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Kew (159) clothing and bags in TKMaxx

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Plexie Tue 17-May-16 16:20:39

Kew 159 went out of business in 2012 and I keep seeing their bags and clothes in TKMaxx. Does anyone know if this is genuine old stock that's been languishing somewhere for 4 years or has someone resurrected the brand in order to flog new stuff to TKMaxx?

Just wondering.

HeirOfNothingInParticular Tue 17-May-16 16:58:32

I think it's old stock. I bought a few things last year and they were really nice.

Floisme Tue 17-May-16 18:38:36

I've wondered that too but I've always assumed TK Maxx had bought up the name. Partly cos I used to buy Kew when they were Jigsaw's cheaper sister and I've never seen anything I recognise in Maxx's.

I don't know for certain though, just speculating. Some of the stuff is quite nice, wherever it's from!

LanaorAna1 Tue 17-May-16 18:56:37

TK must have bought the brand. No one makes clothes 4 years in advance.

HeirOfNothingInParticular Tue 17-May-16 19:30:17

I have wondered this too, but the sizes are becoming very random now. The quality of the stuff I had last year was lovely, linen tops and cotton/lycra slim legged trousers. For the price I paid for them, I don't care if they are old stock or the brand has been bought up by TK Maxx.

I've seen a few things I've liked this year but it has been in very small sizes. It wouldn't surprise me if these clothes have been lurking in storage for a few years, they are nice enough but hardly fashion forward!

DaughterDrowningInJunk Tue 17-May-16 19:33:54

Do they have any double-fronted tops? With 2 layers, not with 2 bay windows? I used to love their tops.

DurhamDurham Tue 17-May-16 19:40:39

I think TK Maxx buy up old brands don't they and pass them off as last years stock? They have clothes made up, slap a designer label on it and add a premium. It's not a saving at all really, it's like the worlds most expensive jumble sale.

I have bought a pair of v nice boots from there, I liked them and couldn't have cared less about what brand they were.

HeirOfNothingInParticular Tue 17-May-16 19:41:59

Just had a thought, maybe Kew/Jigsaw had some lines in production after the line was discontinued, so have manufacturing contracts etc, and this is what is coming through to TK Maxx. Obviously, I have nothing else to think about!

Anyway, I am happy with what I bought last year, but not seen anything in other than teeny sizes this year.

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