Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 02.09.2009, 16:12
Peg A's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 4,436
Groaned at 158 Times in 125 Posts
Thanked 5,428 Times in 2,510 Posts
Peg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Warm up your winter with clothes that make you confident

Quote:
View Post
Wow you guys all have awesome advice!

For the big and beautiful ladies I mimic, "if you got it, flaunt it!"
I feel that it's probably easier for a curvy woman to find great
clothes in Europe because everyone is so tiny. My bestfriend's favorite
store in the US is Lane Bryant. Does a store like that exist in CH?

p.s. I think this would be a great dress for a curvy girl because of the vertical line details down the front.


Alas, I have yet to find one such store here, not only did I shop there but I have occasionally earned extra cash by doing part-time stints as a "sales associate" at LB stores.

Unfortunately, not only do they not have any stores here, they do not even ship here.


HOWEVER

A careful perusing of H&M, CA (C&A? something like that) and Takko usually will yield up some good finds as long as you're not looking for something specific.

Also, I occasionally shop the catalogs, Bon Prix among them.


I miss being able to find some good jeans though, all of the ones I've found here are the low-cut variety, I'm not keen on that look that some of the large gals here tote... low wasted jeans cutting into their hip fat.

There's someplace else my mum-in-law shops... hmm Charles Vogele maybe? They also have a "grosse" size department but the fabric and styles are not often to my taste.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02.09.2009, 16:16
allegra_:)
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Warm up your winter with clothes that make you confident

Just bought one of these fleece socks at Tchibo today.

There is a little pillow with grape seeds at the bottom, which you can take out and warm in the oven.

Now the winter can come.
Attached Thumbnails
warm-up-your-winter-clothes-make-you-confident-kw35_17355_pop_b1.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02.09.2009, 16:26
ooo
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Warm up your winter with clothes that make you confident

Quote:
View Post
....and something for the men

Oh Fab!!!

Apart for the hair that is! You should really do something for those split ends seriously!
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02.09.2009, 17:09
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Nyon
Posts: 82
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 23 Times in 18 Posts
dragonblu has no particular reputation at present
Re: Warm up your winter with clothes that make you confident

Oh great thread!! I'm from Singapore and used to live in tees, skirts and shorts. I now need to add pants to my repetoir...

I love shoes and am dying to get myself a pair of boots. But I just found out that Aldo does not exist in Europe??!! Where am I going to get my shoe fix??
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 06.09.2009, 19:08
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 18
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Goldie has no particular reputation at present
Re: Warm up your winter with clothes that make you confident

Having lived in London for 5 years where its wet and cold (not as cold as here in winter tho) and the dampness just seeps into ur bones I have learnt a lot of lessons on winter dressing.

Start with a good coat - I have several - a feather and down one and a nice thick wool one that comes out in the weekends / evenings.

Add some nice pretty / colourful scarfs, hats and leather gloves to the mix. I just brought a fab pair of olive green leather gloves!

I love knee high boots with skirts (long or short) and tights. U can get some fab wool tights nowdays and with ur nice warm coat over the top u wont feel cold!!

I have to say tho that I do most of my shopping in London as the range is soooooo much better than here in Zurich and its cheaper (even with the flight cost)
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Goldie for this useful post:
  #26  
Old 05.02.2010, 09:04
KRZ KRZ is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 48
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
KRZ has slipped a little
Re: Warm up your winter with clothes that make you confident

Whilst many of you strongly recommend knee length boots, can you also recommened places where I can buy them in Zurich upto CHF 100.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 31.10.2011, 11:42
Peg A's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 4,436
Groaned at 158 Times in 125 Posts
Thanked 5,428 Times in 2,510 Posts
Peg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Warm up your winter with clothes that make you confident

I thought I'd boost this as I was in one of the local Ulla Popken stores over the weekend and noticed they have some really nice items. It seems (although the woman working there denied it) they may have gotten a new buyer / fashion consultant.

