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Who actually wears Next?

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sassythebloodFIRSTy Sun 28-Oct-12 14:02:00

There is nothing that redeems that place these days. Even the shoes, which were once interesting, are mostly stripper shoes now. The clothes seeme to be aimed at the same demographic as Karen Millen etc but the people in there are much older. Quality is AWFUL - I remember the first Next Directory with its lovely swatches of wool suit fabrics etc. Jeans go massive and/or fray instantly.

Is it goingthe way of M&S? Ie tonnes of clothing but no target market and thus no customers?

moogalicious Sun 28-Oct-12 14:05:29

Wearing next skinnies here grin

Have to admit that most of their stuff is frumpy. I've even gone off the kids clothes and prefer H&M for dd's stuff.

Charliefox Sun 28-Oct-12 14:05:50

Stripper shoes are everywhere, not just Next. You have to go up a price range to find nice non-platform shoes. Their shoes have always been awful though and you have to be very selective. Next are pretty meh but then I find almost every high street shop the same.

moogalicious Sun 28-Oct-12 14:06:17

Saying that I just got 2 pairs of shorts in the sale for next years summer hols. Think you have to look really hard!

sassythebloodFIRSTy Sun 28-Oct-12 14:07:04

They'll be too big in a fortnight, moog...

BlingBubbles Sun 28-Oct-12 14:07:32

I have bought my DD some things in there but to be honest they have shrunk after 1 wash.... Mainly buy her stuff from H&M now.

moogalicious Sun 28-Oct-12 14:20:27

Good, I can pretend I've lost weight sassy!

MaureenCognito Sun 28-Oct-12 14:24:38

oOH ME sassy - i have had a few bizarrely successful things from there this seasons.
tis a veritable shock

MaureenCognito Sun 28-Oct-12 14:26:52

www.next.co.uk/x50154s3#791346x50 this furry jacket

www.next.co.uk/x50114s4#796935x50 this under a blazer for kind of a Gothic chic look ( le soir natch)

aslo ordered these boots but didnt fit so they went back www.next.co.uk/g48232s4#780182g48

MaureenCognito Sun 28-Oct-12 14:27:34

also like the poncho in there that seems to have GONE

MaureenCognito Sun 28-Oct-12 14:29:06

here it is , its a CAPE

and i like the skirt with it too
www.next.co.uk/g482108s1

MaureenCognito Sun 28-Oct-12 14:30:34

also love these www.next.co.uk/g482204s7#768492g48

moogalicious Sun 28-Oct-12 14:30:50

Not sure about that jacket maureen but the top and boots are nice.

marriedinwhite Sun 28-Oct-12 14:36:19

I like their tights smile.

DD has a plain black coat for school from there; and their petite range (plain things like skinny jeans/leggings fit her perfectly and have been very good quality). I bought a very nice, very plain, mid thigh length linen tunic in a just darker than royal blue in the summer and have been very pleased with it but it was relatively expensive for the high street and Next.

On the whole though I don't like it much and never have - but it's a convenient shop to dive into on the way to and from work.

blue2 Sun 28-Oct-12 14:36:48

I got a pair of v similar boots at Primarni a few weeks ago for £15

almapudden Sun 28-Oct-12 14:40:08

People who work in HR in the midlands. And deputy heads of Ofsted satisfactory comprehensives in Basingstoke.

MaureenCognito Sun 28-Oct-12 14:40:12

i sport the furry item over a very plain t

CurlyhairedAssassin Sun 28-Oct-12 14:41:19

How do you stop people giving you Next vouchers for your birthday if they buy them thinking you still shop there because you did 10 years ago?

Caerlaverock Sun 28-Oct-12 14:45:46

I hate the shops, they way they lay stuff out makes no sense to me and they are too dark.

Startailoforangeandgold Sun 28-Oct-12 14:46:12

No idea

My 11year old looked at the top and hoody she liked in the catalogue, yesterday.

She shook her head and told me to find her something else for Xmas.

The hoody was a washed out grey, not denim blue like the picture, with scruffy lettering and dirty cream fleece in the hood.

The top was scratchy plastic.

Everything we saw in H&M and Debenham's was nicer.

digerd Sun 28-Oct-12 14:47:09

Their sizes are too big for me now. I haven't lost weight, but look almost emaciated in the same size now.

smornintime Sun 28-Oct-12 14:48:32

I have jeans because they fit...everything else is meh though. I don't really look in there any more!

3mily Sun 28-Oct-12 14:51:07

The petite jeans. Perfect length for me.

gazzalw Sun 28-Oct-12 14:51:53

DW was around when the Next KHS Flagship Store opened - it was fantastic. A lovely waiter-only cafe and bits of jewellery presented in proper glass cases! Very pukka and smart. It's quite telling because we have a NEXT very close by and DW only ever goes in there if she's looking for weekend shoes for DD (who has very narrow feet) - it's become very chavvy which it never used to be!

MaureenCognito Sun 28-Oct-12 14:54:57

wtf is KHS

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