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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!!

I'm 34 and mostly get my stuff in Dorothy Perkins, Next and occasionally New Look or Primark. But, I'm fat so don't have a lot of choice TBH. If I were a size 10 and had a bit of money I'd probably still shop in Topshop quite a lot, or Zara and River Island.

glamstretchmarks Sun 19-May-13 20:26:12

Anywhere I find an item of clothing that I like... whether that be topshop, primark, M&S, phase eight, peacocks, anywhere...

I am 23

Gruffalump Sun 19-May-13 20:26:30

Nice of your DH!!

I am 30, two small children. I like:

Dorothy Perkins
House of Fraser

Goodadvice1980 Sun 19-May-13 20:27:00

Age 42
Karen Millen, Lipsy, Jane Norman & Armani (probably not much help as I'm an old bird!).

Gruffalump Sun 19-May-13 20:27:28

Forgot M&S and Next and Coast for party dresses

IneedAyoniNickname Sun 19-May-13 20:27:58

Evans for trousers, primark/tesco/sainsburys for tops.
I'm 28, but size and budget dictate.

Debenhams, primark, new look and occasionally next and dp.

Yawner247 Sun 19-May-13 20:29:45

Grufalump he can be so charming at times grin!!! He has a thing about m&s and says its for nans!! But looking at the responses so far he knows shit!!! Lol!!

Nobhead Sun 19-May-13 20:30:12

I'm 32 and shop in Topshop, H and M, New Look, Miss Selfridge and I go to Primark for shoes and accessories.
Don't matter a jot how old you are as long as you feel confident, comfortable and happy with your clothes. Don't take your DH shopping he isn't exactly helpful.

Charity shops mostly. Sometimes Asda. I'm 24, no kids but there is no point in me owning anything that looks nice as it gets destroyed so quickly at work (nanny) or at scouts sad

Can't afford to buy things brand new often either sad

Talkinpeace Sun 19-May-13 20:34:28

charity shops

StuffezLaYoni Sun 19-May-13 20:35:54

I'm 28 and priorities are
1) budget
2) can I wear for work and home?

I shop in Tesco but increasingly in charity shops, too. Also, I'm big so less choice. Evans not for me as too expensive/scratchy materials.picked up some lovely tops in local charity shops recently though!

wonderstuff Sun 19-May-13 20:39:27

33. I've struggled since having children tbh. I will nostalgically wander into Topshop - be very disappointed that I'm no longer 19 and walk out again.

I'm a size 6-10, I used to be a 28DD with a flat tummy - now I'm a 28C with a wobbly belly. I have recently brought Boden, something at House of Fraser, Dickens and Jones.. I don't enjoy shopping any more, I don't have the time, the money or the figure I used to have.

marciaoverstrand Sun 19-May-13 20:39:48

46, tk maxx, tescos, charity shops, new look,even got some dresses and t shirts from lidls of all placesgrin

KD0706 Sun 19-May-13 20:39:51

I think you need to be careful with m&s as some of their stuff is quite frumpy and ugly.

But like others say, you get what you like and are happy in.

I'm 32. I like some of the debenhams collections (red herring, can't remember what else right now - helpful). Next for basics. H&m. Zara. Dorothy perkins. And I get stuff in supermarkets too.

AnyFucker Sun 19-May-13 20:43:15

mid 40's

River Island...jeans, t-shirts but deffo not formal wear because it is awful

Top Shop...t shirts, ditto


Gap...losing patience with it though as has got boring recently

Warehouse if I am feeling flush (not often)

Next for more formal wear and dresses (I hate the casual wear reminds me of appliqued t shirts for busty matrons)

I am mainly a casual clothes wearer, I really really struggle with anything more formal

gordyslovesheep Sun 19-May-13 20:43:39

New Look
Dotty P
River Island

and a few more

I am 42 until Friday

notbotheredreally Sun 19-May-13 20:46:23

44 , new look ,peacocks,primark,matalan and george at asda .

SirBoobAlot Sun 19-May-13 20:47:05

22. Shop in charity shops, George, H&M, Primark and Peacocks mainly. If budget wasn't an issues, would go to Dorothy Perkins and Next.

apostropheuse Sun 19-May-13 20:48:28

Mostly Marks and Spencers or Next, but sometimes Asda, Tesco, M & Co and the occasional small independent type shop.

I'm 51.

PrincessOfChina Sun 19-May-13 20:50:32

Oasis, Warehouse, French Connection, Dorothy Perkins, Topshop.

I'm 32 and a size 14.

CombineBananaFister Sun 19-May-13 20:50:49

same here - budget and size dictate not age.

Having said that I don't like false economy/fashion following either so not primani or anything that won't wash or last well.

occasionally M&S

BellaVita Sun 19-May-13 20:51:11


Ted Baker
French Connection

got some lovely fitting jeans in tesco yesterday for only £10. Fit is so much better than more expensive ones. Basically any shop where I can drift in, grab something and out again. I hate clothes shopping.

thebody Sun 19-May-13 20:52:51

Ho op, 45, primark, new look, asda, river island, never M&S as quality low and price high.

Lj8893 Sun 19-May-13 20:52:55


Laura Ashley
New look
Crew clothing (when I can afford it!!)

I'm 34 and buy bits in supermarkets, but like M&S occasionally, Next, Debenhams, Boden. I love Hobbs too but cannot afford it.

Currently wearing Tesco jeans and a jumper from Monsoon (a sale purchase!).

35 and size ten, two kids (1 & 6).

Wear a lot of Primark, Oasis, Warehouse and Uniqlo. Some bits from H&M, Zara, New Look, Top Shop, Gap. Dorothy Perkins can be ok, but sometime a bit frumpy or plastiky. Very rarely see anything I like in Next.

