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So, where do you buy your clothes then?

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AmberNectarine Fri 18-Jan-13 12:45:07

After reading the list of shops we don't go to, I'm wondering where you do all shop?

ArthurandGeorge Fri 18-Jan-13 16:04:54

Have recently bought (and kept stuff from) Next, Warehouse, Oasis, Miss Selfridge (blush as I am nearly 35!), Sainsburys, H&M.

I like Warehouse as it is usually just trendy enough for me, I am a size iyswim and the pricing is good.

Have got in the house to go back a dress from Phase Eight. Considering another from Coast and one from Planet.

AmberNectarine Fri 18-Jan-13 16:18:17

Interesting mix!

I tend to stick to:
Shopbop/Donna Ida/Selfridges for jeans
Uniqlo/Outnet for cashmere
Trilogy for tops
Outnet/TK Maxx/Gerard Darel/LKB for workwear
Matches Spy for all things casual
Hush for PJs and loungewear.

I also go to sample sales quite regularly, Bicester Village a couple of times a year and get the odd item from eBay. We're lucky to have some great charity shops and a wonderful dress agency locally so I have occasional finds in those too!

Hardly anywhere lately, as I hate virtually everything I can afford. Have been having to watch the pennies a bit (a lot).

Hobbs sales - work jackets / bags / scarves / coat
Hobbs - three quarter sleeved t-shirts and scarves
Warehouse - the odd silk top (rare now) or fashion t-shirt
M&S Autograph - the odd jumper dress and pencil skirt / tights
M&S - skinnies
Topshop - jersey skirts and skinnies
White Company - jersey dresses / yoga pants for slobbing / nightdresses (sales mostly)
Dune or HoF sales for shoes
H&M - blazers and scarves only
Fantasie bras
M&S knickers
Vivienne Westwood sales (but not for a while, sadly) smile

theoriginalandbestrookie Fri 18-Jan-13 16:36:25

Mostly in the sales, primarily John Lewis as I am so old now that I hate traipsing around multiple shops when I can find more than one brand in one. Brands I buy are:
- Phase eight - but not the cruise wear stuff or anything overly polyestery
- Hobbs for shoes and boots
- Mint Velvet
- Kew or whatever its called these days
- Weekend by Max mara ( strictly sales only)
- White Stuff

Outside of John Lewis
- Next for cheapy iteams that aren't too glitzy
- M&S for basics
- Boden

MarshaBrady Fri 18-Jan-13 16:38:45

I much prefer the outnet for lots of different brands than full price high st, so

The outnet
Matches, NaP
Lots of discounts. Plus might walk along Marylebone high st etc but check now for refunds.

HN and Selfridges for odd specific item.

Mumelie Fri 18-Jan-13 16:48:20

TK Maxx, White Stuff, Boden, Jigsaw, Zara, M&S, Phase Eight, New Look, H&M, Charity Shops, Ebay - a complete mix.

LittleBallOfFur Fri 18-Jan-13 17:55:58

Hmm might have to give people tree a go! I seem to get all of my stuff from h&m but yes the sizing can be hit and miss, and quite often seems a bit too clingy for me.


Day Birger
Mint Velvet
Great Plains
H & M
La Redoute

libertychick Fri 18-Jan-13 21:01:05

Usual suspects
TKMaxx - everything
Gap - knitwear and t-shirts
H&M (scarves, t-shirts, vests. lately some skirts)
M&S (shoes, underwear, tights, occasional work dress)
Wallis (trousers - one of the few places they fit me)
Great plains
Mint velvet
Oasis (mostly tops and scarves)

Have a lot a Hobbs stuff but have decided to quit it and prompted the other thread - I think the quality is fine - I just have too much of it and so does everyone else I work with!

Recently discovered
Gerard Darel (in the sale for work wear)
My-wardrobe (sale again)
NAP - one sale purchase but think I'll be exploring it more often now
Aubin and Wills - love it - have discovered my preppy side

After reading this and previous thread want to try out
Donna Ida
White Company
Biscester Village

iMe Fri 18-Jan-13 21:02:26

I love Esprit for their free delivery & returns, and Javari for shoes. With two pre-schoolers I don't get out shopping much so mostly done online. Also Boden & John Lewis.

