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Please tell me about places to shop I might not know about!

(28 Posts)
FreezerBird Wed 07-Feb-18 22:06:44

I live in a small town on the edge of nowhere (nearest city is 3 hours away). In terms of actual shops here we have Next, New Look, DPs, White Stuff, M&S, Matalan, M&Co, Peacocks and some independent boutique-y places selling slightly quirkier stuff for big prices.

I've bought online from Boden in a wedding-related emergency, but don't think of their stuff as very 'me'.

I'm most likely to shop in DPs for jeans, and second-hand shops for nearly everything else!

In a thread I was reading last night someone linked to Pull&Bear, which I'd never even heard of! Some of their stuff is a bit bonkers for me but there are some things which I really like and it's made me wonder what I'm missing elsewhere.

I generally live in jeans (and at the moment a massive warm waterproof coat - windy coastal town), but I do love a bit of quirky or vintage stuff to make it all a bit more interesting.

I had no idea Pull&Bear even existed. What else do I need to know about?

ihatethecold Wed 07-Feb-18 22:13:11

My teenage dd likes pull and bear.
Not saying you shouldn’t though.

CheeseEater Wed 07-Feb-18 22:13:29

Stradivarius (or something like) which I think owns Pull & Bear - they have some good stuff. And other stories is lovely but I find it better in store and don’t tend to find I like much online. Also Uniqlo for warm things!

ASOS has a lot of different brands in one place so might be worth a look.

Bringonspring Wed 07-Feb-18 22:15:17

This might sound weird but follow holly Willoughby on instagram. I have found loads of new places because of it, from the very expensive to quite cheap

IceCreamIScream Wed 07-Feb-18 22:23:23

I love Monki and &otherstories
I love a bit of vintage but they have interesting prints and designs.
Monki are cheaper and are generously sized too.

LollaLaLuna Wed 07-Feb-18 22:23:36

I like Monsoon, but their clothes are bit pricey.

BillyAndTheSillies Wed 07-Feb-18 22:24:02

New obsession is Lindex. Sounds like a window cleaner but is a bit like a more grown up Zara. And very reasonably priced.

BifsWif Wed 07-Feb-18 22:25:38

I love Pull&Bear, especially their jumpers.

Asos stock them and lots of other brands.

FreezerBird Wed 07-Feb-18 22:40:20

Ooh, this is great, thank you.

I mildly fear for my bank account, but we'll see...

BringMeTea Wed 07-Feb-18 22:50:18

And Other Stories mentioned by a pp. I actually first heard of them on here a few years ago.

goose1964 Wed 07-Feb-18 22:53:26

Try monsoon in the sales I recently bought a top reduced from £45 to £13.

goose1964 Wed 07-Feb-18 22:54:46

Also Lindy Bop for 50 & 60s style at reasonable prices, just be aware they come up small

Luckycatsplat Wed 07-Feb-18 22:57:39


Summerisdone Wed 07-Feb-18 22:59:09

If it’s quirky and retro you like then I recommend having a look on both British Retro and Miss Patina.
The two sites are really very different but clothes both have a quirky and retro look and are different; you’re not going to see hundreds of other people in the same clothes.

SheepySheepy Wed 07-Feb-18 23:02:24

Second Monki. Great thread!

Judashascomeintosomemoney Wed 07-Feb-18 23:06:46

Probably depends on budget but I buy lots from Plumo and Toast

BringBiscuits Thu 08-Feb-18 05:58:05

Great thread. Following with interest.

ThisIsNotARealAvo Thu 08-Feb-18 06:05:10

I like COS but it is a bit hit and miss. I love the style of Hush but not all there stuff is great quality. I've got some really good dresses from there though that have lasted ages and washed well. I've also had some really nice stuff lately from M&S but online. Their shops are mainly crap except for the massive ones.

Dancinggoat Thu 08-Feb-18 06:32:25

H and M - online is good.

Uniqlo online is good too.

ihatethecold Thu 08-Feb-18 07:07:23

Love uniqlo for cashmere jumpers and warm lounge clothes to doss about in.
Very reasonably priced and last well.

lurkingfromhome Thu 08-Feb-18 07:40:10

I live in a city but find the high street rubbish these days (there is never anything in the shops that I want and even the shops I like seem to have not enough stock) so am buying nearly everything online. I buy from:

Hush (sale only, usually, and yes their knitwear can be too expensive for the quality)
Me + Em (sale only)

I've bought one or two things from Mint Velvet but really need to sift through the website to find anything I want, and French Connection came up trumps with my all-time favourite dress reduced in the sale to £20.

MaudesMum Thu 08-Feb-18 08:40:32

If it is possible to make one trip to a bigger city and do a lot of trying on, you'll get an idea of the right sizes and looks which work for you in a range of shops, and then shop online from then on. I'm newish to uniqlo, for example, but its taken me some time (and quite a lot of trying on) to know what size works for me..

expatmigrant Thu 08-Feb-18 09:33:25

I'm with Maude , make a trip into the city, try things on to check out the sizing and then order online. I'm not much of an online shopper as I love browsing round the shops and trying stuff on. Was in &otherstories yesterday and they had some lovely new stock. Pull& Bear is ok. MY DS likes their jeans and jumpers but quality wise it is a bit variable.

LollaLaLuna Thu 08-Feb-18 10:21:40

Cabbages and roses.

LollaLaLuna Thu 08-Feb-18 10:23:17

This brand have a lovely stuff, but unfortunately very pricey.😕

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