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Boden sale roundup thread - what was a star buy and what will they have to give away?

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Northernlebkuchen Thu 03-Jan-13 13:28:19

I got my (final- honest) parcel today and thought it would be fun to summarise (I lead a very uneventful life!)


Navy Padded coat for dd3 - BRILLIANT. Looks lovely one and so soft and warm

Raindy Day mac for me - I got the charcoal patterned one and it's beautiful. Feels great and am in love with the pattern which is less aggressive in the flesh than on screen. For £35 - bargain

Cord Placket dress in petrol - love, love, love this - beautifully lined and flattering

Emma tunic dress - I now have three blush


Casual jersey dress - it's cheap for a reason. Nice and warm but so dull, so, so dull

Drapey jersey top - also yawn

Lottie tunic - the trim at the top came too low down on my fairly short self so cut bust in two - not a good look.

Anybody else?

pocketandsweet Thu 03-Jan-13 13:56:01

Hit: bird print Welles for dd. £7 and adorable.
Miss: Shoreditch cardi. Soviet- era Russia could not have produced a less flattering garment. I don't even have that big norks but I looked in the mirror and all I could see were these massive matronly breasts. <shudder>

NorthernLurker Thu 03-Jan-13 14:04:29

Oh dear. It looks ok in the pictures. Must be to do with the tie waist thing do you think?

pocketandsweet Thu 03-Jan-13 14:30:46

Yes. I thought maybe a regular belt would improve it ( and it did marginally) but really have something that makes you feel less than fabulous. The fabric felt lovely. It might work well on someone less curvy. Otherwise I am afraid it only reminded me that I am descended from generations of sturdy Slavic women.

pocketandsweet Thu 03-Jan-13 14:31:27

Why have something it should say ....

pocketandsweet Thu 03-Jan-13 14:39:13

northernlebkuchen tell me about your Emma dress and the cord placket dress. Are you perchance size 14 and curvy ? ( I don't mean that in an improper way... I'm just sick to death of returns and would like to find something nice second time around). Also are they dress length or more like something you need leggings with? ( I'm 5''5").

MadameBabawic Thu 03-Jan-13 14:42:58

I'm awaiting my (only!) parcel from Boden, i got the Emma dress in Grey and hoping the length is going to be OK, i'm 1"76 and got a regular as I dont want it on the knees, i also got some bits for DD2 and the guernsey tee which may be slightly boring but i'm hoping will go well with some jeans i already have for spring..

We shall have to wait and see!

pocketandsweet Thu 03-Jan-13 14:46:23

1"76 !!!!

QuiteOldGal Thu 03-Jan-13 15:08:02

Got my 1st parcel of the sale today. I'd been hanging on for further reductions, I couldn't wait for free postage though as there were bargains to be had.


Rainy day mac for £35 in the green flowered pattern. Nice long sleeves and more fitted than a previous rainy day mac, very pleased with it. I was also tempted by the charcoal one especially now Northern has said how it is much better in the flesh than on screen.

2 crinkle shirts in navy and red flower patterns, was only going to keep one but keeping both.

Crinkle cotton top in Bayleaf, I wear a lot of these crinkly tops as I hate ironing.

Boho printed top for £17.70, wasn't sure about this but looks OK on. It has these ties at the neckline though which I wasn't sure what to do with but the model in the picture has got them just hanging there so I shall do that, as they did look a bit strange tied in a


Merino cardigan in tumeric, lovely colour but cardigan looked very baggy on me especially under arms and at v neck, also sleeves were a bit short.

So quite a successful shop and only one return. Really hoping the free postage comes on soon so I can order the odd bit more of the sale stuff.

<sits on hands>

NorthernLurker Thu 03-Jan-13 15:20:50

I saw somebody wearing the green one in town yesterday - looked lovely. It's such a good buy at the current price.

