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Shops only stocking up to size 18 and making you order anything bigger online.

Discussion in 'threads and dreads' started by madzone, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    It fucks me off.

    That is all.
  2. wtfftw

    wtfftw toasted cheese debauchery

    Seconded.
  3. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Saves you the trip out though.
  4. _angel_

    _angel_ the arson dog

    According to some documentary I saw, young fashion shops like TopShop were even worse, not even displaying sizes bigger than twelve ffs!
    I don't know if this was just London or everywhere.
  5. _angel_

    _angel_ the arson dog

    Seriously tho you'd think they'd be selling MORE big sizes in shops these days. It's like they don't want people's money. Bizarre.
    madzone likes this.
  6. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    They don't want the fatties in the store do they? :mad:

    They're quite happy to take your money, but send you to the internet ghetto to do actually shop.
    muvva likes this.
  7. felixthecat

    felixthecat embarrassing mother

    Where does that Madz?:confused:
  8. Boudicca

    Boudicca Zip Queen

    I actually had a go at Next for this. The website sizes go up to 24, but in the shops they just have the odd 18 and 20, always something boring and black.

    "You just don't want any fat people in your shops, do you?" I was heard to exclaim loudly in the middle of the shop....
  9. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    Next and DP. M&S also had a pitiful selection of 2 items in a 20 and nothing bigger in the whole store.
  10. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    We should have a fatty sit-in.
  11. _angel_

    _angel_ the arson dog

    Dare I mention Evans, they're supposed to specialise in larger sizes, altho I don't know what their clothes are like?
  12. felixthecat

    felixthecat embarrassing mother

    Can't remember the last time I was in Next but I usually do ok in our local DP. But there again, if you look at the demographics of Trowbridge it makes good marketing sense.......
  13. felixthecat

    felixthecat embarrassing mother

    Occasionally good, mostly terrible.
  14. smmudge

    smmudge We teach life, sir.

    I hardly ever see anything lower than an 8, and sometimes even finding an 8 is difficult. Really if you're not a 10-16, you may as well stay at home.
    Cm7 likes this.
  15. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    I went in there. Their clothes have got even more shit since last time. They have no trousers without elastic in the waist, even the linen ones and even if I'd bitten the bullet and bought some they didn't have any in long, only regular. Peacocks have stopped stocking larger sizes in our local one as well. Mind you they're clothes are so fucking hideous right now I'd rather go out in my pyjamas. There is something seriously askew in the fashion world right now.
    Saffy likes this.
  16. _angel_

    _angel_ the arson dog

    Agreed, I haven't seen anything in the shops to make me tempted to part with my money.
    Went to M and S the other day I know they've got a reputation for frumpery (except per una) but everything was hideous.
    Men have it so much easier when it comes to clothes shopping! Tbh if something comes a long I do like I try and buy a few in the same style because I know it's going to have to last.
  17. quimcunx

    quimcunx jesus tonsils

    Were they ever any good at stocking larger sizes? I don't remember seeing over a 14 in the likes of Top Shop at any point during my clothes shopping career or size.
    kittyP likes this.
  18. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    DP used to do a lot of things up to 22 in our local store. I didn't know what to expect from Next as I never go in there and that won't be changing. I think I'll send them an email when I've got time.
  19. felixthecat

    felixthecat embarrassing mother

    I prefer online shopping. I don't have the hassle of going out and hauling my carcass around the stores, I can look at several different stores at once and compare stuff, I can try stuff on in the comfort of my own home and try different shoes and accessories with it, and dammit, I can drink gin while I do it.

    Its all win as far as i'm concerned.:)
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  20. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    I kind of bimble along most of the time, buying (mostly unsuitable) stuff from time to time but it really hit me today, when I needed to buy something particular in a hurry that it's virtually fucking impossible.
  21. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    I needed something today.
  22. felixthecat

    felixthecat embarrassing mother

    Altho last thing I bought was in Asda............

    FTC - queen of the supermarket clothing ranges
  23. quimcunx

    quimcunx jesus tonsils


    sometimes I will put a load of stuff in an online shopping basket so I can try and send back what I don't want but then I see I have to hand over £400 until I return everything.
    madzone likes this.
  24. felixthecat

    felixthecat embarrassing mother

    Ah right. Did you try Monsoon? Not only do they go up to a 22 but they are on the generous size and LONG.
  25. felixthecat

    felixthecat embarrassing mother

    Which is why God created credit cards, innit:D
    Send it back before you actually have to pay for it.
  26. felixthecat

    felixthecat embarrassing mother

    Actually, thats a stupid answer.:oops:

    You shouldn't have to be looking around for the one shop the does sensible sizes.
    madzone likes this.
  27. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    Don't have one.
  28. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Black puddings very black today, Mother!

    That is really bad of M&S and DP - they always seemed to have a good range of sizes. Can't stand Next so rarely shop there and hated Evans, just 'cos you are a bigger size doesn't mean you want long sack like tops and elasticated trousers, although their shoe selection was also rather good and included wider fitting ones.

    As for Top Shop and Miss Selfridge they can both fuck right off as trying to find anything above a twelve is like Scott searching for the South Pole!
    Ceej likes this.
  29. _angel_

    _angel_ the arson dog

    They have a tendency to really not be very big in the boob department which annoys me.
    I am constantly having to buy a whole size bigger than the rest of me, just to fit my top.
    Having said that, I think I could have actually got one size smaller in what I've got now, the hazards of shopping online. But it is a lot cheaper if you get it on ebay, there are sellers who get high street stock new at a fraction of the price.
  30. stuff_it

    stuff_it Nerd burglar

    Or they display 'bigger sizes' but when you try them on you find out that you can barely get into an 18, despite being a 10-12 in every other shop in the world. :(
    zoooo likes this.

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