Burn all my Boden, this is why-
darcymum · 29/04/2010 16:02
I really like Boden clothes but just can't buy them any more.
- Identikit clothes for the middle classes.
- Boden clothes are very recognisable as Boden (make sure everyone knows you can afford them) I think that's half the point.
- People show off about Boden (see above)
- I have never been to a Boden sale but have heard they are a feeding frenzy, and for what, its only some clothes.
- People see Boden as aspirational, they've made it if wearing Boden, I don't want to be associated with this materialism.
Anyone want to add to my list?
I'm not going to burn all my DCs clothes obviously, I'm just not going to buy them any more.
Oly5 · 06/09/2016 20:59
I love Boden plain stuff and o don't give a monkeys!
neveradullmoment99 · 06/09/2016 18:39
dont buy them then
My sentiments exactly
EddieStobbart · 06/09/2016 17:13
I've got a bit of Boden because I like plain stuff with no fuss. Not bothered about style - I live in jeans and trainers but it pisses me if it clothes go out of shape or t-shirts are so thin my bra is visible. Boden stuff is ok for this. I like to get 10 years wear out of clothes which I why I never shop at M&S now with their weird tops that get shorter and wider. I don't like Next's adult range, it looks like one spark and the whole place would go up, kids stuff can be ok.
Joules harbour tops are good (hide bra/keep shape) and some of their jeans fit me quite well.
The aspirational thing is a bit weird nowadays. Maybe they encouraged that to elevate themselves from just another online brand but now surely they are just another shop. I have a few things from Jigsaw which I think is a bit more expensive than Boden but I would never thinks "ooh, I'm wearing my Jigsaw top today".
DC1 is currently wearing Boden jogging bottoms bought at the fag end of the sale. I think they cost about a tenner. DC2 is aspiring to nick them as she likes the star print.
MitzyLeFrouf · 06/09/2016 16:49
Is there a secret hand signal you make if you walk past a fellow Boden print devotee in the street?
SandyPantz · 06/09/2016 16:47
yeah if you wear the season's signature print dress it's recognisable
my stuff from boden are plain cardies, they don't look "boden" unless you look at the label, they do however last AND LAST AND LAST and never go bobbley…
If you don't want the "signature boden look" but like boden, just don't by the signature pieces???
RonaldMcDonald · 06/09/2016 16:43
Gah, Boden as aspirational
user1471888857 · 06/09/2016 16:40
Why is this forum obsessed with bloody Boden.
Other shops online /high street are available you know.
We don't all want to dress like a stepford wife .....
MitzyLeFrouf · 06/09/2016 16:39
Next time I'm in Dublin I'll be casting my beedy eye at everyone. I've never noticed Boden there before.
MitzyLeFrouf · 06/09/2016 16:38
I'm from Dublin.
I don't like Boden but like burnished am baffled at all the emotion it provokes.
ExConstance · 06/09/2016 16:37
Boden is really pretty ordinary stuff, available at high prices if you want to pay them and quite reasonable prices if you are happy to wait a bit.
I'd rather pay for a bit more class with Whistles or French Connection for much the same money. You would be one sad boring person if you aspired to dress in Boden per se, which is a bit different to sometimes liking the odd item.
leedy · 06/09/2016 16:33
Boden zombie, though. So it's wearing a nice Breton top - they wash really well, even if you've thoroughly spattered them with human brains!
SerenDippitee · 06/09/2016 15:45
What a strange thread to resurrect.
stopfuckingshoutingatme · 06/09/2016 15:43
LOL at you understated Dubliners in your carefully selected Boden.
good on ya!
its actually funny the emotions it solicits with southern MN ers
some kind of inverse snobbery/and majorly associated with (oh so) emotive class issues I guess?
DamnGood314 · 06/09/2016 15:06
We're all from Dublin.
leedy · 06/09/2016 14:11
Heh, I'm in Dublin as well, I don't think anyone has been sniggering at me for my occasional Boden garment. They've had quite a few plainer things that I've really liked over the last couple of years - the ruched dresses and tops were v good. You would have to bribe me considerable sums to get me into one of their "fun" prints, mind (though I did wear a pair of what I can only describe as "mum shorts" on holiday. Shhh.)
MaisieDotes · 06/09/2016 13:34
Aaarggh. A zombie
Still all true though. Although, as a pp said, maybe there's a few plainer pieces on offer these days. I have one black jersey dress that I've worn a lot.
damngood I'm in Dublin too. I have a Boden mac that I wear to push the buggy to the park if it might rain. Don't give a bollix if anyone sees! If they recognise it as Boden they must have looked themselves.
I also have a MaxMara coat. It doesn't keep my hair dry though
Hoppinggreen · 06/09/2016 13:20
Their 7/8 chinos are a perfect fit/length for me so you can all just bugger off!!
Totally avoid their prints though
pollyglot · 06/09/2016 11:39
I buy Boden Clearance. At 50% off, then minus 20%VAT, it's a bargain. But I buy tried and true - their trousers are perfect for me, love their Bretons, and some of their tees. Everyone admires the style - not seen everywhere here in the Colonies.
burnishedsilver · 06/09/2016 10:09
I like boden. I live in Ireland. Here, it has non of the attributes mentioned. It's not recognisable. It's not aspirational. It's not that expensive (it's a far cry from Chanel) It's just a range of fairly decent basics. The emotion the brand seems to elicit on here is bizarre.
CandyMcJingles · 06/09/2016 09:46
Not all Boden is recognisable. Some of it is very typically Biden but lots of it is just better quality basics. Now Cath kidston, orla kiely and even joules I would say are far more recognisable.
It met we'll be manufactured in China but pretty much everything is.
I wear Biden but today I'm wearing gap jeans and an old top shop blouse. They are both decent quality. It's better quality that sells Boden items for me.
I agree with pp, no idea why MN gets worked up about it. Per Una, I get that. Boden, not so much.
NataliaOsipova · 06/09/2016 09:40
Boden? Slightly frumpy clothes for middle aged mummies. Like me! Not in the least aspirational....more "need something I can wear on the school run and then go out in afterwards" sort of thing.
stopfuckingshoutingatme · 06/09/2016 09:39
then again, I am from London and Boden is seen being a bit cringe round these parts
its the truth! people take the piss out of Boden/Joules. that's London pretentious arseholes for you
DamnGood314 · 06/09/2016 09:30
cru I hear you but there are so many shops who are good at returns! I don't even live in the UK and I can return items sometimes either to a branch of the shop or through a parcel motel service and see the money re-credited to my a/c within five days.
DamnGood314 · 06/09/2016 09:24
No, I don't live in London (Dublin) and if I thought people recognised a top as Boden, I'd be a little embarrassed too.
If somebody said ''is that Max Mara?'' Is that Isabel Marant? I'd say it is darling, from me, to me, but shshsh.
don't own one single item from Max Mara YET
CruCru · 06/09/2016 09:18
I wear Boden. I am a fat, middle aged woman who absolutely HATES clothes shopping. I like their website, I like having their stuff delivered to my house and their returns policy is great. I live opposite a post office so returning stuff is not a problem. I never pay full price - although even with 10% / 15% / 20% off it is still expensive.
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