About our Exclusive Designs

How to Order and Pay



  1. Order and pay online for your convenience. 
  2. Come to the store, shop and pay by credit card, check, cash and PayPal for personalized service. 
  3. Order and pay via credit card through the phone (415) 399-9867  or FAX (415) 399-9822 .
  4. Make and send order and check:  Trendy, Inc., Joanie Char, 537 Sutter St., San Francisco CA 94102


  1. We ship only within the Continental U.S.
  2. Please note, we ship by USPS, so please provide an actual physical residential or business address, but not a post office box.  Include your phone number and email address in case we need to contact you for any questions about your order. 
  3. Once we receive your order, your Joanie Char fashions will be shipped from our facility within five business days. Please allow approximately 14-16 business days for your package to arrive by USPS. Shipping by USPS to street addresses only. If you have questions, please call. 
  4. Shipping costs include shipping and handling fee. 


California residents must add 8.75% sales tax.

Return, Exchange Policy

We believe you will be delighted with your Joanie Char purchases. However, if for any reason you are not completely satisfied, you may return new, unworn garments within seven days of receipt for an exchange or store credit. Please note, return shipping costs are not refundable.

Joanie Char Exclusive Designs


Joanie Char, the first Chinese designer in San Francisco, has been in business since the 1960's. Joanie Char was born in China and immigrated to San Francisco in the early 60s and she brought with her love and enthusiasm for women's fashion. In the 1960-70's when polyester was the primary fabric used, she was the first to use natural fibers. 

Still based in San Francisco, CA, fashion designer Joanie Char, creates beautiful looks to flatter the figure, enhance the feminine mystique, and help a woman to feel her self-confident best for any occasion.  The Joanie Char look has captured the imagination of women across the country. These go-anywhere looks are perfect for special occasions, travel get-aways, or building a working wardrobe. Manufactured locally in her own facilities, Joanie Char keeps her collection affordable. 

Our look is timeless, and the mood is international. 

Visit our store and meet Joanie Char in person. She values her customers and provides custom fit and on site alterations. 

Our garments are all made in the U.S.A. 

Joanie Char's children, grandchildren and niece have all become involved with her business. 

Thank you for supporting a locally owned multi-generational family business. 


Fitting Chart, Fabric Care


Our Misses Sizes:

Small (6-8):

Bust: 35"-37", Waist: 27"-29", Hip: 38"-39"

Medium (10-12):

Bust: 38'-40", Waist: 30"-32", Hip: 40"-42"

Large (14-16):

Bust: 41"-41", Waist: 33"-34", Hip: 43"-45'

XL (16-18):

Bust: 43"-45", Waist: 35"-37", Hip: 46"-48"  

  If your measurements are between the size ranges, and if you are under 5’4” tall, select the smaller size as the length and hemlines are proportional. If you are between sizes and your height is over 5’4” tall, you might want to choose the larger size.

Fabric Care

Wool, Silk Dupioni, Cotton-Dry Clean Only

Linen, Rayon-Hand Washable, Drip Dry


 Actual colors may vary. This is due to the fact that every computer monitor has a different capability to display colors and that everyone sees these colors differently. We try to edit our photos to show the samples as life-like as possible, but please understand the actual color may vary slightly from your monitor. We cannot guarantee that the color you see accurately portrays the true color of the product.