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Size Guide: Overview

Shopping online can be frustrating when it comes to finding the perfect fitting clothing piece or accessory. At shopAKIRA.com, accurate measurements and fit are important in order for our customer to find the perfect item.

The size charts are general guidelines for average measurements. Sizes will vary depending on designer, cut, style and fabrication. Most of our clothing will fit true to size unless otherwise noted. Our models are on average of 5'9 - 5'10 and wear a size small, size 2 - 4.

Please note that many of the AKIRA labeled dresses lean toward a body conscious fit.

If you are uncertain about a particular style, please contact our customer service team by phone at 1-866-477-2299 during regular hours M-F 9:00AM-6:00PM CST or by email at customerservice@shopakira.com.



Clothing Conversion Size Chart

ALPHA SIZE XS S M L
US 0 2-4 6 8-10
UK 4 6-8 10 12
EUROPE 34 36 38 40
AUSTRALIA 6 8 10 12
JAPAN XS S M L
Pant Size 24" 25"-26" 27"-28" 29"-30"

***Our tighter-fit AKIRA label dresses tend to run a bit small. Please refer to the below

Akira Label Dress Conversion Chart

ALPHA SIZE XS S M L
US 00 0-2 4-6 8
UK 2 4 6-8 10
EUROPE 32 34 36 38
AUSTRALIA 4 6 8 10
JAPAN XS S M L
Pant Size 24" 25"-26" 27"-28" 29"-30"

Size Guide: Shoes

Shoe size may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Fit is tested using size 8-8.5 shoe. Recommendations to order smaller or larger shoe will be visible on description (e.g., "runs narrow; order 1/2 size up.")

HOW TO MEASURE SHOE SIZE LENGTH: Place ruler on the ground, perpendicular to the wall, so the '0' is against the wall. In bare feet, step on the ruler, with the back of your heel against the wall. The measurement taken at the longest part of your foot determines your shoe size.

HOW TO MEASURE SHOE SIZE WIDTH: With the ruler in the same position, step with your bare foot onto the ruler - this time with the outside of your foot touching the wall. The measurement taken at the widest part of your foot determines your shoe width.

HOW TO MEASURE HEEL HEIGHT: We measure from a size 8-8.5 shoe and will vary slightly depending on the size you order. The heel is measured up the center back of the heel to where it meets the sole. All measurements are approximate and rounded down to the nearest quarter inch.


Standard Shoe Conversion Chart

US 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11
EU 36-37 37 37-38 38 38-39 39 39-40 40 40-41 41 41-42
UK 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9
JAPAN 23 23.5 24 24.5 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5 28
AUS 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5
Inches 8.875" 9.0625" 9.25" 9.375" 9.5" 9.6875" 9.875" 10" 10.1875" 10.3125" 10.5"

Dr. Marten Women

US 5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11
EU 36 37 - 38 - 39/40 - 41 - 42 - 43/44
UK 3 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9

Hunter

US 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
EU 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43
UK 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Irregular Choice Women

US 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 11
EU 36 36.5 37 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 42
UK 3.5 - 4 5 5.5 6 - 6.5 7 7.5 8
JAPAN 22.5 - 23 23.5 - 24 - 25 - 26 26

Jeffrey Campbell

US 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12
EU 35 36 36 37 37 38 38 39 39 40 40 41 41 42 42
UK 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9

Jessica Simpson

US 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11
EU 35 36 36 37 37 38 38 39 39 40 40 41 41

Melissa's Women

US 5 6 7 8 9 10
EU 35/36 37 38 39 40 41/42
UK 3 4 5 6 7 8

COMPANY INFO

Since AKIRA has outposts all over Chicago, the company has tailored the merchandise, music, & visuals in each store to reflect the signature style of its geographical location. Each store's stylists are well-versed in the latest, largest national and international trends. Sexy dresses, denim, jewelry, & handbags from over 200 designer brands and smaller fashion houses line the walls at AKIRA, ensuring that even the most discerning customer won't leave the store empty-handed. Standout labels such as Jeffrey Campbell shoes, For Love and Lemons, Mink Pink, Senso shoes, OCC Lip Tar, One Teaspoon, Jessica Simpson shoes, Melissa footwear, and BCBG are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.

By way of its blog, its text club, and third-party platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Foursquare, AKIRA stays in constant contact with its clientele. The business' management team uses customer feedback from these initiatives to gain insight on upcoming trends and improve its quality of in-store service. The company also connects with fashion-conscious citizens of other cities and countries on its website. Style influencers all around the globe—such as Dulce Candy and Nitrolicious—have sported or buzzed about ShopAKIRA.com's offerings on their highly-trafficked blogs. Thus, even though AKIRA has become synonymous with Chicago fashion, its influence reaches far outside the city's confines.

Although AKIRA’s eclectic offerings and knowledgeable stylists have earned AKIRA its renown, its co-founders—Erikka Wang and Eric Hsueh, —attribute the company’s success to their loyal customers. As a way of giving back to the communities who have supported it so loyally over the years, AKIRA has benefited over 30 charities with fashion shows, in-store parties, and website promotions. These charities include Make a Wish, Unicef, the American Red Cross, and the Special Olympics. Year after year, AKIRA partners up with Imerman Angels, a non-profit cancer support organization, to put on a huge Garden of Eden fashion show. This show never fails to make the news with its trendy clothes & look-good, do-good ethos.

AKIRA has also gotten involved in the academic community by sponsoring Generation Y, a photography, music, art, and design program run by the Chicago Public School system. The company does its part to educate young women & men about the inner workings of the fashion industry by conducting workshops at nine local high schools and 17 national universities.

AKIRA intends to continue its pattern of rapid growth by staying ahead of the curve. As a company with zero outside investors, it must make daily alterations to its strategic plan and capitalize on every business opportunity that arises. AKIRA’s co-founders live by the theory that the more one puts into a business, the more one gets out of it; they expect their employees (and themselves) to embody a can-do spirit and a strong work ethic. The owners’ high standards have paid off for the company: AKIRA has beaten the odds during the recent economic depression, opening six stores in the last year alone.