Clothes you've bought then spotted a celebrity wearing

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chanie44 Sat 19-Jan-13 10:55:29

What items have you bought that you've then spotted on a sleb? Was it somebody fashionable or a saddo?

I bought a dress from oasis to wear to a wedding. Then spotted on Gillian mckeith. Needless to say, it went straight to the charity shop.

A work top spotted on Sonia Jackson and Tracey Barlow (the characters not the actresses). Couldn't wear it knowing that I had the same clothes as frumpy Sonia.

Gingersnap88 Sat 19-Jan-13 12:19:18

I have quite a few blouses from Jigsaw which I've seen on Kirstie Allsop.. Don't know what that says about me! wink

Annianni Sat 19-Jan-13 12:22:13

Many years ago, when I was young and daft I had some beautiful Jimmy Choo shoes. I spotted them on Naomi Campbell and Liz Hurley.

I unfortunately trashed mine by wearing them out clubbing.

NotAnotherPackedLunch Sat 19-Jan-13 12:23:57

I had a beautiful monsoon cardigan that I saw Lorraine Kelly wearing.
After that it just made me feel mumsy so I gave it to my sister who hadn't seen LK wearing it and still loved it.

Annianni Sat 19-Jan-13 12:25:31

I was most upset last year, when I discovered that Alex Gerrard had the same pram as me, although in a different colour.

So that probably cancels out my shoe claim grin

I bought a dress in Selfridges last week and the sales assistant was at pains to tell me Katie Price had come in and tried it on. I still bought it!

oliviafrombolivia Sat 19-Jan-13 13:25:18

I have the same padded coat as Katie Holmes, I'm sure of it. The funniest is when I saw Peter Kaye's Geraldine in the same Zara dress as me, gutted!

QuiteOldGal Sat 19-Jan-13 13:28:23

A couple of years ago, a M & S Autograph striped T shirt which i really liked until I kept seeing it on big Mo in Eastenders.

LittlePandaBear Sat 19-Jan-13 13:31:00

I saw a pic of Chantelle from Big Brother with the same Kurt Geiger platform sandals as me! blush

FreePeaceSweet Sat 19-Jan-13 13:32:19

A top that I loved until Eileen in Corrie wore it. As a kid I saw a pair of leggings I had on one of the PG Tips chimps.

chanie44 Sat 19-Jan-13 13:55:23

Freepeace you have made my day, pg tips chimps gringringringrin

cyanarasamba Sat 19-Jan-13 13:58:25

Boden navy merino sleeveless cardi - on Miranda!

NotAnotherPackedLunch Sat 19-Jan-13 14:04:53

Oooh... I've just remembered a very ordinary top from M&S that i used to stick on with jeans that I saw on one of the family members of the X Factor girl who hit her friend in the face. blush
Straight in the charity shop bag.

GrumpyOldHorsewoman Sat 19-Jan-13 14:06:18

I bought the cream dress with the ruffle down the front that Kate Middleton wore for the engagement photos. I had bought it online and found it too big, then they sold out instantly so I sold mine on ebay for a fortune! (It went to Japan)

DolomitesDonkey Sat 19-Jan-13 14:07:36

My first MAC lippy. Saw Pete Burns wearing it on CBB.

Went right off MAC.

RugBugs Sat 19-Jan-13 14:12:24

Not a celeb but the glee wardrobe people clearly shopped in babygap for the adopted girl last season, DD had a few matching outfits.
We also have the same pram as Natalie Cassidy, every time I see a pic of her with it I want to scream that she's got the front wheel in backwards.

LadyIsabellaWrotham Sat 19-Jan-13 15:04:00

I had a nice but unexceptional draped patterned viscose summer work dress from the HOF sale which I saw on a middle aged (perhaps 5 years older than me) consultant psychiatrist on a documentary about OCD. She seemed nice, but I didn't hear a word she said because I was too busy thinking "does it look good on her? Is she the same shape as me? Is it ok for me to wear the same thing as this older woman? Should I style it the same way she has?"

LadyIsabellaWrotham Sat 19-Jan-13 15:08:42

Oh and I bought a lovely flowery shirt for DS in the Next sale which he adored. We called it his James May shirt because it was the sort of thing JM wore. The BBC then did an advert for Top Gear playing on the fact that the presenters are overgrown boys, with children playing the roles of "junior JC/JM/RH". Inevitably the mini James was wearing DS's "James May shirt" and we were irrationally happy and excited about this.

