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I'm 46. I like browsing through the concessions in my local House of Fraser and John Lewis. I find department store shopping quite efficient (I don't really enjoy shopping, and an hour or so is enough for me) in terms of finding stuff and also discovering new brands I've not tried before. I quite like Jigsaw, Linea and Hobbs. Gap okay too, especially for jeans. I've gone right off FatFace and White Stuff.
Mid - 40s. Tend to peruse what's in John Lewis clothes dept. Quite a few things I like in the Pure catalogue at the moment. Also like Baukjen. Tend to gravitate to what suits me (imo) rather than fashion. Have a look at House of Fraser and Debenhams from time to time too.
Whistles, Oliver Bonas, bits from H and M and Banana Replublic when I ever go to the States. I buy Levis from there as well. I hate getting old it's so difficult. I used to live fashion as well. I think it's the thickening of the waist that gets me. I'm certainly not a size 12 anymore.
Lots of different places - depends on what I need, what suits me and how much money I have to spend!
Usually Boden petite for trousers as they are a good fit. Also shop in Banana Republic, J Crew, Uniqlo, Jigsaw, occasionally Cos, recent purchases from Woolovers and Comptoir de Cottoniers (sale). I also like a good rummage (when in the right frame of mind) in TK Maxx and have picked up a few bargains - J Brand, Helmut Lang
I definitely found my early 40's a difficult time fashion wise - struggled with 'younger' looking clothes and then clothes that I felt made me look 'old' - I feel a lot more settled/happier now in most of what I wear and tend to only buy if I love it and if it suits me rather than 'super fashionable'. I'm 49 btw.
Black skinnies from M&S Autograph. Biker jackets from Oasis and Mint Velvet (although I covet a Whistles one) T-shirts mostly from Whistles, occasionally Mint Velvet, or the occasional (and increasingly rare) decent cotton one from M&S. Vests from H&M Black jumpers - mostly from M&S, although I got a couple in Mango recently (suspect they'll fall apart fairly quickly though). Ankle boots - Clarks, Aldo, Whistles Leather Converse
Work stuff tends to be largely pencil or tube skirts (Whistles / M&S) or full skirts (although nice ones harder to find these days) with jackets mostly from Hobbs or plain black ones from pretty much anywhere.
H&M (Not the catwalk knock offs but their basics are modern but very wearable) TK Maxx (Not as good as it used to be but I still love the anticipation) Whistles (Begrudgingly as I think the prices are outrageous but it just seems to hang nicely) Uniqlo (knitwear)
Also Baukjen, Pure Collection, Me&Em, Hush, Boden, People Tree.
I'm 49. Uniqlo for skinny jeans, Ebay for vintage knitwear (made in Scotland) , charity shops for vintage finds (getting scarcer) Boden for tops and occasional summer dress but I am now v discriminating and send stuff back if it's not right for me. Once a year I buy something (dress/ pair of work trousers) at Agnes B, in the sales if poss. Comptoir des cotonniers is good too. Have just about given up on M&S, and have given up on H&M because of poor quality. I also find exercise is important especially to trim down the waist. I don't do gyms but try to cycle places instead of taking public transport.