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I used to like M&S but I'm not surprised they are struggling to sell womens clothes, WARNING MAY BE UPSETTING

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Behooven Fri 08-Jan-16 12:22:49

Says it all...

BestBeforeDate Fri 08-Jan-16 12:26:31


Lottapianos Fri 08-Jan-16 12:34:50

Dear lord. I wonder what they're smoking in the Womenswear department at M&S. They do some really good stuff - I love their jeggings, knickers, tights and PJs and the beauty section has seriously upped its game in the last couple of years - but far too much of it is downright frightful. And their clothing range is just far too big. You don't need a choice of 200 dresses, 190 of which are downright ghastly - you need a choice of maybe 20 dresses, at least 18 of which are actually wearable. Its hardly rocket science!

WhatchaMaCalllit Fri 08-Jan-16 12:37:39

shock shock shock shock shock
Sweet mother of Jayzus, they are fecking desperate yolks altogether!!!!

Not even ABBA in their heyday would have been seen wearing such attire.

glenthebattleostrich Fri 08-Jan-16 12:40:20

I think someone stitched together a load off offcuts and sold them to the buyers for a laugh

Owllady Fri 08-Jan-16 12:40:35

I think lotta is right. I'd like what they are smoking too

toomanyeasterbunnies Fri 08-Jan-16 12:41:39

shock Haven't bought any clothes in M & S for a long time. They need to remove all their ranges and stick to the classics.

Gatekeeper Fri 08-Jan-16 12:41:54

Horrors!!! I see they are reduced to £11 and someone has reviewed them "Jkie-from-Falkirk" saying how nice they are. If anyone on here is from Falkirk & spots them/her, please give her a card with the Mumsnet link on it. She needs saving from herself grin

MrsMarigold Fri 08-Jan-16 12:42:08


FeckTheMagicDragon Fri 08-Jan-16 12:45:11

What the actual fuck?!
I used to use M&S as they were the only shop I could get good jeans and smart work clothes in my size. But the jeans quality went to pot overnight. (I still wear some of my old ones) and the work blouses now make no real adjustments for larger busts or arms, are too short and are just kind of wider. Their classics are frumpy, per una range all needs burning and the 'sophisticated' range (can't remember it's name) is just bland.
Every time I wander in there I leave empty handed.

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 08-Jan-16 12:45:15

I've been to Falkirk. It's a dark, dark place so I'm not surprised one of its residents loves these Brady Bunch horrors.

Boogers Fri 08-Jan-16 12:50:44

To be fair, in the early 90s I used to wear similar trousers to this, but then again I was in my early teens, stick thin and it wad the time of Nirvana grunge!

These trousers might look good teamed with a plain black jumper or polo neck?

MrsCrabb Fri 08-Jan-16 13:03:33

Yes, I think they're getting it all wrong. Even when they do manage to produce a high fashion piece well, no-one who's interested in these things is shopping in M&S

I hanker for the days when they were what they were but you could rely on them for decent quality basics at a reasonable (but not cheap) price. e.g. knickers, long sleeved T-shirt, fine knit roll neck jumper etc.

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 08-Jan-16 13:06:41

'Their classics are frumpy, per una range all needs burning'

I'm not usually one for victim blaming but if I heard of an act of arson being carried out in the Per Una section of a large M&S I'd just sniff and say 'they had it coming'.

Lemonski Fri 08-Jan-16 13:11:37

You found my trousers!!! grin

HeadDreamer Fri 08-Jan-16 13:15:42

That's a classic!

But their quality has gone really bad. I bought a wool cardigan for work last year. It washed really badly, and frankly worse than stuff I bought from new look and h&m.

HookedOnHooking Fri 08-Jan-16 13:17:32

Good Lord!

I think there should be a TRIGGER In the title.

IJustLostTheGame Fri 08-Jan-16 13:18:10

Hello M&S? I have a French hypermarche here from 1994 and they want their trousers back.

Ninkynonkrinkydonk Fri 08-Jan-16 13:19:51

Maybe they're nice when they're on...

AgentProvocateur Fri 08-Jan-16 13:23:01

What the fuck?! Nooooooo.....

vindscreenviper Fri 08-Jan-16 13:26:39

I agree with Boogers that there may be a tiny clique of youngsters who could get away with those trews.But there sure as shit not shopping at marks.

LineyReborn Fri 08-Jan-16 13:28:48

As a stick thin teenager in the 1970s I might have worn them.

But I'm fairly sure that stick thin teenagers from the 1970s aren't shopping in Marks and Spencer.

LittleFishBigOcean Fri 08-Jan-16 13:29:07

That's like a migraine in trouser form.

y0rkier0se Fri 08-Jan-16 13:30:21

Very funny grin

MadHattersWineParty Fri 08-Jan-16 13:34:00

Jesus wept.

I wanted some nice pjs to wear over Christmas so I stopped by recently.... Everything was made of fleece and had a sort of white foxy stencil on.... I thought they were not too far removed from those zip up fleece jackets with huskies or wolves on under a white moon that you might find round the back of Great Yarmouth market. (2 for £20 on a fluorescent cardboard price tag grin )

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