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Kaliko - Any good?

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Beautydiva Wed 03-Dec-14 13:18:49

I was browsing online and liked a coat , but I never heard of it before . Is it any good ?

FruitBasedDrinkForALady Wed 03-Dec-14 13:31:56

I don't think I've ever bought anything from them (think my Mum has), but I do know they've been around years. They are on the better end of the quality scale too. I'm still wistful about an orange dress I wanted for SIL's wedding 6 years ago but couldn't get in my size.

Schoolaroundthecorner Wed 03-Dec-14 13:35:55

I like some of their stuff. Some of it is a bit 'older' but some nice pieces too. I've found their sizes to be on the generous side though. Just something to bear in mind if you are ordering.

OneHandFlapping Wed 03-Dec-14 13:36:24

I have a coat and several dresses in my far from cutting edge work wardrobe.

The coat in particular is a very good quality fabric, and very warm.

The dresses are easy to wear and easy to wash, although the fabric is looking a little tired after 12 months (worn them pretty much once a week though in that time).

nothingwittyhere Wed 03-Dec-14 13:37:14

What School said. I got a good lace top from them (via House of Fraser).

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DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 03-Dec-14 13:55:52

They've been around years and years, I have a couple of tops that are still great ten years on so unless it's changed the quality is fantastic.

BeHoHoHove Wed 03-Dec-14 14:04:55

Agree with the good quality comments.
Some great Kaliko bargains on the Just Last Season website too.

flowery Wed 03-Dec-14 14:19:27

I used to manage their Kings Road branch, when it was still there, that was in 1999. I still have a couple of things I got with my staff discount, so excellent quality, and I still mourn a couple of things which I got rid of because they were too big. Sizing is generous.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 03-Dec-14 14:22:29

I've just looked at the website- very different now but I am going back 20 odd years ago grin

Beautydiva Thu 04-Dec-14 07:52:06

Thank you everyone smile

I went to local debenhams to try it , the size was generous but when I tried smaller size , I had a nice shape around the waist smile . And another plus point was that the quality is very nice .

Now decision time , this flare coat or Jaeger cocoon coat smile ( which is super soft and stylish but I look a bit boxy in it )

BeHoHoHove Thu 04-Dec-14 10:16:26

Got a link?

Beautydiva Thu 04-Dec-14 20:33:11

On mobile , don't know if it will work

http://m.houseoffraser.co.uk/Kaliko+Black+Asymmetric+Coat/208729838,default,pd.html

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tkay123 Thu 04-Dec-14 21:05:25

Hi, yes I have quite a few Kaliko items of clothing and shoes, they are good quality and timeless in my opinion.

MaudantWit Thu 04-Dec-14 21:09:13

I like Kaliko. My work wardrobe is almost entirely from Kaliko and Phase Eight. As someone said, it's not cutting edge, but it's good quality and won't frighten the horses.

Lunastarfish Thu 04-Dec-14 21:10:44

I'm 32 so not really kaliko's target audience. I think it is really 50 +. But I buy from there all the time! The dresses are a perfect for for my size 14 pear shaped body and the clothes wash very well. Wait until their takes as prices drop massively. £100 dresses will go down to £25

BestIsWest Thu 04-Dec-14 21:12:46

I have a few things. Their sales are excellent.

BeHoHoHove Fri 05-Dec-14 10:00:41

The coat is lovely beautydiva

Beautydiva Fri 05-Dec-14 19:11:56

Thanks Quite for the link , I love that Mulberry colour too, you must be getting compliments on that coat smile

Thanks BoHo for liking it , it's really good fit , made my waist looks smaller smile

A big thank you to everyone for sharing your thoughts and experiences smile

AsBrightAsAJewel Fri 05-Dec-14 19:12:27

They are part of the Jacques Vert group. But probably one of the ranges aimed at younger hmm people But if you see Eastex and Winsmoor are part of the group which both scream granny to me it doesn't really say young. Having said that I've had stuff from JV group; quality good, lasted well and if they fit your body shape (which Precis and Minuet their petite ranges do) they are great. Quite a few outlet places have JV ranges at really good bargains, so it is worth shopping round.

The coat looks great - classic but not old-fashioned or boring. I'm tempted myself!

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NightFallsFast Fri 05-Dec-14 21:56:54

I was just thinking about Kaliko today. I've had a couple of really nice items from them that I've worn and worn and worn. Thank you to BeHoHoHove for the website too, some lovely things.

MaudantWit Sat 06-Dec-14 10:01:30

Ooh. That JustLastSeason website is likely to be my downfall, as there's nothing in Phase Eight I currently like.

NewEraNewMindset Sat 06-Dec-14 10:18:03

I bought my Mum some Kalico pieces and they have worn well, really lovely quality.

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