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    zaksmum
    Are Ugg boots still fashionable?
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    • 26th Oct 11, 9:20 AM
    Are Ugg boots still fashionable? 26th Oct 11 at 9:20 AM
    I want to make a start on my Christmas shopping and I'm wondering whether Ugg boots are still fashionable now?

    I want to get a pair for my daughter in law - I got her some last year and the year before and she was delighted with them. Last year she said it's impossible to have too many pairs of Ugg boots.

    She's late 30s but very fashion conscious with a lovely figure and a job she enjoys, so please can someone with a bit of fashion knowledge advise me if getting her another pair this year will be taking the Ugg thing too far?

    Thanks
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  • OrkneyStar
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    • 26th Oct 11, 9:24 AM
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    • 26th Oct 11, 9:24 AM
    I want to make a start on my Christmas shopping and I'm wondering whether Ugg boots are still fashionable now?

    I want to get a pair for my daughter in law - I got her some last year and the year before and she was delighted with them. Last year she said it's impossible to have too many pairs of Ugg boots.

    She's late 30s but very fashion conscious with a lovely figure and a job she enjoys, so please can someone with a bit of fashion knowledge advise me if getting her another pair this year will be taking the Ugg thing too far?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by zaksmum
    Personally I don't like them, but have seen lots of people (perhaps slightly younger than your SIL) wearing them, so I would say they are still a sought after item.
  • Lotus-eater
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    • 26th Oct 11, 9:25 AM
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    • 26th Oct 11, 9:25 AM
    Whether they are fashionable or not (and I have no idea) it would be better in my mind, to get her something else this year. Buying the same thing twice smacks of lazyness tbh.
    Just my pence worth.
    Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
  • sharronej
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    • 26th Oct 11, 9:34 AM
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    • 26th Oct 11, 9:34 AM
    I'd maybe stick with the Ugg brand but go for another item - the have quite a range of products out now.
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  • Any
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    • 26th Oct 11, 10:00 AM
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    • 26th Oct 11, 10:00 AM
    Fashionable??
    Well, that is a question of the century..... They are like marmite. People either love them, or they hate them.
    Question is, does your DIL still admires them and wants them? Can't you ask your son?

    It is true that Ugg now have much wider range, even my sister has ones, thought you wouldn't know it at first look - they are not that cheap looking carp that every chav wants and destroys by not walking in them properly (or buys fake) but still wears them (and in summer with shorts), they are actually very good quality leather boots that keep you lovely and warm.
  • Person_one
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    • 26th Oct 11, 10:03 AM
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    • 26th Oct 11, 10:03 AM
    Well the Ugg store near me always has about 5 women peering the window, so I think you're ok! They do seem to have much more variety now as well, some of them you can't even tell they're Uggs.
  • Mrs Moore To Be
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    • 26th Oct 11, 10:06 AM
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    • 26th Oct 11, 10:06 AM
    Im 30 and LOVE mine

    Wish my MIL would buy me some. Way too expensive though! Your DIL is very lucky!!
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  • Lunar Eclipse
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    • 26th Oct 11, 10:09 AM
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    • 26th Oct 11, 10:09 AM
    I would say yes, they're still fashionable.

    It's very generous of you to buy her such an expensive present; I'm just wondering though whether two pairs is enough (despite her comment about never having too many) and if it's time to buy her something else. Jo Malone gift set?
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  • Lucy1973
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    • 26th Oct 11, 10:11 AM
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    • 26th Oct 11, 10:11 AM
    I would say yes, they're still fashionable.

    It's very generous of you to buy her such an expensive present; I'm just wondering though whether two pairs is enough (despite her comment about never having too many) and if it's time to buy her something else. Jo Malone gift set?
    Originally posted by Lunar Eclipse
    Jo Malone stuff is lovely.
    Agree with the others when they say maybe 2 pairs are enough. You can buy Ugg bags now and others accesories like sheepskin gloves,hats and scarfs etc
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  • Lotus-eater
    some of them you can't even tell they're Uggs.
    Originally posted by Person_one
    I thought the whole point with uggs, is that you have a brand name and you can go "look I've got Uggs!"

    Not that I understand that whole name/brand thing, but I know alot of people do.
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    • skintchick
    • By skintchick 26th Oct 11, 10:23 AM
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    skintchick
    My 'Uggs' are from Celtic Sheepskin. Cheaper and made in the UK.

