MrsRambo · 24/04/2013 22:02
Yes! Completely agree. Per Una and the appointment of Ms Ruffles to be in charge of Per Una was their down fall..... "That skirt is far too elegant and stylish. Add ruffles here and here. NOW". "Note to designer person. More ruffles needed for Autumn 2013. Regards, Ms Ruffles"
Blowin · 24/04/2013 22:04
I spent an hour in M&S today, a 43 year old woman with fairly conservative taste in clothes, and it was all either totally frumpish or just plain godawful (a la per una) I came away with nothing.
Per una stuff is just plain odd. Weird colour combinations, weird ribbons, bows and sequins where you dont expect them, just, really really awful.
Am thinking of learning how to make my own clothes. I think i could come up with better than M&S ranges.
Laquila · 24/04/2013 22:05
They DO have a thing for ruffles...I myself have never looked at at item of clothing and thought it would be improved by ruffles, but then again I'm not 62.
Then again, my mum's 62 and she wouldn't wear anything from Per Una if you gave her a million pounds, and she is the world's staunchest supporter of M&S.
cocobongo · 24/04/2013 22:08
When they first launched, they displayed everything by size rather than by type. So all size 10 garments in one rail, size 12 on another. The idea being that you didn't have to hunt through everything to find your size. But they soon gave up on that, presumably because having a mix of different items on one rail makes it look like the sale rail.
But they definitely didn't look as weird and ruffly and "art teacher chic" as they do now!
nancy75 · 24/04/2013 22:09
M&S do so many things wrong.
Their visual merchandising is a mess, they have all the skirts together apart from the one you want which is inexplicably over the other side of the shop in with the jumpers, there is so much stock, some of it almost exactly the same as something else.
Whoever designs their stuff does not know when to stop. Let's make a top, put buttons down the front, a tie round the waist, a frill on the bottom, some beading on the shoulder. Let's see if we have any scraps of material on the floor, stick that on too.
The quality gets worse every season.
Their little girls stuff is ok, but when your dd turns 8 she has to dress like a street walker or shop elsewhere
I could on & on
Sparklingbrook · 24/04/2013 22:15
The thing with M&S is what age are they aiming at? I was looking at some tops the other day and so was a lady who was 80 at least.
nancy sums it up nicely. You need a map almost.
Anyone been to the needlessly massive one in Cheshire Oaks? Overwhelming is an understatement.
To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.