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If you could name one shop that is your spiritual shopping home, what would it be?

(84 Posts)
Caz10 Thu 02-Jul-09 21:25:16

And if I may be so cheeky, can you tell me how old you are?!

I went shopping today for the 1st time in months if not years, and felt totally out of place! Felt old in Top Shop and River Island, couldn't face being too cheap and nasty in Primark/New Look (although I did pick a few things up there grin) and felt a bit depressed when I felt mildly more at home in Next...sad

I know you need to pick up things from different places, but there is something comforting about knowing that you will generally always find something in a certain shop.

i am 33 btw and no longer know where I shop...

random Thu 02-Jul-09 21:27:59

Primark [cheap and nasty emoticon] grin

MrsMattie Thu 02-Jul-09 21:29:32

Definitely Primark. I'm 32 and I do buy one off things in 'quality' shops, but I stock up at Primark and always feel a pang of excitement when I go into a Primark store...

philopastry Thu 02-Jul-09 21:30:43

Monsoon. Not sure if this is a good thing!

I like patterns and colour so works for me. Also the shop assistants are not all 19 and too cool for school.

I am 36 - and a size 14 BTW ( I suspect size is as important to this question as age)

smallchange Thu 02-Jul-09 21:32:00

John Lewis. Which is so damn sad but I always end up in there. I blame my mother.

(Am 36 and not very stylish)

expatinscotland Thu 02-Jul-09 21:33:01

John Lewis.

Jux Thu 02-Jul-09 21:37:33

I don't know if it's still there but it was in Swanage, called Rainbow's End. Don't know if I'll ever get back there either.

BananaFruitBat Thu 02-Jul-09 21:38:33


JamInMyWellies Thu 02-Jul-09 21:39:33

John Lewis

squeaver Thu 02-Jul-09 21:40:44

Banana republic

And The Gap.

Marthasmama Thu 02-Jul-09 21:41:04

Liberty. I always feel at home in Liberty with the creaky wooden floors and mishmash of labels. It's been a while since I was there.....

themoon Thu 02-Jul-09 21:42:30


Caz10 Thu 02-Jul-09 21:43:40

Ooh Zara, now I think I could feel at home there...

hf128219 Thu 02-Jul-09 21:43:44

Love Liberty, Selfridges, Fenwick, Harrods.
And the whole of Bond Street. And Primark.
I am 39 in a couple of weeks time.

muffle Thu 02-Jul-09 21:47:43

I know what you mean, I'm a bit stuck with this. It used to be Jigsaw but they have changed and have a lot of poncy, ugly stuff now. I do like going to White Stuff though I actually like very little of what they have, but there are often one or two things I love.

John Lewis is definitely my shopping home for non-clothing stuff though. The lovely crockery, the cosmetics bit, fabrics and crafts, kids' stuff, kitchen and camping stuff, garden stuff... I could quite happily actually live there.

Overmydeadbody Thu 02-Jul-09 21:49:10

Field and Treck or Decathlon grin

Caz10 Thu 02-Jul-09 21:49:52

Aah my shopping experience in arse-end-of-nowhere, Scotland, is clearly difference from yours hf128219!

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Thu 02-Jul-09 21:50:02

Debenhams on account of being able to buy lots of things from different shops without leaving the store.
Some of the surf shops.
Charity shops.

Overmydeadbody Thu 02-Jul-09 21:52:09

Gosh, you lot are all either loaded or just windown shoppers grin

If I had the money I would shop at White Stuff and Cult clothing, with the odd bit of Jack Wills thrown in too.

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Thu 02-Jul-09 21:55:22

OMDB - window shopper for sure! apart from charity shops.

expatinscotland Thu 02-Jul-09 21:55:49

straight-up window shopper, OMDB. i live in the back of beyond. john lewis is a bit of a haul from here.

expatinscotland Thu 02-Jul-09 21:55:51

straight-up window shopper, OMDB. i live in the back of beyond. john lewis is a bit of a haul from here.

Marthasmama Thu 02-Jul-09 21:56:29

OMDB - Pre-kids: loaded, now: window shopper! wink

TheMitsubishiWarrioress Thu 02-Jul-09 21:56:49


and charity shops,


EyeballsandherSunburntNorks Thu 02-Jul-09 21:57:06

I was going to say the Apple Store till I read your replies and realised that I'd be typing this on a gleaming MacBook Pro but stark nekkid

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