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

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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!!

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 22-May-13 23:47:39

Oh and ASOS but their sizing is wildly different throughout their range. I buy it,it arrives,I try it on and send it back as often as not.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 22-May-13 23:46:43

Zara,Mango,Warehouse,Oasis,Topshop,Marks and Spencer,H+M,Tesco,Sainsburys.

I'm 24.

AmberSocks Wed 22-May-13 23:45:00

oh sorry and i am 27.

AmberSocks Wed 22-May-13 23:44:46

ASOS mostly,i dont have many clothes and i tendto get rid of them quite quickly,i have been pregnant most of the past 5 years so am always getting bigger and smaller.

ohtheconfusion I'm impressed you can get anything in Zara! I'm a 14-16 with admittedly huge boobs, and I can feel their clothes shriek at me, crying, "unclean, unclean, unhand us, you non size 8 fool!"

I've never even dared try a dress, skirt or trousers.

OhTheConfusion Wed 22-May-13 23:27:44

Almost 30... and a size 14/16.

I love Zara, Next and H&M for basics.
Monsoon for decent fitting linen trousers.
DP for cheap school run jeans.
Sainsburys black jogging bottoms don't shrink in the wash!
Hobbs, Coast, French Connection, and brands like Almost Famous for dresses etc.
Agnes B for knitwear (sadly only when in London).
Biba, Triumph and Untold are worth every penny for big busted ladies and I do love my spanx!
Clarks and Kurt Geiger/Carvella and Converse for shoes (comfort is essential).

Nicecupoftea... have Gabor moved with the times? I always think of them as 'granny' shoes. Perhaps I should have a look!

nicecupofteaandbiscuit Wed 22-May-13 22:55:57

29 years old.

H&M for basic tops and cardigans

John Lewis for pretty tops and skirts (East, Mango, Oasis etc), shoes (liking Gabor at the moment), and jeans (Levis)

Monsoon for stuff for special occasions. Would shop in there all the time if I could justify the price.

Occasional bits from Debenhams, Zara. Can't every find anything I like in Next, which is annoying because people are always buying me gift cards for my birthday.

Interested in so many people shopping at Topshop - all the stuff in there always looks so weird. I'm sure it's changed since I was a teenager!


New look, Topshop, Charity shops, occasionally Next and occasionally Red Herring.

M&S for underwear every time though.

Oopla Wed 22-May-13 22:43:21

I'm 31

Mostly from charity shops
Basics from next.

There isn't one shop on the high street that I could say wow, that's bang on my style. Have always been similar to you that I've hated shopping. Fashion is shite. Mens clothes are on the whole well made, designed to last and not hard to put together.

Women's are ever changing so we are discouraged from sticking with what works and pushed into buying cheap one off wonders.

Oh and H&M

Dorothy Perkins

Im 24

beautybox2 Wed 22-May-13 21:26:32

Forgot to say size 6-8 5ft 6

beautybox2 Wed 22-May-13 21:21:01

H and m
River island
New look
Top shop
Miss selfridges

BsshBossh Wed 22-May-13 20:53:21

43 (soon)

French Connection

FanjoForTheMammaries Wed 22-May-13 20:46:05


White stuff
Fat Face
phase Eight
Jaeger (if feeling rich)
M and S
Dorothy Perkins

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