Is there anything good in Next

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nickdrakeslovechild Tue 20-Jul-21 21:27:34

I am heading to a Next tomorrow and will be the only place to have a peek before I head off on holiday. I don't atually need anything and am absolutly not normally a next person. I like a funky indie chick look and always thought Next was a bit old fashioned. Is there anything I need to look at while I am in there? Just had a quick look online and nothing stood out.

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Converse72 Tue 20-Jul-21 21:28:31

No.

I regularly shop in Next. I generally end up buying petite jeans and complaining about everything else.

pastabest Tue 20-Jul-21 21:36:54

Not in the shop but they are good online

LegoCaltrops Tue 20-Jul-21 21:39:05

No. They're crap.

TheFairyCaravan Tue 20-Jul-21 21:40:33

These dresses are lovely.

nickdrakeslovechild Tue 20-Jul-21 21:45:02

TheFairyCaravan

These dresses are lovely.

I am a bit of an apple so that style is a no no, nice colours.

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nickdrakeslovechild Tue 20-Jul-21 21:45:44

Converse72

No.

I regularly shop in Next. I generally end up buying petite jeans and complaining about everything else.

Didn't think so!

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nickdrakeslovechild Tue 20-Jul-21 21:47:14

LegoCaltrops

No. They're crap.

I remember in the 90's when I started working in an office and everyone wore next. I just didnt get it then and still dont now. Love their kids stuff.

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coodawoodashooda Tue 20-Jul-21 21:48:56

Where is a good alternative?

millymoo1202 Tue 20-Jul-21 22:32:29

I’ve just received this today in the Berry print and it’s lovely on but a bit big

LegoCaltrops Tue 20-Jul-21 22:57:41

To be fair, some of their kids stuff is ok. Adult stuff is awful though. Cheaply cut, horrible plasticky fabrics which are mostly far too thin, a lot of the knitwear isn't proper knitwear, it's jumper shaped tops cut out of sheets of knitted fabric & not even finished properly on the inside so it unravels within a couple of months. Irregularities in sizing.

I was given a £100 Next gift voucher for my birthday when DD was a baby. I honestly couldn't spend it on stuff for me. Bought baby clothes with it instead.

@coodawoodashooda - I don't know. I don't buy fast fashion (i.e. cheap disposable clothing) any more. It's pretty much all crap TBH. But Next is definitely one of the worst, because it's one of the more expensive high street options.

JaceLancs Tue 20-Jul-21 23:02:49

I find next great for swimwear - but mainly online to get the sizes I need
I have a few linen dresses as well but that’s about it from them

greenlynx Tue 20-Jul-21 23:20:32

I tried to buy from Next several times but it didn’t work. Their summer trousers and tops look good but they are for tall women with wide shoulders, thin long arms, slim waist and noticeable bottom who love synthetic and low cut & V neck tops. None of these applies to me (especially not wide shoulders and slim waist )
However Next does good school socks and teen knickers.

coodawoodashooda Wed 21-Jul-21 01:30:43

LegoCaltrops

To be fair, some of their kids stuff is ok. Adult stuff is awful though. Cheaply cut, horrible plasticky fabrics which are mostly far too thin, a lot of the knitwear isn't proper knitwear, it's jumper shaped tops cut out of sheets of knitted fabric & not even finished properly on the inside so it unravels within a couple of months. Irregularities in sizing.

I was given a £100 Next gift voucher for my birthday when DD was a baby. I honestly couldn't spend it on stuff for me. Bought baby clothes with it instead.

@coodawoodashooda - I don't know. I don't buy fast fashion (i.e. cheap disposable clothing) any more. It's pretty much all crap TBH. But Next is definitely one of the worst, because it's one of the more expensive high street options.


Where do you shop? If you don't mind me asking?

newnortherner111 Wed 21-Jul-21 07:05:38

@coodawoodashooda I agree with the sentiment. High street retailing in the UK is very poor in my opinion. I'd be tempted were it not for the pandemic to reply with 'somewhere in Paris'.

Next in my opinion lost their way at least ten years ago, and in general fast fashion has lowered quality all round it seems.

OverByYer Wed 21-Jul-21 07:10:15

Next has really gone downhill.
I remember in the 80s listing after their penny loafers and saving up my meagre wages to buy a pair. I used to dream about being able to buy whole outfits from there.
Now I have a directory account and on the rare occasion I order from there it generally goes back.
Horrible material, odd sizeing.
I still like some of the homeware but definitely not what it used to be

DuchessMinnie Wed 21-Jul-21 07:16:37

Oh I quite like Next for basic cotton t shirts, pyjamas and casual clothes. I have bought their cropped linen cargo trousers in 3 colours this summer. I get compliments on lots of dresses from Next. I am very picky about their stuff though and bypass all the polyester.

I would never go to a store though- has to be online so I can browse properly.

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Wed 21-Jul-21 07:17:20

I like some of their kids' stuff, but would never buy clothes for me from there.

I did once get a gorgeous dress from there that I still miss - but that was 20 years ago!

Maireas Wed 21-Jul-21 07:37:48

I agree with pp, particularly @LegoCaltrops.
I haven't shopped in Next for years, but it occupies a prime site in my town centre, so I went in for a browse on Monday. It was so bad it was depressing. As pp have said - terrible fabrics, colours, no style. Nothing stylish or interesting.

Cardboardeaux Wed 21-Jul-21 07:41:06

They do decent basic tops in Tall sizes, useful if you have big boobs and need a longer top.
Some of their jeans come in in between sizes too (11, 13 etc) which is handy.
I'm still mourning the loss of their discontinued Hypercurve jeans.
Agree with pp that most of the rest is pretty poor.

BuffySummersReportingforSanity Wed 21-Jul-21 07:41:26

No. Cheap looking, poorly cut, watered down trends with everything that's interesting taken out of them.

MoltonSilver Wed 21-Jul-21 07:45:15

In the shop? No, there's nothing.

MoltonSilver Wed 21-Jul-21 07:46:15

The shops really only serve as a place to drop off internet returns.

SprayedWithDettol Wed 21-Jul-21 07:47:42

I don’t buy v much in Next at all - the odd pair of jeans perhaps or a denim jacket - but wandered in there the other day and bought this dress. It’s lovely so I bought the black one too.

Jedstre Wed 21-Jul-21 09:12:20

I just get the odd thing for my daughter now. I also remember in the 80s it having really good quality stuff. I had a couple of beautiful wool jumpers from there.

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