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Old Oct 7th 2013, 5:58 am
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Originally Posted by The4BellsLondon View Post
I find it a bit chavvy and nylon .. And cut cheap .. Reminds me if Richard Shops (that dates me) and Dorothy Perkins. A little "mumsyish" .. Not so on trend ..
Hmm agreed, I think I've been into a Rikis and a Reitmans once and remember thinking - wow thats what I'd wear if I got old.

Try Beyond the rack online for decent stuff.

For workwear I use Marks WW, UFA or VV (or steal my hubbes freeby t shirts / sweaters)
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Old Oct 7th 2013, 10:59 am
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agreed on Reitmans, the pants (trousers) are nice though for work, thats about it.
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Old Oct 15th 2013, 9:06 pm
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Get a US post box! then ship to it. what I used to do for fabric.
I have to agree that everytime I go home to visit I take money for shoppin then bring it all back with me because the shopping is utter crap compared to the UK.

Vancouver - some OKISH things can be found are main/gastown. Eugene Choo, and BLOCK are nice but they do the bog standard jazzy YMC etc thats available from ASOS and the like anyeay.
but i do happen to like Joe as well and its new since I left Canada in 04.CHEAP as chips but decent quality. I get joe jammies every xmas in the post from my sister.
If you are in Van then drive down to Burlington as the outlets are great-and grab a few pendleton blankets and chuck them on ebay when you get back..

I wil miss UK shopping a LOT when we move back but the internet is a wonderful thing.
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Old Oct 16th 2013, 2:11 am
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Originally Posted by MegRobEarlee View Post
Get a US post box! then ship to it. what I used to do for fabric.
I have to agree that everytime I go home to visit I take money for shoppin then bring it all back with me because the shopping is utter crap compared to the UK.

Vancouver - some OKISH things can be found are main/gastown. Eugene Choo, and BLOCK are nice but they do the bog standard jazzy YMC etc thats available from ASOS and the like anyeay.
but i do happen to like Joe as well and its new since I left Canada in 04.CHEAP as chips but decent quality. I get joe jammies every xmas in the post from my sister.
If you are in Van then drive down to Burlington as the outlets are great-and grab a few pendleton blankets and chuck them on ebay when you get back..

I wil miss UK shopping a LOT when we move back but the internet is a wonderful thing.
A US postbox is not a viable solution for everyone, we are 4 - 5 hours from the border, I can just imagine the conversation, hey honey, just ordered some stuff online, so we wre travelling 10 hours to collect it
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Old Oct 16th 2013, 2:50 pm
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A US postbox is not a viable solution for everyone, we are 4 - 5 hours from the border, I can just imagine the conversation, hey honey, just ordered some stuff online, so we wre travelling 10 hours to collect it
Amazingly there are some private mailbox services will actually re-pack the boxes and then ship them on to Canada. I do this for my boss. His wife orders a lot of things that are then shipped free of charge to their PO box in Oregon, where a lady simply boxes them up with new shipping labels and sends them across the border.

It's apparently a very popular solution for the US RV crowd!!

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Old Oct 16th 2013, 5:46 pm
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Amazingly there are some private mailbox services will actually re-pack the boxes and then ship them on to Canada. I do this for my boss. His wife orders a lot of things that are then shipped free of charge to their PO box in Oregon, where a lady simply boxes them up with new shipping labels and sends them across the border.

It's apparently a very popular solution for the US RV crowd!!

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Who knew?? Too much faff for me
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Old Oct 16th 2013, 5:51 pm
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Just returned from a week in Manchester visiting the parents. Thank God I managed to get a decent pair of shoes (brogues) from M&S at a reasonable price. The quality, choice & design in both M&S and Debenhams seems to have improved over the years - which is why I took a half-empty suitcase with me, and came back with a full one.
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Old Oct 16th 2013, 6:36 pm
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Amazingly there are some private mailbox services will actually re-pack the boxes and then ship them on to Canada. I do this for my boss. His wife orders a lot of things that are then shipped free of charge to their PO box in Oregon, where a lady simply boxes them up with new shipping labels and sends them across the border.

It's apparently a very popular solution for the US RV crowd!!

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I just have stuff sent to my AZ address and the good old USPS forwards it to me here. Parcels and small packets included. I have never lost one yet.
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Old Nov 7th 2013, 7:56 am
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Originally Posted by ninaDGBCA View Post
http://ca.nextdirect.com/en/

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Inter...s2_2of2_intdel

Other than that we got H&M, Esprit, the Bay or the US;-)
Fantastic - thanks for this Next link - been having problems getting the right size clothes for my kids - Next always fitted well in UK so this is wonderful news.
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Old Nov 7th 2013, 1:07 pm
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I went shopping on Tuesday at a mall new to me. Was in The Bay and found: Wallis, Dorothy P, Windsmoor, and US brands. 40% off and the 15% senior discount! Yeay, i wasn't offended.
I didn't end up buying anything from the UK brands though. I did think that the stores had more choice than my local stores.
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