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anyone remember when NEXT started..

(37 Posts)
MaryAnnSingleton Mon 06-Oct-08 15:17:48

..and it was good ? they used to do great clothes and really good shoes (eighties I guess)

squeaver Mon 06-Oct-08 15:21:26

Yes I remember. I would go as far to say it was "revolutionary". Great quality but in a a catalogue! And fast deliveries. It was whatsisname George thingy who started it wasn't it? Who then became George at Asda.

But I'm old. Read the 20th anniversary special Marie Claire the other day and I could VIVIDLY remember the front cover of the first ever issue.

squeaver Mon 06-Oct-08 15:21:43

George Davies.

paddingtonbear1 Mon 06-Oct-08 15:22:23

They used to splash that across some of their tops..
yeah they were good quality back then. I used to love them. I don't get much from there now. Their shoes/boots can still be Ok though.

paddingtonbear1 Mon 06-Oct-08 15:23:19

was it George who first did per Una?
That was better when it first started, too.

Rubyrubyruby Mon 06-Oct-08 15:23:48

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Neeerly3 Mon 06-Oct-08 15:23:49

was 1982 - hence all the kids clothes that say Est. 1982 - i wasn't buying clothes then as I was 6 and my folks were skint - it was jumble sales or handmedowns for us!

hifi Mon 06-Oct-08 16:23:34

i remember it well, only did 2 or 3 of each size in each store. lots more expensive then though.
i have some brochures still from that time, absolutely gorgeous clothes.

Lilymaid Mon 06-Oct-08 16:31:50

Pretty sure it was 1982 as I bought my "going away" outfit from there in 1983 and it was the place for post-teen/pre-middle aged shoppers then!

duckyfuzz Mon 06-Oct-08 16:33:06

oh I do, it was quite smart and trendy back then...

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 06-Oct-08 16:33:39

I remember buying some lace up brogues, 2 really brilliant sweatshirts which lasted for years and a stripy top that I loved dearly

GrapefruitMoon Mon 06-Oct-08 16:35:07

I remember when the catalogue had real fabric samples in it...

cremolafoam Mon 06-Oct-08 16:35:40

oh i remember
i was a student at the time and it was just out of my reach budget wise!
I bought a navy Next skirt suit for my first ever job interview.

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 06-Oct-08 16:37:42

our Next opened it's own hair salon upstairs too - used to have my hair cut there

SwedeLantern Mon 06-Oct-08 16:38:07

It was definitely 80s. The first thing I ever bought from there was a suit - it was coral pink with cream vertical stripes. The jacket was short with puffed long sleeves and the skirt was longish and fared. I wore it with a ruffle neck blouse underneath and a sting of pearls. shock

duckyfuzz Mon 06-Oct-08 16:38:33

oh I used to love it when we got the catalogues with the swatches in, had forgotten about those, far better than the stuff they churn out now

Mercy Mon 06-Oct-08 16:42:24

Oh yes, it was so different then.

onceinalifetime Mon 06-Oct-08 16:46:40

Do you remember when they had nearly every other shop on the high street - Next Cafe, Next Jewellery, etc?

WeirdCod Mon 06-Oct-08 16:47:28

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WeirdCod Mon 06-Oct-08 16:48:18

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JackieNo Mon 06-Oct-08 16:50:55

I remember the one where I was at university opening its cafe - felt like the height of sophistication.

WeirdCod Mon 06-Oct-08 16:52:51

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Nbg Mon 06-Oct-08 16:53:07

I dont remember when they started as I was only born that year grin but I do remember them opening where I used to live and I thought it was the most amazing building ever grin

LIZS Mon 06-Oct-08 16:53:40

I still have an original blouse !

hifi Mon 06-Oct-08 16:56:20

i had the jodhpurs, the tie blouse and patent riding boots from bally.
i also had a red with small green dots pyjama style suit.
i had numerous dresses from their "chanel" inspired collection.

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