Alternatives to Boden and Joules.....?

(45 Posts)
bikerunski Sun 24-Aug-08 13:24:13

Am 36+5 and really looking forward to wearing different clothes! I know I won't get my shape and size back straight away, but I can dream.... at least the Autumn Winter collections may be within my reach by Christmas sales.....

Anyway, I used to get a lot osf stuff from Boden, but liek a lot of people have said, their quality and sizing is a biot suspect. I sometimes quite like Joules, but have also found their quality a bit flimsy and their stuff can be a bit "fun" for me.

So, you'll have guessed that I like "posh casual wear". Boden is really the toppermost end of my budget. Don't really like Hobbs - a bit too smart, and a bit too pricey, although have bought the odd formal thing from them in sales.

Are there any good quality alternatives to Boden and Joules? I remember Racing Green with fondness....

bran Sun 24-Aug-08 13:27:39

How about Wrap? I don't really like Boden much though so perhaps I'm not the best to give advice.

Poetry have the same parent company as Wrap so fairly similar stuff.

Both of them have pretty good sales.

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 24-Aug-08 13:51:04

Kew online ?
White Stuff

mrswoolf Sun 24-Aug-08 14:42:27

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mrswoolf Sun 24-Aug-08 14:43:18

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Anna8888 Sun 24-Aug-08 15:08:49

Jigsaw is about to go online - go onto their site and sign up to be informed when they start selling.

hana Sun 24-Aug-08 15:27:46

fat face has some nice stuff

girlnextdoor Sun 24-Aug-08 21:50:48

Crikey- someone else who knows Racing Green- where did they go? Their shop in Regent Street hung around after the mail order closed but is no longer there. IMO they were "replaced" by Boden!

I buy a bit of Boden but can't stand the "obviously Boden" stuff.

I mainly shop at Kew, Jigsaw, White Stuff, tiny bit from Monsoon,( plain stuff not garish brights).

Don't like Fat Face- too shapeless and casual, and trousers have loooooooooow rises for me!

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 24-Aug-08 21:51:48

I remember Racing Green too - have still got a stripy top,very threadbare now.

ScummyMummy Sun 24-Aug-08 21:52:36

primark and peacocks

NotAnOtter Sun 24-Aug-08 21:53:26

what fun jigsaw online

hf128219 Sun 24-Aug-08 21:56:26

Toast is nice. Whistles is good. Jigsaw OK.
New Ghost stuff nice for A/W.

I also like Temperley, Anna Sui, Milly and DVF - when I am feeling flush grin

Don't forget Top Shop for some basics.

M&S Limited collection is worth a look too.

Mix stuff up - develop your own style. I am not slating Boden/Joules etc - but too many people (IMO) look the same these days.

FluffyMummy123 Sun 24-Aug-08 21:57:28

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Gosh scummymummy, that's a bit downmarket.

bikerunski - I was about to suggest Matalan's new range. grin

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Sun 24-Aug-08 21:59:59

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MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Sun 24-Aug-08 22:00:00

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Heated Sun 24-Aug-08 22:01:56

great plains

hf128219 Sun 24-Aug-08 22:02:12

Gap yes - but white stuff, fat face, crew clothing too casual attire for me.

FluffyMummy123 Sun 24-Aug-08 22:02:17

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hf128219 Sun 24-Aug-08 22:03:33

Most shops in a town are crap. All the same.

wessexgirl Sun 24-Aug-08 22:03:38

Go to John Lewis or Debenhams or similar. Browsetastic.

southeastastra Sun 24-Aug-08 22:04:53

big cardigans are in again

ScummyMummy Sun 24-Aug-08 22:05:40

peacocks is the new boden for credit crunch generation

EachPeachPearMum Sun 24-Aug-08 22:17:57

Banana republic have some nice stuff.

Racing Green...<reminisces>... it was always next to The Sweater Shop! (remember them?)

sushistar Sun 24-Aug-08 22:21:29

Second Peacocks! Peacocks rocks! And this season I am wearing...
George at Asda. All my SMP will stretch to...

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