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Fee

Where do you buy your clothes?

Well?
frewen

Charity shops mostly Smile
RuthG

Charity shops mostly Smile


Ditto, or make them myself, which doesnt qualify as 'buying', though I guess I do have to buy the material to make them with. Even that comes from charity shops or fleabay.
Shan

A variety of high street shops - anything that looks interesting.
marigold

Mostly charity shops and self-made, except for underwear which I buy at M&S. I very very occasionally buy new pair of trousers, shoes or a waterproof jacket - every 5 years maybe? Mind you my last pair of shoes was a CS bargain! Very Happy
gz

charity shops, The Sock Man at the market in Hay. Matalan very occasionally, Primark when I have to Sad
bagpuss

High Street for the most part but I am a recent convert to online clothes shopping
earthyvirgo

Strange you should ask that Fee, I was just thinking about it yesterday.

Mostly charity shops.
The odd thing in TKMaxx ...which I often have to take back because I've not bothered to try it on and it looks ridiculous on me!.

I think the only impulsive thing I've bought this year is a slate grey linen dress ... it's nothing posh (from Tweedmill, our local shopping Outlet) but fine for Exhibition openings and any gallery meetings I might have.

Just looking at what I've got on now ... Annie's Ogwen Charity Shop cords (Next) and a Tenby charity shop short dress Smile

Vegplot will vouch for the fact that I'm pretty hopeless at spending on clothes for myself.

ETA. New underwear is a must, that's one of the few things I couldn't wear after anyone else.

EV
Chez

Charity shops or eBay, mostly. New underwear and shoes. My mother says that money spent on underwear or shoes is never wasted!
chicken feed

a mix of charity shops and country shows its very rare i go high street shopping nowadays.

chez your mother is spot on. underwear and new foot ware (in my case boots you never have enough of Wink ) are money well spent on quality.
mochyn

a mix of charity shops and country shows its very rare i go high street shopping nowadays.


Likewise. Not going to the Royal Welsh this year so even that second option's out!
sean

chicken feed

i picked up some real bargains on the joules stand in peterborough upto 75% off i picked up 140 worth of polo shirts for 60.

and we are off to the great yorkshire on saturday for the week so the purse will no doubt loose a few pounds Wink
LynneA

Kind of stick with M&S because of my stumpy legs - their short length fits me, hippy type tops from Next, and wide fitting shoes from Cotton Traders Embarassed Chez

Yoghurt-wearing really can't be all that comfortable. joanne

Don't actually think I've bought anything new this year - all my clothes have come from my Step-mother who is a similar size to me and a shopaholic so buys clothes left, right and centre otherwise I tend to buy them from ebay or places like Marisota and Evans not being the skinniest woman on the planet

Alternatively as I have the biggest fabric stash I make stuff but I've not done any of that either this year - never seem to have any time or when I've got time I'm too exhausted
Shan

When countrywide get rid of their end of season fleeces I tend to buy up what I can. boisdevie1

Charity shops for me. RuthG

Must admit I had a 'posh' do to go to in London a couple of months ago, so I splashed out on a dress (in the sale) from Kaleidoscope. I think it cost me 45. I have worn it three times now, so 15 a go. I only decided to buy it because I was disappointed at missing some fabric on ebay that I really wanted, to make a vintage dress for the occasion, but stoopid internet connection at the crucial time meant I missed it - 4 mtr for 4, a real bargain! Katieowl

Once upon a time if someone gave me a handful of cash and said "Go and buy yourself a frock" I'd have had a list of likely places in my head to go and spend it...now I couldn't think for the life of me, anywhere that I could go IN PERSON that I could guarantee would have something I liked!

I also bargain hunt when it comes to clothes, so even online I'd baulk at paying out...Gudrun Sjoden has stuff I like but it's waaaaaaay tooooo expensive Shocked

So TKmaxx is my Mecca, but I hunt for the reduced stuff there too Laughing Am currently wearing Birkies that came from them for 14, so they manage to supply me with shoes from time to time. There are also several factory seconds shops in Cardi, which come up trumps on things like t-shirts. Finding decent jeans is the bane of my life.

Normally I wear Merrill shoes bought from Millets ONLY in the sale!
Bra's have to come from a specialist underwear shop as high streets don't carry my size, sales bargains are to be found, especially in bright colours, otherwise just have to gulp and pay up! Other underwear from Peacocks or similar. Very Happy

I've kind of given up on charity shops around here, as to be honest the
prices don't compete with the seconds shops (3 for a t-shirt?) and a lot of the 'nice stuff' is too fancy for my lifestyle.

