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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?

BanghamTheDirtyScone Sat 19-Jan-13 07:34:19

Tkmaxx, but tbh it's hard work going through the racks of hideous stuff so I only rarely get something there, usually from clearance rail.
Topshop, but normally only in their online sale and half of it goes back.
H&M a bit
Toast sales - very limited in terms of prices though!
same with hobbs, just very occasionally in sale
that's about it. Oh and maybe Joules or similar again in sale online. Scats sometimes too, for coats/waterproof kecks smile

BanghamTheDirtyScone Sat 19-Jan-13 07:39:50

You know it's odd reading these lists...hardly anywhere I used to love is still any good, I mean what happened to Monsoon, it's nearly all dreadful now, and Gap really went downhill too, I don't understand why - it used to be amazing sad

beckhamz Sat 19-Jan-13 10:42:44

Topshop, Aubin & Wills, Whistles, Mango, Zara, Cos, French Connection, Oliver Bonas, Reiss, Banana Republic.

I buy basics like vest tops from New Look.

Labootin Sat 19-Jan-13 10:52:45

Gap (jeans and T shirts)
Bloomingdales or Galeries Lafayette (for designer stuff mainly shoes and bags)
John Lewis
Pull and bear
Forever 21 (for cheap tops)
Phase 8 (mainly dresses)
Desigual (my favourite shop)

Perplexing Sat 19-Jan-13 10:53:27

White Company
Pure Collection
Countrywide (farmers' type place - good for basics)
John Lewis
Net a porter

mainly shop online.

Ariel21 Sat 19-Jan-13 10:57:44

At the moment (poor artist) mainly charity shops and EBay. Brands I go for if I can find them = Topshop, White Stuff, Fat Face, Urban Outfitters, vintage. Would rather get good quality stuff second hand than cheaper stuff new. Obv would buy more/better clothes if I had more money!

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Sat 19-Jan-13 11:16:57

I mean what happened to Monsoon, it's nearly all dreadful now

It is, but the odd thing is that when they get it right, they really get it right. I have 3 things from there- a grey beaded chunky scarf, a blue and white striped maxi dress and a long gypsy skirt, and they are probably the 3 things that have been most commented on by randoms in a positive way. I also had another maxi dress which I wore as maternity wear, and I swear practically every pregnant woman would ask me where I got it.

So how can they make all those, but then also make a load of really horrible stuff?

noddyholder Sat 19-Jan-13 11:19:29

Zara Gap mango (online) FC sometimes. Charity/vintage.

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Sat 19-Jan-13 11:21:08

The one thing I miss about not living in the UK is charity and vintage shops- well we do have them, but Chinese vintage stuff fits someone who is about 4'10'' and a Size 2, and sadly that ain't me.

HaveAGoodDay Sat 19-Jan-13 12:08:45

Rikalally how is the sizing for Do they come up small or big or just about right? I'm just about to order a dress & not sure whether to order my size or go up one to be on safe side!! Apology for hijack!!!

Murraylover Sat 19-Jan-13 14:27:59

Monsoon, Autograph@m&s, Hobbs, Oasis, Coast
So glad of thread for new ideas smile

faustina Sat 19-Jan-13 19:21:58

I wish we had nice little independent shops here - but there are only three and they have stock and attitude issues. I would shop there if I could. Instead I do it mostly all online at:

the outnet
whistles (sometimes)
shoeaholics (amazing bargain shoes)
TK Maxx
Harrods and Selfridges occasionally
Liberty (not online for clothes)
primark for skinnies

Rikalaily Sun 20-Jan-13 10:50:06

HaveAGoodDay - The sizing tends to be pretty accurate on most things, if it has reviews of the item you can check them to see other peoples opinions.

I've ordered loads of stuff from there and the only thing that wasn't true to size was a pair of shoes, I'm a 4.5 so ordered a 5 but they were extremely narrow at the toe, so I added that to the review because if my 4.5 narroe feet don't fit a 5 then they are very narrow shoes, lol.

Dawndonna Sun 20-Jan-13 13:06:09

Told teenage dds about the five quid site. I'm twenty quid down now! smile

cathers Sun 20-Jan-13 13:25:25

Baukgen ( good jersey dresses)
White company ( knits)
Boden ( for boring but essential camis, long sleeve tops)
House of Fraser, like Mary portas and Biba for separates
John Lewis
Duo for boots
Gap for denim
Monsoon, coast, Hobbs for odd bits

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