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Do you have a go-to store / label that you know you'll always find something you like?

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InTheBox Wed 06-Apr-16 14:47:11

Pointless curiosity really. I read a thread earlier in which the OP had likened Zara to an upmarket Primark and it set me thinking. I do find staple items in Zara and but I'd say a good 60% of my wardrobe is from Topshop and associated brands. Any one else?

Quickchangeup Wed 06-Apr-16 15:01:46

I'd say 75% of my wardrobe is from Gap. I find that their stuff is literally made to fit my body shape exactly! They tend to do simple stuff, in natural fibres and always have some sort of promotion on. Other than that I have odd bits from topshop, h&m, oasis etc but find it hard to find items that aren't polyester!

ThatsIrrelephant Wed 06-Apr-16 15:45:14

Watching this thread! Really struggling with clothes at the moment - think I need to try a range of shops to find what I like. I've heard good things about Zara.

HazelMcWitch Wed 06-Apr-16 15:48:20

Whistles. Which does my bank balance no end of good hmm

I've given up and pretty much live in a uniform of black skinny jeans (M&S Autograph) and black or grey tops from wherever will sell me cotton ones at a decent price.

LadyStark Wed 06-Apr-16 15:56:24

Oliver Bonas and Joy are two shops where I always manage to find something I like and that suits/fits well.

Judydreamsofhorses Wed 06-Apr-16 15:57:10

Different shops for different things here.

Whistles - jeans
Topshop - blouses
Oasis - skirts
Warehouse - dresses

I wish there was an easy formula for my difficult feet!

burnishedsilver Wed 06-Apr-16 15:57:13

Not any more. I cant find aywhere that is reliable and consistant.

HeadDreamer Wed 06-Apr-16 17:13:31

H&M. It's cheap and cheerful! There isn't a primark in town otherwise I think I'll have to include it in my list too. I quite like New Look too.

5608Carrie Wed 06-Apr-16 17:22:15

For work it would be Next. I also like Wallis but it's a bit hit and miss.

I live near a fab boutique with an assistant that I like. I usually go there for going out clothes.

ReturnoftheWhack Wed 06-Apr-16 17:53:45

Dorothy Perkins! hides face in shame

nickEcave Wed 06-Apr-16 17:58:52

ladystark I also really like Oliver Jonas and Joy. I'm a short hourglass shape and very few shops have clothes that consistently fit

Hackedabove Wed 06-Apr-16 18:05:59

White stuff blush

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Wed 06-Apr-16 18:17:34

Outfit is always good, as it's a few stores under one roof helpful, but I buy a lot from La Redoute. Their sizing can be hit and miss, but they always have big discounts in the sales and it's no bother to return/exchange stuff that doesn't fit.

Love H&M unless it's fucking trousers (see approximately 50 previous threads!).

Savagebeauty Wed 06-Apr-16 18:18:52

Matalan for tops grin

Cakescakescakes Wed 06-Apr-16 18:19:22


Moogdroog Wed 06-Apr-16 18:26:51

Toast, unfortunately for my bank balance

EvaDelectorskaya Wed 06-Apr-16 18:28:58

I'll be watching this thread with interest. When I go shopping, the one shop I will always visit and usually buy something in is Zara but their quality is quite poor so I would like to find alternatives.
I'm actually finding in quite difficult to buy clothes these days. I'm in my 30s and have a baby so nice day clothes are more of a priority than going out clothes. And I think as I've gotten older and wiser (!), I'm more reluctant to waste money on clothes that aren't quite right or that won't last.

chanie44 Wed 06-Apr-16 18:34:58


It's not exactly high fashion, but I don't like to wear anything too fussy.

Floisme Wed 06-Apr-16 18:36:12

Not really, I shop all over the place and I don't think anywhere on the high street is consistently good. At the moment, if I had to name anywhere, it would be Whistles (sales only) and H&M. I always try and get a mix of high and low end.

A couple of years ago, I'd have probably said TK Maxx and Me & Em but I think they've both lost the plot lately.

fiorentina Wed 06-Apr-16 20:52:18

Other Stories. I can always find something in there i would love to buy!

Nettletheelf Wed 06-Apr-16 20:52:42

My beloved Karen Millen. They always have something I like.

MaxMara/Sportmax for posh. Unlike some other labels, they are consistently classy.

lemonade30 Thu 07-Apr-16 00:11:48


River Island


Some of the concessions/designers at Debenhams.

lemonade30 Thu 07-Apr-16 00:12:17

Oh and Ted Baker.

HoundoftheBaskervilles Thu 07-Apr-16 01:16:54

APC or J Crew.

Always something that's 'just what you've been fucking looking for'.

(If you like a hideous juxtapose of Left Bank/Preppy style which I apparently do).

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