Facebaffle Sat 19-Jan-13 15:19:36

Fizz and Izzy from Corrie appear to share my wardrobe. I've yet to see them in Dot Perks smile

mysteryfairy Sat 19-Jan-13 15:46:46

Went to see the Stone Roses last summer, dressed for an outside evening gig during British summer so wearing Hunter wellies and a very bright blue polar quilt Barbour international, already a fashion crime in mumsnet terms. One of the supports was Plan B. He started proceedings in a suit, but part way through the set disappeared and changed into a blue quilted jacket. Now I don't believe it was actually a Barbour but this did not stop DH and everyone else I was with roundly taking the piss. Jacket is now known, particularly to my teenage sons, as the Plan B jacket and I haven't really brought myself to wear it since.

DrRanj Sat 19-Jan-13 15:49:12

I bought a top from next in the sale that I wore for drinks and nibbles at ours on NYE.

I then spotted it on a chavvy lottery winner on a tv ad. Does that count? Looked horrendous on her, I hope it looked slightly better on me. sad

BanoffeeSplitz Sat 19-Jan-13 16:09:32

Years - Spice Girls era - ago I had really funky pair of NOSE skate shoes in red & turquoise, that I later spotted Brad Pitt in.
I loved those shoes, they made me feel like a cartoon character smile.

BanoffeeSplitz Sat 19-Jan-13 16:10:56
sansucre Sat 19-Jan-13 16:14:17

About 5 years ago, I had a beautiful black tunic dress with a pattern round the neck/cuffs and a paisley print around the hem. Wore it a few times then Heat magazine printed a pic of Kate Moss wearing it, which a colleague torn out and stuck on the wall at work. A few weeks later, an H&M cardigan (ceruleum blue with black love hearts) I owned was featured in the mag on a different celeb. I wasn't impressed.

Most recently, I had the Whistles Bella blue print dress Kate Middleton has. I'd never worn it as I wasn't sure about it and then when she was photographed wearing it, I went off it completely. Sold it on ebay for the exact price I paid for it although could probably have made heaps more as at that stage, Whistles hadn't reissued it.

oliviafrombolivia Sat 19-Jan-13 16:17:41

I used to have a pair of those NOSE trainers (in black). I have a Gap jersey navy top that I spotted Sam Brick wearing when she appeared on Good Morning (or whatever its called with Philip S)

ArtexMonkey Sat 19-Jan-13 16:24:00

Not me, but keanu reeves was papped on a motorbike last year wearing the same merrell shoes as my dh has.

Chewbecca Sat 19-Jan-13 16:26:34

I have one pair of posh shoes - Jimmy Choo Vamp (my 40th bday present) and after choosing them I googled and discovered they're quite popular amongst celebs, including Kate Middleton. Not quite decided if it's a good or bad thing!

ggirl Sat 19-Jan-13 16:27:00

Bloody Alexa Chung is always copying me

Celticlassie Sat 19-Jan-13 16:32:54

Cat Slater had the same top as me once. sad

Don't think I ever wore it again.

RedPencils Sat 19-Jan-13 16:33:43

Bianca in EE has my dressing gown, from next.
My MIL bought a new coat and saw Hayley off corrie in it. Neve wore it again.

cjbk1 Sat 19-Jan-13 16:35:57

This is going back a bit; my mum bought me a 'smart top' from dunnes
store I think, I wore it one evening in my uni halls someone pointed at Irene in Eastenders and said "isn't that your top?" blushangry

more recently; I saw Heidi Range wearing an exact miss selfridge print tunic that iv got
and 'Carly' in the inbetweeners was wearing 'my' topshop cropped cardi
I'm sure there's more....

I have a grey denim French connection jacket that is quite old, but I love it. One of the girls off Charmed has it.... Also swear one of my sainsburys tops was worn this week by someone in eastenders.... But couldn't really believe it shock

scripsi Sat 19-Jan-13 19:44:01

This might out me, but friend of mine splurged on a blue Issa dress for her going away dress (wedding), then it was worn by Kate Middleton for her official engagement announcement. Friend ended up with perhaps the most recognisable dress in recent memory. She rang me up when the engagement was announced hissing "turn your TV on now!"

starfishmummy Sat 19-Jan-13 19:51:45

I had a top that I dawn a character in corrie wearing and then Jack and Veranda had our duvet cover.
Mil used to buy us stuff from C&A (shows age here) which I would often spot on emmerdale.

LittlePandaBear Sat 19-Jan-13 20:14:55

Jack and Veranda grin

scripsi Sat 19-Jan-13 20:17:11

excellent typo grin

MouseyHousey Sat 19-Jan-13 20:43:55

I have a blue flowery dress from french connection. My DH spotted it in American Pie the reunion on the 'choir girl priss' (cant remember her name). Does that count?

CointreauVersial Sat 19-Jan-13 23:22:42

I have a very distinctive silk La Redoute dress, and I noticed yesterday that it has a starring role in the Mr Bean film.

