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Is 34 too old to be shopping in New Look and H&M?

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JemimaMuddledUp Wed 31-Oct-12 21:32:59

As the title says. Went shopping today for some new clothes on a budget. Ended up finding some lovely knitwear in both New Look and H&M. I haven't shopped in either of this places for years. Am now worried that I will look a bit mutton dressed as lamb! Am I too old to shop there?

Tuttutitlookslikerain Wed 31-Oct-12 21:33:41

I hope not. I'm 41 and still shop there!

omletta Wed 31-Oct-12 21:34:09

Golly I hope not - I do and I'm 41!

omletta Wed 31-Oct-12 21:34:37

Ha x post Tuttuti

tanfastic Wed 31-Oct-12 21:34:39

I hope not I live in H&M and I'm 39. I'm
Not ready for BHS just yet!

zillyzilly Wed 31-Oct-12 21:35:53

Of course not!

littlebird3 Wed 31-Oct-12 21:37:49

I still shop in h&m and am older than you.

JemimaMuddledUp Wed 31-Oct-12 21:39:29

Oh good, I'm glad you all think its OK!

I tried Next and everything was a bit too sparkly.

dexter73 Wed 31-Oct-12 21:44:50

Off to M&S Classics right now Jemima!!

pudding25 Wed 31-Oct-12 22:55:43

I get most of my clothes in there and am nearly 41. Warehouse and Miss. Selfridge when I have a bit more cash. Why on earth would you be too old?

SomethingOnce Wed 31-Oct-12 23:38:41

In a word, no.

defineme Wed 31-Oct-12 23:41:40

It depends-if you go for the freaky on trend stuff yes, but if you go for all the ordinary stuff then no-I get work wear/summer dresses/jeans everything from H&M and I'm old enough to still call it Hennes!

TheFarSide Wed 31-Oct-12 23:43:22

I am 50 and shop in New Look (don't want to put anyone off or anything).

PerryCombover Thu 01-Nov-12 00:20:03

Nope. New Look has never been my friend but it's all very changeable now innit

MordionAgenos Thu 01-Nov-12 00:28:30

I shop in H&M and I'm 45. Their teen skinny jeans are perfect for the small of stature (I'm 5'2" and a size 6-8), also cheap. It's win win basically. I also buy shirts and summery dresses the for work. I didn't pay huge attention to the other shoppers last time I ws in there but I didn't get a sense of being too old.....

lurkingfromhome Thu 01-Nov-12 08:17:49

I think it's more a question of choosing wisely from every shop rather than shunning or favouring any particular shop altogether. I'm 45 and shop in H&M, but wouldn't go near shorts, teeny-tiny skirts or anything remotely body-con (not that age is a barrier to those either, but my size 14 figure is ...). Likewise, I have one or two things from M&S but wouldn't go near Per Una or the Classic range. Miss Selfridge I don't go near except for the longline ribbed vests, which are fabulous (and 2 for £12). New Look skinny jeans I love but I find some of their stuff a bit too young for me. It's all about picking out the best bits from every shop.

MordionAgenos Thu 01-Nov-12 10:19:00

I have some fablas M&S men's cardigans and jumpers. People always ask me where I got them when I wear them.

I usually say 'the 80's' because they don't make them like that any more. grin

JemimaMuddledUp Thu 01-Nov-12 19:14:13

Thanks all.

Jumpers BTW were this and this in dark grey so hardly OTT trendy grin

FunBagFreddie Thu 01-Nov-12 19:20:14

I still shop in H&M and I'm older than you OP. There's always something in there that I like, and can always find things without frills, puffy shoulders, peter pan collars and other fripperies.

EdsRedeemingQualities Thu 01-Nov-12 19:38:48

It depends on what you actually buy I think.

Yes a lot of the stuff is very teenagery, but I don't really like it anyway - so I go for the more plain, classic stuff like their long sleeved tops and woolly cardis, which are generally lovely.

The womens section downstairs in our H&M is full of nice things for people our age. You just have to mostly ignore the teens bit upstairs.

New look, not so much - but again, they do have the odd nice thing here and there if you can be arsed to wade through the disco stuff.

wasabipeanut Thu 01-Nov-12 19:45:35

I got a fabulous red, belted mac in H & M a few weeks ago. Had tons of comments on it. I am 40 in Feb!

HotDAMNlifeisgood Thu 01-Nov-12 19:47:20

I have that mac. I am 33.

SoulTrain Thu 01-Nov-12 19:49:12

Yes. Get out. You're turning my stomach.

My Mum buys their cardigans and wide leg trews and she's 63. So I think you're good to go. grin

BlingBubbles Thu 01-Nov-12 19:49:14

Oh no, I am 32 and do most of my shopping in new look and h&m.

wasabipeanut Thu 01-Nov-12 19:54:50

Not just me that can't resist a red coat then? ;)

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