Kate
gardening-girl

Mainly charity shops,and M&S for underwear.
Socks from Milletts.
I have bought two new pairs of combats from M&S this year.
If I had to buy new,I do like Fat Face and Gudren Sjoden,but would need a lottery win.
Chez

I like fat face, too. But my current shape means that they would have to rename themselves 'fat arse'. Smile gardening-girl

Laughing Laughing Me to! gil

Charity shops; ebay; plain long-sleeved T-shirts from M&S; underwear bought new too.

Today's outfit : GAP sale shorts, over 10 years old; black M&S vest; M&S socks; charity shop Clarks shoes.

I like Hobbs linen stuff, when I can find it second-hand.
jema

Kind of stick with M&S because of my stumpy legs - their short length fits me, hippy type tops from Next, and wide fitting shoes from Cotton Traders Embarassed

BHS for the same short stumpy leg reason Rolling Eyes I am inclined to boycott big chains that think short leg means 30" Mad It seems a growing trend to leave anyone who is not a main stream size in the the lurch.
bagpuss

Kind of stick with M&S because of my stumpy legs - their short length fits me, hippy type tops from Next, and wide fitting shoes from Cotton Traders Embarassed

BHS for the same short stumpy leg reason Rolling Eyes I am inclined to boycott big chains that think short leg means 30" Mad It seems a growing trend to leave anyone who is not a main stream size in the the lurch.

From someone who used to struggle to find things which were long enough its a nice shift but as is frequently the way with things things while solving the problem for one group they have just created a new one
lettucewoman

charity shops, online when there are good sales (t**cos* had a 50% off everything online the other week...got several things there cheap!!), occasionally primark (like their shorts style knickers)
Todays outfit is charity shop top, ancient pair of leggings with a leopard stripe down the side, Aldi 4.50 leather mules,99p shop lilac straw trilby! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Treacodactyl

Mostly M&S I suppose. Not sure about underwear as I don't seem to be able to find any decent cotton boxers these days and why oh why do women seem to mill about in the mens underwear section? nats

M+S especially when fairtrade. Nomads clothing I adore but can't often justify! Charity shops definitely, and sometimes specialist shops like one has to for maternity stuff! Oh and sometimes the Next sale Laughing earthyvirgo

M+S especially when fairtrade. Nomads clothing I adore but can't often justify! Charity shops definitely, and sometimes specialist shops like one has to for maternity stuff! Oh and sometimes the Next sale Laughing

Never heard of Nomads before. I can see why you like them, very nice.
They got a sale on Nats Wink

Lovely maxi dresses ... but no good for me as I'm not tall enough!

EV
Jamanda

Mostly M&S I suppose. Not sure about underwear as I don't seem to be able to find any decent cotton boxers these days and why oh why do women seem to mill about in the mens underwear section?

Because the majority of men's underwear is bought by their Mums or their wives. Laughing The men loitering in the ladies section I'm less sure about.

Most of my clothes are M&S or Monsoon sales stock. There is a shop doing Nomad stuff in town, but it's always just a bit too hippy for me for work, and most of my everyday wear is too tatty for work.
earthsoul

Regatta double lined trousers - eBay
Underwear M&S or bravissimo for very posh
T shirts, well anything silly and fun online
I like nomad stuff but rarely buy it
Work requires a uniform fortunately so no effort or buying required.
DM shoes and boots bought from eBay again.....I like eBay it is cheap!!!
Oh and Tescos for black shocks as they were 5 for a 1
Chez

M&S has a HUGE 'ladies with big knockers' section, these days. I was quite impressed. earthsoul

Do they? wow I didn't know......must sneak online in a bit, normally buy the strap them down to hide them type from M&S gardening-girl

M&S sports bras are good. Chez

I actually visited a shop - the Taunton one, which seemed quite big to me, but I'm a bit out of touch. There was a big range. marigold

M&S have a good bra-fitting service too. Chickem

Charity shops and sales Very Happy
and M&S undies
they had buy one get one 1/2 price on their knicker packs in Bideford at the weekend.....so i treat myself Cool
I do like Next Jeans but only buy in the sales!
LynneA

I get the Roma cut Per Una stretch jeans from M&S as they have enough stretch to move freely in - something to take into account when they get relegated to allotment wear with age.

