Mint Velvet - is it as nice as the price tag suggests?

(26 Posts)

Just had the catalogue through and there are quite a few things I like the look of. I hate being disappointed by poor quality though when I've splashed out on pricey items.

Can anyone advise?

Thank you!

Pagwatch Sat 08-Feb-14 13:07:00

It's a mixed bag IMHO.
I think there are nice pieces but I have yet to find an item which is both nice (and not a bit per Una) and well made with decent fabric.

LaTrucha Sat 08-Feb-14 13:22:43

i had some black slim leg trousers from the sale recently and i was very happy with them. i can't pay full price though.

AnaisB Sat 08-Feb-14 13:42:16

What pagwatch said.

AGoodPirate Sat 08-Feb-14 13:49:58

I found them all very big. Had to send everything back!

Annianni Sat 08-Feb-14 14:16:41

I tried some jeans, they were nice soft denim, but big size wise and very high waisted... I looked like my mum in them hmm

DrNick Sat 08-Feb-14 14:50:32

no, its very well styled.

its all grey/

a lot of the knitwear is just viscose/acrylic. SHoes are WAY overpriced - even Russell and Bromley look cheap in comparison

I like their polyester evening tops often but always get in sale. This kinda thing www.mintvelvet.co.uk/slate-sheer-blouson-top/tops/mint-v/fcp-product/3710

DrNick Sat 08-Feb-14 14:51:41
DrNick Sat 08-Feb-14 14:51:59

You could get a classic cashmere one for that

theplanets Sat 08-Feb-14 14:54:46

DrNick the polyester evening tops looks lovely! Too expensive for me but maybe in a Sale. Do you know if it comes up 'long' as I'm 5ft 3 so might drown me. Do you put that type of top in the washing machine or hand wash? smile

I think it's really overpriced and not very good quality. A shame, as I love grey!

ShoeWhore Sat 08-Feb-14 14:57:44

I've got a dark grey sweater from there and it's fab - great flattering shape and still looks like new (think this is at least the third winter I've worn it) it wasn't cheap but has worked out good value overall.

DrNick Sat 08-Feb-14 14:58:00

delicates wash with handwash liquid I think.
its only polyester
I cnat help wrt being teeny I am afraid. If you order from John Lewis you get free delivery to waitrose

DrNick Sat 08-Feb-14 14:58:54

Or atually free delivery to home as its over $50
www.johnlewis.com/mint-velvet-sheer-blouson-top/p1131287?colour=Grey

DrNick Sat 08-Feb-14 14:59:18

they are unnaturally OBSESSED with grey

DrNick Sat 08-Feb-14 15:00:06

The polyster top I got there I got in the summer - cream with ,, is it called ikat? stripes on it.
nIce

burnishedsilver Sat 08-Feb-14 15:49:47

I'm a big fan. Its exactly my style. Its a bit overpriced so I usually buy in sales or with discount codes. I have been happy with the quality of anything that I have bought but I have disregarded numerous items because I didnt the fabric content. I love their jeans. They dont fit well until theyve had a few goes in the washing machine and dryer. Then they are a great fit.

GeorginaWorsley Sat 08-Feb-14 16:21:03

I love the style but find it expensive .
I buy odd bits throughout the season and in the sale.
It has high resale value on EBay though!

Chewbecca Sat 08-Feb-14 17:03:35

I'm really pleased with all my MV items, have some knitwear and 2 summer silk dresses plus a couple of evening tops.
I'm short & round and find the styling is generally flattering, I get the feeling they're designing for me.

myron Sat 08-Feb-14 17:29:00

I've only bought items in the sale. The petite length trousers/jeans fit exactly - I'm 5ft 3". I have a silk organza dress plus a sheer layer top and 2 jumpers. I do try to buy the items with some wool content though but I do that wherever I purchase clothes. Didn't the brand arise from the ashes of ex-Principles' designers?

1974rach Sat 08-Feb-14 17:38:05

I love MV...haven't ordered from a catalogue though - I get my stuff from John Lewis cause I have to try stuff on.

SofaCanary Sat 08-Feb-14 19:04:18

The colours are all a bit watery and grey looking, do nowt for me.

Floisme Sat 08-Feb-14 19:18:10

I just see shapeless, grey synthetic at ludicrous prices. I actually prefer Boden grin

cherryhealey Sat 08-Feb-14 19:34:17

Just too grey for me....can't get beyond the greyness!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 08-Feb-14 19:38:47

I got a really nice dress last autumn, a black and khaki dress for evenings. Sounds horrid, but it is lovely and really suits me.

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