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Prices at The White Company

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bloggingvirgin Sun 24-Feb-13 10:21:43

Does anyone else notice that the prices have shot up- again?

It looks as if you can't buy a jumper for much less than £100. I do like some of their knitwear but the prices are becoming crazy- and even with their rare 20% off still expensive.

EldonAve Wed 27-Feb-13 16:06:26

25% off AB728 - might be first purchase only though

NotMostPeople Wed 27-Feb-13 16:04:13

Agree totally, WC used to be the place I'd go for quality neutral classics. My DM used to give me vouchers every year for my birthday and I'd struggle to choose what to get because I'd want lots. Now I just feel ripped off. I was a particular fan of their knits, but I think I could get similar quality in Primark.

EnjoyResponsibly Wed 27-Feb-13 14:58:37

The thing is I live near Bluewater and it was handy to just pop in and grab one without having to faff around with codes etc.

White Company I love you, but you're killing me.

MrsCampbellBlack Wed 27-Feb-13 14:32:00

I only buy with the 20% discount and in the sales they were £15 but haven't seen a decent code for a while

Internationaltraveller Wed 27-Feb-13 14:15:18

I just noticed that with the candle that the price has jumped to 20 pounds - cheeky! Ah well, I guess I won't be buying that anymore.

EnjoyResponsibly Wed 27-Feb-13 14:13:16

They list me when the candles jumped up from 15 to 20 quid.

15 was a nice price to give as a thank you present or treat myself. I bought one a month at that price easily.

Now I've switched to Zara home and JL, which is a shame.

Internationaltraveller Wed 27-Feb-13 14:12:57

I do like the White Company for bedding but only buy when they are on sale and I have a discount code. I would never buy clothes from there as I think they are pricey.

MrsCampbellBlack Wed 27-Feb-13 14:05:29

You are right missbopeep - assistant told me their clothes are 'for women of a certain age' after I moaned that it was all so shapeless.

I did buy a bit from there when I was pregnant/post-pregnancy as this was the only time their clothes really flattered me.

Still do like the candles though smile

Missbopeep Wed 27-Feb-13 13:40:18

I find their styles 'patronising' if clothes can be!

The dresses are cut to flatter women with a tummy, though the lack of sleeves is an issue because usually tummies and wobbly upper arms go hand in hand.

The jumpers are okay but again very voluminous- no good if you want to show off your figure.

Summer dresses all tend to be tent-like or smocks.

I'd say their demograph is women aged 45+ who have a household income of over £100K , or certainly higher tax brackets, who live in the Home Counties.

Having said that I do buy the occasional item but they are getting to be beyond my price range- I'd rather try Jigsaw or Whistles for those prices.

armagh Wed 27-Feb-13 12:34:57

I hope Chrissie Rucker (ceo) reads Mumsnet

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 26-Feb-13 20:46:43

Its just not worth it [in best dramatic voice]

noddyholder Tue 26-Feb-13 20:45:48

My ds has requested bedding from there cheeky beggarshock

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 26-Feb-13 20:45:41


MrsCampbellBlack Tue 26-Feb-13 20:42:36

Honestly I walked past it twice as from the side view I assumed it was a lightweight t shirt.

I'm unpinning too.

Hush had a nicer looking version.

That's interesting about the jersey biker MrsCB, I liked the look of that. Will unpin!

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 26-Feb-13 20:36:04

Went in today after this thread and the email about their new range.

All over-priced tat - and how much viscose. Seriously if I want a viscose scarf I'll buy one in primark for £5 not in the white co for £45.

Did take a look at the navy jersey biker jacket as had thought it looked nice online - well I've seen thicker t shirts in h&m - seriously it war rag like.

AGiddyKipperInOneHand Tue 26-Feb-13 12:05:15

Have a discount shop here and got 2 jersey dresses in the sale for £40 each. they haven't bobbled, but they seem to have shrunk a bit (washed at 30 degrees).

EuphemiaLennox Tue 26-Feb-13 11:10:50

I love thier dresses, buy them full price and in the sale, I have a few winter and summer ones. Some casual and some more dressy.

Mine haven't bobbled and I find the jersey good quality, they hang or drape so much better than any of my other jersey dresses.

I find the styles good for me. I'm quite slim but with large boobs and slightly wobbly tummy. They show off my bust, bit of cleavage, but hide my stomach.

They are over priced, and another company I'm sure could provide the same for cheaper, but until they do their product appeals to me.

I haven't got thier bedding but was thinking about splashing out, as the dresses have been so good.

domesticslattern Tue 26-Feb-13 11:01:48

I was quite surprised by the shit quality of the viscose dresses when I went to a store recently to try them on. Thin fabric, shows every bump and creases easily. Pity as I had always seen them as an aspirational brand for quality basics. I was hoping for heavier jersey fabrics as I love the silhouettes.

Agree. New stuff doesn't appeal. Also a lot of viscose rather than cotton.

Really disappointed in quality of children's pjs too - bobbly within a few weeks.

armagh Tue 26-Feb-13 07:48:29

Got an email from them announcing their new clothing collection. Very underwhelmed. hmm Perhaps they're nicer in RL/ laptop.Viewed on iphone.
And expensive. Over 100 euro for a jersey dress!!

armagh Sun 24-Feb-13 18:16:03

I agree. The White Company has got expensive and no nice long sleeved dresses.

BeaLola Sun 24-Feb-13 17:46:59

Completely agree. Used to buy quite a few jumpers, cardys linen wrap/tshirt tops for summer as well as candles & now I am only buying candles & that is with Red discount code or similar. When I was last in a store I thought the quality had really gone down & all a bit samey. Think they have lost the plot a bit.

I like their dresses and have four but all bar one were bought in the sale. I think they are worth 40 to 50 pounds, as that's pretty much what a crappy M&S or Zara dress would cost. Mine haven't bobbled.

I've never bought bedding or anything else there though (too expensive even at sale prices!).

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 24-Feb-13 12:58:56

I don't use them anymore due to;

All my dressing gowns shrinking, took me 4 to realise they were just rubbish.
My sheets going to rags in under 3 years (that's £70 I'm not seeing again)
Bathmat wonky. Had to send it back.
Buttons come off the duvet
Duvet labelled wrongly, bought corresponding size sheets, washed ironed and put them on. Too big. Phoned customer service to be told washed sheets can't be returned (won that one though).
Square pillow too small for the covers supplied.

I call them the shite company now, and I try to warn other mnetters from making expensive mistakes. Their customer services is also beyond patronising, "no, we don't make a 13.5 tog duvet". I was looking at it at the time saying, really, you did make this.

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