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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
i have £100 to spend on all my winter clothes

I need:

a pair of good boots with not much heel
a ok coat
2 jumpers
a black cardigan
underwear
socks
jeans

is there anywhere apart from Peacocks/primark/new look that i could find this stuff...especially in london?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Charity shops for jummies/coat and maybe boots, that's if you don't mind using charity shops.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    the ones near me are really useless where do i go for good one?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    if u hurry up there are still a few sales on in dorothey perkins, next and places like that. that way u can get loads of quality clothes for cheap. if u look around u can get some really good bargains. another good place to look is in supermarkets. there trendy clothes really cheap and they are good quality
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If you want a good charity shop go to a posh area, its a treasure trove of good clothes.

    On that budget you're not going to get past Primark/TK Maxx/Matalan, really. Try the supermarkets, Asda and Tesco tend to be OK.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I agree with kermit, supermarkets are a good bet.

    asda have some nice stuff in at the moment, all the coats are 20% off (haha, can you tell i work there) and they have some decent ones, also they have some nice boots for £12. Jumpers are about a fiver too.

    Either than or Primark, even though you said not there. i love it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Jumble sales - I have a very cool friend who gets nearly all her clothes at them and always looks lovely! Also my sister in law who is a fashion designer gets lots of free clothes from work and often sells them off at car boot sales or cheaply elsewhere - I will see if she has any lurking about at the moment.

    If you can get to finsbury park there are LOADS of cheap clothing shops round here - some of them are wholesale only but others will let you go in and buy stuff but you have to weedle out the bad fashion from the good.

    H&M, QS & Mark One also sometimes have good clothes in them - I think more often than not its a matter of looking and rooting through the bad ones to find some good stuff. Topshop also sometimes has good deals on basics such as jumpers and tank tops.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ok i'm biased because i work there but try lime or wait for the next sale
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Primark!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ohh and i forgot river island - well i think its really cheap...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Wyetry wrote:
    Ohh and i forgot river island - well i think its really cheap...
    since when!

    i've actually decided that i'm going to start knitting a jumper, it might be finished in 3 weeks...hopefully. ok so finsbury park...anyone know about if places like walthamstow and leyton are any good. not on my door step, but not a trek..
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    anyone know about if places like walthamstow and leyton are any good. not on my door step, but not a trek..

    walthamstow market can have some ok stuff but it just takes time to look through and judge what is good and what is just crap and the prob with the market is you cant try it on. the mall at walthamstow has a few cheap shops in it - there's an atlantic clothing, new look, a few cheap shoe shops etc

    leyton does have a big asda which has a clothes section which is ok and there is TK max there too
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i bought a jumper and a pair of cords yesterday from primark. they are good quality and it only cost me £16 for both.

    I consider primark clothes to be much better quality than supermarket clothes, my supermarket clothes have never kept their shape, or just end up looking old quicker, or buttons fall off. Ive never had a problem with primark quality, so long as i only buy the well made items.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    aren't you pushing it a bit to get all of that?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i know, but thats all i'm given so...i have to make do...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    For the boots why dont u try Priceless Shoes?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I got a really really nice coat from TK Maxx in Romford the other day for a mere £22.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    primark or peacocks.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    since when!

    i've actually decided that i'm going to start knitting a jumper, it might be finished in 3 weeks...hopefully. ok so finsbury park...anyone know about if places like walthamstow and leyton are any good. not on my door step, but not a trek..
    Where in London are you? There are quite a few cheap factory shops on Oxford Street at the moment (the Tottenham Court Road end) and Camden also has quite a lot of cheap clothes stores plus there is Camden market.

    There is a TKMaxx in Wood Green and also there is a Next Outlet store in Golders Green plus Golders Green has some well stocked charity shops.

    Tesco do good cheap clothes but I don't know of any large enough to stock clothing that are in London.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    near where chris used to live...if you know where that is (don't meantion the name though, just stating london gives you great anonimity)

    i really don't want to look like i've just rolled of the high street but with the money i've got i don't really know how much choice i've got.

    what can i do to make myself look a little less like that...i.e accessories and stuff?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I got some flat black boots from Primark the other day for £12 and a coat from Topshop for £55, bit expensive for your price range but it's gorgeous.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    car boot sale. ebay. charity shops. make sure you get a great winter coat. All your outfits are first seen as your coat in the winter, so I'd put more of my budget into that. I have to agree with Blah on supermarket clothes, I think they wash really badly.
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