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Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:00 am

Can anyone recommend any nice shops to look in for nice smart "going out clothes"?

I'm absolutely fed up with looking for nice stuff; most of the "fashion"/stuff I've came across so far makes me look like a sack of potatoes or is just too poofy/frilly for my liking. The only other options I've seen are 40-year old lady dresses. I'm fed up of looking for stuff unsuccessfully.
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Re: Clothes shopping

Postby rufio89 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:04 am

Where do you live?

I always find Zara quite good for 'grown up' clothes, or department stores?

I'm not a big fan of fashion lately tbh, so I think it might just be a slow season!
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Re: Clothes shopping

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:04 am

It was a slow season for me last year too with the fashion.

I suppose I rarely look in Zara for stuff. Do they do nice tops and stuff? Our two Zara stores always seem rather bare on their clothes- their long length trousers aren't long enough hence why I rarely go in.

We have debenhams which have all the same shops as the ones surrounding it; we have BHS, John Lewis which do older people stuff and we have Fenwick (it's just here - single department store) but it has majorly expensive designers or like debenhams the same shops as surrounding it.
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Re: Clothes shopping

Postby rufio89 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:10 pm

Do you have a M & S? Some of it's a bit old-peopley, but some of it's really nice.
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Re: Clothes shopping

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:33 pm

I was in there yesterday and tried a few skirts on which looked really nice...until I put them on anyway - it was a sack of potatoes with a smaller waist.
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Re: Clothes shopping

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:35 pm

I don't mean to sound so negative about it and I'm not overly fussy with stuff. I just want things I'll look at in a week and not regret buying..

http://www.metrocentre.uk.com/ - We even have this on our doorstep and I can't find anything. The only nice thing I've found is a skirt which was £85 but I did think it was too expensive!
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Re: Clothes shopping

Postby rufio89 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:41 pm

Its ok! It's so frustrating when you're trying to find nice clothes and everything looks horrible.
However, I cant think of any more chain shops that I'm happy with at the moment.

I buy most of my clothes from Vera Moda, New Look, H&M or M&S
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Re: Clothes shopping

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:58 pm

I do like New Look.

I've set myself a mission to try and find a smart skirt or pair of shorts that aren't black before my holidays in July. There are plenty of decent black ones out there but since I have black in both I wanted a different colour. You wouldn't have thought clothes shopping would be so hard.
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Re: Clothes shopping

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:00 pm

My closest Vera Moda is Sheffield; so maybe a 2 hour drive away if it's decent traffic :(.
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Re: Clothes shopping

Postby rufio89 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:02 pm

I take it you dont like buying clothes online? They have a website.

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Re: Clothes shopping

Postby RagDoll » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:07 pm

Next has less fussy but smart clothes, it can be a bit Mummsy, but as with M&S some of their clothes are lovely too. Warehouse's clothes often have a smarter more grown up look about them whilst still being fashionable as well. Personally I am in love with Topshop though!
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Re: Clothes shopping

Postby rufio89 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:09 pm

I used to like topshop, but I cant STAND it the last year or so. I just think the fashion at the moment (vintage, 80s etc) is HORRIBLE.
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Re: Clothes shopping

Postby RagDoll » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:14 pm

I agree on the 80s score, though I quite like some of their vintage stuff. I find they have a large variety of 'styles' in there, so there's always something I like. It does help that we have a large one in our town so there's always plenty to choose from. I like some of the nautical looking items that are coming back in.
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Re: Clothes shopping

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:48 pm

I wouldn't like buying stuff online because then what size do I take - you know the HUGE variation in sizes in the same shop at times. I'd happily try some stuff on to get an idea and then chance buying them online.

I also like topshop for the trousers/jeans (my only choice) BUT the stuff I got for my birthday last year they still have in and I don't want something that I already have.

Next does sometimes have nice stuff in; I was in a few weeks ago and they didn't have much. I also find with Warehouse like Topshop whilst they change colours and stuff they have the same style in everything (a bit like Jane Norman and Per Una.).
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Re: Clothes shopping

Postby RagDoll » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:16 pm

Hmmm that's strange with regards to Topshop as ours seems to be changing all the time! If I remember rightly you live in Newcastle don't you Dipsy? (I remember you saying that on a previous thread and it stuck in my mind as I live in the N.E. too).. the Topshop there is pretty small isn't it? Can't recall what the Metro Centre one is like - I hate that place though!!
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