If you are 45 - 50, where do you buy your clothes?

(21 Posts)
TheChocolateTeapot Mon 05-Aug-13 22:42:19

I don't want to look like a 16 year old and yet I'm not quite ready for Country Casuals.

flipchart Mon 05-Aug-13 22:46:31

River island
monsoon
Nicole Fahri
Karen Millen
Top Shop
Oasis
Warehouse
Debenhams. - red herring, Betty Jackson black
Fat Face
Tesco
Hobbs

Outdoor gear I tend to get from Cotswold

Missbopeep Mon 05-Aug-13 23:02:04

Boden ( only plain items)
The White Company- trousers, dresses, knitwear
Uniqlo- jeans and T shirts
Jigsaw
Few tops etc White Stuff
Mint Velvet
Monsoon ( hardly ever - couple of summer dresses)

cafenoir Tue 06-Aug-13 08:08:19

Jeans/coloured jeans - Zara, Oasis and occasionally Esprit

Tops/sweaters - Oasis, River Island, Fat Face, Mango, Warehouse

Shoes/Boots - Dune, Schuh, M&S, Charles Clinkard

Coats - TX Maxx

Occasional Posh dress - L K Bennett, Phase 8

Handbags - TX Maxx mostly

Am going to try Uniqlo when next go anywhere where there is a branch.

I'm 53 and default outfit is: skinnies in neutral colours, plain sweatshirts/sweaters/ t shirts/plain fitted shirts, boots, scarf, messy-ish up-do, gel nails and enough make-up to look a)alive and b)smart.

cafenoir Tue 06-Aug-13 08:08:55

I meant T K Maxx.

Ihatemytoes Tue 06-Aug-13 08:32:25

Zara
Warehouse
Oasis
Next
Asos
Dorothy Perkins
Mango

Graceparkhill Tue 06-Aug-13 08:48:19

I like Jigsaw, Phase 8 and Hobbs for work and M&S for casual.

Shanghaidiva Tue 06-Aug-13 08:57:18

Boden
Zara - tops only as I am not 7 feet tall
Next - jeans
Today I went to Cos and they had some great clothes - lovely colours and all quite plain
Uniqlo - linen trousers
Esprit
Also in m&s today - full and frumpy
Shanghai tang for handbags

Iseeall Tue 06-Aug-13 11:42:10

Boden
Landsend
Asda
M&S
Debenhams

I think it depends on your size, especially with some of the 'younger' shops that have been mentioned.
I don't tend to shop where my 17yr old does. Skinny jeans and hot pants are not my friend.

ChristalTipps Tue 06-Aug-13 12:05:06

Shanghadiva

I too have a couple of ST handbags, they are fabulous. I also have some jumpers from there. They are great quality. Not sure if you can buy them in the UK though and it is a bit pricey.

ouryve Tue 06-Aug-13 12:14:11

Next (their skinny fit jeans approximate to a good straight fit on those of us with no waists and don't bag around the lack of hip too much), Sainsburys (good basic tees), Lands End (good for avoiding basics in unflattering seasonal colours, since they stick to the same palette, constantly). Occasionally M&S and it's almost always regretted because it's all too short and boxy.

Somethingyesterday Tue 06-Aug-13 12:29:30

Great question!

LNCC
Net-a-porter
(I love the idea of the Outnet but it takes too much time and stress.)
Browns
Cos,
TKMaxx

I hardly ever buy clothes and I love a bargain.

(And although you didn't ask, my mother wears quite a lot of Hemut Lang and Cos.)

smile

Somethingyesterday Tue 06-Aug-13 19:52:10

sad Sorry OP Flattened your beautiful thread.

ShineyBlackShoes Tue 06-Aug-13 20:44:42

Jigsaw
Hobbs
Noa Noa

Random other boutique shops that have quirky hippy chic stuff

GeorginaWorsley Tue 06-Aug-13 23:01:23

Am 46 and also like random independent boutiques,
Boden
phase eight
Mint velvet
Some fat face,white stuff but not ditsy print tunics
Toast in sale
Autograph
Dorothy Perkins if U search carefully
Boutique brands such as Sandwich,Noa Noa,Avoca
White company
Some jigsaw but miss the more affordable Kew

CointreauVersial Wed 07-Aug-13 00:02:41

Zara
M&S
Next
Warehouse
Boden
Gap
Charity Shops!

DramaAlpaca Wed 07-Aug-13 00:04:56

Boden
M&S
Debenhams
Monsoon
Phase Eight
Independent boutiques

BellaVita Wed 07-Aug-13 00:05:31

Zara
Reiss
Whistles
French Connection
Boden
Mint velvet
All Saints
TK Maxx for the odd bargain

cornypepper Wed 07-Aug-13 00:11:15

I'm trying not to buy clothes at the moment as I'm saving up for something but I'd look in Boden, Mint velvet, baukjen, brora, TK mAXX, White company, celtic sheepskin.

<I'm waiting for a parcel from Boden but it's all 70% off sale stuff and I'll probably send it all back>

AwkwardSquad Wed 07-Aug-13 07:09:02

I'm struggling to find much that I like at the moment, but have done quite well in Whistles. Their more casual stuff, rather than the dresses, which always look too boxy on me.

Toast, usually in the sale, but it very much depends what they have each season. The summer stuff this year did not work for me at all.

Gap for Ts and merino cardigans.

Bits and pieces from department stores and small independent shops.

TheChocolateTeapot Wed 07-Aug-13 07:20:35

Thanks for so many replies - seems I'm in the right kind of place after all, but there are some new names for me to check out!

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