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What can I spend £400 worth of Karen Millen vouchers on?

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offloadingthisshit Fri 03-Jan-14 09:57:59


I have been given that amount in vouchers by my Dad but unfortunately he did not check with me and I never shop there.

I went in the store today and am usually a size 14 but can squeeze into their size 16. I thought I would buy a coat but their coats are hideous. No, that's not true, there are a couple of nice coats but I would never wear them (think light coloured felt coats, think 3 kids and a dog). They did have a padded jacket with a fur hood, it was £295!!!!!

Anyway, I wear scrubs all day, i'm a single parent, I have 3 kids and a dog, I never go out and have no cause to wear a cocktail dress or jumpers that are dry clean/handwash only.


PS. I am grateful for the vouchers!

happyyonisleepyyoni Sat 04-Jan-14 10:10:41

I'd wait a while and see what comes in next season before making a final decision as there may be more choice once the party dress season is over.

Chopsypie Sat 04-Jan-14 10:00:14

Have you tried gift card granny? It's a website that buys and sells unwanted gift cards. Usually for 10-20% less than they are worth. Might be easier than eBay?

eurochick Sat 04-Jan-14 09:53:26

As others have pointed out, they have some good jumpers in at the moment.

And the handbags are lovely. I got one last January and after a year of daily use, it still looks brilliant.

louwn Sat 04-Jan-14 09:51:14

Stuff from Karen Millen fits me really well but I agree, lots of it is chavtastic! There are a few nice things though, you just have to look hard. It is more of a dresses and fancy coats shop than everyday wear isn't it?

RubyLovesShopping Fri 03-Jan-14 23:27:26

I would do as someone up thread suggests and sell it off on eBay for £350, someone will think they're getting a good deal and you will have the cash to buy something you really want rather than feeling you have to pick the best if a bad bunch.

newpup Fri 03-Jan-14 12:22:51

I don't shop there either just have never been there. I love a couple of the handbags though, great investment. Coat lovely, treat yourself, that is what it is for.

cosikitty Fri 03-Jan-14 11:05:18

I would buy a handbag! Then I would spend the rest on some more basic items such as a top in the sale, or maybe a nice dress for an upcoming wedding etc!

TheHeadlessLadyofCannock Fri 03-Jan-14 11:04:11

What MadBusLady says: it was a present; you can treat yourself!

But I feel your pain. I receive inappropriate vouchers sometimes and it's quite frustrating.

I like the jumper WhoNicked links to. Also this jumper, this one this one...

All quite practical.

Or just send 'em to me grin

offloadingthisshit Fri 03-Jan-14 11:02:02

No, not perfect, just the most suitable thing from what was available.

WNMN, I agree, those are all lovely clothes but I would not wear them. I don't wear knitted things because they make me itch but, that aside, I go to work in jeans and a hoody, change into scrubs, wear jeans and hoody home. There is no point having expensive cloths as it they are hung up in communal staff change and either get thrown on the floor or nicked. On my days off I go walking with my dog in the woods wearing leggings and Dr Martens and raincoat, if I go out, it is to things like weddings so a rarity and I have a bazillion dresses to wear that I don't wear.

Cannot justify spending £400 on one item that I don't really like or things I wont wear. Will investigate the Ebay route, thanks for that advice smile

offloadingthisshit Fri 03-Jan-14 10:56:14

I wish I had a John Lewis voucher and could buy a food!

MadBusLady Fri 03-Jan-14 10:56:10

But you don't have a £50 Asda voucher, so why do the calculation like that? Seriously, if you love it and it fitted well, buy it, as far as you're concerned it's free. If it wasn't perfect however, I'd wait for something else.

WhoNickedMyName Fri 03-Jan-14 10:55:09

If I had another £400 to spend I'd buy any of these..





formerdiva Fri 03-Jan-14 10:54:06

I don't like KM clothes at all, but their bags are brilliant. Buy 2 and you'll be using them for years to come.

offloadingthisshit Fri 03-Jan-14 10:52:08

It was that coat and they don't have it my size now, but I think you could get similar from Asda for £50 hmm

TSSDNCOP Fri 03-Jan-14 10:51:16

You don't have to buy anything straight away, the KM gift cert is valid for 2 years.

Agree about their jeans, I have several pairs. They'll have nice summer t-shirts soon that aren't DC. Last year they had really nice sandals.

cloudskitchen Fri 03-Jan-14 10:48:03

shoes or bags but definitely the coat smile

bettykt Fri 03-Jan-14 10:44:25

I'm with Who it's a Christmas present and buy that expensive coat, that's what presents are for to buy those things you wouldn't normally buy. You're worth it and deserve a lovely new coat smile

southeastastra Fri 03-Jan-14 10:42:00

i don't think it's waggy, i always like the jeans, they seem to fit me really well, and the jumpers. you have to be a certain shape imo otherwise it won't look good.

agree with shoes some are lovely and comfortable for heel ime anyway.

this jacket is nice though £50 over budget!

WhoNickedMyName Fri 03-Jan-14 10:36:36

Buy the padded jacket then - who cares if it was £295 - if you like it and you're not going to use the vouchers otherwise, then just get it.

How about some boots - there are a few flat or small heeled pairs. Or a couple of jumpers.

I got a £200 gift card from my FIL and spent it on boxing day no problem, even though I don't normally buy from Karen Millen. grin

Ladyglamalot Fri 03-Jan-14 10:35:07

Sell it on ebay-I loathe karen millen stuff too. Wagtastic!

LaurieFairyCake Fri 03-Jan-14 10:29:46

Yes, you might get fairly close to it on EBay - maybe £350 ish.

I too would struggle to buy anything from there, the shoes all have huge heels.

offloadingthisshit Fri 03-Jan-14 10:27:28

I did ask about returning them but you can't. it is a gift card so is £400 on one card. Do people buy things like that on Ebay?

flowery Fri 03-Jan-14 10:09:56

Sell the vouchers on eBay and buy something from somewhere else with the cash?

ophiotaurus Fri 03-Jan-14 10:09:43

Could your dad return them?

ophiotaurus Fri 03-Jan-14 10:08:52

A nice bag/pair of shoes?

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