MoodyDidIt Sun 19-May-13 20:57:46

i am 33

mostly h&m

digerd Sun 19-May-13 20:58:08

When I was 53, I bought a beautiful skirt from M&S which 15 years later I still have in a size 8. As my shape has now changed and the sizes also, wish I'd bought the 10 and the full length.I have had to insert a 4" piece of elastic into the waist and can not do up the zip completely.
Don't think I'll wear it any more . I was only 7stone 10 and am now 8stone, but the waist has spread, the bum flattened the tummy bulged. The face, well, just doesn't look young anymore sad

facedontfit Sun 19-May-13 21:02:04

I like Boden, White Stuff, Monsoon, anything made of linen, Per Una (all bought from dedicated car booting grin and eBay. I never buy anything new and usually sell things on when I have finished with them.

I'm 21 48

My last 5 purchases were from Woolovers, Boden, Uniqlo, Toast and eBay.
I never pay full price, discount codes are my friend.
Am 44

ENormaSnob Sun 19-May-13 21:05:10

I'm 31 and normally a size 14.

I shop at...

River island - jeans, vests and casual tops.
Dorothy Perkins
Primark - sleepwear,vests, leggings and accessories. Oh and sometimes bikinis and beachwear too.
Next - sandals, leather boots and underwear.
Monsoon - dresses (formal and casual), fine knit sweaters.
Gap - casual day wear.

ENormaSnob Sun 19-May-13 21:07:34

Sorry forgot to add oasis, warehouse and h&m too.

noisytoys Sun 19-May-13 21:13:49

I'm 25, size 10-14 depending on style, brand etc

Mostly shop in TK Maxx
Get a few basics from Next

jacks365 Sun 19-May-13 21:14:11

44 mother of 4 ranging from 19 years to 19 months. I shop at debenhams, next, tk maxx, jane norman, karen millen, gap and fat face, autonomy for work suits.

I prefer to buy fewer clothes that I know will last as I hate clothes shopping.

noisytoys Sun 19-May-13 21:14:30

And shoes I get from Branch309 (Schuh outlet - it's great) grin

oopsadaisymaisy Sun 19-May-13 21:18:48

I'm 42, All Saints and Zara are my usual haunts.

ohnosnow Sun 19-May-13 21:18:58


Mostly tesco,asda or next

sunnyshine Sun 19-May-13 21:21:32

34, shop in H and M, primark, new look, local Facebook selling sites, e bay,

My hubby says he doesn't like stuff I wear but I wear it anyway smile its my choice!!

Absolutelylost Sun 19-May-13 21:22:13

47. I like East, Monsoon, Fat Face, Weird Fish, White Stuff, next, Per Una, Gap

Hopefully Sun 19-May-13 21:23:31

I'm 30. Mainly Zara, topshop, H&M, shopbop for Vince and Splendid t-shirts, the odd expensive thing from Matches or NAP (like, twice a year -McQueen, Drome, Inhabit), kettlewell for work tops. Am loyal to LKBennett for heels as they are perfect shape for me, winter boots from clarks generally.

EggsMichelle Sun 19-May-13 21:23:45

27, size 12, 1 DS

If money was no object, my wardrobe would be the next catalogue, with lots of Bench! I happily settle for Tesco, Matalan and Primark though.

SgtTJCalhoun Sun 19-May-13 21:23:53


Uniqlo for everyday.
Mango for going out.

Obviously other shops too but without fail there will be the very thing I want in those two shops. In fact I daren't go in Uniqlo more than once a month I am unstoppable in there. So many lovely clothes.

sunnyshine Sun 19-May-13 21:24:15

Oooh and charity shop and boob sales!!

poorpaws Sun 19-May-13 21:24:48

Hate to say it but M and S Outlet Store and M and S. Your husband could be right as I am very old BUT am always being told I look nice (even by my daughter and other young friends).

dribbleface Sun 19-May-13 21:25:05

35, 2 kids, mostly Sainsbury as I'm too lazy busy to go proper clothes shopping

gobbledegook1 Sun 19-May-13 21:27:07

I'm on a very tight budget so mostly Primark, Asda and Tesco. For my more extravagant items on the rare occasions that money allows me to splash out a bit I like going to Jane Norman. I'm 28.

cuppateaanyone Sun 19-May-13 21:27:32

TK Maxx
Charity SHop
Phase eight
I only really buy in sales and all of these brands are fab on eBay.

Wouldntyouliketoknow Sun 19-May-13 21:29:31

I'm 23, and shop mainly in primark, next, dorothy perkins, new look, h&m, occasionally tkmaxx, republic and river island.

Cannot stand topshop or zara.

threesypeesy Sun 19-May-13 21:30:19

I am 28 and have a massive shopping addiction

River Island,
Vivienne Westwood,
New look,
Saks online,
House of fraser,
Armani exchange

Mumsyblouse Sun 19-May-13 21:31:29


Debenhams online
ESPRIT online
Charity shops

For shoes: Jones the Bootmaker, Clarks for work shoes (only now and again)

All in the sales, never full price!

nethunsreject Sun 19-May-13 21:31:59

Charity shops eBay, primark, supermarkets, zara, new look,. I'm 39.

TeacupTempest Sun 19-May-13 21:33:20


1 child

H and m
Local market

Icelollycraving Sun 19-May-13 21:34:34

I'm 40. Generally shop in M&S,Dorothy Perkins,the odd thing in Evans & New Look. I go through stages of buying lots in monsoon then nothing for ages. I am a size 20 so less high street stuff fits nicely.
If I was slim,I'd shop in Reiss & Coast as they are the shops I always see little structured dresses etc & think Christ I'd spend a fortune in there if I could. I wish there were some really nicely made fashionable clothes that didn't age me,drown out any shape or be made from hideous fabrics!
I could lose weight I suppose!

Cherriesarelovely Sun 19-May-13 21:36:13

Charity shops, Primark or these places for dresses (which I love) if they have a sale or I have a voucher, Whitestuff and Gap.

