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If you could only buy clothes from one shop forever...

(124 Posts)
PaperdollCartoon Tue 20-Jun-17 10:33:03

Which would it be?

Saying a department store is cheating. Doesn't need to include shoes or accessories.

I think I'd probably go for H&M. I seem to buy a capsule wardrobe from there every season and wear it all to death. I like the simple shapes and colour palettes they use. I love the upmarket shops too, but H&M seems to be the basis of my wardrobe.

KimchiLaLa Tue 20-Jun-17 10:34:44

Probably Zara.

burnishedsilver Tue 20-Jun-17 10:42:50

I'd really struggle. Every time I find a brand that I think is 'me' (Mint Velvet, Hush), a few seasons later their prices skyrocket and their quality goes to shit.

AtticusCactus Tue 20-Jun-17 10:44:00

Does TK Maxx count?
I'd have the choice of a bit of everything then.

SleepingBooty Tue 20-Jun-17 10:46:33

Dorothy Perkins

Time40 Tue 20-Jun-17 10:54:10

Sandwich. But I don't buy clothes in shops; I buy from Ebay.

PaperdollCartoon Tue 20-Jun-17 10:56:43

Oo I think TKMaxx might break the no department stores rule, but as I didn't specify I'll let you have it! I can't cope with TKMaxx, only think I've ever bought in there is a wallet.

MingeFog Tue 20-Jun-17 10:59:07

Zara or maybe Uniqlo.

Reow Tue 20-Jun-17 11:03:03


PNGirl Tue 20-Jun-17 11:11:31

Probably GAP. I'm very jeans-and-t-shirt though. I do like ASOS own brand too!

ThreeForAPound Tue 20-Jun-17 11:13:09

Hideously hard for me as I'm really tall, yet Long Tall Sally and other 'tall' shops are shite, so I have to shop around.

I'd have to sy Boden <dont shoot me> for the simple fact that they do dresses and trousers in 'long'.

ElspethFlashman Tue 20-Jun-17 11:15:58

Monsoon. I think it's unpopular on here but I love anything with embroidery on. And the sizing is fairly generous. I even like their shoes.

AuntieStella Tue 20-Jun-17 11:16:13

Probably Uniqlo

Though I seem to be under the same curse as burnishedsilver

Floisme Tue 20-Jun-17 11:17:44

Interesting question. I would struggle too as I'm quite fickle and because I don't think anywhere is consistently good. A couple of years ago, I'd have said TK Maxx but I think they've lost it (or my local branch has).

If money were no object, I'd say Margaret Howell, on whom I have a style crush at the moment. But if fantasy choices aren't allowed, I'd say H&M although I'm beginning to struggle there. Or M&S because despite the flak they (deservedly) get for their monstrosities, I can still go on their website and find stuff I like.

Auchan Tue 20-Jun-17 11:19:14

Kiabi. I always stock up with I'm in France or Italy but they do deliver!

GeorgiePeachie Tue 20-Jun-17 11:19:16


OddMollie Tue 20-Jun-17 11:19:57

White Company I guess, though my tendency to look like someone from the chorus line of Les Miserables would become more extreme.

FenellaMaxwellsPony Tue 20-Jun-17 11:20:44

Asos - their own brand label is one of the few that seems to cut for hourglass not pear.

Laska5772 Tue 20-Jun-17 11:25:18

Hush i think or maybe Boden ( such a mnetter!) but that would give me a serious prob with bras.
So despite the fact that i havent liked anything much in there for years I think it would have to be M&S hmm

trixymalixy Tue 20-Jun-17 11:26:22


Buttercup12233 Tue 20-Jun-17 11:27:38


OhWellNeverMindEh Tue 20-Jun-17 11:34:18

If I had the money, Whistles. Otherwise, Zara.

That was extremely difficult for a professional purchaser....

ohgoonthenjustonemore Tue 20-Jun-17 11:34:53


nina2b Tue 20-Jun-17 11:55:41

Zara and Uniqlo.

Blondielongie Tue 20-Jun-17 12:00:59

I can only afford about two-three items a year but I don't buy clothes (apart from basics) anywhere else. My wardrobe is extremely capsule.

Not sure what I'd do about underwear though if I could only shop there! Wear their bikinis under everything?

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