Anyone else? It is the usual shite. A new shade has emerged called neutral which looks like diahorrea. I am placing an order for new swimsuits for dd and some boring black Tall trousers for me. Oh and a scarf.
ordered about 4 things from last seasons directory and they all went back, they look so much better in the catalogue (and on those nine foot stick models!) I will order some summer cropped jeans and summer tops and sandals for DD who is 6
Cancelled mine last year. I am not exaggerating when I say that each time it came through there was not one single item that I would love to own. Not one. And I dont believe I have unusual taste. Same old dirge, year after year. Recently found out its all made in the same place as George at Asda
(Asda assistant told me they received a delivery of shoes with Next logo instead of theirs, Asda were retailing them at £14, Next at £25....go figure : ))
Gillybobs that isn't an unusual practice...is exactly the same in the cosmetics industry, the mascara in the £5 Maybelline range is exactly the same stuff as in the £15 Lancome and £20 Shu Uemura mascara, just different tube, brush and marketing budget!
Holly I understand that and am the first to admit i probably overpay for lots of things. In this case I just dont get how Next justify (get away with) the higher price, I dont think they offer a luxury shopping experience or anything close to high street kudos which would make me want to pay more for the exact same item from Asda, IYSWIM?
Going against the grain of the thread, but I do like some of Next children's clothes which have become a less adult, - maybe due to plummeting -salesofslutwear MN's good work Let Girls be Girls campaign.
But you're right about the pricing, and not just Next though. The H&M Boden type trews with hearts on the knees I bought last year for dd at £7.99 are now £13.99.
Well, I've just had a detailed trawl through the new catalogue - actually it's not toooo bad - better than the winter stuff, I'd say. Although I do hate anything asymmetric/dippy-hemmed/one-shouldered and they seem to have gone overboard on that this spring. Ditto jazzy floral print trousers and frilly tunics....hmmm, no thanks.
But there's some nice work stuff, I reckon, and lovely sandals, but best wait for the snow to disappear before I get too ahead of myself.
And where else can you place an order in the evening and have it delivered to your doorstep by lunchtime? Using the free delivery codes posted on MN, of course!