Cherriesarelovely Sun 19-May-13 21:37:21

Oh sorry, I'm 43 and have 1 child.

lustybusty Sun 19-May-13 21:38:29

I'm 27, 5ft11 and a size 16 (for context)

I spend approximately £200 per year for office wear and smarts in bravissimo and long tall sally (bravissimo for shirts and dresses, LTS for t shirts and cardis)

For jeans, it's m&s, their long jeans are the right length for me to wear with flats or heels and at about £20 are a bargain.

Shoes, "fashion" tops and accessories are asda/tesco, tho keep meaning to include Matalan and primark, but don't go "near" those stores frequently (primark is in town, <shudder> and Matalan is about 10miles away).

IHideVegInRice Sun 19-May-13 21:38:46

40s - M&S, Boden, Gap, Joseph, Ted Baker when I think I'm in my 20s, Biba, and my favourite....PRIMARK! Oh my gosh it's brilliant - I've got some gorgeous patterned chiffon-y shift dresses to fling on in the summer (polka dot, pastels etc) and they were about £15 each I think. Absolutely fab grin

Halfling Sun 19-May-13 21:39:32

I am 35 years old. I shop mainly at -


lustybusty Sun 19-May-13 21:39:36

Oh, and dh could learn some tact and diplomacy, but couldn't all men... grin

OhWouldYouJust Sun 19-May-13 21:39:45

Top shop
New Look

OhWouldYouJust Sun 19-May-13 21:40:12

Oh and I'm 26

MikeLitoris Sun 19-May-13 21:41:20

Work stuff I usually get in dotty p's, zara, primark or supermarkets.

Casual stuff is river island or new look mostly.

For going out stuff I like warehouse (get a decent discount) or topshop usually.

I'm 31.

I want to go shopping now sad

IHideVegInRice Sun 19-May-13 21:41:21

oh, are we supposed to put height and sizes too? 5'7" and a size 6 -8 depending on my stress levels (!) - I'm still living in hope that I'll wake up gorgeously curvy one day!

MikeLitoris Sun 19-May-13 21:42:42

5ft 6ish 8-10. Big boobs bigger belly

Blanketsandpillows Sun 19-May-13 21:42:49

I'm 30. My first call is always Zara, and sometimes M&S. Then for a treat I'll save up for Whistles, Reiss and Hobbs. LK Bennett or Kurt Geiger for shoes-again I don't have loads is shoes but will save up for a good pair.

DesperatelySeekingSedatives Sun 19-May-13 21:43:07

I'm 27 and shop in New Look, Primark and Asda. Shoes I get 'em anywhere that sells converse cheap grin I am very boring with what I wear. Lots of black and nearly always jeans and converse/leggings and boots.

MacaYoniAndCheese Sun 19-May-13 21:47:19

36 with three children, US size 2 (UK 8?)

I like (am in Canada but I think you'll have most of these if not, online shopping is your friend.)

Zara (basics, blouses, tees etc and the odd jacket)
J. Crew (COATS, cashmere sweaters)
Anthropologie (unusual and unique cardigans, skirts, blouses and dresses)
Gap (good quality basics...tees and khakis, utility jackets)
Old Navy (love their dark skinny jeans for my skinny-fat, pear-shaped bod)
Ebay for discounted/sold-out versions of much coveted items from the above shops.
Lululemon (workout gear)
Various trendy sporting shops for things like tall leather boots, NB sneakers etc.

IHideVegInRice Sun 19-May-13 21:48:56

MacaYoni - yes yes yes Anthropologie!!!

eccentrica Sun 19-May-13 21:49:18

I'm 32 and size 12ish. Mostly hate clothes shopping, but when it can't be avoided I shop in

Charity shops
River Island
M&S for underwear only
Local/independent shops

fluffypillow Sun 19-May-13 21:49:40

I'm a Sainsbury kinda girl, mainly when they do their 25% off grin

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sun 19-May-13 21:49:50

White Stuff
Gap (but not any more)
Laura Ashley
M&S for underwear and shoes

But I'm fed up of identikit clothes and The Sewing Bee has inspired me to get out my mum's old machine.

I'm wearing my new pink needlecord A line skirt with a line of ribbon an inch above the hem tomorrow.
I'm unreasonably excited about this grin

Awks Sun 19-May-13 21:50:18


Topshop (jeans only)
Hobbs (when flush)

cafecito Sun 19-May-13 21:50:46

yabu as there is no such thing as a shop being too old for you per se it's all about if it suits you and how you wear it. Why would you want to wear youngthings anyway? It doesn't mean they'll look better on you.
I wear stuff from loads of places, I just wear what I feel comfortable in-
in terms of high street stores, mainly-
anthropologie, banana republic, Massimo dutti, zara, gap, French connection, oasis, urban outfitters, joy, whistles. sometimes uniqlo, m&s. I have a great dress from phase8. I have a few things from Isabella oliver. I used to have an online shopping habit and have consequently a load of random things - that no longer fit me -sigh.
I'm mid20s. I actually hate shopping I find it really stressful!

cafecito Sun 19-May-13 21:52:02

ah and comptoir des cotonniers and I really like things I find in markets

Icelollycraving Sun 19-May-13 21:52:32

Underwear from Boux avenue,Leia or M&S. Shoes from Aldo,Kurt Geiger,nine west with little flats from anywhere that I like the look of them. Any kind of glitter,sparkle or stripe & I'm there!

bonbonpixie Sun 19-May-13 21:52:43

99% of things I buy are from online retailers. Mostly I buy from Shopbop/Revolve/Asos but also occasionally pick up things at Matches/NAP/My Wardrobe. However since having DD 12 months ago most of my beautiful clothes haven't left the hangers. In fact I think for the last 6 months I've lived in a jeans / white t-shirt / cardi combo. The dry cleaning bill would have been too massive otherwise, with DD's sticky fingers getting everything mucky within 5 minutes. I'm feeling frumpy. I'm 29.

ellajayne Sun 19-May-13 21:54:01

I'm mid-twenties and shop in Primark, New Look, Asos, Dorothy Perkins, George at Asda and charity shops. For shoes it's New Look, Asda, Shoe Zone, Barratts etc as I'm a size 9. Bags I tend to buy from Zara, Primark, New Look & Topshop and accessories are bought all over.