Mominatrix Fri 18-Jan-13 21:10:17

J Crew (Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE this company?)
Massimo Dutti

I tend to shop in boutiques rather than chains - prefer the atmosphere and the quirky selection. The ones I like are in Notting Hill, Little Venice, and Chishwick.

Other than that, at Bicester: DVF, Prada, Max Mara, Marni, and Rupert Sanderson.

Mominatrix Fri 18-Jan-13 21:12:53

Chiswick - one would think I did not live there!

PoppyWearer Fri 18-Jan-13 21:18:25

M&S, Boden, Seasalt, Gap, Joules, Monsoon, eBay (for expensive brands - like Burberry and Aquascutum and Barbour coats, I buy second-hand), charity shops. The very occasional item from Hobbs.

Back in my earning/jet-setting days, I was head-to-toe Banana Republic. <sigh>

PoppyWearer Fri 18-Jan-13 21:19:29

Oh, and Whistles!

Dancergirl Fri 18-Jan-13 23:43:23

Im very impressed with gingersnaps for putting hers in alphabetical order!

I like:

Boden (nothing printed but their jersey tops and knitwear are fab)
White Company
Mint Velvet
M and S (a bit)
John Lewis

Dancergirl Fri 18-Jan-13 23:46:13

Forgot about Hobbs and Hush!

JumpHerWho Fri 18-Jan-13 23:55:54

Am a SAHM at the moment so at the moment...

Hush sale - totally splurged this year and have a new wardrobe
Shoeaholics - Kurt Geiger's outlet site, got beautiful Saskia knee high leather riding boots £170 down to £39 and Ash Thelmas for £35 smile
Charity shops

And NaP, Shopbop, Outnet etc for handbags and accessories, mostly Marc by Marc Jacobs

TheWombat Fri 18-Jan-13 23:57:35

White company
Aubin and Wills
Sweaty Betty
French connection

Very little from the high street, I hate all the polyester.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 19-Jan-13 00:02:41

90% from Boden

Other bits from House Of Fraser, Linea, Phase Eight, Hobbs and the odd bit from Next.

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Sat 19-Jan-13 00:43:15

J Crew (massive fan)
Hobbs (shoes mainly)
Jigsaw- their less floaty stuff
7 for all Mankind
Cotton-On for vests and long sleeve plain tops- don't think this exists in the Uk though.
GAP occasionally but find their trousers the wrong proportions
Fenwright Manson occasionally- find the odd gem
Monsoon- again, don't like most of their stuff but then they have some things which are just great
I like Top Shop but I find i really need to try the stuff on, so dont use it much now as I have to order by internet and overseas returns are a PITA

novelsituation Sat 19-Jan-13 06:48:40

In order of where I've bought most over the past few years (although trying to buy nothing this year):

Jigsaw (work suits, coats, dresses, skinny cords, shoes, boots)
Whistles (dresses, scarves, jersey tops, bag)
Anthropologie ( casual jackets, blazer, tops, jewellery, scarves, cotton trousers)
Brora (coat, jumpers, scarf, hat, gloves)
Reiss (coat, two leather jackets)
NYD jeans, Nike and Puma sportswear and trainers from Next Directory (only ever buy non-Next branded). Next day delivery very convenient.
Hobbs (tops for work)
Dorothy Perkins (got some attractive, cheap Summer dresses for hols)
White Stuff (plain tops, Summer trousers, Summer skirts which are probably frumpy but are fine for lazy days on holiday)
Fat face (some Summer casual stuff)

Winternight Sat 19-Jan-13 07:10:31

White stuff
Kurt geiger
Pepper berry
New look
Dorothy Perkins

MadameCastafiore Sat 19-Jan-13 07:19:06

White company and GAP.

MadameCastafiore Sat 19-Jan-13 07:20:36

Ooooh and hush for harem pants and nightshirts.

ifancyashandy Sat 19-Jan-13 07:24:38

Jaeger Boutique
The Outnet
The Kooples
Day Birger
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania
Donna Ida Denim
Hugo Boss
Massimo Duti
White Company
And a smallish boutique (plus it has a good website) The Dressing Room
Top Shop

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