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Aren't M&S clothes shite at the moment?

(403 Posts)
BecauseImWorthIt Fri 10-Jul-09 17:58:21

Going to a party tomorrow. I have something to wear, but ended up with a couple of hours spare and decided to go and shop for something new. Nearest place with easy parking is a big M&S.

My God, how dreary are their clothes?! Shitey McShite of Shitesville.

Who buys all that stuff?

I was so disappointed not to be able to spend any money. I went round twice, in disbelief, convinced I must have missed all the nice stuff.

Simples Fri 10-Jul-09 17:59:10

oh i had a great time in ltd collection the other day

bluebump Fri 10-Jul-09 18:01:38

Actually I bought a lovely dress from their Portfolio collection yesterday.

chevre Fri 10-Jul-09 18:01:50

depends on the 'demographic'. i went to one yesterday on simples advice and the demographic of my nearest m&s is frumpy middleaged and gimmer. heading into town tomorrow to reach the dizzy heights of 'autograph', i.e. frumpy woman wants to pull off scrubing up for one day demographic.

chevre Fri 10-Jul-09 18:03:01

'easy parking' = young children/old people demographic.

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 10-Jul-09 18:03:11

Nope. We have Autograph and Limited Collection. All dreadful.

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 10-Jul-09 18:03:38

What did you all buy then? Show me and prove me wrong!

MrsMattie Fri 10-Jul-09 18:04:52

Good to see another M&S clothes bashing thread. Always a pelasure.

Per Una's weirdy animal print summer dresses are a shocker.

MrsMattie Fri 10-Jul-09 18:05:06


chevre Fri 10-Jul-09 18:06:15

it is a given mrsmattie that per una is for the fashion dispossessed

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 10-Jul-09 18:06:20

I didn't see any animal print dresses, just lots of the same style dress in hideous florals.

Not sure about the demographic chevre - I'm in SW19, so quite a varied catchment.

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 10-Jul-09 18:19:23

Anyway - I want to see what you all bought to see what I missed out on. Links, please!

MarthaFarquhar Fri 10-Jul-09 18:46:08

I got some great stuff - top and trews - from autograph.

not showing you though, as ALL the stuff looks atrocious on the website. not quite sure how they do that, actually.

anyway, if you're in SW19 you should be able to get up to Marble Arch without much bother - have a look there.

Simples Fri 10-Jul-09 18:48:38

wat were you after.
I didnt buy anthing as have os many summer clothes after wet summers year on year
Mil wanted the pintuck linen shirt £25 here looks better wiht sleeved down
liked the ltd collection t shirt( did buy one of those in a acid yellow to go with a mini skrit i have)

saw this on the site with boots for he Autumn but not instore

tired this on before for school run option but sizing was bad

this looks vile here but is nice in white - tried on then decided I didnt need it, woudl wear with denim shorts
limited collection ts are fabbo

and these

KingRolo Fri 10-Jul-09 18:50:15

I love, love, love M&S bashing threads.

There are some unbelievably bad dresses in Per Una at the moment.

I have a theory that M&S designers hate women and want to make them look ugly and stupid.

Simples Fri 10-Jul-09 18:51:01

idea what the fit is like on these but they had lots of them

EldonAve Fri 10-Jul-09 18:53:54

I only shop online for M&S
Local store is granny central

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 10-Jul-09 18:55:53

I'm liking those trousers, Simples, but don't recall seeing any of those. I had in mind some cropped trousers, and a nice floaty top that would be dressy enough for an evening party in the garden - and also as it's likely to be quite cool, nothing sleeveless.

KingRolo - I think the problem with M&S, and with Per Una in particular, is that although they were designed to appeal to young women, older women started to buy the stuff in their droves - i.e. M&S had discovered fashion! Then when M&S found this out in their market research they started designing clothes for older women - totally forgetting that older women don't want clothes designed for older women!

KingRolo Fri 10-Jul-09 19:00:34

I think you've got it spot on there BIWI!

To be fair, some of the Autograph stuff is OK.

And I like Per Una bras.

The sandwiches are very tasty too. smile

MorrisZapp Fri 10-Jul-09 19:10:50

I got a summer skirt in there, liked it so much I bought it in three colours! I would defy anybody to say it didn't come from Boden/ Fat Face.

Also, bought washed out flared jeans that actually fit me, ie I can wear them with flat shoes. Totally hot.

I wouldn't wear most of their stuff but I was delighted with my 'finds', so much cheaper then some other shops too.

EldonAve Sat 11-Jul-09 12:49:30

I am about to order so does anyone care to point out any good stuff?

noddyholder Sat 11-Jul-09 12:58:16

Limited collection is v good.i have those shorts and they are a lovely shape.Per una should all be put on a big bonfire it is dire.Why have one button when 10 will do?or no need for buttons on a jacket when you can have a bow or worse a big clip on rosette

MrsSeanBean Sat 11-Jul-09 12:59:21

MorrisZap - any chance of a link to your skirt(s)?

Quattrocento Sat 11-Jul-09 13:00:27

The title of your thread is three words too long.

Stilla Sat 11-Jul-09 13:01:39

I like the per una bras but the clothes ......looks like they have left a box full of rags ,a sewing machine and some monkeys in a room and hoped for the best grin

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