Luxury Scrub

  1. Hi all!

    After doing extensive market research, I see that a "high-end" scrub is nonexistant. By "high-end" I mean a garment that has a perfect fit, uses innovative and refined fabrics and materials, and lastly, does not look like the typical oversized scrub. Price range from 80-120+ for individual tops and bottoms.

    I am a fashion designer, my girlfriend is a nurse, and our idea of a "luxury scrub" has been developing for quite some time. It would be a garment in which a woman can feel confidant and incredibly comfortable. A work uniform that would be on par with the attire of women working in business offices (aesthetically speaking, sleek), but would still be mobile, stain resistant, and wrinkle resistant. It would be a truly "designed" garment for nurses seeking the absolute best in the market. The Prada of scrubs, if you will.

    I would love to hear your feedback! Comments, questions, suggestions are all welcome and encouraged!

    Thank you very much for your time
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  3. by   yousoldtheworld
    Honestly, I don't know if many of us would spend that much money on a uniform that was just going to get body fluids and who knows what else all over it.
  4. by   WSU_Ally_RN
    I totally agree with the prior poster, I would never pay that much for an individual scrub top or bottom... I have a hard enough time paying $20 for something that's going to get all gross with who know's what at work, let alone over $100! If you could make something like you described, but make the price more competitive with other brands, maybe I'd consider purchasing...
  5. by   Pasha.K
    Great! This gives me an excellent basis for pricing. I would need to stay close to the current market, and put an extra emphasis on stain resistant performance fabrics.

    But would you agree that although there are many good options for scrubs, there is still a great deal of room for improvement? It just seems to me that the overall consensus is poor fit and unpleasant fabrics. I would consider that a hinderance to the valued performance of a nurse.
  6. by   caliotter3
    On my pay, I look for uniforms at the thrift store. I would not pay $80 for a top that I would wear to a formal event, if I ever attended any. Poop, throw-up, and nasty-staining tube feeding gets all over my uniforms, so why ruin something so expensive?
  7. by   Purple_Scrubs
    I think there are lots of options for quality, comfortable, well-fitting, and competitively priced scrubs if you know where to look. Honestly, I don't see there being a lot of room in the market for what you are describing.
  8. by   goldberryRN
    I have one set of grey's anatomy scrubs and that's as luxury as I'm going to get. The rest are Cherokee workwear. I receive a plethora of scrub catalogs with dozens of styles to choose from, but I wear two solid colors and that's it.
  9. by   RoyalPrince
    Yes they do exist. Aviator scrubs have lasted me over 1 year! Lol the others like Dickies and Cherokee become "throwaway" after a couple of months
  10. by   NickiLaughs
    I think durability is a big deal for most people out there. There are some brands that do that. I think my biggest issue is finding comfortable stylish scrubs that don't show my crack every time I bend over, and longer tops seem harder to find. Us tall girls are limited. I'm 5'10" and work with other tall nurses with the same gripe. Good luck to you.
  11. by   LovePooh
    I went scrub shopping last week and was mainly looking for comfort and affordability. I can't see myself purchasing something that expensive to have it potentially get splattered on, etc.
  12. by   Pneumothorax
    i would probably only wear something referred to as a "luxury scrub" if i was required to wear scrubs, but was in a management position, or- worked in a doc's office where i probably wouldnt get too down and dirty lol
  13. by   LLawsor520
    Hi Pasha.K,
    I like to buy fashionable scrubs but the most I'd pay for top/bottom each is $30. Like the rest have posted, the type of atmosphere that we work in (body fluid spills, etc.) does not call for very expensive attire. I believe the focus would move away from the center of the patient and become more nurse centered...not a good idea for a nurse to do. It is a nice idea to incorporate more stain resistant fashionable scrubs in your brain storming process. Good luck!
  14. by   morte
    If you would "guarentee" the stain release, and a certain time frame of wear, you might attract a clientele. Drop the price a little. I

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