Does anyone else find H&M clothes shite?

(41 Posts)
giraffesCantGoGuising Sun 20-Oct-13 23:55:37

I think they stretch/get holes really quickly. Especially the kids clothes.

Beamur Sun 20-Oct-13 23:57:23

I've not bought clothes for myself from there, but do have a few things for my DD which seem ok, but they've only been fairly lightly worn.

usualsuspect Sun 20-Oct-13 23:57:58

Yes,the womans tops are very flimsy.

They go out of shape after one wash.

usualsuspect Sun 20-Oct-13 23:58:03

Yes,the womans tops are very flimsy.

They go out of shape after one wash.

Naoko Mon 21-Oct-13 00:04:31

The women's seasonal stuff is terrible and the sizing insane, but the basics tops are completely indestructible. I bought a whole bunch in several colours for layering under stuff, long and short sleeved, several years ago and some of them are now starting to fade a bit but they're years old, have been washed a gazillion times, and have kept their shape and not shrunk at all.

Notcontent Mon 21-Oct-13 00:11:57

I agree. I think the quality used to be much better.

BeCool Mon 21-Oct-13 00:12:31

I love the kids stuff. It lasts really well keeps shape etc. I don't tumble dry it though.

Bunbaker Mon 21-Oct-13 00:13:20

I bought an organic cotton long sleeve scoop neck T-shirt last week and found it to be much better quality than the thin tops most shops have.

giraffesCantGoGuising Mon 21-Oct-13 01:11:17

I find the kids tops and leggings get holes in them really easily. Every time I spot a hole I say "I bet that is from H&M"...and it is!

edging Mon 21-Oct-13 01:20:10

The baby and children's clothing collections are really great for quality but I find some of the girls stuff way too grown up looking for my taste.

Their basics in men's, women's and children's are also great IME.

As soon as you venture outside of these areas its downhill.

kiwik Mon 21-Oct-13 01:26:04

The women's tos I've bought have all stretched and twisted terribly. They're only good as rags after a couple of washes.
I do have a couple of skirts from there though which have been fab - one is emerald green satin, and the other a woollen tweed. Both an age old, but have lasted really well.

edging Mon 21-Oct-13 01:27:34

The quality did used to much better in the women's stuff. I stopped shopping there for myself about 3 or 4 years ago. I went into a H&M on Friday, took a quick look around and walked back out. I ended up buying something from River Island for the first time instead. I always used to find things to fit me and that looked quite decent in H&M and never shop in River Island so I was quite surprised.

GobblersKnob Mon 21-Oct-13 06:51:18

No, I find the opposite, the kids stuff in particular is pretty much indestructable, washes and wears brilliantly. Haven't really had any problems with the womens wear either, and I have loads, I did have one top shrink in the wash, but I took that back. I am a very careful washer though.

SantiagoToots Mon 21-Oct-13 07:05:04

Utter bobbins. Wafer thin women's clothing and each and every single item I've bought for the children has been destroyed at the mere nod in the direction of the tumble dryer.

Got sucked in by price but will return to Boden for quality.

Buy cheap buy twice is ever so apt wrt H&M.

jennimoo Mon 21-Oct-13 07:09:41

My DD lives in the H&m leggings, long sleeved tops etc and they've been washed and tumble dried over and over. I'd agree the stuff outside those basics can be a bit thin and flimsy though.

mewkins Mon 21-Oct-13 07:34:43

I find the kids and adult basics are great and last well.

plentyofsoap Mon 21-Oct-13 08:02:31

Yes, but not as shit as their customer service.

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Mon 21-Oct-13 08:14:48

I always find the kids clothes fairly good and they wash well.

Womens clothes,some is fine.I have a maxi dress I've worn to death over three summer's and it's still perfect.It lasted through my weight gain and shrinkage too.Not bad considering it only cost me £15 in the sale

Ujjayi Mon 21-Oct-13 08:15:51

I think the key issue with H&M is inconsistency wrt quality. I have some items from there which have been brilliant - slub cotton loose fit tees & straight leg trousers in particular. On the flip side, I can quite easily ignore at least half the stock in store because the naff fabric & finish sticks out like a sore thumb. However I think this applies to many high street stores irrespective of price point.

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Mon 21-Oct-13 08:17:09

Just realised I have a £2.99 'one per customer' special offer skirt that's lasted at least two years aswell,it's still perfect!Now that IS a bargain!!!!

Bexicles Mon 21-Oct-13 09:05:29

I find Zara worse tbh, love H&M jeans and denim shirts. I buy most of my DS stuff there as it-'s cheap cheerful.

BeCool Mon 21-Oct-13 09:49:46

I buy loads of kids clothes from there - looks good, wears well, cheap and lots of non-pink options for girls. (I don't have an issue with pink as such but we like other colours too & H&M have lots of them). Their £6 fleeces have to be one of the best buys in town.

The organic baby stuff is brilliant and my 2 lived in them. I love that they use lots of organic cotton.

I don't notice any more holes in the leggings than those brought elsewhere.

jennimoo Mon 21-Oct-13 10:08:30

Customer service isn't great, ordering and delivery horrendous. Takes weeks, stuff ends up out of stock so you've paid full price for delivery to get half what you wanted...