I am fat, tall and have a very small clothes budget and there's not much choice otherwise I'd be in Warehouse, Zara, Oasis, Topshop, River Island etc.

manicinsomniac Sun 19-May-13 21:55:07

29. Two kids. Love clothes.

I have a wide range of tastes and actually like vintage/alternative/artsy markets and individual boutiquey shops etc but, for chains, it's generally:

Joe Browns, White Stuff, Fat Face, Joules, Crew, Boden, Hellbunny, All Saints, Hollister, Superdry, Red Herring, Republic, Bank, Ralph Lauren, Jack Wills, Bench, TK Maxx, Primark, H&M, Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys.

Occasionally: Karen Millen, New Look, River Island

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sun 19-May-13 21:56:44

I also think I am a closet bloke.
I go into places like John Lewis or Debenhams and think ' Why can't they have ALL the trousers here, organised by colour and ALL the skirts there by colour and so on'

And in the middle of the shop would be loads of touch screens where they could show you what goes with the thing you've chosen when you scan its barcode in.

And then you could have a little pager thing that would take you to the item you wanted with a map or a 'getting warmer' beeper.

Or you could use the touch screens to select whole outfits. Wop in your measurements and colouring and the occasion and it'll give you suggestions etc.

I need to live in the future. sad

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sun 19-May-13 21:58:16

Bonbon you need one of those nice Hilda Ogden housecoat aprons - with sleeves. In nylon. grin

juniper9 Sun 19-May-13 21:58:58

28. Gap, uniqlo and h&m mainly. Next for work trousers/ tunics.

Now 21 weeks up duff so lots of my tops are from new look. Maternity jeans from gap.

Jan49 Sun 19-May-13 22:01:59

Early 50s.

M and S. BHS.blush Shoes from Shoezone. blush blush

Used to shop at Etam and Tammy a lot when I was 20-something.

Jan49 Sun 19-May-13 22:02:32

Oh yes, I used to be very fond of C and A.

MacaYoniAndCheese Sun 19-May-13 22:05:28

Hang in there, bon-bon. You'll get your groove back. I went through a frumpy phase when mine were tiny...sometimes it's just Too. Much. Effort. And that's

You might like this blog Ain't No Mom Jeans. Lots of good ideas for comfy, trendy, nursing-friendly clothes for moms with Tiny People.

Yawner247 Sun 19-May-13 22:07:33

Wow thank you for all the responses...there was no need for height/size disclosures but grateful for you all sharing the things you complex has vanished!! I have always been a person that when I see something and it works for me I will get it but just lately have been thinking am I a frumpy old before my time dresser but reading these responses I feel my answer is no I buy what I like and what works for me! grin

jamdonut Sun 19-May-13 22:07:34

I'm 48 and shop for clothes anywhere they sell big sizes reasonably cheaply! So,Tesco,Store 21,Evans and New Look. Marks and Spencer when their sale is on. Primark,rarely, as 35 miles away,and not always big enough sizes. A couple of local stores have some quite nice things.

Why is it that in the sales there are only ever small (by that I mean size 12 and smaller) hardly ever get larger sizes,especially in Tesco!Does it not suggest that the fact there are so many small sizes left is that the people buying their clothes need the larger sizes? confused

jellybeans Sun 19-May-13 22:08:22

mid 30s

Littlewoods (catalogue)

BreeVanDerTramp Sun 19-May-13 22:08:46

GAP and Fat Face , I'm 29

C999875 Sun 19-May-13 22:10:28

I am 37 and I buy my clothes in New look, simply be or evans. xxx

jazzcat28 Sun 19-May-13 22:10:35



Debenhams Collection

Casual wear:
Debenhams - red herring
New Look
Dorothy Perkins

Occasion / going out:

eBay coast and phase eight
Monsoon (sale)

EstelleGetty Sun 19-May-13 22:18:22

I'm 27, 5"9, 12-14.

Most of my stuff comes from Uniqlo, but I get wrap dresses and pencil skirts from M&S because they sit well with my expanding womanly shape, whereas New Look, H&M, Topshop are OK in the waist but won't go near the boobs. Comptoir des Cotonniers or Cos for a special treat, and both of them are usually quite nice and roomy.

All my bras from Freya or Fantasie as they're the only ones I've ever got to fit.

muminthecity Sun 19-May-13 22:20:36

I am also 29 and shop mainly at New Look or H&M, occasionally Peacocks (just because it's the only clothes shop within walking distance!)

FreudiansSlipper Sun 19-May-13 22:28:46


lots of once more expensive stuff from eBay and vintage. h&m and Zara. gap for jeans, shirts, tshirts and jumpers they have great sales and little shops around here

few bits from mango, whistles, french connection, oasis and warehouse

cuntingrimmer08 Sun 19-May-13 22:33:15

Gstar, eBay , truffle shuffle , superdry,

I have found the place where we are supposed to shop once we hit 70.

I always wondered where that sort of clobber came from. Massive undies, pointelle knitwear, polyester skirts, bed jackets - the lot.

It is also the Shangri La for Grandpa cardigans.

Their secret is out. I now need to infiltrate the source of the knitted hats that look like tea-cosies - and my work is done.

FreudiansSlipper Sun 19-May-13 22:40:36

My friend only wears vintage and wearing lots of those type of dresses she can usually make anything look cool, this look she's not pulling off and she is a danger to be around as she gives everyone electric shocks as the dresses are nylon and are not cheap

Rowanred Sun 19-May-13 22:41:35

33 here.
About 80% topshop and other bits from H&M, Oasis or M&S.
Formal stuff for weddings etc normally from Coast or John Lewis.
I Like accessorise for scarfs and flip flops!

Thisvehicleisreversing Sun 19-May-13 22:43:15

Age 33 size 12/14

Shop mostly in Tesco, but also H & M, New Look, and Asda. Primark for accessories.

