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12 year old ds and superdry?

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Atwaroverscrabble Mon 12-Sep-11 08:29:05

Ds has been pretty good about not wanting brands and accepts that i cannot afford the big names but this morning i made him wear his matalan coat for school and he was really upset!

He wants a superdry.... Are they really worth the money?? Is this 'normal' for preteens? And if i agree, where is the best place to get one?

Thanks in advance for your wisdom! grin

CeliaFate Mon 12-Sep-11 09:36:56

My friend's ds has one, she said it's really good quality, nice and warm and waterproof. I'd always look on ebay listings to avoid paying stupid money.

chocolaterainbow Mon 12-Sep-11 09:45:42

Yeah, pretty dear, and the zips are a bit dodgy (on mine at least.... I say mine, I actualy stole borrowed it long-term from a friend).

ThePosieParker Mon 12-Sep-11 09:46:41

Superdry is a lovely brand, and it's British with a good ethical business practice.

ThePrisonerOfAzkaban Mon 12-Sep-11 10:05:08

Superdry washes well too. Try and pick up second hand from eBay or the outlet.
I think it's good brand for a teen, not silly dear ether, or it is dear enough thou

Bellavita Mon 12-Sep-11 10:18:48

Both my Ds's have Superdry coats and clothes. Always wash and wear well. I wash the coats, stick them in the airing cupboard on a hanger and they are dry by morning.

Well worth the money IMO. Pretty certain I paid about £65 each for the coats.

DS1 is 14 and DS2 will be 12 in November.

Bellavita Mon 12-Sep-11 10:21:12

Btw, you can get them online - Superdry have a store in Meadowhall, or House of Fraser stock it, and some "boutiques" stock the brand (among others) too.

Bellavita Mon 12-Sep-11 10:23:17

Superdry online here

startail Mon 12-Sep-11 10:27:52

Get him to have it for Christmas or at least do some chores to earn a donation towards it.
A DF said her daughter became much less keen on designer sports wear when she got a job. turning the price tags into hours behind a shop till was a real eye openergrin

Haberdashery Mon 12-Sep-11 11:40:29

My dad has a Superdry coat and pronounces it very good quality, warm and waterproof and generally worth the money. He just turned 70. grin

Atwaroverscrabble Mon 12-Sep-11 17:06:17

Thanks everyone! I think i will start scouring ebay etc for one, there serms to be quite a few versions too! Arghhhh

LieInsAreRarerThanTigers Thu 22-Sep-11 13:42:27

Your ds agrees to wear a COAT to school? Wow!

startail Fri 23-Sep-11 01:28:00

Wow indeed! DD1 lost her school fleece for 4 months and didn't seem very bothered. Went in her Sainsbury's smart one (as I said no designer brands here) a couple of times when it really cold, but generally says a coat won't go in her locker so they are just a pain.

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