Found the perfect lightweight garden trousers in the Next sale (skinny leg stretch combats) and bought three pairs. Their Birkenstock type sandals are perfect for me, so I have pairs in three colours. Four if I manage to find an orange pair in my size. Same with the wide fit work boots.

I guess if you're and awkward shape or size you stock up on hard to find stuff, and the rest goes on t shirts.
earthyvirgo

and M&S undies
they had buy one get one 1/2 price on their knicker packs in Bideford at the weekend.....so i treat myself Cool]

Why does "knicker packs in Bideford" make me laugh out loud? Smile

Dunno, it just does.

Bit like Mochyn's brilliant typo in her 'to do' list for this week.
"Men dwellies"

Men what?

EV
Barefoot Andrew

I haven't been clothes shopping for an age. And looking at the state of these tatty shorts, that's evident Embarassed Laughing
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Andrea

The vast majority of my clothes are cast offs from some source or another, mostly given rather than bought. The last item I remember buying was a jacket from a charity shop in February.

I'm able to look a complete state around the farm so I tend to wear clothes until they literally fall apart.
Nick


Because the majority of men's underwear is bought by their Mums or their wives. Laughing The men loitering in the ladies section I'm less sure about.



If I ran a chain of shops selling women's clothes, especially underwear, I would put in comfy sofas, coffee machines and big tellies, showing sports. Then, the men would sit and think nothing of waiting for 14 hours for her to eventually come back to choosing the first frock/jeans/shirt she tried on. As it is, you can see men looking very uncomfortable hanging around women's departments as she goes to the fitting room. As a result, I'm sure women get dragged away earlier than planned, and sales are lost.

Me, I buy my own pants, often from M&S, or Next. Work clothes from TM Lewin, and other stuff from other places. Tacky Maxx probably.
LynneA

Many's the time Howard and I have quoted Father Ted as we've passed through the lingerie department of M&S London Colney Laughing Sherbs

I don't often buy clothes but I usually get a couple of new pairs of jeans and a couple of tops each year. When I do buy clothes it's pretty much as follows:

Charity shops - for one off impulse buys if something takes my fancy

M&S for jeans and cords as it's the only place I ever manage to find ones that fit comfortably. Sometimes for skirts and cardigans for looking smart in.

Mantaray - tops. Quite expensive for me but I do love their stuff.

Blacks - for fleecy jumpers

ASDA - everyday knickers and socks
Kenworth

Thrift stores, then Wal-Mart for undies. ninat

For bras is has to be "Off the Peg" in Dingwall. Locally owned shop- far superior to M&S in the quality and fit. Not a tapemeasure in sight - they just look at you and know what size you are. They also keep a record card of what you've bought. Mithril

Mostly ebay. Wigan Pixie

I hate shopping (unless it's for yarn) so the majority of my clothes come from freecycle/freegle, charity shops or are hand me downs from friends. They know not to get rid of anything until I've had a rummage Very Happy dpack

charity shops ,surplus shops ,outdoor shops if i need something that looks almost normal bigpaul

Online/ebay, its delivered right to my door, no traipsing from shop to useless shop, cos they havent got it in my size! Barefoot Andrew

I haven't bought clothes in a while. Nell looks me up and down, and new things arrive Laughing
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mousjoos

Fat Face cos they have my size, TK Maxx, when back in UK, for trainers & shorts (illegal in France to have feet bigger than 45), ebay for the occasional Duffer hoodie dpack

tk maxx is good for boots sometimes madcat

stuff other people don't want,skips and bins [amazing what people chuck out.]
new underwear M&S, socks Tesco or Asda.
Shoes and footwear is a problem cos I have big wide feet so end up with mens mostly.
I knit jumpers hats mitts and socks for myself.
Charity shops for jeans and T shirts.
Market stall for cheap thermal T shirts.
Green Rosie

Nell Wink Nell Merionwen

Nell Wink

really? I thought they were for your boys Shocked blimey you must be really small!
Green Rosie

Nell Wink

really? I thought they were for your boys Shocked blimey you must be really small!

Wish I was that slim at least!!
Barefoot Andrew

Time to walk to the shop. S'pose I'd better put some clothes on Embarassed
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mochyn

I bought a lovely scarf yesterday.

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