Yawner247 Sun 19-May-13 22:43:55

Hahaha talcandturnips you are a genius!!!!wink My eyes can't believe what they have just seen grin

LaQueen Sun 19-May-13 22:44:33

I'm 42.

I tend to mainly shop in White Stuff, The White Company, Monsoon, French Connection. I am a fan of Next's Slim (not Skinny) Fit jeans though, and have them in every type of denim.

Somethingtothinkabout Sun 19-May-13 22:50:54

27 and for me it's:

Zara (but have to pick carefully, some stuff is utter crap in quality)
House of Fraser
Karen Millen
EBay - often for the last two

TheOriginalSteamingNit Sun 19-May-13 22:54:11

Today was top shop, white stuff and fat face... The two latter are less well represented though usually.
Fair bit of h&m, top shop, yumi, odd things from Cath K, intermittent from primark.

I go in Zara once in a while thinking I'll find the stuff everyone says is good, and just find peculiar jeans really.

BarredfromhavingStella Sun 19-May-13 22:57:07

I'm 34 & I'll shop wherever I see something I like & it's not ridiculously priced-don't do Pimark though as fuck all fits & the stuff washes like shit...

Ullena Sun 19-May-13 22:57:13

I'm 32, size 14/16.

I buy most of my everyday sort of clothes in Debenhams, M&S, and Tesco. I also occasionally shop online from Joe Brown or Kate's Clothing. And local charity shops are always worth checking too.

I am 41. (2 kids)

Tommy Hilfiger
M&S for basics
LK Bennet

Independent local boutiques, stuff like Jami, Masai, Beck Sondergaard, One Season Clothing etc

BarredfromhavingStella Sun 19-May-13 22:58:17

Pmsl-Primark not Pimark obviously.

bluesbaby Sun 19-May-13 23:04:41

I shop around online a lot
Lots of random, independent shops and brands.

I like Asos and Boohoo online a lot. I like Levis but obv very expensive. I like New Look for some stuff. Their shoes are pretty good value for the quality, last ages. DP is sometimes good. Very occassionally H&M and Primark - very picky with their clothes though. They fall apart quickly. TopShop quality is abysmal. I've stopped shopping there totally. Next & M&S are very frumpy generally.

For my sports stuff I tend to go Nike, Superdry (the tshirts are great for the gym), and Salomon.

TheOriginalSteamingNit Sun 19-May-13 23:07:06

Thinking about it, h&m is where I go when I can't be arsed thinking, cos you know there will be a black cardigan or whatever. Though I have one or tw things from there I actually really like too.

I feel I should be spending more and getting better stuff now, but when I look at the next level up it seems about three levels of mumsiness up, and I don't know where to shop any more!

TSSDNCOP Sun 19-May-13 23:08:59


Ted Baker
Karen Millen

JerseySpud Sun 19-May-13 23:09:53

I'm 28, two girls age 6 and nearly 2

i shop in New Look, George, Next, Simply be. I have a huge thing about maxi dresses and maxi skirts, as well as waterfall cardies.

LouiseD29 Sun 19-May-13 23:13:09

35 yo

Staples are Dorothy P, Monsoon, M&S, Phase Eight, Oliver Bonas, Uniqlo, Gap. I also love the dresses from but can't buy any at the moment as I'm six months pg!

bonbonpixie Sun 19-May-13 23:17:35

I'm laughing because not so long ago whist feeding DD some tomatoey fishy curry, surely the worst food combination ever if it hits you, DH and I actually wore PAC-A-MACs we'd picked up at Disney Land years ago. DD ascribes to the eat-one throw-one school of eating meals. She has surprisingly good aim too. We must look like nutters - two adults wrapped in plastic with mouse ears on the hoods........ I should stop giving her 'wet' foods. I never learn smile

freddiefrog Sun 19-May-13 23:24:29

I'm 37 and shop everywhere and anywhere.

Currently my wardrobe has stuff from

Dotty P
New Look
TK Maxx
All Saints
River Island
Miss Selfridge
Fat Face
Henri Lloyd
French Connection
Top Shop

I don't think age should dictate what you wear and where you buy your clothes from. I like clothes and fashion and don't want to feel like I should stop wearing things hot pants excepted just because I'm heading for 40

34, size 8, Topshop, Zara, Whistles, All Saints, Cos. Often via eBay (half the time?).

ShabbyButNotChic Mon 20-May-13 07:49:42

Im 26 and like...

new look for basics (vests/cardigans etc)
dorothy perkins for jeans (only place ive ever found jeans that fit perfect!)
Asos for everything! Dont think ive ever been on the site and not bought something....
I also have bits from asda/tesco/topshop etc generally hate river island but they do have nice accessories.

ShabbyButNotChic Mon 20-May-13 07:50:27

And obviously loads from primark!

HalfSpamHalfBrisket Mon 20-May-13 07:56:47

41, size 12

eBay (...Great Plains, Massimo Dutti, MaxMara)
M&S when its 'managers reductions' at the end of the sale for undies
TK Maxx

ifancyashandy Mon 20-May-13 07:58:08


Jaeger Boutique
Top Shop
French Connection
River Island
The Dressing

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 20-May-13 08:00:42

40, size12, DD 9.

Office work days
Charles tyrwitt

Clinical workdays
Fat face

Down time
White stuff
Rocha John Rocha

DoctorRobert Mon 20-May-13 08:00:56


new look
Dorothy Perkins

KittensoftPuppydog Mon 20-May-13 08:07:51

12-14. Early 50s. Primark (men's t shirts), tk maxx, h&m, charity shops, outdoor shops, stupidly expensive handbags.
Shoes from clarks or trainers from anywhere.

KittensoftPuppydog Mon 20-May-13 08:09:41

Oh yes, just started making my own clothes.

