringing us such FAB outfits and thank you QVC for continuing to bring Kim here!
    Here is to the next 13 years x

  13. Jane Duff November 3, 2010 at 2:51 pm -  Reply

    i have worn Kim & Co for just over six years now, and hardly a day goes by when I am not wearing something from this range. It is comfortable, easy to care for and NEVER LETS ME DOWN!
    It really takes the thinking out of always being appropriately dressed whatever the occasion. Thank you, thank you Kim for such a wonderful range, I don’t think that there can be many if any other designers who have fulfilled a design brief as you have. Congratulations on your anniversary, and may there be many more.

  14. GLORIA THIENEL November 3, 2010 at 2:52 pm -  Reply

    Love Kim’s cloths – Thought she had been on QVC longer than 13 yrs? 14 last year they said on air ? I have lots of tops pants.
    The wash like a dream , travel so well no crease’s Very comfortable if you seat down at work all day,I only wear prurple & black. so I buy all these colours when she does them. Also if I contact her direct she makes the. Along with QCV Customer Service Kims is very good

  15. Mrs Rita Wymark November 3, 2010 at 3:28 pm -  Reply

    At 66 I have worn Kim’s clothes for about eight years,they are
    stylish and elegant I do not wear anything else I can’t remember
    the last time I visited the high street,I buy skirts and trousers
    and have to have the tops to match,washing and wearing is fantastic.
    A year ago I fractured my shoulder and if it had not been for
    Kim’s clothes I would not have been able to get dressed in the
    mornings,I was able to step into the top’s without loosing there
    shape.Well done on a brilliant range.

  16. cynthia smyth November 3, 2010 at 3:48 pm -  Reply

    I have bought Kim & Co for yrs. I am Canadian so I used to buy from The Shopping Channel in Canada. Very pleased to be able to buy her clothing here too. Her clothing is auwsome, always look so great and last and last,I always feel so put together and in style. So very glad she is here too. Yours Cynthia Smyth

  17. Wendy G. November 3, 2010 at 4:40 pm -  Reply

    Kim has a style to suit every age and taste. The clothes are elegant and stylish and SO easy to care for ……… but the thing I love the most is that when I go to work wearing Kim & Co no one else is wearing the same as me !!

  18. Loraine – Swindon November 3, 2010 at 5:10 pm -  Reply

    I have been buying Kim’s range of clothes since 1999, I think the first thing I bought was probably a snake print skirt with little sequins on it in caramel with the frill hem and a wrap over top in plain caramel. I now have over 400 pieces in my collection and cannot bear to part with them, although my wardrobes would like me to loose a few I think because of the weight.
    What I love about Kim’s range is the fact that you may have put some clothes away for a while but then Kim will bring out a new range of styles and colours and low and behold they go with the older collections and you have yet more possible combinations to wear with the older ones.
    I wear my Kim & Co clothes just about everday and especially love the wrap dresses and the newer twist dresses they are so flattering to wear and comfortable. The bolero is also great. I would love Kim to design a little shorty cardigan that had a deep v neck and a 4″ rib bottom that would nip you in at the waist. I would also love longer length trousers as I have a 34″ inside leg and they are always to short for me.
    One of my latest purchases is the new shantung wrap top which I am loving, it was a bit creased when it arrived but I used a muslin cloth and steamed it and have had it on all day today and not a crease in site. Its almost like wearing fresh air, sooo comfy. Incidently I do have a pair of trousers from Kim that are still as black as the day I purchased them which was 11 years ago!! A little tip if you are drying your Kim clothes on a hanger on the line turn them inside out so that the sun cannot fade them.
    Anyway I would like to say congratulations to Kim and her team in Montreal on their 13th anniversary at QVC and for all their hard work and dedication. I know how hard Kim works. Best wishes Kim from Loraine in Swindon xxx

  19. Sue Steward November 3, 2010 at 6:49 pm -  Reply

    Kims clothes are so easy to wear and to keep, a quick swish in the sink or 30 degree wash, then a couple of hours later wear again, they truly dont crease when going on holiday and you can travel in them and not look rumpled when you arrive at your destination,
    The only fault I can say is the colour black, it leaches colour for at least a dozen washes and has to be done on its own, perhaps thats why it doesnt fade.
    my problem is which to wear each day

  20. jean Lloyd November 3, 2010 at 7:01 pm -  Reply

    I love Kims clothes but they are getting a bit pricey for me at the moment.I can only buy them when they are a TSV

