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Where do you shop if you used to shop at Crew, Boden, FatFace and White Stuff?

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Cherrypie098 Sat 09-May-20 16:30:26

Up until about 8 years ago (fewer for Boden), these retailers had clothes that I really liked, which had some interest to them without being fussy. Now I like their clothes a lot less - they mainly have very boring stripy tops and blouses that my mum (in her sixties) would wear. Fatface dresses these days tend to be frumpy and sack-shaped. Is anyone else less keen than they used to be on these retailers, and if so, where do you now shop?!

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miatheminx Sat 09-May-20 16:31:09


SpeedofaSloth Sat 09-May-20 16:31:29

I have just discovered Comptoir des Cotonniers, which is bad news for my bank account TBH.

Mixingitall Sat 09-May-20 16:32:51

The trend for dresses is frumpy and sack shaped, lower drop waist and very floaty. It looks lovely on a very hot day on holiday but not for every day use in the UK.

Have you tried looking at Hush, Baukjen, Jigsaw, Mango and Zara?

lazylinguist Sat 09-May-20 16:34:09

Me too, exactly, OP. Place marking for ideas!

YgritteSnow Sat 09-May-20 16:36:27

Gap and find I prefer it. Not so fussy.

sweetheartyparty Sat 09-May-20 16:37:57

I like the look of Hush, haven't bought anything yet though

Grumpbum123 Sat 09-May-20 16:40:04

Hush and Sainsbury’s

Blackforesthotchoc Sat 09-May-20 17:36:35

Seasalt. Lovely designs and good quality.

Disfordarkchocolate Sat 09-May-20 17:38:51

Trouva - usually the sales

Crookshanksthecat Sat 09-May-20 20:00:35

I used to shop at white stuff, crew clothing, Boden and fat face but have got right off them in recent years now I shop mainly at mint velvet and white company (sales mostly!) sometimes Joules, Quba, Seasalt, hush.

Richlyfruited Sat 09-May-20 20:23:12

Feels like there's a massive gap in the market for clothes at the moment - especially now Oasis and Warehouse gone sad

I still buy quite a bit from WS but their target market has definitely shifted towards 'frumpy' patterns and cuts (sorry if that offends anyone who loves them!) I think the quality of FF is really variable - lots of scratchy acrylic knitwear last season so I have avoided it.

I buy Mint Velvet and Hush in the sale and like some of the JL own brand ranges. Other than that it's TK Maxx as I like the quality and variety of stuff I find there especially the Danish brands.

JingleCatJingle Sat 09-May-20 22:05:01


TheCanterburyWhales Sat 09-May-20 22:16:42

Jigsaw. Hobbs. Zara. Mango. Me & Em.
Still Boden for trousers though.

Oly4 Sat 09-May-20 22:22:50

Still like Boden for basics and work trousers. But now shop at Jigsaw, Hobbs and White Company. Though some of their prices are eye watering so I shop less

FeathersMcG Sat 09-May-20 22:23:09

& other stories- glorious.

ScapaFlo Sat 09-May-20 22:24:09

Mistral and Lily & Me are nice too

inwood Sat 09-May-20 22:25:34

Hush. Newly converted and my bank account is suffering.

shinynewapple2020 Sat 09-May-20 22:30:09

Surely if you are finding Fatface and White Stuff frumpy, you are not going to replace them with Joules and Seasalt?

themerchantofvenice Sun 10-May-20 10:14:09

Gant, Ralph Lauren, Pure Collection, Sezane, Muji, LLBean all worth a look

BacklashStarts Sun 10-May-20 10:18:58

Primark, gap and Uniqlo with work stuff from next. Tbh the quality and consistency of boden plummeted to the point where I was having to send more than half back as it was either a weird fit or nothing like advertised.

BacklashStarts Sun 10-May-20 10:19:44

I also realised I’d rather have a couple of things from next than 1 from boden as since the quality and last was no better what as I paying for?

twosoups1972 Sun 10-May-20 11:53:25

Me and Em

Cherrypie098 Sun 10-May-20 16:13:40

Thank you for the replies!

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