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People who dress their kids in Boden are socially insecure?

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CruCru Sun 04-Aug-13 15:44:01

Hi all

Did any of you see the Times article that said the people who dress their kids in Boden are socially insecure? Did you think the author was right?

Some of the alternatives made me laugh, if I put DS in Bonpoint, he'll get pasta sauce on it and I'll cry. Plus I can't get the website to work.

Have liked some of the stuff on ilovegorgeous though.

Trills Sun 04-Aug-13 15:47:16

People who take fashion or lifestyle articles in newspapers seriously and consider changing their behaviour because of them are socially insecure.


colditz Sun 04-Aug-13 15:48:47

I agree with it, actually, and you've kind of made their point by only suggesting a more expensive alternative. What is wrong with Adams, Next, M & S or even the supermarket brands?

They are all as good in quality as Boden. My son has a couple of Boden t shirts .... They are just t shirts.

docket Sun 04-Aug-13 15:48:51

Yeh, those kind of generalisations ar completely valid.

dexter73 Sun 04-Aug-13 15:48:56

I think the author is a nobber.

docket Sun 04-Aug-13 15:49:14


Morgause Sun 04-Aug-13 15:50:42

I agree with it as well.

The people I know who dress their children expensively are those struggling for money. The ones who are loaded don't have anything to prove.

Elsiequadrille Sun 04-Aug-13 15:51:03

I think some people may have bought it for their children in it a 'keeping up with the Joneses' way. But my own experience is that people are abandoning it in favour of lesser known, better quality, brands, including Bonpoint.

We have bought some ilovegorgeous, but so many photos of celebs wearing it (e.g. the Beckham child) have put me off.

Elsiequadrille Sun 04-Aug-13 15:53:23

I like it still, but more for everyday children's wear. This season I just bought comfortable plain basics from Boden. I've bought more from Smafolk and Oilily (pre ordered) instead.

CruCru Sun 04-Aug-13 15:53:24

Well, the article did mention John Lewis / Mothercare etc (which lots of people buy from) but I was mainly taken aback by Bonpoint. I do see that it is probably not to be taken seriously, it was a fluff piece in the Style / Magazine section I think.

Amiee Sun 04-Aug-13 15:54:40

Oh no, I really like some of bodens stuff, my little girl has a few of their cordroy dresses.
I'm so socially insecure I will not be able to buy them any more in fear of being accused of being social insecure.

KosherBacon Sun 04-Aug-13 15:56:10

What happens if you buy your Boden stuff in the sale when its priced the same as Next clothing but better made? Help, my poor socially insecure self.

Elsiequadrille Sun 04-Aug-13 15:56:41

Boden isn't expensive though, is it? It's average for high street prices?

Chocotrekkie Sun 04-Aug-13 15:58:32

Or they have a stupidly fussy child who will only wear clothes with animals on them and the only nice ones you can find are boden....

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Sun 04-Aug-13 15:58:52

I'm just amazed there are people out there who can tell a boden t shirt from a primark one! How on earth can folks tell?

It's a shame if there are people out there who are dressing in a certain brand hoping that others will notice and be suitably impressed, cos I think they're wasting their money as I suspect most people are like me and wouldn't have a clue unless there was someone walking behind you with a big sign saying Designer Brand X, Cost £!!!


KnittedWaffle Sun 04-Aug-13 16:00:22

I buy Boden stuff for my DC, especially DD, as I like the fact that its not all pink/Disney/Hello Kitty, it washes well and can be worn everyday.
I also buy from vertbaudet, mothercare, sainsburys, H&M, Monsoon, JL, Debenhams, Asda and anywhere I can get a good bargain.
I'm far from socially insecure, I'm more 'socially don't give a fuck'. If the DC'll wear it and like wearing it who cares where it's from?

Elsiequadrille Sun 04-Aug-13 16:01:04

I can. I can guess roughly which year the Boden clothes were from, too, having shopped with them for a decade or so. They are generally quite distinctive.

theresmoretome Sun 04-Aug-13 16:01:15

It is expensive. i buy in the sale only. Not sure what that says about my social status...

CruCru Sun 04-Aug-13 16:01:37

I quite like Boden. I especially like the way the kids stuff can be tumble dried. This is very important to me.

Arisbottle Sun 04-Aug-13 16:02:34

I buy children's clothes from Boden and am from the definite don't give a fuck camp. Most MN types would look down on me and I don't think my children's clothes would make a difference. I buy from there because :

They wash well
No logos
Nice fabric
I don't have to go in a shop.

CruCru Sun 04-Aug-13 16:04:39

Yes, not having to buy in person is also a big bonus.

colditz Sun 04-Aug-13 16:05:44

Hecsy, you can't ell until you get your hands on it. Boden tend to use slightly thicker cotton, and it's just a little bit better stitched, so it washed well and doesn't lose shape.

Because everyone under 12 completely gives a shit if their t shirt is slightly out of shape.

santamarianovella Sun 04-Aug-13 16:06:11

op, my parents bought a bonpoint outfit for dd first christmas, a really gorgeous dress,with wrap around cardi,and tights, she threw up on it after an hour ,and the thing is dry clean only! and costs a fortune

Arisbottle Sun 04-Aug-13 16:07:53

Colditz my children don't care but I have an irrational hatred of stretched clothes. It probably reveals something dark about me.

CruCru Sun 04-Aug-13 16:07:53

I've never even seen anything by Bonpoint. Presumably I am not their target market.

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