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Oh la la! Boden comes to France?!

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Fenouille Sat 22-Oct-11 15:33:56

Just got a Boden catalogue through the door. That's odd I think, why would they send me one all the way from England when my address is obviously in France? And why is it all in French?
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"Boden arrive! Découvrez le secret le mieux gardé de Grande-Bretagne"

Bloody expensive though - Isabella top for EUR85 (£75) any one? Thought the English version was expensive enough. Does this mean I now have to pick sides in the never ending MN debate?

To Bo or not to Boden?

LinzerTorte Sat 22-Oct-11 21:20:21

We've had Boden in Austria for a while now, and it's equally expensive (i.e. even more so than in the UK). Saw a dress I liked in the sale - but €119 (about 104 pounds). shock Exactly the same dress on the UK site "only" costs 79 pounds.

And DH laughs at me whenever I talk about Boden as I pronounce it in the English way (obviously), as to him it's a German word meaning ground or soil. hmm

Shanghaidiva Sun 23-Oct-11 02:53:13

I remember when they intoduced the Boden German website, but it was cheaper to order from the UK site and have it shipped to Austria!

LinzerTorte Sun 23-Oct-11 06:52:27

Yes, that's what I normally do - or I sometimes have orders sent to my parents' address and they post them on to me. If I only order one thing, it usually only costs a couple of pounds to send it on rather than the £6 postage that Boden charges.

Fenouille Sun 23-Oct-11 18:02:36

Ha ha, didn't make the Boden/ground connection. Bet that's puzzled a fair few German speakers. And now I've realised l pronounce it in the German way - how do the proper English pronounce it then?

Well, I've never felt overly tempted to buy from them before and after looking at the catalogue with the stupid, " Jessica, what can women not do without? Babies and animals," type responses I'm even less tempted now <where's the vom emoticon?>

LinzerTorte Sun 23-Oct-11 19:28:00

There's just a difference in how you pronounce the o, really - the (southern) English pronunciation is boeden, whereas German is more like borden. To DH, it just sounds like I'm putting on an exaggerated English accent to pronounce a German word.

Must admit I do buy from them occasionally - albeit not dresses costing nearly €120 and hopefully not anything that's too obviously Boden (but must have failed with at least one dress, as an Austrian friend shock asked me whether it was Boden).

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