They have some really cute long sweaters there, as well as for the more active "larger" gals, they do have SKI ATTIRE! Amazing!



Almost makes me want to take up some skiing just to justify buying "Nordic winter" motif sweaters and ski pants.



Oh! I nearly forgot as well:
Lane Bryant has does offer international shipping now!!
__________________
The Joys of Opticianry

Last edited by Peg A; 31.10.2011 at 11:56. Reason: forgot!!!
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 31.10.2011, 11:52
grumpygrapefruit's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Zuriwest
Posts: 6,284
Groaned at 38 Times in 37 Posts
Thanked 16,704 Times in 4,368 Posts
grumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Warm up your winter with clothes that make you confident

For men, THE must have fashion accessory for winter is the Flat Cap. It's all the rage at the moment, trust me.

Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank grumpygrapefruit for this useful post:
  #29  
Old 31.10.2011, 11:59
Jobsrobertsharpii's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Z-U-R-I-C-H
Posts: 2,338
Groaned at 173 Times in 124 Posts
Thanked 3,384 Times in 1,536 Posts
Jobsrobertsharpii has a reputation beyond reputeJobsrobertsharpii has a reputation beyond reputeJobsrobertsharpii has a reputation beyond reputeJobsrobertsharpii has a reputation beyond reputeJobsrobertsharpii has a reputation beyond reputeJobsrobertsharpii has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Warm up your winter with clothes that make you confident

Quote:
View Post
For men, THE must have fashion accessory for winter is the Flat Cap. It's all the rage at the moment, trust me.

I've got mine!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Jobsrobertsharpii for this useful post:
  #30  
Old 31.10.2011, 12:09
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Warm up your winter with clothes that make you confident

Quote:
View Post
For men, THE must have fashion accessory for winter is the Flat Cap. It's all the rage at the moment, trust me.

And, according to Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_cap

(under history of the flat cap)

This style of cap is also referred to in some parts of the UK as a cheesecutter cap because of its wedge shape.




Personally, I'd like some earmuffs. My sister tried to talk me into baseball cap with ear flaps, but I passed on that. So not me.

That Ulla Popken stuff does look a lot better than it used to, too. Huh.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #31  
Old 31.10.2011, 13:05
Nil's Avatar
Nil Nil is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Basel
Posts: 10,400
Groaned at 434 Times in 338 Posts
Thanked 16,045 Times in 6,322 Posts
Nil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Warm up your winter with clothes that make you confident

Quote:
View Post
For men, THE must have fashion accessory for winter is the Flat Cap. It's all the rage at the moment, trust me.


Why do you think my 6 months old son already got his?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Nil for this useful post:
  #32  
Old 31.10.2011, 21:50
evilshell's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UK, formerly Basel
Posts: 3,361
Groaned at 96 Times in 80 Posts
Thanked 3,074 Times in 1,338 Posts
evilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Warm up your winter with clothes that make you confident

Quote:
View Post
...
Oh! I nearly forgot as well:
Lane Bryant has does offer international shipping now!!
You know, I got kind of interested because I used to find good stuff in Lane Bryant when I lived in the US. I just checked out their website now, and there's more on the Ulla site that I'd want than on the LB site. I think my tastes have become Eurofied

But I was stunned at the price of their bras. I would buy a style from them (still wearing them) whenever I was in the US as they were cheap and extremely comfortable. They now only offer black ones online - but they are over 25! Before shipping! I used to buy them 2 for $30.

So perhaps it is a good thing I'm finding their clothes to be a bit too outdated for me!
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 31.10.2011, 22:06
Peg A's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 4,436
Groaned at 158 Times in 125 Posts
Thanked 5,428 Times in 2,510 Posts
Peg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Warm up your winter with clothes that make you confident

Quote:
View Post
You know, I got kind of interested because I used to find good stuff in Lane Bryant when I lived in the US. I just checked out their website now, and there's more on the Ulla site that I'd want than on the LB site. I think my tastes have become Eurofied

But I was stunned at the price of their bras. I would buy a style from them (still wearing them) whenever I was in the US as they were cheap and extremely comfortable. They now only offer black ones online - but they are over 25! Before shipping! I used to buy them 2 for $30.

