This KITRI check dress has a 800 waitlist and counting

Last week we told you about how cult London label KITRI had introduced a made-to-order service to avoid less waste. So before producing any dresses, it would wait to see how many customers actually wanted them.

And it looks like the system is working, because one dress in particular has been so popular, it has garnered a waiting list of over six hundred customers and counting.

Introducing the Margot dress, an off-the-shoulder 100% cotton green check style that is just perfect for summer, as seen on Jessie Bush, who modelled the collection at home for the campaign. It also comes in a coral version, which has a (slightly smaller) waiting list of over three hundred, making the Margot a clear front runner for SS20.


Designed for an easy, comfortable and flattering fit, the dress features elasticated panels to temper an otherwise oversized fit and on-trend extra volume puff sleeve, and is priced at £145.

KITRI revealed that the last time it saw this level of demand for a single item was when it launched the Gabriella dress in 2018, which sold out in forty five minutes.

Designer Haeni Kim explained the idea behind the collection, ‘When it became apparent that summer as we know it was going to be a lot different this year, we set about editing the collection with our ‘staycation’ activities in mind. Rather than building a holiday capsule wardrobe, our focus is on feeling comfortable at home, while also evoking summer and making ourselves feel special during a trying time.’

Mission accomplished.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.