Gerty1002 Mon 20-May-13 08:10:49

I'm 25, size 12, currently 25+3 pregnant with first child so budget tends to dictate.
New Look
Dorothy Perkins (great dresses)
Primark (casual wear and accessories)
Occasionally River Island, Topshop and Hollistet

ifancyashandy Mon 20-May-13 08:29:38

Meant to add - size 10/12.

And Massimo Dutti also. Lovely shop.

Samu2 Mon 20-May-13 08:45:03


New Look
White Stuff

carabos Mon 20-May-13 08:47:57

50 next month. Size 8. Most recent purchases have been from Zara, Mango and River Island.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Mon 20-May-13 08:52:35

49 50 next week.
I look anywhere and everywhere - mostly avoid M&S/Laura Ashley/Primark.
I mostly end up buying from:
Phase 8
French Connection
Occasionally Joules and Boden

I scan around Topshop occasionally because I love their shoes and accessories, and it's useful to see what's fashionable so I can maybe adapt anything I like.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Mon 20-May-13 08:53:01

Oh and Banana Republic.

I'm 29 for another week and I currently have clothes from next, river island, ted baker, monsoon, tesco, sainsburys ... Anywhere that has something that takes my fancy.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 20-May-13 08:58:13

I'm 36.

Shop in Gap, Zara, Uniqlo, M&S, Top Shop, White Stuff, Fat Face, SeaSalt, Primark, H&m.

dinkystinky Mon 20-May-13 08:59:04


Oasis, Asos, my wardrobe and Baukjen seem to be the main places I buy clothes. Though pregnant at the moment and tending to a mixture of asos, top shop maternity, Isabella Oliver, seraphine and h&m at present.

chocciebickie Mon 20-May-13 09:07:28

I'm 46,

Shop in Next, M&S and Fat Face mostly. Monsoon and Boden in the sale sometimes too.

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Mon 20-May-13 09:07:43

29 till Sunday no children size 12/14 bottom half and 14/16 top half

New look
Very (occasionally)

To be honest I buy what I like and couldn't care less where it's from.

abasicname Mon 20-May-13 09:15:29


I loathe shopping so once or twice a year I will go on ebay one evening and find things I like, usually vintage or unusual stuff, and just get it. It's cheap, good selection and everything gets delivered to your door.

KatyTheCleaningLady Mon 20-May-13 09:22:58

I'm 43, and very tall, so I wear a size 14.

I buy clothes at Asda, Primark, and charity shops. If I could afford it, I would shop at Monsoon, I think it's called. But, I have to find the nice stuff at charity shops and rely on Asda and Primark for basics.

crashdoll Mon 20-May-13 09:31:39

I'm 25 and my entire wardrobe is either Dorothy Perkins or New Look. 90% of it is Dorothy P. I am overweight at the moment, so stick to the shops where I know the sizes. Also, Dorothy P has very good quality material which withstands lots of washing and tumble drying.

chrome100 Mon 20-May-13 09:34:53

If it's not sold in H&M it's not worth having, IMHO. I'm 31.

Taffeta Mon 20-May-13 09:41:02


White Stuff
Fat Face

Odd pieces from Phase Eight, John Lewis, M & S, Monsoon and Coast.

Lovecat Mon 20-May-13 10:00:55

46, size 12-16 depending on where I shop.

TK Maxx
Sainsbos Tu
Fat Face*
White Stuff*

*When sales are on and via Ebay.

LaQueen Mon 20-May-13 10:06:13

I've also quite got into TK Maxx recently. Have now got quite a few Calvin Klein, Max Mara tops, for a fraction of their original price.

You do have to hunt for them, though.

CuppaSarah Mon 20-May-13 10:09:09


Almsot exclusivly ebay

But I'm dead sneaky with it. I find things I like in the shops usually Next and Dorothy Perkins, then wait for the sales. Most stores don't let you trys tuff on in the sales ands you can't return things unless they're faulty. So tons of things come up on ebay that were the wrong size. Double discount!!

Ashoething Mon 20-May-13 10:09:51

I am 37 and a size 16.

Online I shop at-ebay,Lady vintage London,Collectif and Lindybop.
On the high street-new look,monsoon,primark and occasionally Debenhams. Love charity shops too especially for accessories.

MrsMook Mon 20-May-13 10:24:56

32, size 8-10 (but curvy)

Not got much in the last three years because of pregnancy/ BFing.
The change in my body has made it a bit less fogiving in the middle (CS overhang does not help) so I take the time to try things on and be critical about fit. That means I have less mistakes cluttering the wardrobe and draining my bank account, so I'm prepared t
o spend more on fewer items than I once did. I need more casual, child resistant clothing, and less pretty going out things than I once had. I used to wear trousers/shirt/jumper for work, but I've switched to dresses- maybe because my casual clothing is less girly. I felt lost in my late 20s as I'm petite and look young but didn't want to look like a teenager.

M&S (trousers and undies)
Just got into White Stuff when pg first time so only have a couple of things.

iI love Monsoon, but they tend to be cut too big.

Wannabestepfordwife Mon 20-May-13 10:37:09

Any wear with a sale rail!

I'm 25 and mostly shop in
Warehouse- their sales are bloody brilliant

I normally spend at least £50 per handbag so I look more expensive then I am lol

ephemeralfairy Mon 20-May-13 10:48:29

I'm 32 and a size 14. I LOVE clothes. I shop at...

H&M for random unusual bits and pieces
Dorothy Perkins: similar stuff to Topshop as they're both part of the Arcadia group but usually much cheaper...
Office for shoes (but only in the sale!!)
I'm liking River Island at the moment
Clarks have some brilliant fashion-forward summer sandals this year
Also a lot of charity shop stuff (Traid is brilliant, Brixton and Clapham Junction for fellow Londoners)
Random little boutiques/second-hand shops in Brighton and London

Having said all that my mum's shopping habits are very similar to mine!! She also does a lot of customising. She's 68 and always looks amazing.

