Christ -i just LOVE to hate White stuff so much

(58 Posts)
HanneHolm Tue 05-Feb-13 17:57:50

and they make it so EASY

this times catalogue is perfect. Usual shit smell, naff over laboured premise that makes no sense.

still shit A line skirts
pregnancy type tops to cover fat guts
shit disty patterns
STRANGE beardy weirdy man model

femail models all looking like they need to eat more steak

HanneHolm Tue 05-Feb-13 17:58:33
HanneHolm Tue 05-Feb-13 17:59:41

she looks like she might be sectioned tbh

HanneHolm Tue 05-Feb-13 18:00:04

look my RANTING about its shitness( that i secretly love) has made my spelling go NUTS

Trills Tue 05-Feb-13 18:00:55

I love it when clothes companies give every item a name.

One day they'll run out.

Oooh there were quite a few things in there I liked.

DH often pops in during the sale and grabs half a dozen dresses which I always get compliments about. Especially the red one with horses on from their winter collection last year.

HanneHolm Tue 05-Feb-13 18:02:49

its so mind numbingly smug and boring

bloody button necklaces and brown boots yawn

Trills Tue 05-Feb-13 18:03:16

What is it with all the beardy men in catalogues these days confused Their focus groups responses must be interesting as they obviously think that their target market are all gagging for them. grin

Trills Tue 05-Feb-13 18:04:27

I quite like this dress but I would have to cut out the inbuilt "modesty panel" and it has nothing to do with candy floss.

Trills Tue 05-Feb-13 18:05:07

Wandering typewriters? WTF? And stop trying to do Helena Bonham Carter hair while eating a biscuit.

HanneHolm Tue 05-Feb-13 18:06:05

LOVE It trills and
this scarf aint in ledbury

HanneHolm Tue 05-Feb-13 18:07:25

this aint nothing like MY secret garden ;)

dexter73 Tue 05-Feb-13 18:08:42

I can just see Bruce Willis in this.

HanneHolm Tue 05-Feb-13 18:12:15
HanneHolm Tue 05-Feb-13 18:12:35

Snigger. Or Redding even

Porkster Tue 05-Feb-13 18:19:38

Is there any item of women's clothing in that shop that isn't designed to make you look like a frumpy blob?

It's for women who have given up.

fridgepants Tue 05-Feb-13 18:23:02

I imagine coming up with the theme is fun, though. Though I saw 'lo fi' on the front of the catalogue and expected a book full of Pavement and Marine Girls lookalikes with striped shirts, flannel and hairclips. Oh, how disappointed I was.

fridgepants Tue 05-Feb-13 18:23:44

Also, I have large norks so every single one of their tops makes me look like I'm in drag as Jeremy from Airline.

GetOrf Tue 05-Feb-13 18:25:57

It's terrible isn't it.

All the colours look faded and raggedy like they have been at the bottom of the dog basket.

Frumpy frumpola.

dexter73 Tue 05-Feb-13 18:28:45

Every knitted jumper/dress/tunic has a little tag saying 'this will bobble within 5 minutes of wearing it' or something along those lines.

katykoo Tue 05-Feb-13 18:30:08

I haven't laughed out loud at a thread this much since the farting in public one.
Beardy men and secret gardens, I love it !

EarlyInTheMorning Tue 05-Feb-13 18:31:08

White Stuff designers must hate women

LifeofPo Tue 05-Feb-13 18:32:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

I went through a period of mental illness after I had my second child where I bought and wore one of their skirts. It lasted two days, at which point I put it on eBay and made damn near what I'd paid in the first place, so there is clearly a market for it.

LifeofPo Tue 05-Feb-13 18:35:39

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LifeofPo Tue 05-Feb-13 18:37:24

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LifeofPo Tue 05-Feb-13 18:38:49

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ChampyandtheWonderHorse Tue 05-Feb-13 18:39:19

I do think that is a side alley near the harbour ectula, trills grin

I recognise it

but lol at wendy house and beard man

white stuff is pants.

ChampyandtheWonderHorse Tue 05-Feb-13 18:41:25
ChampyandtheWonderHorse Tue 05-Feb-13 18:42:09

I dare not write what it looks like she is doing hmm

HazeltheMcWitch Tue 05-Feb-13 18:42:34

I've never bought form White Stuff, nor even looked at their catalogue.
But I do really really like Wendy Houses, so maybe now is the time to start.

OK, so the 2nd sentence was a bare-faced lie. But Trills' post about the naes made me chuckle.

