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To shudder in horror when I walk past Edinburgh Woollen Mill?

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MrsBuntyCuldeSacPariah2 Wed 24-Aug-11 17:44:07

Does anyone actually go in there and come out alive?

Groovee Wed 24-Aug-11 17:49:52

YABU they give people jobs and they don't blare that foul music the tacky shops do grin

iklboo Wed 24-Aug-11 18:04:47

Aaaargh. The lavender! The lavenderrrrrrrrrr!

thefirstmrsrochester Wed 24-Aug-11 18:08:33

It's actually 'heather' according to Billy Connolly - heather = scottish beige.
Didn't know there was such a market for the full length (as it to the ground) dress kilt.
Keeps the tourists happy though.

Itsjustafleshwound Wed 24-Aug-11 18:11:58

It's my mum's favourite shop - you don't get such good acrylic/wool like that in SA

FortiesCromarty Wed 24-Aug-11 18:19:27

blush (Whispers) - Sometimes you can get 100% cashmere v necks at ridiculously cheap prices not that I have a lovely plain grey one I got for £40 oh no

Loonytoonie Wed 24-Aug-11 18:27:44

I've bought some amazing fleece blankets there and at very reasonable prices - and proper thick fleece and not that think stuff you get at IKEA. YANBU [raspberry blowing emoticon]

Loonytoonie Wed 24-Aug-11 18:28:26

not that THIN stuff, not think <sigh, it's been a long day>

slalomsuki Wed 24-Aug-11 18:46:53

I agree on the cheap cashmere fron. The one at the Gretna outlet centre sells cashmere samples cheap and they are usually one offs. They did some fab linen in Feb at 2 shirts for £10.

But I know I will now be persona non grata for admitting to linen on here

Shoutymomma Wed 24-Aug-11 19:02:53

Linen is great! Anything that is supposed to look crumpled gets my vote.

BleurghUna Wed 24-Aug-11 19:15:43

YABU. You don't have to buy any of that stuff. Even when you're 85! They know their target market, and it must sell or they wouldn't make it.

ToriaPumpkinPasty Wed 24-Aug-11 19:17:42

Groovee the one next door to my place of employment plays pipe music all day every day from speakers at their front door. One day I will take the speakers and feed them to the manager...

catgirl1976 Wed 24-Aug-11 19:18:35

Shudder away. Is a strange shop but I think it is for the eldery and they like it. Bust YANBU to shudder. The tartan...the shortbread...the horrid knitwear.....I think it is awaiting us all though like tena pads and practical shoes sad

joric Wed 24-Aug-11 20:34:54

For some strange reason there is nothing I actually want to buy there.
although I was tempted by the 'personalised' pen set, mug, fridge magnet, keyring, glasses case, correspondence set......I saw in there yesterday

lachesis Wed 24-Aug-11 20:38:34

Good! Stay out. Some amazing bargain in there. I got DD1 this sheepskin rug she wanted for about £20, on offer at the beginning of summer.

YY to proper fleece, usually on offer. And good cashmere.

pranma Wed 24-Aug-11 20:42:16

I am 67
I am therefore 'elderly'
I shop in EWM and Monsoon and East and Laura Ashley and M&S...

Ivortheengine8 Wed 24-Aug-11 20:44:55

My mums fav shop too. It makes me feel classy when I enter a EWM shop grin

ReshapeWhileDamp Wed 24-Aug-11 21:03:05

I go in there to buy Edinburgh Rock for my mum. grin And look at the cashmere on offer, though it normally seems to be in colours I'd never entertain in knitwear - royal blue, postbox red, pale pink etc.

LordOfTheFlies Wed 24-Aug-11 21:28:41

Looks furtively in wardrobe at my M&S sweaters (none cashmere regretably but some Cashmillion)
Hmm, royal blue, pillar box red cardi -Classics collection and Oh Yes, pale pink.

I'm fired, right grin

fluffywhitekittens Wed 24-Aug-11 22:25:38

I got a big box of half price shortbread, yum smile

Euphemia Wed 24-Aug-11 22:28:29

The place is a disgrace to the good name of my native city.

TrillianAstra Wed 24-Aug-11 22:32:03

Shudder in horror?

You must find shopping very traumatising. Poor you. smile

MrsAmaretto Wed 24-Aug-11 22:33:39

LOL never walk down Callander main street - not only is there an EWM, but many shops copying EWM!

Euphemia Wed 24-Aug-11 22:33:51

Best she never walks down the Royal Mile. grin

epeems Wed 24-Aug-11 22:36:27

Ha ha. My aunt has just been on the phone to tell me that she got 2 fleeces for the price of one and some tartan bootees.

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