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BODEN veterans- what's your oldest Boden buy?

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purplepeony Thu 29-Oct-09 09:35:10

Mine was what they called a Poacher's Jacket- it was hideous, and I gave it to the charity shop ages ago. I must have bought it about 14 years back. It was a canvas ( green) jacket with large pockets inside and out and a brown cord collar. I thought at the time it looked "countryfied"- now I realise it made me look like a man. it was too big, too heavy and generally shapeless.

My best wearing bits are 2 lamby fleeces which are ages old and have been washed to death a million times- I only wear them for gardeing and slopping round the house.

Anyone?

tulpe Thu 29-Oct-09 10:36:30

Mine is a cotton mac. It's finishes mid-thigh, A-line. It is red with a white flower pattern on. Sounds dreadfully Boden and I guess it is but I still love it and wear it now and get compliments from non-Boden wearing friends . I bought it about 6 years ago in the sale for £50 instead of £90.

Jajas Thu 29-Oct-09 10:40:31

I have a lovely silk mix green cardigan that I probably bought oh erm, 7 years ago? That is a complete guess, could have been 5 or 15 I'm rubbish at remembering things like that. It is really soft and nicely fitted, bit threadbare now so I just wear it around the house. I think it cost £70 and I do remember thinking that was an awful lot back then but it is definitely very good quality like a lot of their stuff.

Jollyrollickinghockeysticks Thu 29-Oct-09 12:38:31

I have a pinkish double breasted mid thigh summer canvas coat with a gorgeous lining from years ago - I forget how many but it is a favourite and washes well and is excellent quality. Think it was about £90 worth every penny.

Fruitbeard Thu 29-Oct-09 12:50:25

I have a v-neck long sleeve hot pink top with a velvet-edged neckline in lilac which must be a good 10 years old and was the first thing I ever bought from them, before I even discovered MN and it's obsession with it! (it was in the sale, like everything I ever buy from there...).

It's held up remarkably well, washes beautifully and the fabric is excellent quality - a lot nicer and thicker than the stuff they're doing these days <mutter, mutter, old gimmer smiley>.

purplepeony Thu 29-Oct-09 13:31:13

Oh- I had that top too fruitbeard- i think I gave it to the charity shops before I discovered Ebay! It was bought as part of my pink phase which I have now outgrown!

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