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(44 Posts)
HaymitchAbarnathy Thu 06-Mar-14 20:14:33

What's that all about then? The clothes are awful and expensive and just weird. Who are they FOR? I occasionally see a mum here and there at school wearing one of the coats but I just don't get it, they remind me of something you would buy off a hippy clothes stall at a festival or something.

Shopgirl1 Thu 06-Mar-14 20:28:10

I have wondered this too, discovered the brand in Spain about 8 years ago, can't believe how popular it's become, not to my taste at all.

lurkingaround Thu 06-Mar-14 20:36:46

Hideous stuff I agree wholeheartedly. The busy-ness of it hurts my brain. Clutter clutter clutter. Awful. Vomity looking stuff.

However, I had a quick look just now and this skirt takes my fancy. (Eh?) blush. Nice for the summer, non? Sunshine, Sally Hansen tanned legs, nice top??? Anyone anyone?? Or have I finally lost the plot and should leave S&B?

HaymitchAbarnathy Thu 06-Mar-14 20:46:21

I've looked at the skirt. I've gone back and looked again and no, it is just awful. Why does it look like it's got about three patterns at once? Why does it have that weird knotty bit at the front? Why is it nearly 70 quid? WHY?

I wonder of the designer is a fan of per Una? They seem to have that same insane more is better attitude.

UriGeller Thu 06-Mar-14 20:48:00

I kind of like 'off-beat' designs but they are very funny looking aren't they? I see clothes like this in the little boutiques in places like Malaga. Very fussy. A lot of the 'more mature' ladies in Liverpool are wearing these little jackets with their sparkly jeans and expensive handbags.

lurkingaround Thu 06-Mar-14 20:50:28

I like the knotty bit! The skirt is calling me. And I generally don't do pattern. I like it. But yes too expensive for viscose. And the rest of the clothes are hideous. But I'm standing by my skirt. I will look again in the morning and see if my liking this skirt is tiredness. wink

cloudskitchen Thu 06-Mar-14 20:54:16

I do actually own a desigual skirt from a few years ago that I love and I also really like the skirt that lurking linked however I don't "get" most of it. I certainly have no desire to own a coat.

scarlettsmummy2 Thu 06-Mar-14 20:56:13

I really don't like it- far too fussy! Although there was lots of it about in the Côte d'Azur when I was there last summer.

NorbertDentressangle Thu 06-Mar-14 21:01:05

I first saw it whilst on holiday somewhere in Europe and thought it was hideous.

I've now noticed it in the UK too and was quite surprised TBH as it seems a bit off the wall for most UK womens tastes.

TheGonnagle Thu 06-Mar-14 21:02:50

I had a Desigual dress, it washed dreadfully and the fit was a little odd. SHan't be rushing back.

ocelot41 Thu 06-Mar-14 21:18:50


BriarRainbowshimmer Thu 06-Mar-14 21:23:53

I share your puzzlement OP.

aoife24 Thu 06-Mar-14 21:36:24

Is it Spanish.?My impression is that Spanish women are very conformist in how they dress and that this was to go-to place if you wanted to look 'kooky'. It's a bit OTT Joe Brown.

Lonelynessie Thu 06-Mar-14 21:54:15

Just awful, I don't want to go out looking like I'm wearing a patchwork quilt grin

Amethyst24 Thu 06-Mar-14 21:55:49

Am torn. I love the way their stuff looks but it screams DESIGUAL which puts me off a bit, and the fit is odd. That said, I was on Regent Street the other day and there were gorgeous (albeit totally impractical) white trench coats in their window and a big part of me went oooohhhhh...

annabelcaramel Thu 06-Mar-14 21:59:54

And because I clicked on this I'm now getting all their ads instead of the lovely necklaces another thread led me to! Not my style at all.

gindrinker Thu 06-Mar-14 22:00:25

My mother in law wears it, she has a tasteful coat and handbag.
Its quite nice in moderation on a mid sixties lady.

Not for me though

Smartiepants79 Thu 06-Mar-14 22:05:17

It's pretty expensive.
None of the new collection appears to be available on the website.

parques Thu 06-Mar-14 22:35:13

Have a (horrible) expensive dress my husband bought for me a few years ago - never worn...... very, very low 'v' neck - never quite sure how to wear it!!!!! And very tight (in a too small way & I'm small!!!!)

cerealqueen Thu 06-Mar-14 22:54:11

That skirt looks like Kat's Market tat on Eastenders.

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Fri 07-Mar-14 09:10:45

Oh dear I like that skirt too, what's wrong with me? I don't usually like patterns. Usually desigual makes me confused.

lurkingaround Fri 07-Mar-14 09:19:02

I know Johnny! Strangely attractive skirt amongst all the spew.

cerealqueen, I don't know who Kat from Eastenders is, but I will assume she is a woman of very fine taste indeed.

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Fri 07-Mar-14 12:54:56

My eyes! My eyes!

Deathwatchbeetle Fri 07-Mar-14 13:12:00

There is a green dress on there that I like. Never bought anything but surprised to see stuff that I think is in my size and some cotton stuff. Wow! Don't mind colourful stuff at all.

HaymitchAbarnathy Fri 07-Mar-14 13:59:15

That skirt johnnydeppsfuturewife is unfathomable.

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