I'm 25, very fat when not pregnant, try to keep up with bits of fashion i.e i don't do jeans and t-shirts or trainers eew but would not be described ad medium fashion let alone high! i've always bought from new look, h and m, matalan, have recently bought bits from primark that looked decent (we'll see how they wash) and george from asda usually have great things to pick about from - i bought 3/4 trousers, a lovely dress and a new summer coat for £32! Loved that day grin

Twinklestarstwinklestars Mon 20-May-13 11:09:48

I'm 31 and mainly use new look, h&m and Dorothy Perkins, used to get loads from next but don't see much I like lately.

littlediamond33 Mon 20-May-13 11:16:50

iam 34,( limited budget most of the time) i buy my clothes from,ebay, charity shops,primark, next, sainsbury, dorothy perkins.

Ragwort Mon 20-May-13 11:20:58

Mid 50s, totally uninterested in fashion. Shop mainly in charity shops, occasionally in M & S.


I'm 29

I like H&M for the little dresses, scarves and patterned/coloured tights.

New Look for my trademark indigo skinny trousers! (bargain at 20 quid a pair)

As for anything else, if I like it and it looks good on me then i'll buy it regardless of where it is from!

I also like trawling charity shops, I like to sing The Thrift Shop song while I do it.

I must admit I'm not the biggest fan of Next though. Especially their casual tops, they have a very distinctive print and design that just screams "I'm from Next!" Plus their bras don't fit me well at all.

SmiteYouWithThunderbolts Mon 20-May-13 11:38:22

28 and due to fatness and being broke, most of my stuff is from Peacocks, New Look, Asda, H&M, ebay & charity shops. Next is luxury in my world, pmsl.

stopgap Mon 20-May-13 11:50:49


I'm in New York, so shop online at Bloomingdale's, and mostly buy:

J-Brand jeans
Tees from Splendid and James Perse
Diane von Furstenberg
Ella Moss
Haute Hippie
Bloomie's own brand for cheaper stuff

I discount clothes that come in numerical sizes, and opt for everything in size small, with 90% of it fitting fine.

kalidasa Mon 20-May-13 11:51:43

I'm 33, 5'5'', about nine stone. Had a baby six months ago and my weight is pretty much back to what it was before but my figure is still a bit weird (giant boobs, slightly wobbly tummy). So I was an 8-10 before pregnancy; more like a 12 for a few months afterwards and about a 10 now but with a big bust (32GG - hoping it will subside once I stop feeding!)

I buy most often from:

Jaeger (knitwear, shirts, jackets)
Nicole Fahri (dresses, trousers, tops)
Comptoir des Cotonniers (casual basics, especially tops and trousers)
Zara (basic vest tops etc; also loads of work dresses before I was pregnant but haven't tried since as waiting for figure to settle)
Gap for jeans
assorted charity shops
occasionally TKMaxx

KellyElly Mon 20-May-13 11:55:29

I'm 34 - H&M, River Island, Oasis, Jane Norman (mainly jeans/trousers), TopShop (summer bits). If I'm feeling rich - Ted Baker, All Saints, French Connection, Reiss, Guess, Karen Millan. Also get some bits in TK Maxx.

LaQueen Mon 20-May-13 13:25:07

Oh, and we have a fantastic dress agency open near us. A (always beautifully dressed) friend recommended it to me.

I went along, and picked up an amazing Nicole Fahri grey, lambswool sweater for only £20, and a Paul Costello jacket for £25. I swear, neither of them had ever been worn. Bargin smile

rainbowslollipops Mon 20-May-13 13:27:35


I'm 21.

Wibblypiglikesbananas Mon 20-May-13 13:43:34

Hi, I'm 32 and a UK size 6-8. I used to be a 10, I haven't changed but I think vanity sizing has a lot to answer for! I have Top Shop stuff in my wardrobe bought years ago with a 10 label that is the same size as size 6 stuff now. Anyway, I digress.

Favourite shops are:

Oasis, Warehouse, Uniqlo, H&M, M&S, Dorothy Perkins, Gap, Benetton.

I used to love Next about ten years ago but never go there now - not even for DD's stuff. I just think the quality has gone - completely.

I am living in the US right now and have really struggled to find things small enough here - currently 16 weeks pregnant and still fit into a pair of supposedly size 0 shorts. These are honestly more like a UK 12. It gets really annoying after a time and I end up buying lots of Oasis and Warehouse online and having it shipped over. In fact, there's one great website where stuff is half the price of the UK but turns up with the full UK £ price tags on.

Underwear is a mix of M&S - boring everyday (all the British expats I know stock up when they're home), Calvin Klein - nice stuff, bargains to be had stateside and Bravado seamless silk feeding bras - post DD and now going into second pregnancy. Interestingly, it's cheaper to buy these in the UK.

Can anyone tell I spend way too much time comparing the best deals by country?!

I am 42 and my fave shops are:-

River Islnd
New Look
Dotty P's
H and M

I love clothes shopping, it is a passion of mine smile

SusanneLinder Mon 20-May-13 14:32:02

late 40's, and I shop in

T Maxx
New Look
Zara (I love their jeans and trousers)

I used to love Jane Norman/Next and Dotty P's but its just overpriced tat now.Saying that I do buy Jane Norman jeans.

I detest M and S.

And the day I buy something from Bon Marche (some are still open up here), is the day I give up on life grin

EuroShaggleton Mon 20-May-13 14:37:39


For work (office) I favour:
Banana Republic
Karen Millen

For casual I like:
Benetton (hadn't shopped there for ages but they've had some great stuff recently)

Mominatrix Mon 20-May-13 14:40:20

Early 40s:

Zara (trendy items)
Uniqlo (jumpers, jeans)
Comptoir des Cottoniers
J Crew (everything, particularly basics with a twist)
Joseph (everything)
Massimo Dutti
Donna Ida (jeans, tops)
Local boutiques stocking French and Scandi designers
Bicester Village

musicmadness Mon 20-May-13 14:41:39

I'm 21, and I generally shop in:

New Look
EMP online

I haven't been shopping for clothes anywhere recently though - I'm skint!

