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Had a Boden moment?

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furrycat Tue 10-Jul-07 19:07:38

On Sunday we were sitting having a picnic on the well-manicured lawns of a National Trust property. I rubbed (organic) suntan lotion on ds1 and ds2 who wre behaving angelically for once. I turned to dh and said it felt like something out of the Boden catalogue. He replied "actually my shirt is Boden" (sale). Anyone had any similar?

nomdeplume Tue 10-Jul-07 19:10:53

did you bray and are your children named Alice and Tarquin ? You are only truly Boden if the answer to each of these is 'yes'

MaloryJaneTowers Tue 10-Jul-07 19:12:19

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nomdeplume Tue 10-Jul-07 19:15:01

you named one of your DD's Tarquin ?

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Cammelia Tue 10-Jul-07 19:19:39

lol at "actually my shirt is Boden"

furrycat you need to get out more

Quattrocento Tue 10-Jul-07 19:20:17

So will someone please explain this whole boden thing to me?

I have a few things from boden, as do the dcs. By and large they are not particularly nice. The quality is a bit suspect and the designs are at best okay. So what is this whole boden thing?

Crotchety Tue 10-Jul-07 19:21:58

In the photo you would have to have your mouths wide open in expressions of absolute hilarity...and preferably you should not be able to see the clothes properly...

nomdeplume Tue 10-Jul-07 19:23:13

Yes, you should be leaping about in a devil may care fashion

nomdeplume Tue 10-Jul-07 19:24:11

Oh and you should carry around a placard that says...

"Favourite thing : fluffy kittens and Sunday mornings"

Cammelia Tue 10-Jul-07 19:24:22

My dd does "actually have tons of Boden" but she always wears it with other things, the only time I let her wear the full Boden is on holiday in foreign countries

aimeesmummy Tue 10-Jul-07 19:26:30

omg.... anti-Boden snobbery going on!

There was comment in the Sunday Times a few weeks ago on just this!

FluffyMummy123 Tue 10-Jul-07 19:27:46

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meeshy Tue 10-Jul-07 19:30:31

Does anyone else think that their sizes are ridiculous ? I ordered a wrap dress in a size 12 and it was like a massive binbag so it has put me off, especially as I had to traipse to the post office to send it back.

Quattrocento Tue 10-Jul-07 19:33:06

I am part of a trend? <proud emoticon>
Anti-boden snobbery is a trend? Wow.

But I mean have you got any of the t-shirts? They are not actually good. After the first wash on a handwash programme they do look like something you would want use on your dishes rather than wear ...

meeshy Tue 10-Jul-07 19:35:54

There must be other websites that meet the same need as Boden without the poor quality and ridiculous prices. Why doesn't GAP have an internet shop I want to know !

hatrickjacqueline Tue 10-Jul-07 19:36:13

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Cammelia Tue 10-Jul-07 19:38:11

Most gap is poorer quality than Boden

meeshy Tue 10-Jul-07 19:40:07

What I was trying to get at was...there must be someone out there who knows about a great online retailer where you can kit out the family without looking like clones of every second person you meet in the street..

Quattrocento Tue 10-Jul-07 19:41:05

I don't agree with that statement about Gap being poorer quality than boden. DCs have got lots of gap stuff and it washes well without the dishcloth effect.

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