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Tell me about Mint Velvet

(11 Posts)
partystress Sat 11-Jun-11 14:24:00

Just heard of it on an anti-PU thread and love some of the stuff on their website. Is it good quality? And how do sizes come up? I am 50, lumpy, well-norked and have been known to wear linen trousers. 5'7" and Size 14 bottoms in M & S fit me just right, but have to go up to an 18 in tops. Tell it to me straight - is Mint Velvet for me?

cybbo Sat 11-Jun-11 14:29:00

I find the quality a bit hit and miss, have seen jumpers still on hangers in the shop terribly bobbly

MissBeehiving Sat 11-Jun-11 14:32:55

I do like MV and I own NOTHING, <places right hand on copy of Grazia> I repeat NOTHING by Pruna.

I like MV, although this season has been a bit of a disappointment, tbh. They'll be someone coming along in a minute saying that it's all grey but fortunately that colour suits me so I don't care. Come up pretty true to size and quality on the things I have is good but you do need to pick and choose.

I'll just sound the alarm for StyleandBooty - a MV afficionado.


KaraToytown Sat 11-Jun-11 14:43:29

I like their stuff although their sizing and quality is a bit hit and miss. I don't mind pay £75ish for a top if I love it but I don't expect it to have loose thread hanging off.

Be careful with the descriptions as well, I ordered a top last year that was described as 100% silk. When it arrived the floaty top part was silk but the cami underneath was some nasty fabric.

WholeLottaRosie Sat 11-Jun-11 15:14:56

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partystress Sat 11-Jun-11 16:56:55

Thanks all. Will give it a try with something safe to start with - i loved all the grey in the sale....

FriedaRoam Sat 11-Jun-11 17:06:12

its grey.

FriedaRoam Sat 11-Jun-11 17:11:39

you like grey youll like MV
its very variable a LOT is rather per una. they have an obsession with leather jerkins and overpriced bags with tehir OWN NAME On it - why would i pay to advertise your store.
they also like sequins and daffy looking models

FaffTastic Sat 11-Jun-11 18:00:03

Everything is grey with the occasional bit of cream thrown in. That's about it really.

StyleandBooty Sat 11-Jun-11 19:51:27

I was a bit disappointed this summer, tbh. But true to size, and generally good quality with the odd exception.

chickenlickin Sat 11-Jun-11 20:19:08

I bought a top for £75 and sent it back as very poor quality. Shame as on the website it looked lovely!

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