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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?

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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!!!

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.

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

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

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?

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!

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.

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)

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.

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

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

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

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

Ooooh and hush for harem pants and nightshirts.

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

White company and GAP.

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

White stuff
Kurt geiger
Pepper berry
New look
Dorothy Perkins

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)

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

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.

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.

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

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

Forgot about Hobbs and Hush!

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