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(35 Posts)
grandolddukeofyork Sat 16-Dec-17 14:48:00

Is anyone still buying Boden anymore (obviously they are) but are you and what do you buy? I haven't found anything on their website for so long whereas a couple of years ago they were my go to. What happened?!

WhooooAmI24601 Sat 16-Dec-17 16:59:02

I buy their boys coats for DS2 (6) because they are indestructible.

I also buy their summer sandals because they're generally lovely and their heels are usually pretty quirky without being ott. The Sabrina ones are reduced on the website and I'm wearing them for a night out next week.

The clothes are hit and miss, though, except for the skinny jeans, so I tend to steer clear.

ilovecherries Sat 16-Dec-17 17:01:01

I bought a beautiful pair of leopard boots recently. I'm currently wearing one of their striped cashmere crew necks.

SummerKelly Sat 16-Dec-17 17:07:12

No. I sent back six things over the summer. Even the cashmere cardis are crappy colours. They had a 30% off thing a whilst ago didn't they, and usually the highest was 20% so maybe no one is buying.

Doobigetta Sat 16-Dec-17 17:14:50

I've seen a couple of things I'm going to check on in the sales. They've got some nice stuff this season and next, but upwards of £60 for a jersey dress takes the piss, imo.

Djangor Sat 16-Dec-17 17:24:36

I rarely buy from the adult ranges as sizing and fabric or construction quality just got too haphazard a couple of years ago & I got bored of wasting my time sending things back due to quality issues. I find Mini Boden still good though - particularly boys' shirts which I have been buying for 3 or more years now & have been consistently good quality.

grandolddukeofyork Sat 16-Dec-17 17:45:57

Yes i agree their kids stuff is still very good.

Ohyesiam Sat 16-Dec-17 18:41:49

I got a black denim dress this season. It is much better quality than their stuff of recent years, and looks really expensive. I got it reduced to £52 from £70 in some offer. I cant imagine they sell much at full price.
It's the first thing I've liked of theirs for ages.
Johnnie B stuff is pointless, it's better quality than high street , but why buy stuff to last when it's trendy, and it'll be grown out of?
If I had a toddler though, I'd be lapping it up. I couldn't afford it when mine were little.

BikeRunSki Sat 16-Dec-17 18:43:52

Only for the DC. I order stuff for me and just send it back.

clownfaces Sat 16-Dec-17 18:48:53

I bought a velvet cowl neck top. It was very expensive and I only bought it because it was 20% off. It was so nice, I bought it in another colour with 30% off.

Other than that, I have been very disappointed with their stuff recently.

doodlejump1980 Sat 16-Dec-17 18:52:02

I like the length of their t-shirts, but their trousers don't fit me at all. Like their dresses too.

SheGotBetteDavisEyes Sat 16-Dec-17 18:57:17

I don't but my clothes there, but they're still the best for trousers, leggings and coats for DC Imo. I like the kids stuff a lot. It just lasts so much longer and looks better to hand down to DC3!

chloechloe Sat 16-Dec-17 19:09:39

I buy lots of stuff for DD1 who is nearly 3 and it will get handed down to her sister.

For me I've bought lots of shoes and boots recently, the quality is great and they're really comfy. I'm currently on mat leave but otherwise buy dresses for work too. But other women's clothes, especially casual wear, I tend to avoid as I find it all a bit frumpy.

CountFosco Sat 16-Dec-17 19:11:34

This year I've only bought cashmere (and a belt!). Lots of things for the kids still though.

PaperdollCartoon Sat 16-Dec-17 19:13:00

I love their dresses for work, I love the bright colours and the cuts always flatter my figure. Also their scoop neck tops, they’re really good quality. (I’m 5”2, size 12, 30 years old)

chloechloe Sat 16-Dec-17 19:14:02

I have these boots and also the stiletto version (Alexa) as I love them so much:

And these are amazing, they look so good with black trousers:

I also love their kids' snow coats, currently on the second winter and completely bombproof!

BlueEyedWonder Sat 16-Dec-17 19:15:00

My DC are too old to want to wear Boden these days.
I hardly order anything for myself anymore. Dare I say it, I find a lot of it slightly frumpy! And I hate their ‘fun linings’ and ‘contrast trims’ with a passion.
That said, they’re good for petite fit coats in neutral colours, leopard print shoes and boots and the odd cotton top in the summer

BWatchWatcher Sat 16-Dec-17 19:25:59

The kids' stuff is great!

WipsGlitter Sat 16-Dec-17 19:26:44

I buy loads and send a good bit back.

Got a lovely black dress, sequinned skirt, cardi, embellished collar jumper, two other sweaters and jeans.

Loads of stuff for DS2 who is too young to rebel against it!

Their wrap dresses are hideous on me.

Northernlass99 Sat 16-Dec-17 20:06:40

I like their clothes but the colours are not good. They don’t suit me (autumn). I’d like to see better range of colours.

AesopsMables Sat 16-Dec-17 20:14:29

I have a few of their dresses for work. For the price (with 20% min off) I am quite pleased with them. I buy the Petite range as 5'3

EmGee Sat 16-Dec-17 21:14:50

I buy the kids stuff (when there's a deal...) and I have to say, some is hit and miss.

Girl's tights are usually good but bought some stripy ones in last year's sale to keep for this winter and the elastic in the waist has gone already - only been worn four times and washed at 30 and line-dried. No tumbling.

Long sleeved tees can be awfully big round the neck on my kids.

Love the girl's ra-ra skirts though. And the embroidered summer tee shirts.

clappityclap Sun 17-Dec-17 06:37:22

I buy the Richmond trousers for work. Only in plain colours though.

BoredOnMatLeave Sun 17-Dec-17 06:40:31

I buy a fair bit for DD but every single thing I have brought for myself has gone back

They send me a lot of £10 vouchers though so using them on kids clothes makes them pretty cheap

ArieltheMermaid1720 Sun 17-Dec-17 08:13:25

I like their knitwear, shoes and recently got a leopard print handbag.

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