Hoss Intropia - Have you heard of this make?

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PavlovtheCat Sat 02-Feb-13 21:22:16

I have seen some of their clothes on Brand Alley, some of them look really nice, and in particular I really like a dress, which is £67. Now, I am not so bothered about it having been 'reduced' from £200+ as, well it's worth what yu are prepared to pay for it right? And I would not look twice at any dress at that price as I can't afford it! I have also been bitten by that before, buying a 'bargain' pair of what turned out to be £80 wellies grin.

So, before I think about committing to this (for a wedding, it's a bit 'out there' for a wedding, but its the reception not the day affair, and I don't know them much, so I am happy to go with it), and bearing in mind I have just spent too much money online at Debenhams today, is this a Good Brand in terms of quality etc?

Is a dress by this brand worth this money?

mycatlikestwiglets Mon 04-Feb-13 09:28:26

Hoss Intropia was stocked by netaporter in the early days which I think is a sign of it being a decent brand. I guess it didn't sell well though as they pulled it after one or two seasons. I always think on that basis that the brandalley prices are probably decent value but I wouldn't pay full whack.

PavlovtheCat Mon 04-Feb-13 10:49:29

Oh that's helpful to know! I agree, would not pay £210 for the dress, which is what they say it has been reduced from!

winefairy Mon 04-Feb-13 11:02:35

Hoss Intropia are lovely....really nice quality and detailing. I have this coat from Brand Alley and it has been much admired and does look as if it would cost nearer the original price.

Had never bought from Brand Alley either and was pleasantly surprised.

PavlovtheCat Mon 04-Feb-13 11:46:37

oh I love that coat! That is what I love about what I have seen. It is eye catching, but not so Out There is it unwearable if you are not a model/absolutely gorgeous already. I am still tempted...my friend told me to just buy it grin

I have mostly been happy with my Brand Alley purchases. Their have been two occasions I have not, which were both boot purchases - one for DD and one for me. DD was happy with hers and they were nice boots, but the quality was not as great as I had hoped, but it was a Brand I had not heard of so took a chance. The second pair, for me, where the same, a Brand I had not heard of, but the boots looked amazing. Knee-high cowboy boots. And when I put one on, they swamped my leg and the quality was quite cheap, I sent them back!

However, Brand Alley were fab re sending back. I had done my back in over xmas so couldn't send them back in the time given (2wks I think), it was more like 5 wks, so I emailed them and they were happy to accept them back that late with no penalty, used their delivery drop off service, didn't pay for returning. I thought they would deduct the delivery cost charged to me when they re-funded (just refund the cost of the boots, but they didn't, they refunded the entire amount including the £5.95 delivery charge with no problems.

winefairy Mon 04-Feb-13 12:35:41

I say buy it too!! I have my eye on this one.

Unfortunately, when I went onto Brand Alley to link to the coat I also noticed some James jeans reduced to £17.50 from £175. So, I had to buy them. £17.50!! I had no choice really, did I?

PavlovtheCat Mon 04-Feb-13 13:03:49

grin, that's a bargain! got to be done...

drjohnsonscat Mon 04-Feb-13 13:13:11

There's a Hoss Intropia on Regent St in London close to where I work. I go in there every now and again to waft around and look at the pretty things. Never bought anything in there because it is expensive. Can't comment on quality but it looks spenny if you know what I mean so I guess I'm saying go for the dress and post a pic!

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