Ian Beale on Eastenders used to have our living room shelving (Ikea).

plus3 Sat 19-Jan-13 23:27:48

Another Miranda & Boden top - a tunic which I loved & all my younger friends always complimented me on. DH finds this v.amusing

rubyrubyruby Sat 19-Jan-13 23:34:56

I bought a dress to wear to my wedding and then spotted whatserface wearing it on Strictly.
I wore another dress anyway after all.

smoothieooo Sat 19-Jan-13 23:41:31

I bought my STBExH a Ted Baker shirt that I later saw Sean Locke (comedian) wearing. Trying to eBay it at the mo - plus a whole load of other stuff that ex left in wardrobe and hasn't bothered coming back for grin

sleepdodger Sat 19-Jan-13 23:46:20

My lovely Zara stud sleeve coat
Ff a week and Coleen I can afford anything Rooney was wearing it wink
.... But it was also on gossip girl so I'm clearly in good tastes!

I don't know if this counts but I bought a swaddling blanket for dd and a few weeks after she was born saw Jamie and Joules Oliver bringing one of their dc home from.being born wrapped in the exact same one grin

jasmin27 Sun 20-Jan-13 00:26:30

I bought a wrap style dress from h&m sale couple of years ago, only £5. Then saw interior designer on This Morning and Lorraine wearing it twice. Don't know her name.

Rocksie Sun 20-Jan-13 00:40:25

I remember years ago that I had a top that I saw on Little Mo (Kat Slater's sister)from Eastenders I think it was from next - shame I used to love that top.

Then I had a lovely Ralph Lauren green padded jacket that J Lo had on in one of her videos - that I didn't mind so much.

blondieminx Sun 20-Jan-13 00:48:01

I had a khaki top which I then saw on Little Mo on Eastenders so promptly ebayed it... It was brought by a current radio 2 newsreader!

EldritchCleavage Sun 20-Jan-13 00:52:56

Bathing suit. Later spotted on Joan Collins. Who looked better in it than me. Fucking hell.

AgeingFop Sun 20-Jan-13 06:54:04

I have a t-shirt with a silhouette of a girl with red shoes on it. Saw it on a children's TV presenter.

Children's TV presenters are not known for their restrained, sophisticated style!

MaureenShit Sun 20-Jan-13 08:22:01

Lol at the humble bragging on here

SteppingOnLego Sun 20-Jan-13 08:49:12

Ooh this has only once happened to me. I have a green stripey jumper from gap that I saw a photo of Kate Moss wearing. This was around 10 years ago now and I still have the jumper. Don't suppose she does...

Ulysses Sun 20-Jan-13 09:02:40

I still have a black dress which one of the X Factor contestants wore on the opening credits for the show a good few years back. It wasn't particularly glamarous and I still wear it to the office.

mewkins Sun 20-Jan-13 09:04:59

I went to the cinema to see one of the Harry Potter films. Hermione was wearing the exact same Howies jumper that I was sitting the wearing. Ron was wearing the same top that one of our friends sitting with us was wearing!!!

I have also seen a girl wearing not one but two of my coats on Hollyoaks.

BikeRunSki Sun 20-Jan-13 09:16:00

I have the same necklace as Fiona Bruce! It is a star shaped pendant with diamonds.

ujjayi Sun 20-Jan-13 09:37:03

I have good & bad.... I shall leave it up to you to decide which is which wink

Tulisa wearing the Vivienne Westwood "Friday Dress".

Helena Christiansen wearing Matthew Williamson for H&M parrot dress.

Both of which reside in my wardrobe.

SweetieTime Sun 20-Jan-13 11:35:26

I wear tunic dresses quite a lot and have seen Sarah Millican wearing the same ones. I always think "do I look like that in mine?" in all honesty I probably do sad

LadyIsabellaWrotham Sun 20-Jan-13 11:45:08

Oh god ruby, not Tess Daly shock. I used to think that only an affair with the head of wardrobe's husband would explain her clothes. Did you burn it?

Back in the early eighties, I bought a lovely fringed, expensive, Flapper-style dress that I save hard for. To my absolute delight, the girls from The Human League wore the same dress on TOTP a couple of weeks later. One wore my black version, the other the white one. I bloody loved the Human league from then on...

Trills Sun 20-Jan-13 11:48:14

I love that Issa dress, it is just the sort of thing that I like. Couldn't ever wear it now of course. <sigh>

scripsi Sun 20-Jan-13 13:21:09

I know Trills it is even more beautiful in the flesh. Perhaps get a very, very different colour?

