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Smart work suits - where can I buy one?

(11 Posts)
Ceebee74 Sun 09-Aug-09 15:50:32

I am due back at work in September after having a baby and due to a big weight loss grin I am going to need a whole new work wardrobe which needs to include 2 suits.

I have always bought my suits from Next but have looked through the Autumn/Winter catalogue and am not really impressed by any of their suits tbh.

Where else sells nice, reasonable quality/priced suits?

Ceebee74 Sun 09-Aug-09 16:40:43


aarghhelp Sun 09-Aug-09 16:46:13

See what you think of jaeger and Hobbs sales. I have been re-stocking my work wardrobe, partly from there.

foxinsocks Sun 09-Aug-09 16:52:42

oh yes Next vile suits at the moment

have a black M&S trouser suit but you have to search through the dross and try the trousers on (as some have v odd crotches hmm). But those have been the best value suits I have bought tbh.

Don't know what your budget is.

bluejeans Sun 09-Aug-09 17:26:24

Actually got a nice work suit in Tesco (Florence & Fred) a year or so ago blush - went to meeting in Paris and a (successful) job interview and didn't feel as if I was dressed in Tesco!

Ceebee74 Sun 09-Aug-09 19:58:51

Thanks for the recommendations smile

Budget is definitely no more than £100 - will try M&S. Not sure if there is a Jaeger or Hobbs near me (not shops that I would have ever noticed).

I was really looking forward to buying a load of new clothes (it was my treat for losing so much weight) and Next has always been so reliable for me so was really disappointed when I got the new catalogue sad

Leeka Sun 09-Aug-09 20:07:55

Try ebay, I always buy Joseph suits as they fit me really well, usually under £30 and I could never afford them full price. If you know what brand fits you well in which size, there are great bargains to be had.

juanitad Sun 09-Aug-09 20:13:21

Hi Ceebee,

This thread caught my eye as I have been thinking much the same! I too was relying on Next, it's usually my failsafe for work clothes, so it's a shame their stuff isn't so nice this season. I was at Meadowhall the other day and saw some gorgeous stuff in Hobbs window, but I think they are quite pricey. I guess I might check out M&S too. I'm not looking forward to the prospect of shopping to be honest!!

Ceebee74 Sun 09-Aug-09 20:19:17

Mmm never thought about Ebay - might be worth a shot.

juanitad why dreading shopping?? I am really looking forward to it as I am going to go to the TC when Ds's are at nursery so I can have a lovely relaxing day smile <btw, don't go near Scrabble - you are going to hate me grin>

juanitad Sun 09-Aug-09 20:32:05

whenever I go shopping these days I always feel slightly rushed, thinking I should be getting back to P before too long. I also hate trying things on, although I love the feeling of getting home having made some nice purchases!!

Off to check Scrabble now.......what ridiculous score have you got now?!!

gigglewitch Sun 09-Aug-09 20:42:00

Having read the op I'm shock now, I got one of the new season ones straight outa the stockroom grin and it only cost me £50 for the lot grin grin

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