VikingLady Mon 21-Oct-13 10:18:39

The last couple of tops I got from there twisted in the wash - they had been cut wonky. I no longer buy for me from there. They do the best baby vests though - shaped properly around the legs to hold a nappy in place even when it's heavy, and a very good range of bright colours.

NoComet Mon 21-Oct-13 10:27:43

No idea about their adult stuff their 16's are about a 14 or a M&S 12, nothing is cut with hips so I have never found anything that fits and even size 12 DD2 has trouble.

DD2 has some children's stuff. It's OK not as good as M&S, but better than Primark

NoComet Mon 21-Oct-13 10:29:26

DD1 not 2, DD2 is a hipless sporty rake who has no trouble with H&M's crazy sizing.

OneLittleToddleTerror Mon 21-Oct-13 10:44:06

I have a lot of H&M stuff and have no problem with their quality.

And as for sizing starball it's M&S that is shite. I can't find anything that fits there. It's all too large and hang like a sack off me. I'm a size 8 in all of H&M, river island and topshop. H&M even have size 6 online sometimes for things that might be a bit baggy.

AndTwoBits Mon 21-Oct-13 11:07:01

Quite often I think the clothes look like rags on the hangers, so how must they look after they've been bought and washed?! Hard to believe they're a sister company of cos, which I adore.

RainbowBob Mon 21-Oct-13 11:15:44

Yes! I posted on here recently bemoaning the quality after a jumper I had worn just twice came apart at the arm seam! It's the third item I've bought from H&M in the last year which has literally fallen apart. DCs' t-shirts always seem to get holey after a while too. Buttons fall off coats.... the list goes on. I think they are great for basics and 'quick fix' fashion but I am not going there for long-lasting wardrobe staples any more.

bottleofbeer Mon 21-Oct-13 13:42:15

Their sizing is ridiculous. I bought a size 16 dress online and when I tried it on it wouldn't.go.near.me. I knew to buy a bit bigger than you usually wear from there, I'm actually a size 14.

My size 10 sister couldn't get it on either. I double checked the label in case I'd been sent the wrong size but it was definitely a 16. Seriously, a small size 10 woman couldn't fasten a size 16 dress.

If you google H&M in forum discussions it crops up constantly that their sizing is terrible.

OneLittleToddleTerror Mon 21-Oct-13 13:46:43

Maybe it's their larger sizes that have terrible sizing? Honestly I buy lots of their stuff and always fit a 8/XS.

bottleofbeer Mon 21-Oct-13 13:58:26

I would have had to have bought a size 22 or something in that particular dress. That's a big difference for someone who is a size 14.

Sizes from shop to shop do vary, but not by THAT much! I honestly thought it must have been wrongly labelled but it seems a common problem with them.

HopeClearwater Mon 21-Oct-13 16:13:19

Have had lovely baby and kids' clothes from there; however would not touch the adults' stuff again. Washes poorly and bizarrely sized.

NoComet Mon 21-Oct-13 16:17:17

Yes there was a thread a while back that seemed to conclude that small H&M sizes were either right or even a bit big, but after size10 they get larger by only half as much as anyone elses

29chapel Mon 21-Oct-13 16:19:07

Kids clothes and gym kit is actually pretty good i find. I think the fabrics they use for most women's clothes is pretty shoddy (although i did get a fab black blouse in there on Friday!)

PoppyAmex Mon 21-Oct-13 16:20:21

Odd I find their basics pretty solid.

Also he maternity range I'm currently wearing has taken a serious beating and looks fine.

NoComet Mon 21-Oct-13 20:51:47

and no one isn't saying that M&S siving isn't cut with those of us who are a bit mature and have had DCs in mind. I'm round of tum and large of arse and still need a belt on M&S jeggins and DD1 has some size 10 black trousers.

DD1 is not a size 10, but nor is she only just a 14 anywhere except H&M.

And Yes, Yes to the clothes looking like rags. the blouse (14 again) she got for works experience had obviously been just chucked out for sale from a crumpled heap in the store room.

29chapel Mon 21-Oct-13 20:55:09

I agree their sizing is totally hit and miss. DH bought a pair of smart trousers from there last week in a size 32 waist, but tried a pair of jeans in a 32 that almost fell off they were so big - no standard sizing across the ranges i don't think.

BikeRunSki Mon 21-Oct-13 21:03:55

I ignore the adult stuff, it all looks a but rubbish. But the kids stuff is cheap and cheerful and, I find, pretty hard wearing. We have some LOGG long sleeved stripey cotton tees that have been in constant use for three years by my nephew, then ds and have been put aside for dd when she gets bigger and still have loads of life left in them. I have only thrown trousers away because ds has gone through the knees, but them he is 4!

BikeRunSki Mon 21-Oct-13 21:07:41

Maternity leggings are excellent too.

SmokedMackerel Mon 21-Oct-13 21:10:08

I find the quality really variable.

Some things have fallen apart or got holes in really quickly, other things have lasted ages.

You get what you pay for, I suppose.

Zara and M&S are just as bad, IMO.

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