I need some classy (but inexpensive workwear) - where should I look?

(15 Posts)
suebfg Fri 30-Sep-11 21:43:14

I yearn for LK Bennett and Hobbs but can't justify paying their prices unless heavily discounted!!!

I'm in urgent need of some new work clothes as I'm just relying on a few staple outfits at the moment. I work in a corporate office environment and need to look relatively smart.

I've had a look on M&S but can't see anything of interest in my size (10).

Has anyone seen anything of interest or any ideas re other shops/sites I could try?

Stokey38 Fri 30-Sep-11 21:46:04

COS - they have just launched on line and have some lovely stuff.

RamblingRosa Fri 30-Sep-11 21:55:57

Have you tried the Hobbs Outlet online? I've got some lovely there. A beautiful work dress for £50 and a lovely wool pencil skirt for £40. Worth a look.

M&S can have a few good bits and bobs too.

And Gap has some ok work stuff (plain black trousers etc) as has Banana Republic and they've both got sales on.

TracyK Fri 30-Sep-11 22:08:32

H&M have lovely blouses at the mo.

trixymalixy Fri 30-Sep-11 22:31:12

Tk maxx. You might even find some l k Bennett in there.

MatLeaveForever Fri 30-Sep-11 22:37:21

Try Oasis, cheap compared to Hobbs!

lotty5 Sat 01-Oct-11 09:42:24

Have you tried Kew, not the new season, extortionate prices since changing their name to Kew 159, but some basic staples on the kew clearance web pages, I bought 2 dresses for work, for £22 and £25 www.kew159.com/fcp/categorylist/sale/dresses?resetFilters=true

PrimaBallerina Sat 01-Oct-11 09:46:14

As Rosa says there are online outlets, where you can buy stuff for a lot less. eBay has outlet shops for LK Bennett, Pied a Terre and loads more that sell nice work stuff.

LydiaWickham Sat 01-Oct-11 09:54:03

Second Oasis, some really nice smart things in there.

Phase 8 has some nice work stuff and has a sale on at the moment. (Particularly good for tops to wear with suits)

The Hobbs outlet bit is excellent and their delivery service is v good.

mirpuppet Sat 01-Oct-11 10:25:52

lotty5 Which dresses did you buy and how was the sizing?

neuroticmumof3 Sat 01-Oct-11 12:07:39

Thanks for the tip Lotty, I've just bought two lovely jersey dresses for £29 and £25.

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Oblomov16 Mon 26-Sep-16 15:05:23

I need this too thank you. Will look later.

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