The Boden sale starts today! But for some of us who spend too much in Boden, it started a few days ago with a preview. Now I wasn't emailed about this - instead, I read about it on Dina's blog....clicked through to the Preview link, inserted my email address and it worked. Well I simply *had* to order a few things to try out..
So every year, I order Bistro Crops and every year I send them back. I love this pattern and they look good with a navy t-shirt but they just don't fit my lifestyle.. If I worked in an office, I'd definitely keep them. Size-wise, I ordered the 12L but the 12R would have been fine...these felt a little long on me...which is good for taller readers. Down to £29 in the sale.
I featured the Marina Jacket on a recent blog post as I have admired it from afar for a few months now. It's also well reduced in the sale.
Lightweight, modern shape and perfect for throwing on in this warmer weather but the pattern wasn't for me. I'm watching it in the other colour ways - though they're currently not as well reduced as the spotty pattern. I ordered a 12.
Next up, the Beach Cover-up. Not sure why I bought this as I've not been on a proper beach holiday for about 6 years but I loved the pattern. It's a great buy at £24.50 if you need one of these for your holidays. There's a bit of stretch in it so it's easy to slip on and off. I ordered a 12 again.
I had the highest hopes for this handbag as it looks stunning on the website and it's so well reduced. However, it was a disappointing buy and is going back. It's no-where near the quality of the leather I've bought from Boden before. It looks like a whole lot of off-cuts of leather all put together a bit shabbily. The worst bit about it was the finish around the edges - where there was a darker colour plastic showing...not sure how it got through the Boden buyers' quality control. Now I can't comment on the other colours - if anyone has this bag in another colour and has found the quality better, please do share. I read the reviews today and the comments are mixed.
So it's all going back unfortunately....but it's always good fun getting a Boden box in the post and trying on. And it simply frees up some cash for other items.
Do share if you've had more luck than me - what should I buy instead?