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Can we start a BODEN review thread for the AW stuff?

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missbopeep Thu 25-Jul-13 12:11:46

After much excitement at having a load arrive today I am sorely disappointed.

The trousers are TINY. I tried the very skinny jeans and can't even get the 10 to zip up, despite having loads of other size 10s in Boden trousers.

The Roma Ponte trousers are the same- tiny- and the rise is so short it's almost indecent. They feel like surgical stockings.

The peter pan dress is okay though a bit bulky around the middle even in an 8- so size down. Not sure if it's a keeper.

The cable jumper is itchy and shapeless.

The broderie jersey top is very big and makes me look PG due to the high empire line right across the middle of the bust.

So- everything going back and might re-order stuff using 20% off.


Silverstar2 Fri 26-Jul-13 08:27:52

Just got my Hayley skirt in fig, my usual size - 18R - and it is FAB. Can't wait to wear in in the autumn with thick tights and knee high chestnut boots <sigh>.

I love their skirts - they fit my rather pear shaped body!

missbopeep Fri 26-Jul-13 13:17:38

I think I am now over Boden.
The button back jumper came today and it's horrid imo. The 8 is big, the fabric is synthetic-y, the buttons make it look like you got dressed in a hurry and got it wrong, and the colour which should be a soft blue is more deep aqua.

My only consolation is that most new reviews give low stars for the same things I sent back.

Thinking about exchanging for the spotty cardi and the printed merino jumper but not sure.

Don't know where I go from here- the only other shops I remotely like are Mint Velvet, Jigsaw and The White Company- and all expensive.

flowery Fri 26-Jul-13 13:57:09

Oh dear. Have just checked to see if there is a review on the Libby dress I ordered yesterday. There is. My fears of a too-high waist seem to be realised, I suspect it will be going straight back as I do not wish to look pregnant...

LadyMilfordHaven Fri 26-Jul-13 13:58:52

i didnt like the button back thing in the summer - neckline too high.

i cant wait for mine - if that pencil skirt is bloody A line...

LadyMilfordHaven Fri 26-Jul-13 13:59:11

the ravello top is the Working Woman's friend

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 26-Jul-13 16:47:55

Button back jumper in grey spot - I really like this. Very j crew.

The j crew tippi alikey jumper in pink - again very nice. Will be very handy for me for autumn under jackets and looks good with jeans.

The stripey cashmere jumper - I didn't want to like this as its £££ but its lovely. Again, looks fab with jeans.

They have definitely paid homage to j crew with their knitwear which for me is a good thing.

AmberNectarine Fri 26-Jul-13 17:00:54

My desert boots are out for delivery. In other Boden news, my orange pointed flats arrived from the sale today and are fab, if anyone fancies them!

LadyMilfordHaven Fri 26-Jul-13 17:21:27

iooh ive ordered the pink one too bathy

Gillybobs Fri 26-Jul-13 17:34:08

Still waiting for three pieces of knitwear but got the Mia coat in navy wool, perfect for my apple shape, finishes top thigh and is so flattering. Fabric feels lovely

Also got the Hampstead top in bright green. Love it too, fabulous colour, really great smart casual fabric. It's basically the Ravello top with sleeves. May have to go back for another

shelley72 Fri 26-Jul-13 17:52:59

sorry to gatecrash but johnnie doesn't love me any more sad. I know I've been pregnant since October and therefore only ordered clothes for the dcs but I've had NOT ONE catalogue or code sent to me. Now baby is here was thinking of ordering the edie dress should I find a code, looks like it might be easy to feed in. Has anyone ordered this one?

Orianne Fri 26-Jul-13 17:59:57

I got this today and I love it

LadyMilfordHaven Fri 26-Jul-13 19:55:22

Is it free returns btw?

Nicknamegrief Fri 26-Jul-13 20:01:53

I want the velvet hoodie and did want a new bag but not leather, the wipe clean jobs- fancy a new a/w nappy bag affair. My one from last year died and I got an exchange but I didn't like the new patterns as much. I do like yours Orianne though.
Am on the hunt for some shoes and hoping for a 30% code as I have spent far too much on clothes recently.


Tippi jumper lovely quality but just didn't suit my boobs. Also felt itchy so would need something under which would add too much bulk. Could just be feeling itchy as it's so warm at the moment though.

Ponte roma trousers thick and stretchy and very comfy, large though. I'm a very apple-y 12 and got the 12 regular and they were too big. Dark grey lovely colour.

Ravello top in black lovely and lower neckline and less puffy sleeves than SS offering, but too big (got 14 as have a 14 from before and fits fine)

Leopard belt nice but far too big (got M)

So all going back.

missbopeep Fri 26-Jul-13 20:23:47

I might re-order the Roma trousers because I realised I'd ordered petite for length but could easily shorten regular ones.

MrsMcGregor Fri 26-Jul-13 22:17:03

Think I'm returning the grey with black spots button back jumper - so fine and not a great shape. The pink merino J Crew-like jumper is lovely and a keeper.

Can I do exchanges on returns but for a completely different item? Does that even make sense?! May as well get 20% off what's now in my basket grin

happyreindeer Fri 26-Jul-13 22:24:12

Glam plimsoll s going back as that kind of heel wears seductively.shame really.

happyreindeer Fri 26-Jul-13 22:25:41

wtf seductively shame? That was meant to say really quickly.

Orianne Fri 26-Jul-13 23:02:35

LadyMilfordHaven, it's not free returns. Very disappointing as I was hoping I would get a free returns label to send back some of the stuff I'd bought in the sale.

Elliptic5 Fri 26-Jul-13 23:18:29

I got a free returns label with my preview order - thought all preview was free returns?

LadyMilfordHaven Sat 27-Jul-13 08:07:39

Oh shit. Me too !

missbopeep Sat 27-Jul-13 09:20:12

MrsMcGregor Yes you can do exchanges and get your 20% off those- sometimes I do exchanges on exchanges, and keep going.....

It's a good idea to hang onto those return labels too and sometimes I put more returns in the bag than when they are delivered,which means I 'save' a free returns label for another time.

missbopeep Sat 27-Jul-13 09:21:57

Just one point- why does everyone keep going on about J Crew? Are they renowned for some type of jumper?
I am not a great lover of stripes- in fact I don't like them- so that counts me out for lots of the ideas here!

missbopeep Sat 27-Jul-13 09:23:10

all preview stuff is free returns- if you didn't get a label ring them up.

oohdaddypig Sat 27-Jul-13 09:26:47

I recently got the size 10 skinny jeans and they are tight on me too. have kept them anyway as ill lose a few pounds surely

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