  21. SANDRA ROE November 3, 2010 at 8:55 pm -  Reply

    I HAVE BEEN WITH KIM FROM DAY 1 LOVE LOVE HER CLOTHS TAKE THEM TO CANADAON MY HOLS EVERY YEAR COME BACK WITH FEWER BITS I WENT WITH TROUSERS ARE MY THING LOVE THEM MY FIRST BUY WAS A PAIR OF BLACK VELVET TROUSERS AND THEY ARE STILL AS GOOD AS THE FIRST DAY THE BLACK IS STILL BLACK JUST LOVE HER FASHION GOT 100 /200 BITS OF KIMS KEEP ON COMING KIM CANT GET IT IN WINDSOR ON CANADA SO HAVE TO BUY IT FROM QVC AND SEND IT OVER

  22. Christine M. Hindle Mrs. November 3, 2010 at 9:00 pm -  Reply

    I have approximately 400 pieces of Kims’ range and love them all; I have buying since the first time she was on QVC UK and cannot stop buying. Love the bright colours. If I go anywhere special I always choose Kims’ outfits. Please carry on for ever. Christine Hindle Mrs.

  23. Ann Mobley November 3, 2010 at 9:26 pm -  Reply

    I have been a kim and co wearer from the start.. must be nearly fifteen years because l have a photograph of my first purchase at a nephews chritening and he is a young man now. It is a green skirt and mock neck top and cardigan with a black oriental pattern ( Embosed ) on it, still as good today

  24. michelle allen November 3, 2010 at 10:50 pm -  Reply

    Whether I’m having a thin or fat day, my clothes always fit. They look great with no iron required. The colours stay true and no one else at work is dressed the same. The clothes also flatter any age so don’t be put off by looking frumpy you’ll look great.

  25. Rita Batten November 3, 2010 at 11:21 pm -  Reply

    I love kim & co because they travel and wash so well,I have just come back from a week in San Francisco and a 3 week cruise and having my clothes in the suitcase for a 10 1/2 hours flight took them out and there were no creases at all. I met another lady on the cruise she had kim & co items with her so we had a lovely chat about how great you feel in Kim’s clothes. The designs and prints are so lovely and as kim says people of all ages can wear her clothes no matter what size they are, as they do flatter you. I have lots of kims clothes 5 wardrobes and many drawers and cupboards as they do not wear out and last so well. Just cannot resist as the new prints and fabric are so much lighter for travelling. well done kim and her staff in Montreal also Bea as she has been very helpful when I have either Emailed or phoned them, Many thanks Kim.

  26. Gabrielle Redford November 3, 2010 at 11:49 pm -  Reply

    I bought my first Kim and Co in 1997. I think it was the introduction. I lived in Portugal and was coming back to the UK. I had to make a first visit to check out quarantine kennels for our three dogs and four cats, which meant travelling extensively in England and Wales.
    Kims outfits seemed ideal. Easy to pack and crease resistant and interchangeable. I bought a black pencil skirt and black trousers. Added to this was a black camisole a leopard print camisole and what I describe as a blouson jacket. Together with a beigey gold top, this was my entire wardrobe for one month. With a couple of bra’s a handful of panties it all packed into my Freedom Bag and Freedom hangable cosmetic bag (also from QVC). All I needed for 1 month! Can you believe it.
    The items were so interchangeable I had something for evenings as well as daytime and they all scrunched up into the bag and emerged uncreased. I still have the skirt and trousers. Eventually I sent the leopard print to the charity shop as I got a little tired of trying to wear it out. The black trousers have been worn so often, the hems are wearing away. Otherwise they are still good. No colour fade. I have been looking for a replacement today. They keep going into the charity bag, and then I have second thoughts and take them out again.
    They are the most comfortable, the most flattering and the most versatile trousers I have ever had. If they are now looking a little tired its not surprising. They have done fantastic duty, being worn every week – sometimes every day of the week – for 13 years. Need anyone say more?

  27. Miss Beverly Douglas November 4, 2010 at 12:48 pm -  Reply

    I love all Kim & Co creations, the colours and style’s are all fantastic and are so comfortable to wear. I have lost count of number of pieces I own and have taken 2 days off work to be with Kim on her aniversary visit.
    KIM please keep designing the wonderful clothes and very grateful for the petite leg trousers which I adore. Your visits to QVC brighten up my days as well as wearing all your wonderful and colourful clothes on a daily basis so please long may you continue.

