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Old Oct 5th 2007, 9:19 pm
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i have been reading a lot on here about clothing being crap in oz, is it really that bad on quality and fashion. I am not a picky person and cost is not that much of an issue i buy top brands to supermarket cheapies i don't mind were it is from if i like it. I just wouldn't like to get there i wish i had done a big shop before i had left the UK.
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No its not bad. Quite the opposite in fact. What happens is every once in a while someone starts the thread saying "I buy my clothes in Kmart and the quality is bad" (or insert anyother discount store name) "in the UK when I used to buy them at Marks or Next they were great".

Reality is that we have a large large of store which cater to different markets. If you want cheap and has that disposible quality about the garment then there are stores for that. if you want good quality clothes reasonably priced, again we have that. Even the high end designer stuff is easy to buy.

People will happily spend 40 Pounds on a shirt for some reason for Next and then moan that its so expensive to buy decent quality clothes. Personally if I spend AU$100 on a shirt, its a very nice shirt.

Shopping isnt worse here. Its just different. And that I think scares some people when they are not in the comfort zone of what they have lived with for years. Just get out and look in all the stores and enjoy discovering new places. Its all there.
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Hi there is a fair range of clothing available, some really cheap, others not. What I will say is if you are short (Like me, 5 foot ) you will struggle to get short length trousers. There is only a couple of places do 'short' length but is still way too long. Hope this helps.

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Originally Posted by Centurion View Post
No its not bad. Quite the opposite in fact. What happens is every once in a while someone starts the thread saying "I buy my clothes in Kmart and the quality is bad" (or insert anyother discount store name) "in the UK when I used to buy them at Marks or Next they were great".

Reality is that we have a large large of store which cater to different markets. If you want cheap and has that disposible quality about the garment then there are stores for that. if you want good quality clothes reasonably priced, again we have that. Even the high end designer stuff is easy to buy.

People will happily spend 40 Pounds on a shirt for some reason for Next and then moan that its so expensive to buy decent quality clothes. Personally if I spend AU$100 on a shirt, its a very nice shirt.

Shopping isnt worse here. Its just different. And that I think scares some people when they are not in the comfort zone of what they have lived with for years. Just get out and look in all the stores and enjoy discovering new places. Its all there.
Thank you for putting my mind at rest, will still bring some of my comfort zone over with me but cant wait to find new stuff, thanks again, oh by the way were in oz are you settled we heading to Cairns.
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Hey, it depends on what sort of clothing you like, i saw that you are a similar age to me, the surf shops have nice stuff in them and there are a handful of other shops that are ok but i think what people are trying to say is theres nothing like topshop, next, river island, oasis, the list can go on.

i go on the topshop website to get my fix...they deliever here for 10 pound!
i do wish i had done a bit of a shop before we came over, especially if theres certain shops that you love, it wont take you long to start missing them.

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Hey, it depends on what sort of clothing you like, i saw that you are a similar age to me, the surf shops have nice stuff in them and there are a handful of other shops that are ok but i think what people are trying to say is theres nothing like topshop, next, river island, oasis, the list can go on.

i go on the topshop website to get my fix...they deliever here for 10 pound!
i do wish i had done a bit of a shop before we came over, especially if theres certain shops that you love, it wont take you long to start missing them.

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£10 that's not bad at all, i will be doing a shop for me and the kids before we go, and will find out more shops that will deliver to Oz. Thanks for your help
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Hi there is a fair range of clothing available, some really cheap, others not. What I will say is if you are short (Like me, 5 foot ) you will struggle to get short length trousers. There is only a couple of places do 'short' length but is still way too long. Hope this helps.

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Originally Posted by Donna&Neil View Post
Hi there is a fair range of clothing available, some really cheap, others not. What I will say is if you are short (Like me, 5 foot ) you will struggle to get short length trousers. There is only a couple of places do 'short' length but is still way too long. Hope this helps.

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good point!

I struggle to find trousers long enough for me (i'm 5ft 4ins) but have long legs, here.

Would it be best if i got mum to send me stuff out or will they sell extra long trousers/jeans?

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good point!

I struggle to find trousers long enough for me (i'm 5ft 4ins) but have long legs, here.

Would it be best if i got mum to send me stuff out or will they sell extra long trousers/jeans?

(morning everyone)
Millers to trousers in both long and short leg!!
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Millers to trousers in both long and short leg!!
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Thank you for putting my mind at rest, will still bring some of my comfort zone over with me but cant wait to find new stuff, thanks again, oh by the way were in oz are you settled we heading to Cairns.
All you will need is a pair of thongs,shorts and tee-shirts and swimmers up that way
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Originally Posted by Sheff_Sparky View Post
good point!

I struggle to find trousers long enough for me (i'm 5ft 4ins) but have long legs, here.

Would it be best if i got mum to send me stuff out or will they sell extra long trousers/jeans?

(morning everyone)

finny that i am 5'4 with long legs, hows the process going
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All you will need is a pair of thongs,shorts and tee-shirts and swimmers up that way

that's good then, but Ryan looks a plonker in a thong
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sorry but all the clothes in oz are crap and are expensive for what they are. been here in oz over 10 yrs and i still miss the good clothes in the uk too.went back for hols there last yr and bought a heap of stuff back people i didnt know commented on the clothes i was wearing and my girls mates were asking where we bought them frm when we told them (oh i bought them frm england) they said oh bummer well then we wont see them here then.and it also the same with food here too,not much choice and expensive.oz isnt that great.(yeah got the sunshine tho but also skin cancer)
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sorry but all the clothes in oz are crap and are expensive for what they are. been here in oz over 10 yrs and i still miss the good clothes in the uk too.went back for hols there last yr and bought a heap of stuff back people i didnt know commented on the clothes i was wearing and my girls mates were asking where we bought them frm when we told them (oh i bought them frm england) they said oh bummer well then we wont see them here then.and it also the same with food here too,not much choice and expensive.oz isnt that great.(yeah got the sunshine tho but also skin cancer)
Will defo do the big shop then before we come. Yes the sun is a great bonus but am very aware of the skin cancer factor as my Grandma has it, what strength creams do you use
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