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Brora sale...

(15 Posts)
MrsSeanBean Thu 09-Dec-10 13:40:23

Can anyone remember when this normally starts?

higgle Thu 09-Dec-10 15:16:00

Mid January - very late, just as you think it never will happen. First round of reductions is very poor, then they cut again about 3 weeks later, if it is still in stock then it will be very reasonable indeed. Is there something in particular you have your eye on?

drfrosty Fri 10-Dec-10 21:44:10

me, i'd like almost everything...have never had anything by brora until i got the little cropped bronze cardi to wear over my wedding dress (a bronze/brown lace shift) this october. then i asked for a pair of the extra long raven wristwarmers for my birthday just afterwards...and now (especially after the last cold spell up here in the north of scotland) i'd like to be brora cashmere clad from head to toe! Plus the funky looking puff sleeve deep lace v thermal tees. The shirt with the snowdrops, or the grandad shirt...the graphic rose wrap dress...sigh... are there any diehard brora fans out there who can tell me, do the clothes last and last? can i do one of those cost-per-wear justifications? wink

faustina Sat 11-Dec-10 13:00:09

you certainly can with the jumpers drfrosty - I put mine through the washing machine and they still look fine after a couple of years - best cashmere I've ever had

LaurieFairyonthetreeEatsCake Sat 11-Dec-10 13:05:08

I have a Liberty print jersey dress I got for £40-ish in the sale. I've worn it every week since (now with long cardies and boots) and it is like new.

I also have a lovely scarf (summer weight) which I got in the sale for £79 - it hasn't been off my neck.

higgle Sat 11-Dec-10 14:38:36

I love it too, have got various bits qnd pieces in the sales and on ebay - it lasts forever.

jammietart Sat 11-Dec-10 16:08:36

I have an Brora cashmere cardigan I wear to sleep in (odd I know) and I have washed it several times and it is still in fantastic condition.

Sleepwhenidie Sat 11-Dec-10 16:10:41

yep, fantastic quality. Washes and wears and wears.

domesticslattern Sat 11-Dec-10 23:32:59

Last year I remember the sale being really really late and with very small discounts to start. Their town hall sales have deep discounts but are terrifying! All those posh ladies fighting!

larahusky Sat 11-Dec-10 23:37:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TurkeyMartini Sat 11-Dec-10 23:38:57

God I love Brora. Cut can be a little frumpy on things like trousers but generally it is just lovely stuff. I get unreasonably worked up at sale time.

FrancesFarmer Sun 12-Dec-10 00:21:09

What is their sizing like? I am between an 8 and a 10 normally - which to go for? I'm tempted by the floral silk blouse in kelp r=A0&WebSegmentCodeStr=S2&WebCategoryCodeStr=SM&St yleCodeStr=DB038 and this sweater in mustard: r=A0&WebSegmentCodeStr=S2&WebCategoryCodeStr=ZR&St yleCodeStr=PQA21 and I'd like a relaxed fit bit not so loose as to be frumpy iykwim.

Sleepwhenidie Sun 12-Dec-10 06:43:50

Fairly true to size IME. Not sure about blouse but would go for 10 in sweater if you want it relaxed. 12 would def be too loose.

higgle Sun 12-Dec-10 10:22:02

Knit wear seems to be fairly generous, I am an 8 or 10 in that with 12 definately too big. With other things, dresses and blouses I do need a size 12. Skirts seem to be true to size - I'm a 10 in them.

drfrosty Sun 12-Dec-10 18:49:43

thank you everyone, really helpful, will feel justified in buying at least one item in the sale grin

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