    OP - unless she has said she wants another pair I'd probably get something else. I'm not sure I'd have a use for two pairs. I actually find mine so warm I can only wear them when it is freezing as they make me overheat otherwise!
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  • scooby088
    Beware though there are alot of scammers selling them on facebook and other sites, best bet is to buy them from a shop in the high street.
    • skylight
    • By skylight 26th Oct 11, 10:31 AM
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    skylight
    If she loves Uggs, wears Uggs and wants Uggs, then whats wrong in buying her another pair? Check with your son first that she still has the whole "love them more than anything" thing going on though.

    I love Radley handbags - Mum got me one last year and is getting me another this year. I love them, use them and want them - plus getting new seasons versions that I don't have to fork out for myself is a bonus!
  • sock-knitter
    i'm 40 and love my ugg boots, i have very bad circulation, and have freezin cold feet, and these are so lovely warm, and comfortable
    i have 3 pairs in different colours
    also love radley handbags, and a girl can never have too many of them
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  • Cherry_Bomb
    You're DIL is so right, you can NEVER have too many Uggs

    The Triple Button Bailey Uggs are very 'in' at the mo. They are probably the most pricey but they are gorgeous and so so comfortable. IMO definitely worth the money

    Can you be my MIL please??
  • Lunar Eclipse
    Came back on here to see what other people's thoughts were. I find brands like Ugg interesting. It seems that the people who really want to wear them, can't afford to buy them.

    I've just turned 40, none of my friends wear them. My 11 year old daughter wanted some until she tried them on this week and decided that whilst comfy, they felt like boats on her feet (which are skinny) and looked ugly. Obviously I was a tad relieved, since they're 140. Everyone I know (in real life) who really loves them are teenagers, who can't afford them, so wear fakes. Most of the people I see wearing them, are in their 30's, because they can afford them. I find that quite interesting. I don't understand why they are so expensive; they certainly don't look expensive or any better made (although the wool inside is softer) than other brands, such as Rocket Dog, Ewe, Sketchers etc.
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  • Person_one
    I thought the whole point with uggs, is that you have a brand name and you can go "look I've got Uggs!"

    Not that I understand that whole name/brand thing, but I know alot of people do.
    Originally posted by Lotus-eater

    I'm a bit odd, I believe they're actually very warm and comfortable but I wouldn't ever wear them because I don't want people to think I've bought into the name!

    However, if they were just a pair of good quality warm, long lasting boots at a reasonable price that weren't instantly recognisable as 'Ugg' then I'd be more tempted!

    The original style did look like you were wearing your slippers around town though, and they looked horrible with tidemarks on them from walking round in winter.


    EDIT, I've just been on the website and seen the prices, think I'll stick to Millets!
    Last edited by Person_one; 26-10-2011 at 11:01 AM.
  • Threebabes
    What a lovely MIL you are. I don't wear uggs but my two girls have them 7 and 11, they look lovely. I do think 2 pairs is enough and someone mentioned jo malone gift set, etc I would maybe go for something different this year.
    • lady1964
    • By lady1964 26th Oct 11, 12:11 PM
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    lady1964
    I'm 47 & DH bought me my Uggs 2 years ago for Xmas and they're great, I've got the Kensington 'biker' ones, which were expensive at 250 but I too suffer from cold feet and they keep my feet so toasty warm.
    I saw a really lovely pair of Uggs in Office at Westfield a couple of weeks ago, they aren't the traditional suede ones, more like hard leather that would look great with jeans, I think they were about 180, very tempted to buy a pair, perhaps another Xmas present!
    Ugg also do some lovely slippers, around 70-90 a pair if she likes slippers or what about gloves or a bag?
    I'd go to an Ugg shop and look at their selection.
    I don't know where you live but Bicester Village has an Ugg shop and you'd be looking at upwards of 30% off...
  • Any
    I'm a bit odd, I believe they're actually very warm and comfortable but I wouldn't ever wear them because I don't want people to think I've bought into the name!

    However, if they were just a pair of good quality warm, long lasting boots at a reasonable price that weren't instantly recognisable as 'Ugg' then I'd be more tempted!
    Originally posted by Person_one
    I don't think you are odd at all, I believe there are Ugg boots and there are "Ugg" boots.

    The classical Ugg boots became chav statement when milion teenagers bought cheap copies and wear it under any circumstances with anything just to make a "statement" - "I have Ugg boots so I have style" (while they don't).

    However I believe that the real boots are of good quality and really keep your feet warm, I would buy a pair too if everyone looking at them wouldn't be thinking "another chav".

    OP - if she really really loves them then you can never have enough pairs of shoes. Obviously not exactly the same ones. I have 10 pairs of evening shoes and no one ever told me that I can do with 1 pair.

    But you need to be sure she is still into them. Also the idea of a bag to go with her boots is really nice!!
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