to think Peacocks (the shop) is underrated?
OstentatiousBreastfeeder · 02/08/2015 23:30
I don't know if this applies everywhere, but round these 'ere parts it's considered to be just about ahead of bon marché in the fashion stakes.
Yet every year I pick up the most amazing, flattering dresses in their sales. They always fit me like a glove and look lovely.
Last night I finally got a chance to wear the dress I picked up in their sale a few weeks back, and I got non-stop compliments all night. Nobody believed it was from Peacocks. It was £7!
AIBU in thinking they don't deserve the bad rep they seem to have?
P.S I don't work for them, honest.
Happy36 · 02/08/2015 23:36
Are you my mum?
She is repeatedly telling me to shop there despite the fact that I live abroad in a Peacocks free country! I have never been there. For no reason other than geography.
So, on your next visit, if you see a woman in there muttering about her ungrateful daughter, please stick up for me.
VinoTime · 02/08/2015 23:56
I love Peacocks. We have quite a large one in our town and both myself and 8yo DD got some beautiful clothes and costume jewelery for going away on holiday this summer.
Things that wear and last well:
Long vest tops (I live in a really cold part of Scotland and I layer like you wouldn't bloody believe. I have vests from Peacocks in every colour imaginable for wearing underneath my clothes).
Cotton PJ pants - I have some from when DD was born that are still going strong!
Strapless bras - I like M&S underwear as a general rule of thumb, but I bought 2 strapless bras from Peacocks on a panic buy before going away on holiday and they were really comfortable and stayed put all day/night. They didn't move once, not even through my awesome YMCA dance moves at the kids disco (DD forced me, honest!)
Black 'work' trousers. Really comfortable, they sit well and only cost £12.00 I think. Bargain.
NickyEds · 03/08/2015 05:18
Peacocks was the only place in my local city centre where I could actually try on maternity clothes, everywhere else was order on line only, so I bought quite a few bits there during my first pregnancy and they have lasted me through my second too. The maternity jeans were only about £16!
ProcrastinatorGeneral · 03/08/2015 08:41
I found the tee shirts I bough for the children absolutely shocking quality. They were so thin and when washed they did that odd thing where the seams seemed to rotate around the body - obviously cheap material that hadn't been preshrunk. Any detail and printing on them has always washed off quickly too. I expected the ten pound minecraft tee shirt to last a lot longer than four washes before starting to fade away.
My eldest likes some of the accessories, but opines that it is a bit of a poor man's new look which makes it pretty bloody poor indeed!
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