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Tights like Falke but cheaper

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Mmeh Mon 01-Sep-14 12:42:33

'Tis the season for planning a new work wardrobe, and every year i like to invest in a few pairs of thick knitted school girl tights to wear with my winter dresses. I usually buy Falke but have just blown two hundred quid at Baukjen so feeling a bit penitent. Any suggestions on some cheaper alternatives that are as good if not better than Falke??

MsAstronaut Mon 01-Sep-14 12:52:30

Boden thick tights are lovely, but not much cheaper than Falke (but you might get a voucher or good money off deal). Also I often get amazingly good tights at Tesco, and TK Maxx is worth a trawl. And lastly Uniqlo does a lot of tights and tight-style leggings that are very good quality and feel like lovely expensive tights, and are long-lasting.

MsAstronaut Mon 01-Sep-14 12:53:05

(I wish I was buying winter tights but I can't possibly justify it as I have too many!)

Mmeh Mon 01-Sep-14 12:53:38

Thanks MsAstronaut!

Mmeh Mon 01-Sep-14 12:55:59

You buy some if you like MsAstronaut and then send them my way... Would that satisfy your cravings!?

TheMightyMing Mon 01-Sep-14 12:57:25

Being nosy- what did you buy at Baukjen? I am currently coveting almost everything in the collection! Re tights - I always find the m and s autograph tights good but I only buy opaque not knitted .

MsAstronaut Mon 01-Sep-14 12:59:12

Erm, not quite! grin (maybe if I wear and stroke them lovingly first)

I'm craving some mustard-coloured ones this year, can't decide if that's a bit bonkers or not.

Mmeh Mon 01-Sep-14 13:04:33

MightyMing: Baukjen are great aren't they? I plundered the sale stock mainly: I bought a tailored skirt, posh leggings, casual cobalt blue trousers, two stripy jersey shirt things, and a v neck jumper from the new collection. Used an Ocado 20% off code and had been emailed a £10 voucher too to justify the full priced item!

I only buy knitted tights and like the Falke merino ones but they're v v expensive!

Celeriacacaca Mon 01-Sep-14 13:06:18

M&S collection - around £10 - with wool. Mine have lasted, although not as well as Falke's have, which seems about right.

MsAstronaut Mon 01-Sep-14 13:06:41

Mmeh that is not a bad haul for £200 at Baukjen!

Mmeh Mon 01-Sep-14 13:50:43

I know! I'm quite smug, let's just hope all the clothes fit!

Am even smugger now as have just bought some Falke rights anyway from My Tights. Found what I thought was a 20% code but it seemed to knock neatly 50% off my order!! So £17.33 rather than £30 for a pair of merino wool tights... Free first class delivery too.

I've still spent over £50 on three pairs of tights though! shock gulp...

Mmeh Mon 01-Sep-14 13:51:28

Tights not rights... Nearly not neatly.... Grr...

Mmeh Mon 01-Sep-14 13:53:17

(Thanks Celeria will bear in mind)

Mmeh Mon 01-Sep-14 13:55:00

Btw MrsA.... Mustard tights are great and if you've got good legs I'd say go for it!

picnicbasketcase Mon 01-Sep-14 13:56:19

You can get tights that cost thirty pounds? Bloody hell. This section is an education. I've never seen any that were more than twelve and I thought they were having a laugh.

minkah Mon 01-Sep-14 13:58:45

Meh, is that a reusable code?! If so, please share.

I track down tights at tk maxx usually, and now UniQlo.

But falke are my fave.

polyhymnia Mon 01-Sep-14 14:47:20

Yes I'd like that code too if possible.

Mmeh Mon 01-Sep-14 15:32:22


Olga79 Mon 01-Sep-14 15:37:47

TKMaxx sometimes have Falke tights at reasonable prices

TheMightyMing Tue 02-Sep-14 03:51:09

Bargains indeed! I love Baukjen, not cheap but nice stuff.

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