  28. Mrs Barbara Wilce November 4, 2010 at 12:59 pm -  Reply

    I love Kim’s clothes and have been buying them for about 10 years. My first purchase was a Beige Gold skirt which had a frill down the front and its still as good as new and I have had lots of compliments when wearing it. I must have about 60 pieces in my wardrobe and I cant resist buying something when Kim comes over as she always produces some new colour or pattern which I HAVE to have. ! I recently purchased her new crepe fabric edge to edge cardigan and I have worn and worn it. I would love to buy a skirt to go with it but there is only a pencil skirt at the moment , please bring a 30″ flared skirt in Oyster Kim !! My only complaint is that sometimes the colours dont match, I bought a pair of trousers to go with my oyster cardigan and they were a different shade.

  29. christine parnell November 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm -  Reply

    iam sorry to post a comment against the trend i though i would love kim and co trousers so i purchased a pair. they were too long and very clingy so although they were ok to wear in the house i would never wear them outside. At forty three pounds a poor buy as far as i am concerned. I was and am very disappointed because i watch the Kim and co shows.

  30. Margaret O Brien November 4, 2010 at 11:30 pm -  Reply

    Bought the Crepe twist front dress in Aubergine, Divine!! but cannot get the matching Stretch Crepe Long Edge to Edge Cardigan
    Item Number 144553. Please Kim, bring them back so that I can have something to complete my outfit. I was on waitlist, but stocks did not come in.Would love it for Christmas…

  31. Rosie November 5, 2010 at 1:28 am -  Reply

    I bought my first Kim & Co the first time she appeared on QVC and have been buying her clothes for years. I kept emailing her to ask her for the 3XL size and was so pleased when she finally made it. Unfortunately over the last few years this size is now smaller than the original 2XL size in the tops (2XL used to have a 48in chest, now a lot of the 3XL sizes are 47 ins)so I can no longer buy her tops. I am really upset about this as I love her clothes. It would be great if she could make some bigger sized tunic tops for those of us that love her clothes so we could still wear them. Even if she just made the basic tunic shape in the new patterns and colours in larger sizes, I know that these would sell well. I am reduced to buying other tops now, but at least I can still wear the trousers, I’d be so grateful though if she would think about us larger ladies, even if just for a basic tunic top, hopefully with a length of about 30 ins too.

  32. Caz November 5, 2010 at 3:20 pm -  Reply

    Whats not to love about Kim & Co, it’s the most fantastic range of high quality, high end designer edge clothing. I feel a million dollars whenever I wear any item from this range (which is usually most days) I have everything from trousers to tops and dresses, and I love the prints as much as the block colours, whatever the occasion, your bound to find something to suit you from this really versatile range.

  33. heather reynolds November 5, 2010 at 7:09 pm -  Reply

    I do like the look of Kim’s dresses but can’t wear them. I don’t suit short dresses (around the 40 inch mark) and prefer the maxi type but can’t find any that have sleeves!!!!!!! Please bring a lovely maxi dress with sleeves in a pattern similar to the peacock one earlier on in the year. Also more soft touch and a soft velvet? Thank you!!!!

  34. cruz November 5, 2010 at 9:11 pm -  Reply

    love love love Kim & co designs, I have been buying these designs from the beginning and still continue to wear and buy, people ask me where I buy my clothes and I say a Canadian Designer!!! I have two white dogs and this is the only clothing that does not snag, hairs don’t stick, does not cling, keep their colour, don’t need ironing, look fabulous everytime, pack well, wear for years, still looking great, makes me look slimmer than I am,what else is there, well done qvc and the Kim & co partnership. Just great. thank you soooo much.

  35. mrs susan coles November 6, 2010 at 10:52 pm -  Reply

    I love kim & co her clothes are stylish they are easy to wash and all the shades are easy to mix and match.I have got only 1 coment to make and that is because i am a small size her trousers are a little long for me and i have to alter them, but other wise i love love the range

  36. Alison Meynell March 16, 2011 at 10:22 pm -  Reply

    Over the past 3 yrs I have become an avid Kim & Co buyer ! Her clothes are so easy to wear and I always get compliments. My weight fluctuates ( bit of a YO YO !)and I was so sick of giving things away , getting bigger clothes , giving them away then back to smaller again and so on …So it’s a relief to find a range that ‘grows and shrinks’ with you , and still looks good and more importantly feels good. Her clothes are , for me ,a more sensible investment purchase that will last forever and yet doesn’t compromise on fashion style or quality. They’re ageless and comfortable.
    Kim , you’ll never know how much your clothes have helped me over the last 3 or so years , but that’s a long story , I would like to Thank you so very much as I feel confident, fashionable , happy and carefree whatever size I happen to be at the time , plus you’ve saved me a fortune as these clothes will not need to be ‘disposable’ !

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