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Shops you don't go to anymore...

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libertychick Thu 17-Jan-13 22:26:55

Decided today Hobbs is off my list of shops. I went in and tried on several dresses, skirts etc. It all looked exactly like everything I have ever bought before from them. It's a bugger as it suits me, is appropriate for where I work and v gratifying as in several items in there I fit a size 10 (and I am not a size 10) but if I keep shopping there I will look the same way for ever...

Any other shops people have decided to abandon?

MaureenShit Fri 18-Jan-13 18:36:03

Got lovely heavy "lace " (was cotton ) black mini from next. Wear with heels opaques and leather jacket with big knitted scarf.

Very gothic

MaureenShit Fri 18-Jan-13 18:36:28

Ooh also their shit looking but ace black lace tshirt

MaureenShit Fri 18-Jan-13 18:38:03

And google reveals that wit woman wearing something v similar

New Look - I've tried; really I have. But no. And it makes me want to hurt people too so, being a pacifist, I cannot go in there!

noddyholder Fri 18-Jan-13 18:40:23

I have bought a few things in jane norman grin They have some navy skinny velvet trousers atm I am tempted by. Wag that I am

MaureenShit Fri 18-Jan-13 18:41:19

I got lovely pencil sequin in there. Gun metal grey.
Plus wedge trainers in their limited range.

noddyholder Fri 18-Jan-13 18:41:59

New look bad quality. Next i never go in just don't like.

MaureenShit Fri 18-Jan-13 18:43:07

Love this for eg

MaureenShit Fri 18-Jan-13 18:43:48

Mind you i do a lot online.

AmberNectarine Fri 18-Jan-13 18:45:33

Oh god I get loads for the kids in Next mrsCB! And actually I did get those Dicker-alikes from NL, so I will concede that one (but that was only because you linked them MrsCB). Not Jane Norman though, no, never. I think you have to have an eye in places like NL, I just get blinded by ugly polyester shit and start to panic!

noddyholder Fri 18-Jan-13 18:47:21

I bought stretch pleather leggings in JN 2 years ago. Everyone loved and they were great quality. Jn not all bad actually Have cashmere jumper from there and have had years. Those dolly birds like a bit of quality innit

alemci Fri 18-Jan-13 18:48:08

I used to love the Principles shop as oppose to the Ben de Lisi concession in Debenhams. The stuff was reasonably priced and the quality wasn't bad. I still have quite a few bits. I was upset when the shop shut down.

I also quite like Laura Ashley but the shop locally disappeared and it has become very expensive. Again the quality isn't too bad.

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 18-Jan-13 18:48:19

New look best done online I think - although there is a big one at local retail park which I tend to pop into when doing m&s. In fact I love a retail park - nice rummage round trevor island, new look and outfit blush

SoldeInvierno Fri 18-Jan-13 18:48:54

I NEVER go into Primark or Next. The rest I generally give a try as you never know when their designers have been inspired and they've come out with something wearable.

noddyholder Fri 18-Jan-13 18:49:40

There aren't many shops I couldn't find something in tbh.

AmberNectarine Fri 18-Jan-13 18:51:06

I god I hate retail parks, the only thing I like at the local one is TK!

MaureenShit Fri 18-Jan-13 18:51:23

Matalan always a push.

noddyholder Fri 18-Jan-13 18:54:34


IsabelleRinging Fri 18-Jan-13 18:55:09

In days gone by I was always in Oasis, Warehouse, River Island, etc.

I don't even know where I shop now!!!!!! I am lost a pre-middle-age desert of retail drought.

AmberNectarine Fri 18-Jan-13 18:56:41

MK one? Bay trading?

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 18-Jan-13 18:57:16

Have only been to matalan once and it smelt funny.

MaureenShit Fri 18-Jan-13 18:58:28

We don't have peacocks.

Even BHS has cheapy swim accessories. Like cotton kaftan throw ins and mini stretch beach skirts

MaureenShit Fri 18-Jan-13 18:59:14

I think Hobbs is dull. Never bought anything there.

LittlePandaBear Fri 18-Jan-13 18:59:42

I try to shop in the best places I can afford (which isn't too much these days!) or the sales, but as others have said, I can find something I like in most shops, just not necessarily full outfits.

I don't believe that clothes need to last forever though, don't mind some polyester if that's what I can afford. If it lasts one season, that's fine, I will be bored of it then anyway and want something new!

I agree about jumble sale shops - I won't bother looking in primark or tk maxx but will go to New Look and H&M if it's at a quiet time!

noddyholder Fri 18-Jan-13 19:02:27

I love bhs. Friend bought black velvet cocktail dress for a tenner I couldn't believe it but it did look good on her

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