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calling all 35 year olds. where do you buy your clothes?

(26 Posts)
micegg Thu 31-Jul-08 21:16:20

Feeling a bit huffy today. I have recently lost alot of weight and have decided to splash out on some new clothes. Went shopping today but same awau with nowt. Just felt too old for topshop and alike but too young for principles etc. I like relaxed clothes (white stuff, etc. Not so keen on boden. Any one got any ideas? Online or mail order is better as I don't normally have a chance to go without DCs in tow. Thanks.

PortAndLemon Thu 31-Jul-08 21:19:05

Do you like Joules?

What about Kew?

Pruners Thu 31-Jul-08 21:20:12

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SilkCutMama Thu 31-Jul-08 21:21:58

Top shop
New look
M and S
H and M
I could go on..............

Basically antwhere - and I am older than you

You have to dig and delve more and look at what other people are wearing - this made a world of difference to me

Good luck smile

Booboobedoo Thu 31-Jul-08 21:25:03

Where do you live, micegg?

The Oxford Street Topshop has a brilliant designer section that's a bit less Teeny.

I still love Warehouse, although they're a little drab this year.

I've just discovered Joules too, and I love it.

georgimama Thu 31-Jul-08 21:25:43

Great Plains
M&S (of course)
Hobbs (outlet only)
L K Bennett (sale at outlet only grin)

for cheapy basics for DS to dribble and snot over:
Dorothy Perkins do quite good jeans
tesco do fab vest tops
New Look

llareggub Thu 31-Jul-08 21:26:06

I'm 32 and buy stuff from Principles occasionally. I also buy from:

Laura Ashley
M & S (Ltd Collection and Autograph, deffo not Per Una!)
Betty Barclay Black (from Debenhams)
Kaliko (rarely these days)
White Stuff

I have bought a couple of things from Boden but was very unimpressed by the quality to price ratio.

Notyummy Thu 31-Jul-08 21:31:14

Karen millen in the sale for going out gear
Jigsaw for work stuff (occasionally)
New Look/George/Dotty Ps for cheap and cheerful 'new seasonal pieces'
Oh, and I am 36 and still love Top Shop. There is plenty of stuff that doesn't suit me, but still loads that is wearable (I'm not a size 6 btw, 10 on top and 12 on bottom. 5 ft 10)
Lastly, love Zara and Mango, although their sizing is randoom, and some of the stuff REALLY long (and I am tall; god help the smaller amongst you)

ilovemydog Thu 31-Jul-08 21:31:31

H & M
brora (sale only)

micegg Thu 31-Jul-08 21:35:45

Thanks everyone smile how i love the power of mumsnet. I am off to check out some of your suggestions. Will also start looking at what others wear.

GordonBrownKickingHisHeels Thu 31-Jul-08 21:37:21

i am a high street whore i go where the sales are.

got a fabulous brora dress thing in the sale.

myermay Thu 31-Jul-08 21:38:59

oasis, topshop, next, house of fraser concessions, therapy, kookai, linea, new look, dottie p's, - good luck

granarybeck Thu 31-Jul-08 21:43:32

Notyummy, your dd is beautiful!!

PeaMcLean Thu 31-Jul-08 21:44:45

Depends, work wise, House of Fraser sales mostly, and Debenhams, so that I can try on 10+ items in one go. Weekends, Fat face, animal, h&m, top shop. all sorts really.

LittleDorrit Thu 31-Jul-08 21:52:13

Hi - I am 35
I like:
Whistles (sale time is good !)
Noa Noa
Zara (some looks cheap, but also some great finds)

Notyummy Thu 31-Jul-08 22:27:12

Thanks Granary!


SilentTerror Thu 31-Jul-08 23:09:07

Am 41 and buy from
White Stuff
Fat Face
Noa Noa
Great Plains
French Connection
Vests from Tesco,Matalan
Occasional M and S,Principles.

ninedragons Fri 01-Aug-08 10:50:29

I am 36 and had a bit of a shopping orgy in H&M today. LOADS of stuff there if you weed out the teen silliness. The buyers all seem to have a great eye for colour.

I love Monsoon too.

Tortington Fri 01-Aug-08 10:54:39

well the credit crunch doesn't affect this thread clearly!

i go to dotty P, new look and charity shops as well as QS for underthings and trews for work. also our tesco does clothes and gget loverly shis and stuff for a tenner - got some fab trews for £5 in sale last week

Pruners Fri 01-Aug-08 16:29:19

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poppy34 Fri 01-Aug-08 16:32:26

boden, rohan, M&S, gap, zara plus various boutiques.. also uniqlo

zippitippitoes Fri 01-Aug-08 16:34:23

i am not 35 but anything with age in is like a red rag to a bull lol

i get stuff from wherever

but i like new look river island and get the odd thing from dp well v neck t shirts miss selfridge trousers rarely primark

new look is definitely my top place

zippitippitoes Fri 01-Aug-08 16:35:51

i have some things from fat face sales too a couple of skirts and some board shorts

m and s is crap isnt it?

TinySocks Fri 01-Aug-08 16:39:53

I LOVE fat face

I guarantee you will find something nice in one of those three!

elkiedee Fri 01-Aug-08 16:43:05

I'm 39 and used to buy from Principles but haven't recently. I buy from Next quite a lot and like Monsoon, have recently discovered Fat Face, though the 2nd and 3rd of those seem quite pricy to me. I also wear some tops I got from Dorothy Perkins a lot at the moment. I hate clothes shopping though.

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