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Burn all my Boden, this is why-
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darcymum · 29/04/2010 16:02

I really like Boden clothes but just can't buy them any more.

  1. Identikit clothes for the middle classes.

  2. Boden clothes are very recognisable as Boden (make sure everyone knows you can afford them) I think that's half the point.

  3. People show off about Boden (see above)

  4. I have never been to a Boden sale but have heard they are a feeding frenzy, and for what, its only some clothes.

  5. 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.
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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?

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SerenDippitee · 06/09/2016 15:45

What a strange thread to resurrect.

ZOMBIE THREAD!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 .....

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RonaldMcDonald · 06/09/2016 16:43

Gah, Boden as aspirational

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SandyPantz · 06/09/2016 16:47

meh

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???

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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?

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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.

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neveradullmoment99 · 06/09/2016 18:39

dont buy them then
who cares


My sentiments exactly

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Oly5 · 06/09/2016 20:59

I love Boden plain stuff and o don't give a monkeys!

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