Duo boots..now Ted and Muffy

(61 Posts)
mrsdavidbowie Sat 08-Aug-15 20:03:58

Following on from earlier thread, I was in Slingsby Place today.

DustBunnyFarmer Sat 08-Aug-15 20:08:06

eh?

DustBunnyFarmer Sat 08-Aug-15 21:37:27

Ohhh, I get it. Just looked at their website and the prices of their boots have seemingly doubled overnight too. SO, SO glad I snapped up a pair of their biker boots at the end of last winter season for a very sensible price.

mrsdavidbowie Sat 08-Aug-15 22:10:40

Sorry didn't mean to be cryptic. Posted in an alcoholic haze smile
Yes I'm pissed off with the prices.

DustBunnyFarmer Sat 08-Aug-15 22:13:11

And the clearance bit has vanished. Seems like a rebrand and heist rolled into one. I'm a lot less inclined to use them in future, particularly as I found some Clarkes wide fit ones which did me fine last year. I'll be checking their winter stock in future before looking at the Duo site (as was), although it always used to be my first port of call for new boots.

DustBunnyFarmer Sat 08-Aug-15 22:14:04

That should have said "I'll be a lot less inclined to check..."

polyhymnia Sun 09-Aug-15 09:02:15

Is the Slingsby Place store actually open?

mrsdavidbowie Sun 09-Aug-15 09:20:33

No. It's having a fairytale refit

marriednotdead Sun 09-Aug-15 09:45:21

Just had a look at the fairytale website as I've had boots from Duo before. I will need a magic money tree to buy any more! shock

mrsdavidbowie Sun 09-Aug-15 11:46:19

I'm so cross. I have size 9 feet so am even more limited .
Hope my Florence boots can get through a 6th winter

two2 Sun 09-Aug-15 12:35:43

I've unsubscribed. I had a look around he new site, the pair I clicked on didn't even have a picture of the front of the boot! I love the 2 duo pairs I have but the ankle is baggier than I like because although they fit to the leg they don't adjust other measurements. The new prices have definitely put me off enough to not bother with them in future.

I have bought from moda in pelle for my last 3 pairs of boots and stuck with ankle/calf length and I'm delighted with them plus each pair were real leather and £60-70 in the sale.

GrinAndTonic Sun 09-Aug-15 12:44:34

Muffy? Really, Muffy?
I'm not sure if they are selling children's books about a rabbit or a bad 70's porno with lots of wild lady gardens.

Either way they are not getting my money, not at those prices.

polyhymnia Sun 09-Aug-15 12:48:46

Oh how annoying that shop closed at moment. Was going up there tomorrow in desperate quest for shoes for son's wedding.

. Have now checked site. Agree with everyone re prices and ridiculous name. They used to be a cheaper option than R and B. No more.

CrystalMcPistol Sun 09-Aug-15 13:22:12

What a cringey name! I wondered how much they paid for this ridiculous re-brand.

DustBunnyFarmer Sun 09-Aug-15 14:55:53

Muffy? Really, Muffy?
I'm not sure if they are selling children's books about a rabbit or a bad 70's porno with lots of wild lady gardens.

Couldn't agree more. What the hell was wrong with their old name? I suppose this has the dubious benefit of sticking in the mind, though for all the wrong reasons.

I noticed they've also tweaked their sizing. Their 8 used to be a 42 and the 9 a European 43, but their 8 is now a 41, the 9 is now a 42 and they've changed the 43 to a 10. I'm wondering if they've adjusted everything for the US market, or something.

Everything about this revamp says: "fuck off, loyal customers!"

annatorpey Thu 13-Aug-15 08:36:17

I totally agree with you DBF. That is exactly what they've done - given the old two fingers to their loyal customers. If they didn't like their branding they could have just redesigned the logo. It doesn't matter what the word is - the point is that we all know the name Duo like we know Asda, Tesco, Clarks etc etc. And yes two2, Duo HAD already got too big for their boots before this: you're quite right to point out that the fit has NEVER been good for slim legs because the ankles were always baggy! In light of the current price hikes I can't actually believe that I ever sent sale boots BACK! But I did because the fit was always rubbish!

annatorpey Thu 13-Aug-15 08:41:27

PS I wonder what has happened to all of the 'normal' boots that were in last season's collection!!! The likes of Beech and Ravenna? You don't really need or indeed want fairytale boots when you're on playground duty.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Thu 13-Aug-15 08:43:25

Oh, is that what ted and muffy is? I got a spam email from them a few days ago and just deleted it without reading. I've had a few things from DUO over the years but never been that impressed with them, comfort wise.

saintlyjimjams Thu 13-Aug-15 08:45:54

Do their marketing people not know what muff means??

Torps Thu 13-Aug-15 08:53:21

Well I hope they're savvy enough to have someone reading these comments. Why on earth don't Next get in on the calf width market? Maybe it's honour amongst thieves!!

OOAOML Thu 13-Aug-15 10:19:12

Are they not doing Ravenna any more?? shock

I haven't had a proper look at the website so hadn't spotted prices. My instinctive reaction to the new name was that it is incredibly naff.

OsloGin Thu 13-Aug-15 12:15:40

Hope this will lead to some hilarious marketing campaigns ...

21Oreos Thu 20-Aug-15 10:46:51

I used to work for Duo smile Ted and Muffy were the names of the owners.

Whatthefoxgoingon Thu 20-Aug-15 11:15:38

Well I bought a pair of over knee grey boots, very nice but expensive. The name is phenomenally stupid though.

EponasWildDaughter Thu 20-Aug-15 13:01:26

<rushes in>

I was going to post about this in AIBU i'm so cross!

Last year i promised myself that this year i'd buy myself a pair of Duo boots. Now due to the hike in price i can't bloody afford to! sad

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