Ok - I am a size 22 with H cup bust and the cord dress fitted so yes I would say definately ok for a curvy person! I am also short - 5 ft 3. The cord dress was about on the knee I think. It's a lovely pattern and material - really feels good quality and is warm. I will probably wear leggings as find them comfortable and practical but tights would be ok.
The Emma is longer. Definately a dress on me not a tunic but then 22 only comes in a L and I am a shortarse! grin It's also good for curves with the folded bit at the top - which is high enough not to need stitched together or a cami. When you take it out of the packet let it hang for a bit then be quite firm pulling the jersey to fit over your bust otherwise you do seem to get extra material as mentioned in some of the reviews. Once you've got it right once it's fine afterwards. I wash mine and hang it up straight away and it needs very little ironing.

dexter73 Thu 03-Jan-13 15:21:39

I ordered the Emma dress and sent it back. I think you need to have a largish chest to fill out the draping. It just looked a bit odd on my bust, too much fabric.
Skye jumper was lovely.

MadameBabawic Thu 03-Jan-13 16:12:28

Gah, I cannot really describe my chest as large.. I'm a 36C.. i really wanted the Emma dress to wear for work, in my mind it's already wrong!

NorthernLurker Thu 03-Jan-13 16:13:26

I would have said C cup would be enough bust grin

MadameBabawic Thu 03-Jan-13 16:18:06

We'll have to wait and see grin i hope i'm proved wrong!

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Thu 03-Jan-13 16:28:25

I have ordered the green rainy day mac today, too much of a bargain not too!

dexter73 Thu 03-Jan-13 16:29:49

I'm a D and that wasn't enough to fill it out!

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Thu 03-Jan-13 16:30:31

I am a 34F, i may order the Emma dress smile

alemci Thu 03-Jan-13 16:34:45

i ordered a summer dress in blue with a black print. then i looked again with the 70% reduction and ordered a laptop bag for ED and a laptop sleeve for YD. also a henley top in bayleaf, don't know what colour would be like.

ordered some dresses but didn't like them and sent alot of stuff back including the Pimlico dresses which just didn't suit me.

CaptainNancy Thu 03-Jan-13 16:54:52

I like the look of the emma.
Northern_ how bold is the print on the cord dress? I am norky but quite small and it looks like it would be too much for me (I tend to not wear patterns really)
Have you a print emma, or just plain?

dottyaboutstripes Thu 03-Jan-13 17:02:08

Am awaiting 3 merino cardis. Now thinking maybe they will go straight back .....

mirpuppet Thu 03-Jan-13 17:09:33

agree with northern lurker -- I'm a D cup and not enough boobs to fill up Emma so both the red and the grey went back.

I made my first sale order today (had purchased Emma and other goods when they had the earlier 50% off glitch). Expect most of it will go back.

Got a rainy day mac just to see what fuss is about; a couple of jackets & some tops.

Spookey80 Thu 03-Jan-13 17:13:18

Dexter or anyone, can you tell me does the Skye jumper come up if or small?they only have a size 6 or 10 left andi am usually an 8?

snailsontour Thu 03-Jan-13 17:25:44

I now want the rainy day mac - but which colour???
Northern, you've seen both - which is the nicest?
Also, I have the shoreditch wrap, and the key for me was to size down, and then it looks good - I loved the fabric, and I'm a 32DD.
I've a big order on its way, so will report back when it arrives!

dexter73 Thu 03-Jan-13 17:40:53

Spookey80 - The skye jumper comes up quite large so go for a 6.

NorthernLurker Thu 03-Jan-13 17:59:26

Prints for rainy day mac - errrrrr I don't know. Both are nicer in the flesh. I think if you're blonde the green one might look better.

The Emma - I have charcoal, red and the green and purple pattern [blush

Captain - the petrol placket is quite a dark background with the fawn sort of flowers on. I've measured them and they're 6 cm across each. I don't think it's particularly bold because the two background colours blend nicely. I love a good pattern though grin Have (at the age of 35) realised that pattern or not I'm never going to look thin so I might as well have the stuff I like.

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