LifeofPo Tue 05-Feb-13 18:43:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HazeltheMcWitch Tue 05-Feb-13 18:43:03

form ^from
naes names etc

DameFanny Tue 05-Feb-13 18:43:39

Proper snorted at Amber grin

ChampyandtheWonderHorse Tue 05-Feb-13 18:44:14

she's also a vampire, Po.

noddyholder Tue 05-Feb-13 18:46:21

All hideous although i do like the playa t shirts because i know they suit me with skinnies and plimsolls

Seriously it was a dark time. If anyone wants to see just how low I sunk check the third picture down here - loving how the idiot blogger is trying to kid herself White Stuff are doing grunge.

Of course because I made a purchase (in my husband's name, I hadn't totally lost it) we now get a flyer with a picture of a cow (or something equally irrelevant) on it every day reminding us what a fun, quirky retailer they are.

Missbopeep Tue 05-Feb-13 19:24:34

And the sales assts are so nice smile they always make you say hello when you enter the shop.

dexter73 Tue 05-Feb-13 19:28:54

Amber - please tell me that when you bought your skirt you went in with a tea cosy on your head to get an extra 10% off!

I bought it online Dexter - I do have some shame.

givemeaclue Tue 05-Feb-13 19:33:22

Oh bugger an wearing one of their skirts right now, I need help -direct me elsewhere?

FunnyLittleFrog Tue 05-Feb-13 19:38:12

Their apostrophes were wrong in the shop near me last year

They sell jean's would you believe

Glossynotflossy Tue 05-Feb-13 19:39:52

Oh my i did the jumper and long skirt thing when i was sixteen.didn't suit then and wouldnt suit now

FunnyLittleFrog Tue 05-Feb-13 19:40:13

I had the White Stuff dark days in the year after having a baby. Thought I had to dress like a mum.

I looked horrific.

FunnyLittleFrog Tue 05-Feb-13 19:51:20

This quirky number has a duck print

There'll be a 'pop of colour' somewhere too I bet.

FunnyLittleFrog Tue 05-Feb-13 19:55:31
Indith Tue 05-Feb-13 20:03:15

I do have a nice denim skirt from there, and I have lived in these tops all winter as they are soft, thin and snuggly warm. I have 3 of them on rotation under everything.

I'd love to know where does have nice, good quality, simple tops and knits that are not mumsy, not trying to be cool, that just ARE nice tops and jumpers.

dexter73 Tue 05-Feb-13 20:05:19

Indith - Uniqlo is good.

Indith Tue 05-Feb-13 20:09:11

Uniqlo? Really? because I'm not convinced.

TomArchersSausage Tue 05-Feb-13 20:13:58

Argh...'Trouser'

It's Trousers fgs. Unless you buy one leg at a timeconfused

And AGAINhmm 'Jean'. What's a Jean when it's at home.

Beardy bloke looks like he's straight out of a 1970's Open University science module support programme.

carlywurly Tue 05-Feb-13 20:25:14

Ohhhh. I like White Stuff. But admittedly very selected items. Namely plain things like simple white tees, their scarves, tights and the sorrell slim leg jeans.

Nothing flared, printed, flowery, A line, empire line or likely to bobble.
Nothing in the sale. Nothing without an offer code of some sort.

And it says a lot that in their catalogues, even the models look shit in the clothes.

They need a total change of design team. It's the same old things, with a change of drab colour and quirky pattern.

freddiefrog Tue 05-Feb-13 21:31:54

I bought a top from White Stuff in their sale last year. I don't know what came over me. I've never worn it

The window dressers in our local store went slightly mad last summer and added cows udders to all the mannequins in the windows, it was very bizarre

Eliza22 Tue 05-Feb-13 21:38:07

I'm just amazed by the prices for what, in close up (touchy-feely) is just cheap, thin T-shirt material. King's New Clothes....the lost of it.

And FFS, stop wasting trees, with all the sodding mail drops!!!

god tomarcher i misread clint as clit there <flinch>

Dereksmalls Tue 05-Feb-13 22:29:29

Oh I know! I got an email from them today, saw the main picture, thought "Same old shit then" and deleted. I hope they aren't paying designers every time they launch a "new" collection.

Am I going mad or was it pricey student gear 20 years ago? I seem to remember loving a (non-bobbly, proper wool) jumper I bought in the sale and am sure it was half price and still £30!

carbondated Tue 05-Feb-13 22:49:38

Hanne about the woman in the "about to be sectioned" pic! The last time I saw a very similar expression was when my friend bit into a flapjack and half her tooth came out. She did exactly the same thing with her hands and had that look of total disbelief and mild revulsion. There is some seriously horrid stuff in White Stuff.

Eliza22 Tue 05-Feb-13 23:19:22

Ten years ago, I had a wool wraparound dress. It washed fantastically. Was a good length, good flattering fit and didn't bobble. I wore it for years and it felt like good quality "schmutter". It's all cheap crap now...and shapeless too! My DH looked at the catalogue with me and we agreed, that if the lovely young (slender) models looked dowdy and shapeless in the clothing..... What hope for the rest of us?! confused

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