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to "libberate"; buttons from shop stock?

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cryinshaim Fri 12-Oct-12 13:19:34

More of a WIBU really. The shop that I buy clothes from has stopped providing spare buttons on them. So if I buy a top and the button cones off (frequently - things aren't made as good qual as they used to be) I'm left with an unwearable top. So WIBU to take my kwikunpick in the changing room and "borrow" a spare? Can't think if any other way of dealing with this.

MadgeHarvey Fri 12-Oct-12 13:21:16

Oh don't be so ridiculous. Why can't you just have a stock of a few buttons?

Assume this is a rather poorly thought out attempt at a wind up?

well where would the "spare" come from?
Of course YABU!
But do you only buy your clothes from one range in one shop?

AnneTwacky Fri 12-Oct-12 13:21:59

YABU because it's stealing.

WinklyFriedChicken Fri 12-Oct-12 13:22:09

What, criminally damage shop stock and make it unsellable? Er yeah YABU

PumpkInDublic Fri 12-Oct-12 13:22:32

Why not when you buy the new top sew all the buttons on properly?

MTBMummy Fri 12-Oct-12 13:22:33

YABU - and actually stealing (sorry I seem to have my judgey pants on today)

Can't you go to a habberdashery and just purchase a new set of buttons, or knowing that they are not sewn on correctly, why don't you just reinforce them yourself before you wear them?

LeeCoakley Fri 12-Oct-12 13:22:45

How about stitching them on firmly after buying?

Your solution leaves someone else with an unwearable top so of course YABU. But then it sounds so outrageous I'm not sure if this is real!

MTBMummy Fri 12-Oct-12 13:23:04

oh blush X post with everyone else

DeWe Fri 12-Oct-12 13:23:25

As long as you wouldn't complain if you buy a top and find it has a button missing.
hmm

If you don't know you are unreasonable then shock

If you think the buttons may come off because they are not "sewn on as well as they used to be" then sew them on tightly as soon as you get the item of clothing.

cryinshaim Fri 12-Oct-12 13:24:18

It's Evans.

EmpressOfTheSevenScreams Fri 12-Oct-12 13:25:00

Well, it makes a change from grapes in the supermarket.

Sew them on properly, as everyone else said, or start going to a different shop.

EdithWeston Fri 12-Oct-12 13:25:20

You'd sacrifice your personal integrity for a button?

Did it not occur to you to reinforce the button stitching yourself at home as a prophylactic measure?

Or to email the manufacturer (not retailer) about continuing to provide spares, and switch to other purveyors if they won't?

MadgeHarvey Fri 12-Oct-12 13:25:36

How the frig does it matter what shop it is? Does that make it better somehow? You need to get a grip, or a life, or something. biscuit

Madge i assume that was in response to my questions

MadgeHarvey Fri 12-Oct-12 13:27:51

Oh. Well. Whether it's Evans or Marks or BHS or CheapTattyClothesRUs I can't see that it matters. It's still an absurd concept!

WelshMaenad Fri 12-Oct-12 13:28:17

Oh, please do go do this in the shop my husband manages. (Not Evans). He would have you arrested and you could get a free ride in a police wagon!

cryinshaim Fri 12-Oct-12 13:28:20

I phoned up head office and they can't provide spares as it's too complicated to locate the original manufacturer . This all stems from a top that I bought that I loved (last in my size) and when I popped in teh wash after first wear I noticed a button missing. No sowing marks. So I couldn't return it for a replacement. Stuck with a 35quid top that I now can't wear with our it gaping on my bar. It's now stuck in my wardrobe. So I guess I thought if they're willing to seel to me without a full number of buttons, why can't they sell to others like that who may not care?

cryinshaim Fri 12-Oct-12 13:29:21

I say it's Evans as I'm forced to go there for the big sizes.

TantrumsAndBalloons Fri 12-Oct-12 13:29:56

Oh well if it Evans,that's ok then.

MadgeHarvey Fri 12-Oct-12 13:30:24

Are you incapable of buying a button and sewing it on yourself?

AnneTwacky Fri 12-Oct-12 13:30:42

Then buy a similar whole new set of buttons that go with the top and sew them on.

hlipop Fri 12-Oct-12 13:30:47

your top you can't wear because of missing button just put a mismatching button on - it won't matter ir a thin top underneeth?

Floggingmolly Fri 12-Oct-12 13:30:49

It's not "borrowing" or "liberating" (even more twee) unless you intend to give it back. Don't be so ridiculous.

SkiLift Fri 12-Oct-12 13:31:08

Just sew them on tougher in the first place.

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