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Oh dear - is this the beginning of the end?

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janeite Tue 25-Aug-09 19:04:37

I bought my first ever item from Hobbs today. How long before the blue rinse do you think I've got?

moondog Tue 25-Aug-09 19:05:42

Hobbs has some lovely stuff!

notyummy Tue 25-Aug-09 19:08:01

Move along everyone, nothing to see here.

Stop staring.

janeite Tue 25-Aug-09 19:08:55

It is really lovely - just a plain jumper in a silk/cotton/cashmere mix - but I've always seen Hobbs as 'middle aged and middle class'. DD1 said 'well you are, aren't you?' blush

TheProfiteroleThief Tue 25-Aug-09 19:09:51

Faints clean away as I 'know' a rich person!

Come one - do a link!

EleanoraBuntingCupcake Tue 25-Aug-09 19:10:36

take it back, hobbs is so early 90's they don't deserve your cash

janeite Tue 25-Aug-09 19:11:17

God I'm not rich. Was in the sale and dp had just bought new running shoes, so was justified!

Doubt it's online as it was in the sale. Tis just a black jumper but lovely and soft.

notyummy Tue 25-Aug-09 19:12:30

Hey, if it looks good - feck 'em could just let people think it is from Top Shop Unique or Net a Porter.... wink

chichichien Tue 25-Aug-09 19:22:15

I've always liked looking in a Hobbs window. I bought a winter coat in the sale once. Var pricey. So pricey, in fact, I keep thinking it must all be overpriced.

More of a classic sexy librarian look. Although I suppose that is very similar to middle aged and middle class.

janeite Tue 25-Aug-09 19:30:45

Now sexy librarian sounds MUCH better!

janeite Tue 25-Aug-09 19:31:29

I trield some really cute shoes on too but even the size 3 were absolutely gigantic on me and they didn't go any smaller - is that normal with their shoes?

chichichien Tue 25-Aug-09 19:34:18

Wouldn't know. I have a family of large-footed females. A 3 wouldn't cover our toes

janeite Tue 25-Aug-09 19:38:02

DD1 is gigantic of foot but I have the opposite problem. Am a 4, so not freakishly small - but those shoes were HUGE.

Any Hobbs shoe-fans here to tell us? They had some gorgeous boots.

KristinaM Tue 25-Aug-09 19:38:13

so janeite, you are a middle aged, middle class dwarf?

janeite Tue 25-Aug-09 19:39:02


janeite Tue 25-Aug-09 19:41:28

I think I may be middle aged but am neither middle class nor a dwarf, last time I looked.

chichichien Tue 25-Aug-09 19:42:21

I must say, that is a very dull range of boots

janeite Tue 25-Aug-09 19:43:51

Twas the Emily that caught my eye in the shop - v nice indeed.

GirlsAreLoud Tue 25-Aug-09 19:45:07

I bought a pair of jeans in Hobbs once for about £70 shock

They were a size 12 and so was I and they fit in the shop. Then after wearing them a couple of times they started to slip down and I had to wear them with a belt as they literally slipped right off.

They were handy when pregnant as they still fit when I was overdue hmm In fact that was the only time they fit me.

I'm a size 14 now and they are TOO BIG!!

Moral of the story? If you are going to spend £70 on jeans, don't buy them in Hobbs.

Here endeth.

chichichien Tue 25-Aug-09 19:47:06

My winter coat was a size 14. Very neat across the chest but then I do have a broad back.

Even so. I don't want to hear any more stories about how vastly roomy their clothes are, thank you.

janeite Tue 25-Aug-09 19:50:07

Well the jumper I bought was a 12 and I am a 12 and it is a perfect fit - it's just the shoes that were vastly roomy.

I had that problem with jeans in Next (why oh why did I buy anything from there?) - they fit me in the shop and have been too big ever since. However, they were not 70 pounds!

tulpe Tue 25-Aug-09 20:10:53

Agree, tell everyone your fabulous new jumper is from Stella McCartney or similar Or watch their faces change from admiring to deeply jealous that you may be the only woman ever to find anything worth the price tag!

Having said that........I have an evening dress from there, a wrap and a pair of lovely suede peep-toe shoes (which were a little bigger than a regular 39, iirc). They were all expensive but classic so cost per wear has made them good value. I also have boots from Hobbs but they are true to size THey are gorgeous - DH treated me for my birthday 4 years ago and they are still in great shape. Justifies the £199 price tag.........perhaps blush

The window display often draws me in but they somehow manage to get most of the proportions wrong - skirts & dresses often slightly too long so frumpy instead of stylish etc.

fishie Tue 25-Aug-09 20:11:23

i've got a lovely pair of black suede hobbs boots which i have worn precisely once. because they are too small my feet got bigger during pg and never went back.

ADifferentMe Tue 25-Aug-09 20:12:47

I bought a few things at the Hobbs outlet at Gunwharf Quays last year and find I wear them a lot, but not all at the same time!

Agree with the sexy librarian comment - you have to be careful about looking frumpy but the quality is great.

brokenspacebar Tue 25-Aug-09 20:15:05

I liked Hobbs in the nineties, they did these lovely suede mary jane style shoes, I used to wear them with long dresses - I was a teenager then, had a penchant for dungaree dresses, rofl. I also liked Jigsaw in those days - neither shop was as expensive iirc.

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