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To not 'get' Boden

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ClarkWGriswold Sat 25-Mar-17 18:35:43

Just that really. I've never bought anything from there admittedly but it all looks hideously over priced and 'samey'. I just don't get the MN love for it. Is it a status thing?

googietheegg Sat 25-Mar-17 18:37:09

I think Boden is v lucky that Mumsnet loves it. Rather like the mud at Glastonbury being a thing; it would fuck me right off.

SleepFreeZone Sat 25-Mar-17 18:38:32

It's just a status thing like any expensive brand.

NeonGod73 Sat 25-Mar-17 18:39:55

It's a middle class thing. I think the same about Kath Kidston and that horrendous White Stuff. Overpriced garbage for people with too much disposable income. Ah, and Molton Brown....

steff13 Sat 25-Mar-17 18:40:57

I'd never heard of it, so I looked it up, and a lot of their dresses are cute. They don't have many plus sizes, though, so I won't be ordering. sad

FinallyHere Sat 25-Mar-17 18:43:32

I haven't bought anything from them for ages, but retain a fondness for them because they are the source of my favourite ever trousers, in a snow leopard fabric. I have been known to have my face painted to match them.

squoosh Sat 25-Mar-17 18:43:55

To be honest I notice just as many anti Boden sentiments as pro on MN.

It's not a look I aspire to, I find it all a bit mum-tastic but it's a very English, very middle class brand so I suppose that's its appeal. I'd put it in the same category as brands like Catholic Kidston and Emma Bridgewater.

T00much Sat 25-Mar-17 18:46:28

I don't like the adult clothes but have bought quite a bit for the kids when they have their clearance sales. I like the colours and the clothes wash well but I would never buy anything at full price as it's so expensive, especially for something they grow out of

HeadDreamer Sat 25-Mar-17 18:49:57

I wear their tops and cardigans to work. They look more expensive than the new look and H&M stuff I wear in the weekend. You don't have to like it.

AYankinSpanx Sat 25-Mar-17 18:50:06

I don't like Boden for myself, but I've bought quite a lot for the kids. The quality is generally very good and I like the kids stuff basically. Nice colours etc.

Sunnysky2016 Sat 25-Mar-17 18:52:28

Some nice stuff but beyond my budget

SheSaidHeSaid Sat 25-Mar-17 18:55:30

Same here, not my thing and probably won't ever be. It just reminds me of the old catalogue clothes that you used to get as nothing really seems to have changed.

The clothes themselves aren't that bad but it just seems very old fashioned.

AYankinSpanx Sat 25-Mar-17 19:00:03

It's just a status thing like any expensive brand

I buy it for the kids, and don't give one single shit about 'brands.' I like the kids stuff and find the quality is good, that's it.

It's not exactly Prada!

itsmine Sat 25-Mar-17 19:01:37

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Buttercupsandaisies Sat 25-Mar-17 19:01:46

I find it all very frumpy.

Certainly more staples than fashionable

Though I like the shoes, bags etc

itsmine Sat 25-Mar-17 19:03:45

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coffeetasteslikeshit Sat 25-Mar-17 19:04:04

What MN love? I've only ever seen posts snagging it off.

You don't have to get it you know, it's just clothes, there is nothing to get. You either like it or you don't.

coffeetasteslikeshit Sat 25-Mar-17 19:04:22


Oldraver Sat 25-Mar-17 19:06:18

DS today is wearing a pair of shorts on the third year...that's one of the reasons I buy it, always discounted though

KC225 Sat 25-Mar-17 19:07:29

Lived in their stretchy dresses for work when pregnant. Kids are 10 now and I've not bought anything from Boden for years. Do agree though, kids stuff is cute but pricey.

FiaMarrow Sat 25-Mar-17 19:12:26

grin at Catholic kidston best autocorrect ever...

newnoo Sat 25-Mar-17 19:13:17

Had a look at website and awful flimsy patterned tops hanging on hangers... not even on models!

I also do not 'get' Boden.

Not my style at all.

Mari50 Sat 25-Mar-17 19:13:31

Wouldn't buy the womenswear because I hate the faff of 'buying' something just to try it on and then have the hassle of returning (weirdly I don't mind this with warehouse or John Lewis because I can return straight to shop)
I do buy lots for my DD though because the quality is great, the t-shirts never do that twisty thing or develop small holes. And the kids jackets are fab. That said the swimwear is shit cause it goes yellow straight away.

BreatheDeep Sat 25-Mar-17 19:13:33

I don't understand the love for Hush. Not. At. All.

QueenofPentacles Sat 25-Mar-17 19:14:34

It's very Reigate

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