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To take DD to the Next sale

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GreatBallsOfFluff Fri 15-Jul-11 23:34:01

I know I am, but I'm thinking about taking DD to the next sale at 5am. DD is 6 and would cope with it. She loves Next clothes even more than I. I went for the first time (5am) on boxing day last year and loved it. the difference is I was at my mums last time so I snuck out and left DD as mum was in the house.

I know I can't do it writing it out like that sad

oh well, will wait for after Xmas one

AgentZigzag Fri 15-Jul-11 23:36:45

What does your DD love about next clothes?

Did your mum know you'd sneaked out?

JellyBeansOnToast Fri 15-Jul-11 23:36:46

If she'd enjoy it and could cope with it, then why not? It sounds like my idea of personal hell, but horses for courses and all that jazz.

Joolyjoolyjoo Fri 15-Jul-11 23:39:26

If she would enjoy it, and get a chance to catch up on sleep later on, why not? Personally it is my idea of hell, I am always mystified by the folk queuing up at silly-o-clock for the chance of a few pounds off, but I can't see an inherent "bad parent" issue with it!!

GreatBallsOfFluff Fri 15-Jul-11 23:40:11

Agent yes she knew I was planning on going but didn't think I'd get up in time. DD just likes the style of clothes they sell

lisad123 Fri 15-Jul-11 23:42:10

personally i wouldnt, having worked for NEXT and done loads of sales, they are mad, too crowded and sometime aggressive for a 6 year old.

squeakytoy Fri 15-Jul-11 23:42:34

Yep, take a tiny kid to be squashed by rampaging idiotic women clutching their credit cards, desperate to buy the stock that Next couldnt sell, so are shoving off at a discount because no bugger wanted it at the normal price...

Course its not unreasonable, its a memory she will cherish for years! grin

cantspel Fri 15-Jul-11 23:49:17

last time i went to a next sale the que to get in started a hour before they were due to open and went twice around the carpark. Those at the back were still waiting to get in as i left about an hour after the doors opened.

So not an ideal outing for a 6 year old no matter how much she likes little twee over priced outfits.

wellwisher Fri 15-Jul-11 23:50:44

YABU for wanting to go to the Next sale under any circumstances, let alone with a young child in tow at 5 a.m. And if it's true that your 6 year old has an opinion on the "style" of one high street brand as opposed to any other, that's the most depressing thing I've read on here all week sad

GreatBallsOfFluff Fri 15-Jul-11 23:51:48

Squeaky - Course I wouldn't buy it at full price, why do you reckon I'd get up at stupid o'clock to get half off grin

Cantspel - yup they are overpriced, see above

queenmaeve Fri 15-Jul-11 23:52:25

I think its your duty as a mother to impart good shopping skills to your daughter. sale shopping-yes, next- no!

worraliberty Fri 15-Jul-11 23:52:56

Next is so over rated, I just don't get the fuss?

cantspel Fri 15-Jul-11 23:55:28

Most of the stuff is left over crap and anything decent tends to be in the sizes they cant sell ie very small or very large.

I go to the sale every few years to restock my jean supply but wouldn't bother otherwise.

GreatBallsOfFluff Sat 16-Jul-11 00:15:32

I don't know why you think it's sad wellwisher. She tends to like clothes I buy from there for her compared to clothes I buy from elsewhere for her.

worraliberty Sat 16-Jul-11 00:19:27

How would she know where you bought them? surely clothes are pretty much clothes to a six year old, in as much as they like what they look like or they don't?

GreatBallsOfFluff Sat 16-Jul-11 00:24:03

Well that's what I'm saying though worra. She doesn't know they are Next clothes (other than when she reads the tag) if you know what I mean, but more often than not it's ones from there if I buy her she still wants rather than me having to take back. There's absolutely no point trying to make her wear clothes she doesn't like.

squeakytoy Sat 16-Jul-11 00:40:52

I was going to say have things got so bad materialisticaly that a six year old actually dictates what she will and will not wear... then I realised that my DIL has brought her (now 5yo) child up to be exactly like that.

Up until the age of at least 10, I was completely uninterested in clothes (as school photos probably testify).. and my life revolved around playing out, brownies, swimming, not what the latest fashion was... I just wore whatever my mum had bought me.

GreatBallsOfFluff Sat 16-Jul-11 00:47:36

It's not about what the latest fashion is - it's what she likes to wear and likes the look of and feels comfy in.

ApocalypseCheeseToastie Sat 16-Jul-11 00:59:00

WTF is the fuss over the NEXT sale ?

I don't get it, it's badly made, overpriced shite. Go to H&M instead, at least the hems stay up.

worraliberty Sat 16-Jul-11 01:02:01

I just wore whatever my Mum bought me too (or handed me down)

I obviously had favourites but I had no idea where they came from and wouldn't know one label from another.

I suppose it's a sign of the times nowdays but when they take that sort of fashion concious attitude into their teens, magazines and models are often blamed whereas sometimes it's kind of accidentally reinforced at home when they're kids.

I don't mean you in particular OP btw, I'm just kind of thinking out loud. I'm not sure how healthy it is for young children to think that way.

AgentZigzag Sat 16-Jul-11 01:10:46

'I just wore whatever my Mum bought me too (or handed me down)'

Me too.

I had one older brother - think duffle coat sad

No wonder I'm so fucked up grin

At 6 YO DD1 wouldn't have known what kind of clothes she had on under the layer of mud on them, but then I am crap at buying stuff.

thursday Sat 16-Jul-11 01:31:50

next clothes are fine, some ming and some are lovely like lots of shops. i dont understand the crazed look in the eye of people as they talk about the sale. i've seen the queues outside jostling to get in and i know someone who is wetting herself about getting in there at 5am tomorrow. it's madness, but i don't get the hostility to the place either.

the only time you'd catch me shopping at 5am would be if i could save several hundred pounds off an essential purchase. i'm happy for my dcs to have opinions on their clothes, but only so far as style. i have no tolerance for brand obsession.

GreatBallsOfFluff Sat 16-Jul-11 01:33:30

"i'm happy for my dcs to have opinions on their clothes, but only so far as style. i have no tolerance for brand obsession."

You said it far better than I Thursday thank you

worraliberty Sat 16-Jul-11 01:40:39

I'm the youngest of five Ziggers...therefore old duffle coats were known as 'duvets' in our house [grins]

I'm also fucked up...but only due to all those nights I got my legs trapped in the arms of the duvet blush

FreudianSlipper Sat 16-Jul-11 10:21:21

brand obsession at such a young age can only come from parents, its ridiculous at such a young age take her to the park, swimming or to the zoo you are buying into this princess crap that girls of such a young age are obsessed with clothes, they are if they are made that way to be

ds never has anything that shows what make it is he is not a walking advert

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