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Over 50's fashion

(8 Posts)
sungirltan Mon 12-Sep-11 22:38:02

Promised i'd post this for dm after a massive whinge about nowhere for her to buy clothes.

She likes East and Maine and actually thats pretty much it. I have suggested online shopping but wouldn't know where to look for that age group and she is a bit scared of it!

She is a 12-14 and about 5'2"

Can anyone suggest some websites I could show her?


tigerbear Mon 12-Sep-11 23:00:16

Monsoon, Mint Velvet, Nougat, Coast, etc
My Mum is 63 and shops in all of these places.

polyhymnia Mon 12-Sep-11 23:04:32

I don't think the over 50s have to go to any particular retailers. Why would they?

Would suggest all the usual places - Boden, Hobbs, L K Bennett, Phase Eight. M and S Autograph perhaps, though not Per Una!!

I've never heard of Maine I'm afraid.

I'm not a fan of East myself but if she likes that, she might like Monsoon?

tigerbear Mon 12-Sep-11 23:06:15

Oh, also Weekend, Limited and Autograph ranges at M&S
Fenn Wright Manson
Noa Noa

KristinaM Tue 13-Sep-11 08:30:37

What age is she? I woudl have thought that East and Maine are for the 60plus

polyhymnia Tue 13-Sep-11 09:45:42

I don't like East at all - a coarser, frumpier version of Monsoon as far as I can see. As one of the older S and B enthusiasts, can't quite see why 'over 60s' should be expected to shop there.

I don't really think these hard and fast age categories apply nowadays when it comes to stylish dressing. The retailers tigerbear and I mentioned appeal to a wide age range and baby boomers, rightly, aren't prepared to accept being pigeon-holed.

sue52 Tue 13-Sep-11 12:38:55

Hobbs, jigsaw, Reiss, L K bennett and Karen Millen have some nice stuff at the moment.

sungirltan Tue 13-Sep-11 21:34:09

hi all thanks for the replies.

dm doesn't like anything high street EXCEPT East. She is 67 and wants nice separates as she works as a tour guide and has to be smart but not too formal. she hates m&s and all the rest on the high street.

I will send her links to all the above and see what happens - thank you!

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