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Kittekat - I know the feeling! I was searching for something "special", and every weekend I tried a new town here - traipsing thru boutique after boutique, until I realised they all seemed to buy their clothing from the same mass producer? Nothing feminine or different .... just variations on shirts and tshirts, or tiny scraps for anorexic teenagers, or dresses designed to be worn in blacked out discos.

Eventually ... guess what .... I found the most amazing assortment of (for me anyway) styles, in good quality, in ............................ wait for it ...................MANOR! And the service by staff was also comfortable and helpful, not pushy or intrusive - just helpful.
And I was also impressed that what I bought was "Made in Switzerland".

I`ve never bothered with Manor before, thinking it was just an overpriced store for fuddy-duds, now I won`t be bothering with the boutiques anymore.

I very seldom buy new, prefer to recycle stuff I have. But sometimes one needs something special.
I've actually found some of my nicest clothes here in Manor.
I think their selection is often quite good, they have larger sizes and aren't extortionately expensive.
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Re: boring clothes

Went shopping in Globus last week looking for a summer dress, everything I tried on had the waist in the wrong place. Also tried Jelmoli, H&M, Greider, Massimo Dutti (sp?), Manor & Esprit among others. The dresses either looked like a tattie sack which really does not suit me or were made for someone several inches shorter and I'm not really that tall. I went home empty handed and rather disappointed.

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You can find something nice in Globus too. Heck, even in Coop.

http://www.globus.ch/en/women/brands/fashion/index.html
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I miss the old days.

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Old 17.04.2014, 14:46
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Went shopping in Globus last week looking for a summer dress, everything I tried on had the waist in the wrong place. Also tried Jelmoli, H&M, Greider, Massimo Dutti (sp?), Manor & Esprit among others. The dresses either looked like a tattie sack which really does not suit me or were made for someone several inches shorter and I'm not really that tall. I went home empty handed and rather disappointed.
I tend to find that most of the dresses I try on here are made for short waisted women.
I'm not awfully tall either (1m70) but the waist never seems to be in the right place on me either.
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I tend to find that most of the dresses I try on here are made for short waisted women.
I'm not awfully tall either (1m70) but the waist never seems to be in the right place on me either.
I'm long in the body and find some blouses and t-shirts sit too high up, either on my waistband of my trousers or higher leaving a draughty midriff. If I get a bigger size they are huge on the shoulder and I look like an 8 year old in hand-me-downs.

I've found this year that H&M have got a reasonable range of longer tops so perhaps they have some dresses with a similar sizing now?

Or look for dresses either with a drop waist or an Empress line so it's not sitting in exactly the wrong place.
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Old 17.04.2014, 15:21
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Went shopping in Globus last week looking for a summer dress, everything I tried on had the waist in the wrong place. Also tried Jelmoli, H&M, Greider, Massimo Dutti (sp?), Manor & Esprit among others. The dresses either looked like a tattie sack which really does not suit me or were made for someone several inches shorter and I'm not really that tall. I went home empty handed and rather disappointed.
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I tend to find that most of the dresses I try on here are made for short waisted women.
I'm not awfully tall either (1m70) but the waist never seems to be in the right place on me either.
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I'm long in the body and find some blouses and t-shirts sit too high up, either on my waistband of my trousers or higher leaving a draughty midriff. If I get a bigger size they are huge on the shoulder and I look like an 8 year old in hand-me-downs.

I've found this year that H&M have got a reasonable range of longer tops so perhaps they have some dresses with a similar sizing now?

Or look for dresses either with a drop waist or an Empress line so it's not sitting in exactly the wrong place.
Exactly the same for me. I have a long torso and long legs so the bottom is never a problem but I never buy a dress with a define waist because it is sitting too high from my waist and looks really weird.

My best dresses are the one with an empire waist, no define waist and A-lines hems.
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Old 17.04.2014, 15:35
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You see, I'd rather have my eyes gouged out with a spoon than spend a day clothes shopping. For me it's a chore, not a pleasurable activity...
Right there with you. I have tried being a good local consumer but nothing fits right and the fabrics are terrible. Also why would I keep up an exercise in frustration when I can get lovely things like this dress (in cobalt blue) for only $12 USD online?? It fits my curves in the right places, is lightweight and washable, doesn't wrinkle, and was such a good deal I got one in black too! Free shipping via Mom's suitcase was handy too.
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And that's fine so what's the problem? People can write a post but I can't respond?
Of course you can respond, but you were just a complete **** about it.
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I miss the old days.

