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Denim mini skirt for DD....where to look?

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70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 26-Aug-16 22:02:49

My DD (14yo, 5'6" and a size 8) has decided she wants a denim mini.
Easy enough, you say. With that height and figure, clothes should just throw themselves off the shelves , yes?

<<Rocks Gently>>

It must be:
zip front not buttoned
neat hem not this tatty frayed crap or rips
no embroidery or daft patches

Today we looked:
TopShop, New Look, Miss Selfridge, River Island, H&M

She won't look at M&S or Next (they are My Shops so not for her) or Matalan.

I've looked online there but not seen anything.

What she wanted was a Moto mini from Topshop but she wants to try on instore, and its only online in a 16.
She got a Primark mini but it's button front and the denim ones in there were long pencil skirts.

HELP grin. Looking about £30-£40 ish
Where am I missing. There are shops I haven't even considered I'm sure.


tryingtobestronger Fri 26-Aug-16 22:05:22

I got one like that from Do you mean a zip right down the front? If so there were a few on boohoo. But was a few months back now.

nancy75 Fri 26-Aug-16 22:06:48

Try Zara their biggest kids size would possibly fit her and o know they have plain denim skirt in their, I bought o e for dd last week!

PurpleDaisies Fri 26-Aug-16 22:07:12

I actually found mine in Sainsburys after looking literally for a year (I wore my old one so much I wore s hold in the bum). It was at the beginning of the summer so they might not have them any more. I'm sure Tesco recently had them too. Sorry that's not a very trendy selection!

ItsaTenfromDen Fri 26-Aug-16 22:07:53


ItsaTenfromDen Fri 26-Aug-16 22:09:39

another matalan one

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 26-Aug-16 22:22:24


Zara would be worth a look (might brave London if the trains are running)
I showed her the Matalan ones but she wants a more 'jeans' type with the pockets and a 'fly zip'

In my day there were shops which just sold denim. Falmer, Levis,Pepe, Wranglers, all brands. Jeans, jackets, skirts,

Where have they gone <<sobs>>

overthehillandroundthemountain Fri 26-Aug-16 22:24:20

Try ASOS! I have a similarly picky DD. In the end, brought home 3 denim skirts, 1 x TopShop, 1 x H&M and one charity shop. None fitted her criteria. She liked all three grin

FortyFacedFuckers Fri 26-Aug-16 22:25:31

Have you tried ASOS?

FortyFacedFuckers Fri 26-Aug-16 22:26:22

Oops too slow at typing.

mais Fri 26-Aug-16 22:27:57

I got my dd one in France in La Redoute - it's on sale & they deliver

mais Fri 26-Aug-16 22:29:06

The dark denim comes up first on that link but they have lighter denim too

nancy75 Fri 26-Aug-16 23:09:15

Levis still have shops, they don't actually stock many skirts.

milkysmum Fri 26-Aug-16 23:13:04

The matalan one someone linked seems to tick all the boxes

BagelGoesWalking Fri 26-Aug-16 23:13:17

If you go to London, go to Monki in Carnaby street. My DD 16 got a lovely black suede mini with zip up front from there. Also look in Brandy Melville (just off Carnaby st) or also now a branch in Covent Garden.

nancy75 Fri 26-Aug-16 23:28:50

Zara one here
Cheap as chips but not sure if the age 14 will be big enough

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 27-Aug-16 00:03:30

She has spied an Urban Outfitter skirt that passes muster, so I will be well Out Of My Comfort Zone in a trendy shop where the music will be loud .

The Zara one would fit her waist but too short for her height thanks

lazybutton Sat 27-Aug-16 11:02:07

Perhaps too short, Mango:

Sorry can't do the pretty links yet!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 27-Aug-16 11:37:36

Mango looks good.The colour of denim is flexible, the fasten and finish is what she's set on.
There are shops I never venture into, so I have no idea what is out there.

We are planning a London trip. grin

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 28-Aug-16 17:12:58

Urban Outfitters

After traipsing along Oxford Street in'n'out of TopShop/H&M/Forever 21/Miss Selfridges we went into Urban Outfitters and she saw the one she'd been looking for online.

£36, one happy DD, I'm resting my old bones now. smile

It is definately a shop I'd never have gone into though.

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