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Do you think where you shop says something about what type of person you are?

(56 Posts)
Rushyswife Thu 29-Aug-13 19:34:39

I had never considered this before really. I tend to just buy clothes I like. Although, having said that I do get 'into' certain shops if they have a range of clothes I like and buy loads and then sometimes go off then a different season.

Anyway like I said I never really considered this until a friend asked where a top of mine was from. When I said Boden she said 'Ah, should have known, you are a boden type of person?'

What exactly did she mean by that and should I be flattered/offended?

revealall Thu 29-Aug-13 23:42:53

I was going to say bollocks but then realised I had never been in "Country Casuals" despite it being of the few clothes stores in my small market town (and that I shop in equally unfashionable charity shops with impunity).
Or that I have never spent money in LK Benett but do spend in Hobbs despite them being fairly similar.

Bumblequeen Fri 30-Aug-13 10:53:30

I shop where I can afford not where I would like. People are very much judged by the clothes they wear. I judge too and imagine what a person's life is like just by their appearance.

I wear H&M, New Look, Dorothy Perkins - none of which make me stand out at all. My underwear is from M&S. I try to keep to classics so I can wear the following year. My look is terribly boring sad

I assume the following;

Mature women who shop in M&S, Whistles probably live in a detached house somewhere in the suburbs. Have a holiday home in France.

30's, 40's who shop in Reiss, All Saints, French Connection probably blow up to £400 a month on make up, nails, clothes.

Although I do not own anything remotely expensive I can spot well made clothes from a mile off especially suits. I know exactly how I would dress if I had the budget.

nomorecrumbs Fri 30-Aug-13 12:41:05

I shop mainly at New Look at Dorothy Perkins, and while on holiday recently was offered "Smoke Charlie?".

I am in my 20s with messy blonde hair shock is that really what my look says about me?

thecatfromjapan Fri 30-Aug-13 12:53:22

Lol @ where you shop/what drugs people assume you wish to purchase equations. grin

"smoke Charlie" = crack, surely?

In honesty, I wouldn't associate Dotty P's with the Crack Ho' look.*

*And I am abolutely sure that's not what you look like Ms nomorecrumbs.

To link with thread that was running earlier this week: I often think of Cos as a bit "intellectual", and its customers definitely attended parties in their twenties where cocaine was around.

missbopeep Fri 30-Aug-13 13:05:40

I don't really get this Boden is for aspiring posh people.
If I was to aspire to something it would be Viv Westwood, or designer brands not mid high street ranges.

Yes, where tou shop says something about you- ot has to. If you have hand made suits in St James, then you have the lolly- if you pay £200 for one from next or M&S then you might also have the money but prefer to spend it on something else.

Skinheadmermaid Fri 30-Aug-13 14:52:34

I shop in primark and markets because i don't have the money for anything else! I would like to shop in places like all saints and Zara. I would describe my style as a bit grungy, sexy kind of rock chick. (That sounds absolutely ridiculous written down!)
There are many shops i don't look twice at, it's just not my 'image'. I'd never ever heard of Boden before i joined mumsnet!
Just asked my bf how he would describe my style, he said 'creative and confident' which has made me chuckle.

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