Aibu to ask where you shop for clothes and how old you are?

(210 Posts)
Yawner247 Sun 19-May-13 20:22:10

Was just wondering as I am 29 and a mother of two young children and I'm not a huge fan of clothes shopping and am by no means a fashion icon!!! But was wondering where you shop and how old you were as the shops I seem to like seem to be popular with people older than me which is giving me a complex!!! Not helped by my dh saying some of my clothes are hideous!!

TheSloppelganger Wed 22-May-13 23:48:52

Age 32, average size 14.

I very rarely shop, and as I work from home I don't need to dress up or even get dressed

I do sometimes have to leave the house though and generally wear Top Shop jeans and vest tops or t-shirts from Dorothy Perkins when I do so.

My mum knits me jumpers and cardigans, so no need to buy those grin

I probably shop most in TK Maxx because you can find some really good different stuff quite cheaply if you have time and you're willing to root through all the rails.

If I have to go out somewhere - wedding, party, posh restaurant etc then I head to Pepperberry - because nowhere else does such nice stuff that actually fits both my H cup boobs and 26 inch waist. If I had smaller norkage I'd probably go to Monsoon for that kind of thing because I like their stuff a lot.

OhTheConfusion Wed 22-May-13 23:50:48

Bunty, I am a L in Zara... even a M in some of their knitwear. Go on, try something!!!
I do however know I would not fit into a pair of trousers... dresses, tops, knitwear and accessories only!

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Thu 23-May-13 02:34:11

I'm 38

J Crew
Tommy Bahamas
Club Monaco
Gap ( love their slim cropped trousers)
Monsoon and phase 8 for maxi dresses

LittleBipper Thu 23-May-13 04:18:29

Fat Face
Phase 8

This is in rough order of frequency, mostly done online. I hate going shopping for myself and only do it when something needs trying on, but I like going for my DH or DS. I'm 31.

noviceoftheday Thu 23-May-13 05:43:15

I am 40, size 6 or 8, 2 dcs.

Work :
Austin Reed
LK Bennett
John Lewis
Damsel in a Dress
Fenn wright Manson petite (rare)
Ann Taylor petite
Banana Republic
TM lewin
Coast (not recently)
Zara (not recently)

Casual/going out:
John Lewis
Phase 8
Lauren by Ralph Lauren
Helmut Lang
Ambercombie & Fitch

MrsFruitcake Thu 23-May-13 06:38:38

I'm 37.

I mainly buy from Fat Face, Joules, Boden and Phase Eight these days, as it's smart casual at work and that generally how I dress at weekends to. Jeans from M&S, always.

Might sometimes see something from TU or TK Maxx but mostly, it's from the shops above.

teacher123 Thu 23-May-13 07:22:41

I'm 31 and have one DS. I tend to shop in Tesco for work stuff (cheap ish but smart ish stuff that I can trash!) though I've had some really lovely things from there. I also like crew clothing, joules and superdry, but their clothes are expensive so I don't buy stuff from there very often!

Yawner i havent read the whole thread, so apologies if this has already been said;
it doesn't really matter where you buy your clothes, it's more important to know how you want to look then find clothes, in your budget, to get the look/style you want. That's what I do. I read loads of blogs and am addicted to Pinterest where I look at styles I like for initiation. Also Style and Beauty is a great source of ideas.
I shop everywhere.....from Sainsburys, Matalan, DP to Russell and Bromley and higher end high st.
I'm past 40 and the two shops I do really well in are Warehouse and Dune for footwear.

"Inspiration"!!!!!! Bloody predictive text!

Karoleann Thu 23-May-13 08:23:25

Boden, DVF in self ridges and John Lewis either in Oxford street or Handforth Dean.
I don't think I own anything that hasn't come from there!
I have an hour max interest in shopping. Luckily I'm quite good at looking at stuff and knowing if it will suit me without trying it on, which cuts down the boredom factor.

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