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 .
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?
oooh in that case <shhhhh> let's keep it that way, at least until I have decided if I want the dress. Or, rather, if I can persuade DH that I need the dress very, very badly
I had never heard of them, but, pretty much all of their stuff, I would wear, it's unusual but not ugly, and not too unusual that I would look overdressed wearing it, can dress it up or down nicely I think, with just a little bit of Different. it's very much the kind of thing I like in fact. I am going to keep more of an eye out for their stuff I think.
that's not to say I think £67 is too much money to spend on a dress normally, I don't think it is, if it's going to be worn to a wedding for example and then lots afterwards. Just don't want to spend it before checking out whether it will or won't be a sack on me
ray I might go take a look to see where it is stocked and take a look at the quality, will miss this dress as there is only 2 left, but I am prepared to do that, and if I like it, I can buy something next time, I am sure it will come up again, and the other clothes are also lovely so I will find something I am sure!
do you know...I never go in there. It's a really Crap Shop. Now, I am sure other JL are not. But that one, is so crap and over-priced I didn't even remember it was JL. And it doesn't even do proper children's clothes section.
I think I just don't like that JL as it has very bad sales. Unlike say, Debenhams, which I just bought some stuff from. But even then these days I don't go into shops, it involves, like, walking places.
Yes, Hoss are good - anything I've bought from them has lasted years. They are a Spanish company and it's worth looking out for the label if you're in Spain - it's generally cheaper there than at home.
moon it's not til March, and I am mostly looking forward to it because it's in a posh place with yummy food. It is a colleague of DH so I don't really know him, but he and DH get on very well, so he has invited the whole family [crazy man]
The only prob I have is atm I am not walking v well due to back probs so either stooped, or using a crutch which I am not meant to be using as it is not good for back problems (but is the only way I can be mobile right now), and I need to consider if a) the crutch won't look too awful with it or b) if I ditch the crutch and hobble like an old woman, will it look awful with my butt sticking out and my boobs bent forward?! And I do think this dress will manage both of those things quite well, not sure about the crutch, but can't say it's a fab look with any lovely dress. I shall put a bow on it
That's a good idea if I am walking reasonably well. Problem is I use my hand and arm on the crutch, in particular, I grip the handle (sometimes like my life depends on it!) but, my friend has some canes, so I might give one or two a go and see if I can adjust. That would be cool!
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.
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
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.
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!