ShadeofViolet Mon 20-May-13 14:47:52

I am late 20's and I mainly shop in H&M, although I get my jeans from Topshop because I like their petite range.

DialsMavis Mon 20-May-13 14:48:16

I'm 31 and skint: primark and H&M, if I was less skint it would be the above & French Connection, Urban Outfitters and Topshop

CakeInMyFace Mon 20-May-13 15:00:52

Hi OP Im 36 and size 8 and shop in fat face, boden, new look for basics, Dorothy Perkins and next for jeans, m and s, gap, h&m and have a few one off items by desigual, mango, mint velvet, etc.

Playerpleeease Mon 20-May-13 15:09:14

I'm 24, size 8-10 and 5'2"

Miss selfridge and topshop for petite sizes
Sometimes get tops, shoes and handbags river island

VerySmallSqueak Mon 20-May-13 15:12:25

Early 40's and I shop in charity shops and jumble sales (but I have very distinct ideas of what I like from within those confines).

OP,please don't let your DHs' judgement on your sense of style dictate what you wear.

classifiedinformation Mon 20-May-13 15:15:12

I buy most of my clothes online, mainly because of cost and availability. Also I detest clothes shopping as I am fat.

I do get quite a bit of stuff from my local Next store as well though, mostly dresses and tops, the trousers and jeans are too low cut and give me a lovely muffin top.

I really like Simply Be as they have alot of on trend looks. I have also been known to buy from Seasalt, but only when they have a sale lol. I also have some Iron Fist shoes, but then, shoes are my true love!

I am 38 and a size 14/16.

Wuldric Mon 20-May-13 15:42:24

I am 46 and a size 10 or 12, depending on the shop

I avoid Primark/Supermarkets/Miss Selfridge/Top Shop/River Island/Boden/New Look. It just saves time and stops me from getting grumpy. I am a grumpy old woman, especially when I have to shop.

I mostly end up buying from:

M&S for all underwear and tights
Hobbs for just about everything - seriously 75% of my wardrobe is Hobbs
French Connection
Agnes b
Zara - only for their tops though
Levis online for jeans (they do a 34" leg and I am TALL)

I will go into the following shops, but rarely buy from them

Ted Baker
Karen Millen
Kurt Geiger

Handbags - Mulberry

Shoes - I generally go to this place called Charles Clinkard which is an independent and seriously, you get lovely stuff that is really quite reasonably priced and nice

Mostly Topshop, cos I find lots of boring simple clothes in there which fit me. I like Zara too, you can find some good bargains there sometimes and the quality's not so bad for high street stuff. Or my dad's wardrobe, or charity shops for jumpers! I don't really shop for clothes very often, it's boring. As long as I don't stand out I really don't care- I don't have a style.....except my uniform of skinny jeans and grandad jumpers!

My mum is early 50s and gets the RAGE in Topshop grin last trip there, she stormed out: "I'm never going in there again! horrible shop!". It used to be embarrassing. Now we can laugh about it at the recovery stop we have to make in a cafe. Well, I laugh, she gives me a begrudging chuckle and concentrates on her Yorkshire tea.

Yawner247 Wed 22-May-13 17:05:26

Thanks for all the responses!! grin

idococktailshedoesbeer Wed 22-May-13 19:06:14


50% of my clothes come from a shop in my village which stocks inexpensive Scandinavian labels - Vero Moda, Only and the like. Places like House of Fraser stock them too.
I also buy a fair bit from Reiss and All Saints.

Mind you, I get the most compliments when I wear a summer dress I bought from Primark for £12 years ago!

GlassofRose Wed 22-May-13 19:10:55


H&M, Primark, Monsoon, New Look, TKMAXX, ASOS

GlassofRose Wed 22-May-13 19:11:24

and Zara!

catuxa Wed 22-May-13 19:33:39

Age 42, size 10-12
Ebay and tkmaxx and the brands I buy
White stuff
David Bitton
St martins

Estherbelle Wed 22-May-13 19:44:42

I'm 34 and since hitting my 30s and going up to a curvy size 14, I just can't get away with TopShop / Primark / New Look, etc as I find the shapes are cut to be fashionable, rather than to flatter.

I love Monsoon, but find it isn't cut generous enough at the bust and is too long. M&S is great (although when I was younger I swore I'd never shop there) and Phase Eight never fails to make me look great, although because their items can be a bit on the pricey side, I tend to scout for them on ebay. If I can afford to treat myself I love Whistles and Jigsaw.

STB 47 (in June)

jeans Tesco
tops, jumpers Sainsburys when they have a sale or when I see something I like
Primark- DD loves it. I buy T-Shirts and jumpers in there.

Anything else M&S (well I am nearly 47- target customer )
Naice tops and jumpers

QVC for lots of bits (I bought all my coats from QVC )

Estherbelle Wed 22-May-13 19:51:23

Oh, and I forgot to say - I detest H&M - the sizing is ridiculously small, the t-shirts are made out of such thin material they're see-thru, the stores are ramshackle with people fighting to squeeze through the aisles and everything I've bought from there has fallen apart within 6 months.

DownstairsMixUp Wed 22-May-13 19:55:05

25. Primark, H&M, New Look, Tesco and sometimes topshop and river island if i'm feeling flush...

XiCi Wed 22-May-13 20:06:15

42 Size 10-12

French Connection
Ted Baker
Dotty Ps
Occasional bits from H+M, Primark, Miss S

Meddlinkids Wed 22-May-13 20:13:51



SybilRamkin Wed 22-May-13 20:42:59

28, size 8-10

New Look
Dorothy Perkins

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


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

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

43 (soon)

French Connection

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

H and m
River island
New look
Top shop
Miss selfridges

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

Forgot to say size 6-8 5ft 6

Dorothy Perkins

Im 24

Oh and H&M

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.


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

M&S for underwear every time though.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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

oh sorry and i am 27.

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

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

I'm 24.

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.

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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