Not that old and ahem, brutal, but....me too!




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Not that old and ahem, brutal, but....me too!
You can easily do this. In fact, a bunch of us meet and discuss this, some of us do this...It's addictive. I have happily knitted, woven, spun and sewn. I prefer making my own clothes, recycle interesting fabrics and sweaters and other knit wear, too, but when I have no time due to other obligations, I still wish it was easier to just run out of the house and get some neat stuff that fits and has some spirit, like in the US, as opposed to uniform uneventful and unimaginative stuff that's on offer here. The most fun is to take a garment apart, tailor it to my needs. More fun than just buying stuff.

Having spoken of kitch yesterday, gawd...I want these. My docs are too hard to break in, I don't feel like I want to oil them to feel like walking in two greasy cans of tuna..

But these are cool.



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I love new clothes, if everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression wouldn't exist anymore.
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I still wish it was easier to just run out of the house and get some neat stuff that fits and has some spirit, like in the US, as opposed to uniform uneventful and unimaginative stuff that's on offer here.
Oh come on, it's not THAT bad here . I'm an impatient shopper but can still manage to tip up a decent selection without too much drama or breaking out the loom and knitting needles.

Or maybe it's just our side of the röstigraben which has more adventurous stock buyers in retail .

I know PJ was getting it in the neck for taking it to extremes on this thread, now the balance is wavering to the other extreme...
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Old 17.04.2014, 20:37
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I'm a boring dresser.
I have no problems finding clothes here.
I'm happy like a pig in mud
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Old 17.04.2014, 20:45
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One option to consider, clothes are expensive right, save money and become a nudist. Remember: Fashion may change, but naked is always in style.
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I'm a boring dresser.
I have no problems finding clothes here.
I'm happy like a pig in mud
It's how you wear it that matters...
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It's how you wear it that matters...
That's what I like to think .

And, let's face it, some people look boring in the most beautiful clothes...

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Oh come on, it's not THAT bad here . I'm an impatient shopper but can still manage to tip up a decent selection without too much drama or breaking out the loom and knitting needles.

Or maybe it's just our side of the röstigraben which has more adventurous stock buyers in retail .

I know PJ was getting it in the neck for taking it to extremes on this thread, now the balance is wavering to the other extreme...
Taste or preferences aside, as I understand, many people complain that they don't find clothes with a proper cut for their body shape. Maybe I just got lucky, because I am of medium height (I'm not really short, neither tall) and not quite anorexic or flat in the breast and bottom area, and I still manage to find decent/nice clothes. I certainly don't look like a pubescent boy.
Perhaps not always very imaginative or particularly chic, but pretty O.K. I think.
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Old 17.04.2014, 23:03
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Taste or preferences aside, as I understand, many people complain that they don't find clothes with a proper cut for their body shape. Maybe I just got lucky, because I am of medium height (I'm not really short, neither tall) and not quite anorexic or flat in the breast and bottom area, and I still manage to find decent/nice clothes. I certainly don't look like a pubescent boy.
Perhaps not always very imaginative or particularly chic, but pretty O.K. I think.
I think this is the important bit. Even if you mooch around London, for example, supposedly one of the fashion powerhouses, the majority of people walking around are wearing mainly high street fashion and that is the mainstay of most of the retail outlets there and in most other cities.

The number of people who wear something out of the ordinary / retro / grunge / whatever-your-taste-is are relatively few and far between and this is reflected in the corresponding shops.

Sizing is, as far as I can make out, relative to the location. My husband bought a couple of XL t-shirts from an online shop in the US and we could have fitted both of us in one. He buys XL in Europe so didn't realise he would have to order (probably) a "Medium" from the US site...
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Fabrics don't make exquisite dresses, it's all in the stitching.
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I never developed taste growing up. In our house ....it was first up, best dressed.
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