St Bernard must be spinning in his grave...

(49 Posts)
KanyesVest Thu 22-Sep-16 17:51:41

I mean seriously what the hell is this? There's no way Great Aunt Mary would be wearing that to the stations.

Sheezus Thu 22-Sep-16 19:54:17

Sweet Devine Christ that is hideous.are they taking the piss with 150 quid price tag???
Dunnes are in danger of going the way of M&S with their exclusive lines.

JenLindleyShitMom Thu 22-Sep-16 19:55:55

I'm nearly sure 'Ma' from the hole in the wall gang wore that exact coat grin

HallowedMimic Thu 22-Sep-16 19:58:23

Oh that's lovely. grin

You'd have to be of a certain age though, channelling the neighbours in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation!

Just the thing for a winter trip to town in Kilgarriffe..

SnipSnipMrBurgess Thu 22-Sep-16 19:59:27

My mam would buy that, she can wrap it around the turkey on Christmas Eve!

JontyDoggle37 Thu 22-Sep-16 20:06:26

Flippin' heck! I just nearly spat my wine at that! I'm not even remotely Scottish and I know that's not the kind of thing you'd expect from Dunnes...

squoosh Thu 22-Sep-16 21:50:37

That's nothing! Although yes St Bernard would be more than a little perplexed grin

Take a look at this bad boy. It cost €900 (yes, nine hundred euro), and what's more, it sold out! €900 for the pelt of George from Rainbow.

Never did I think I'd live to see the day where Dunnes Stores would be selling coats worth a grand. Back in the day accusing someone of wearing clothes from Dunnes was basically the worst thing you could say. Worse than implying their father was a sheep shagger. Worse than implying their mother was from Louth.

€900.

Oh St Bernard, you have forsaken us.

SaoirseLikeInertia Thu 22-Sep-16 21:54:03

I chuckled at this Daily Edge post about Dunnes' notions

www.dailyedge.ie/dunnes-stores-has-serious-notions-2959108-Sep2016/

KanyesVest Thu 22-Sep-16 21:55:18

€900 for the pelt of George from Rainbow. grin

squoosh Thu 22-Sep-16 21:59:23

Dunnes sells OPERA GLASSES? shock grin

But..........but.............he only opera house in Ireland is in Wexford! (I think)

Jesus Mary and St Joseph that's revolting.

Sheezus Thu 22-Sep-16 22:35:54

squoosh you just reminded me my very hyacinth bouquet mother used to go to dunnes and hide the bags in case anyone would see her with them!!
God forbid she'd be seen to go in to that place.

The pelt of George was never in a shop. No fricking way. the one the model is wearing is the only one in existence. Sold out me arse.

KanyesVest Thu 22-Sep-16 22:38:23

Squoosh, didya not even look further down the page? After all Holly's hard work to get us somewhere nice to chat?

<disappointed sigh>

squoosh Thu 22-Sep-16 22:43:57

I feel thoroughly ashamed of myself, exposing myself to be a true ignoramus. blush

I might have known Cork would have its own opera house. Sure isn't Roy Keane always whistling tunes from La Boheme!

squoosh Thu 22-Sep-16 22:47:43

Sheezus modern Ireland has all gone topsy turvy. I used to be frogmarched into Dunnes for summer clothes and school uniforms, me looking around in case anyone could see me, my mother coming out with that favourite refrain 'sure who'd be looking at you?'.

And now Dunnes is aspirational!

NewPotatoes Thu 22-Sep-16 22:51:31

Squoosh, be ashamed. Be very ashamed.

I actually have a The Edit dress from a couple of years ago that I got when visiting my parents, and when it gets compliments from fellow Irish expats for its weird drapy effect, I take great pleasure in screaming, IT'S FROM DUNNES, SURE! at them. I now want a retro Dunnes bag of parsley to accessorise it with.

I draw the line at Paul Costelloe fecking boards, though. Dunnes is turning into Avoca, and we can't have that...

rosyvalentine Thu 22-Sep-16 23:20:08

The Paul Costelloe opera glasses are not actually for watching opera. They're "decorative" opera glasses, dontcha know?! Would love them for my mantelpiece grin

Sheezus Thu 22-Sep-16 23:52:42

Decorative opera glasses 😂

I'm stopping myself from grabbing two tea light holders and holding them up to my eyes.

Squoosh, my blood just ran cold at the, 'sure who'd be looking at you?'
As you're shoved into a corner and your jumper taken off over your head.

Fiderer Fri 23-Sep-16 07:14:03

"Sure who'd be looking at you" = my mum grin

Paul Costelloe - bought at a post-runway thingy my most favourite jumper and my most worn shirt for v little money. When s2 was 1 and he's now 17. Wear both all the time. Although I never did quite fit into the skirt. Might fling it at my daughter.

honeyrider Fri 23-Sep-16 09:16:19

Well I think Dunnes started to lose the run of themselves when they started selling Lennon Courtney's Shroud and then the Royal family's arse licker who hasn't a good thing to say about his Irish customers Paul Costello, I think his stuff is very old fashioned like himself. He's the male version of sheep dressed as lamb and would be better off sticking to "designing" horse blankets and tea towels.

Fiderer Fri 23-Sep-16 09:30:43

PC - have no idea what his stuff is like now. But 16 yrs ago when I had v little money & my bargain expert SIL took me, I got some great stuff. Which I still wear.

Makes me a bit nostalgic & a wee bit homesick, tbh.

ManorMouse Fri 23-Sep-16 10:25:39

*squoosh you just reminded me my very hyacinth bouquet mother used to go to dunnes and hide the bags in case anyone would see her with them!!
God forbid she'd be seen to go in to that place.*

I used to live in the north inner city in Dublin. Saying it was a bit rough would be a major understatement. Anyways, one day, while coming home from work, I had the makings of my dinner in a carrier bag, as you do.

I was passing two little girls, not older than pre-teens. One clocks me, my cheap work suit and my plastic bag and says "Ooooh, Tesco! You snobby fucking cunt!" I thanked the good lord above that I hadn't stopped off in M&S on the way home or I'd have been lynched.

squoosh Fri 23-Sep-16 10:52:47

'Squoosh, my blood just ran cold at the, 'sure who'd be looking at you?'
As you're shoved into a corner and your jumper taken off over your head.

My mother was the queen of 'just stand behind this rail of jerseys and try those jeans on. What do you mean you want to go to a changing room? Would you stop with your nonsense!'

squoosh Fri 23-Sep-16 10:57:27

They're "decorative" opera glasses, dontcha know?! Would love them for my mantelpiece

grin

Casually left an an angle so the neighbours would think 'Ah Jane must have been on her way to see La Traviata but must have got sidetracked by Ryan Tubridy on the telly'.

NewPotatoes Fri 23-Sep-16 11:08:34

Squoosh, we have the same mother. I spent my entire childhood in Dunnes' on Patrick Street in my knickers struggling into school uniforms half-concealed behind a rack. Going into a changing room was clearly for people with notions that other people would be looking at their darned and had a Miraculous Medl pinned on it underwear.

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