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Johnnie Boden...so annoying

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Drywhiteplease Mon 31-Mar-14 21:08:32

I was put on hold today and Johnnie comes on, sounding like Prince William "so sorry, ra RA! but we're busy!RA RA! please hold"

Is it just me or is he a bit if an idiot?
I loathe the hideous Boden floral macs, tunics, etc infact any of the floral stuff.
Can't stand the naff captions "Olda, a true friend will know the name of your parents" umm noooo
"Anne, the most underrated thing in the world: a beautiful smile" hmm
Id rather "Helga, hates this stuff but doing it for the money"
"Lucy , shagged Lord Cecil on the snooker table last night wearing a lovely tweed skirt"
And all that hot air about launching Boden to the FRENCH ! The FRENCH JOHNNIE....you're crazy, did it happen?

Johnnie some of your product is fab (the up identifiable stuff, great quality, some novice accessories) but cut the crap please, we're not stupid.

LordPalmerston Mon 31-Mar-14 21:09:06

er - yes, where have you been?

this has been many a thread since about 2001

LordPalmerston Mon 31-Mar-14 21:09:28

oh its YOU dry

dry? are oyu mad?! wink

Drywhiteplease Mon 31-Mar-14 21:24:23

Oops...idiot, missed those threads......not just me then? grin

LinusDKD Mon 31-Mar-14 21:43:32

dry step away from the G&T's!

QueenCadbury Mon 31-Mar-14 21:49:40

grin at linus

Drywhiteplease Mon 31-Mar-14 22:08:22

grin linus

Dollydowser Mon 31-Mar-14 22:10:24

I luff Johnnie. He just sent me a birthday card with a 10 quid voucher.
Also, a dress I bought a month or so ago was reduced further in last weeks sale, they refunded the difference. Brill customer service.

Vickiyumyum Tue 01-Apr-14 10:31:59

OOh Dolly- wonder if we share a birthday as Johnnie sent me a voucher for my birthday to. Shame I will probably end up spending it on the DC.

HappyMedium Tue 01-Apr-14 12:46:03

Ooooh I also got a birthday card & voucher.

TulipOHare Tue 01-Apr-14 13:18:48

It was my birthday recently and I did NOT get anything from Johnnie

<sulk>

You know, I do own and wear a lot of Boden (basics) and I really rate them for many things, including great customer service. But it was a brilliant Boden-mocking thread that brought me to MN in the first place. Was hilarious grin

I tend to like things only from their autumn / winter ranges. There's nothing I even remotely like at the moment, other than the very plainest cotton and linen tees.

YesAnastasia Tue 01-Apr-14 13:22:29

Love the product but the man makes me cringe.

That said, I like the British vibe they've got going & he kind of fits with that bumbling toff thing...

YesAnastasia Tue 01-Apr-14 13:23:37

Oooh the spotty linen tee Tulip? I like.

Vickiyumyum Tue 01-Apr-14 13:24:14

I'm wondering if its because I've ordered hardly anything this year? I've gone from spending hundreds per season on the dc and another few hundred per season on myself to less than £50 this year as I just haven't had the budget or inclination to be thinking too far ahead for clothing.

Its worked though as have basket ready to check out on payday, minus £10 grin just need a 20% discount code to go with it.

Twinklestein Tue 01-Apr-14 13:53:12

Of course he's an idiot and the clothes are vile. I don't get the collective psychosis...

Dollydowser Tue 01-Apr-14 22:46:21

Vickiyumyum 20% off code J3M3 worked for me earlier.

Vickiyumyum Wed 02-Apr-14 10:53:41

thanks Dolly i'll give it a go.

Kudzugirl Wed 02-Apr-14 14:20:51

The S/S catalogue is, well,. a catalogue of hideousity. It really was a case of <my eyes my eyes> when it landed on the mat.

Twee misfires of runway styles plus same old same old. The only things worth having are the slingbacks. In my oipnion anyway.

Darkchocsprinkles Wed 02-Apr-14 14:34:34

I used to buy a lot for the dc but no longer...

Now a £15 gift voucher has popped through my door.

Even armed with that, and the new catalogue, I am struggling .

Dollydowser Wed 02-Apr-14 14:50:15

Out of interest, those who used to shop at Boden and now don't, where are you buying from now?

Kudzugirl Wed 02-Apr-14 14:59:04

I only buy the very plain classic things (at heavy reductions) from Boden. Plain sweaters for example.

I hate all that ditsy print stuff.

I mix designer and High St. I get a lot of discounts through work contacts (I now write copy for fashion websites and stores in addition to my actual professional everyday job) which is why I am aware of what is said about Mumsnet S&B boards in the industry.

I realise that this means I can buy clothing that would ordinarily be out of my reach either cost wise or morality wise- I can find no justification for that £250 T shirt.

polyhymnia Wed 02-Apr-14 16:41:17

As a matter of curiosity what is said about the M N board in the industry ? Is it taken with the seriousness it deserves ?

Kudzugirl Wed 02-Apr-14 16:49:10

Yes the peeps i work with take it VERY seriously. They know that a thorough slagging off on here has a direct cause and effect. What is posted on here is but the tip of the iceberg regarding what is read, believed and acted upon.

People don't have time to trawl the shops and the internet can make people so frozen with indecision caused by too much choice that a guiding hand is grabbed onto like Leo grabbed Kate.

Figures from Mumsnet show that 79% of readers bought a product after a recomm on a thread and 80% seek advice and reviews before buying.

That is in my view, fairly accurate.

Vickiyumyum Wed 02-Apr-14 16:55:34

Well if there's a Boden voucher going spare I can always make use of it �� feel free to pm me!

Tbh I probably am a bit mumsy despite a substantial weight loss still a bit pudgy around the middle size 12 mum of 4. I'm not cutting edge or hugely into fashion. I like to wear clothes that suit me and I'm comfortable in. I wear formal office wear to work so it's nice to put a jersey dress on or a plain or striped top with a skirt and not really think about accessoring. My hair is always styled and I wear make up so hopefully I don't look too frightful.

LordPalmerston Wed 02-Apr-14 17:01:27

I'll take a voucher off anyone..

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