MaureenShit Sun 20-Jan-13 13:21:53

im entertained people buy " going away " dresses these days

ChristianGreyIsAJackass Sun 20-Jan-13 13:23:41

I had a lovely coat from warehouse years ago and saw that blonde woman from footballers wives wearing it... the nasty one... she has been in a few things since then, name escapes me!

Not read whole thread, but I used to have a Boden habit until I saw half my wardrobe featuring in the first series of Miranda.

Love her, but my style icon she ain't.

Help the Aged had a field day blush

cjbk1 Sun 20-Jan-13 13:26:13

was it Zoe Lucker? playing Tanya Turner?

ChristianGreyIsAJackass Sun 20-Jan-13 13:28:37

thats her cjbk1! Thankyou

rubyrubyruby Sun 20-Jan-13 15:20:29

ladyisabella - yes Tess <<hangs head in shame>>
I returned mine for a refund wink

cjbk1 Sun 20-Jan-13 17:35:59

grin @christiangrey

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Carrotcakeisace Sun 20-Jan-13 21:05:50

Sarah Millican has my M&S dress and wore it in her first tv series, although she also wore trousers underneath it

Oh my god, so we can call Peter Andre a greasy emotional abuser, but I can't be honest about other celebs?!

scarlet76 Mon 21-Jan-13 00:55:40

I had a French Connection Jersey dress that pippa middleton was papped wearing. I am no fan and so I then hocked it on ebay for a ridiculous amount.

Prforone Mon 21-Jan-13 01:17:17

Saw a young presenter on Milkshake wearing an Oasis t-shirt I own a few weeks back. Which made me think maybe I'm dressing too young for my age confused

But then, last week, Abi from Eastenders was wearing the same Florence & Fred jumper as me. Not so sure on that one whether I'm dressing like mutton, or Eastenders are making Abi look like an old frump!

gobacktoyourplaypenbaby Mon 21-Jan-13 07:19:57

I got a silver and black skirt from topshop, wore it to the work xmas party then a couple of weeks later spotted it on Viv from emmerdale! It was never worn again!! blush

Nivet Mon 21-Jan-13 07:23:49

Caroline bloody Quentin wore my coat in her shit documentary about Cornwall.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Mon 21-Jan-13 07:35:28

I saw a Boden cropped cardi of mine on Phoebe from 'Friends.' Was a swirly Paisley design and I loved it - put weight on so it's consigned to the loft now, waiting for me to shrink has been for four years.

I also once saw a Jigsaw jacket on What Not To Wear - it was one of the newly-bought things, I hasten to add smile.

monkeysmama Mon 21-Jan-13 09:30:35

Eastenders characters keeping wearing things I have. Sharon had my jacket on the other day and twice Bianca has worn things I have. That's pretty bad.

gobacktoyourplaypenbaby Mon 21-Jan-13 09:42:48

monkeysmama Not that silver puffa jacket? (Keeps fingers closed thats a 'no') wink

ajandjjmum Mon 21-Jan-13 09:47:55

Maureen
I had a 'going away' outfit nearly 30 years ago! grin

DD bought a bright orange jacket in the sale a couple of weeks ago. She then spotted Claire Balding wearing it on her new Saturday night programme.

EspressoMonkey Mon 21-Jan-13 09:51:08

I bought a wollen coat in NYC and a while later Bree was wearing it on Desperate Housewives. A colleague watched the show and spotted it. I was known as Bree for a few weeks after that. Beautiful coat, shame i don't fit into it now.

monkeysmama Mon 21-Jan-13 09:57:14

smile GoBack! No. Sharon was wearing a black leather fronted Zara jacket I also have.

Clickmyredshoes Mon 21-Jan-13 10:03:12

I bought a purple wool coat with detachable black fur collar about 15yrs ago in Next, loved it until I saw Dot Cotton wearing it in the Queen Vic...

LittlePandaBear Mon 21-Jan-13 20:38:24

Oh no, I think I've just spotted Kerry Katona in the very bottom picture, in the cheap New Look leather jacket that I have.

So my celeb a-likes are now Chantelle and Kerry Katona. I think I need to rethink my style! blush

CHOOGIRL Mon 21-Jan-13 20:58:00

K Middy went through a phase of copying me. Reiss Shola. LKB Sledge and a couple of Whistles dresses. Fortunately I was able to offload to eBay for pretty much what I paid for them.

GreyGardens Mon 21-Jan-13 21:06:38

I bought a dress in Great Plains sale recently, it was awful, tried to palm it off on my mum who very sensibly refused it. We then watched Miranda together and she was wearing it. The dress went straight back. Utter mortification!

I bought a gorgeous wisteria print blazer from Whistles, and then Mary Berry wore it in the final of the Great British Bake Off grin

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