So perhaps it is a good thing I'm finding their clothes to be a bit too outdated for me!
I've not been in one of their stores for about 2yrs now. I remember just before I moved here though that they were opening up a few boutique type shops with "Cacique" next door - sort of a plus size VS type shop. (I'm now imagining all the non-Americans and non-British reacting in horror at this idea )

Click the "Cacique" tab, there should be a much more plentiful selection there of everything for under-the-clothes as well as pj's and such.

So far as pricing goes, I think when you look at it from "here" (international) they have VAT and whatever added into the price, so that maybe influencing? Still, it's good to see it that way if that's the case, so you can see the real cost.


So far as Grumpygrapefruit's flat cap ... what's the "must have" winter head coverage for the gals?
__________________
The Joys of Opticianry
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 31.10.2011, 22:12
poptart's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Boston
Posts: 1,787
Groaned at 33 Times in 28 Posts
Thanked 3,013 Times in 1,242 Posts
poptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Warm up your winter with clothes that make you confident

Maybe I'm too much of a geek but every time I see a woman in Ugg boots and bling I just think she looks like cattle. I mean, stuff that makes sense, is comfortable and looks nice is one thing but...fashion for the sake of the 'me too' fashion factor makes me cringe. Makes me think of California and eurotrash girls.

Winter is a great time for big coats, bottles of whisky and sensible boots.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank poptart for this useful post:
  #35  
Old 31.10.2011, 23:31
Peg A's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 4,436
Groaned at 158 Times in 125 Posts
Thanked 5,428 Times in 2,510 Posts
Peg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Warm up your winter with clothes that make you confident

I've been thinking about picking up a pair of "ugg style" boots from Claires or someplace like that (cheap)... my poor knock-off crocks are worn out and I need something besides straight up slippers to wear when I have to schlep laundry up and down multiple flights of stairs.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 01.11.2011, 09:42
poptart's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Boston
Posts: 1,787
Groaned at 33 Times in 28 Posts
Thanked 3,013 Times in 1,242 Posts
poptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Warm up your winter with clothes that make you confident

Quote:
View Post
I've been thinking about picking up a pair of "ugg style" boots from Claires or someplace like that (cheap)... my poor knock-off crocks are worn out and I need something besides straight up slippers to wear when I have to schlep laundry up and down multiple flights of stairs.
My niece is a fashion hound and wore a pair of those in Boston (this past year with the 5+ feet of snow we got) thinking they were real winter boots. I wondered what part of her brain malfunctioned when she thought there were for anything approximating cold weather, much less cold, wet, snowy weather. I think they'd make great indoor slippers though.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 01.11.2011, 09:58
hannah'sauntie's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Baden
Posts: 4,755
Groaned at 24 Times in 22 Posts
Thanked 6,648 Times in 3,007 Posts
hannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Warm up your winter with clothes that make you confident

Quote:
View Post
Maybe I'm too much of a geek but every time I see a woman in Ugg boots and bling I just think she looks like cattle. I mean, stuff that makes sense, is comfortable and looks nice is one thing but...fashion for the sake of the 'me too' fashion factor makes me cringe. Makes me think of California and eurotrash girls.

Winter is a great time for big coats, bottles of whisky and sensible boots.
I hate Ugg boots unless they are worn as slippers. I always associate them with 'chavs', worn with leggings and hair scraped back into a 'Croydon facelift'.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...oydon+facelift
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
california, clothes, fashion, hot, moving, reloicate, shopping, winter




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Warm Winterjacket Guest Other/general 7 12.09.2009 18:07
Must have to keep warm while skiing Sutter Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness 19 12.01.2009 09:53
Suggestions for a warm holiday (in Winter) Ebony Travel/day trips/free time 11 25.10.2008 14:59


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:34.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0