Clothes shops for women over 50

Has anyone heard about a high street chain of shops which closed down (year or so ago?) and subsequently re-opened as clothes shop targetting the over 50s and apparently doing very well?
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  • Alikay
    Alikay Posts: 5,147 Forumite
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    Could it be Jane Norman? I'm over 50, and before they closed down I wouldn't have considered their clothes, but since they've re-opened they do seem aimed at a more mature woman, or at least a broader age range than previously. Possibly more like Wallis than Miss Selfridge IYKWIM.
  • Do you mean Bon Marche?
  • Savvy_Sue
    Savvy_Sue Posts: 46,014 Forumite
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    Do you mean Bon Marche?
    Did they close down? Must have missed that. I thought they'd always been aimed at the over 50s.
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  • Goldiegirl
    Goldiegirl Posts: 8,805 Forumite
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    I have to say a shop aimed solely at the over 50's doesn't sound very appealing!
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  • Murphybear
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    Those over 50 will probably remember Twiggy. She is still going strong and says there is no such thing as age related clothes. Wear what you want, feel comfortable, look good and what does age matter?

    Since I retired I buy a lot of my clothes from charity shops. Look at the ones in more affluent areas and you should be able to pick up some bargains. My recent finds include never worn Ann Harvey silk and linen jacket for £5.50, never worn M & S merino cardigan in beautiful peacock shade for £5, fabulous pair of cotton cargo trousers for £1 and an Avoca (Irish firm) 100% wool fitted jacket for £4.

    Happy hunting
    :D
  • margaretclare
    margaretclare Posts: 10,789 Forumite
    I agree with the above, and not only clothes. Our local hospice shop is a gold-mine. DH seems to be particularly good at finding excellent quality bargains. A Valentino bag for me, an Armani jacket for himself.
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  • teedy23
    teedy23 Posts: 2,088 Forumite
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    Dolce&gabbana jeans, aquascutum blouse, maxmara skirt to name but a few from my wee charity shop shhhhh
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  • teedy23
    teedy23 Posts: 2,088 Forumite
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    Goldiegirl wrote: »
    I have to say a shop aimed solely at the over 50's doesn't sound very appealing!
    I agree coz 50 is the new 35 but I never discount any shop, there are still things to be found without elastic waistbands. Me and Madonna are not sticking with the "age appropriate" thing. Who made it up anyway ?
    :T:jDabbler in all things moneysaving.Master of none:o

    Well except mastered my mortgage 5 yrs early :T:j
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  • Murphybear
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    Another good source of clothes and all sorts of things is TK Maxx. I went there yesterday looking for a swimsuit because my usual source of supply is no more (Ann Harvey - boo hoo). I found one from a German Company for £12.99 and a similar one online, same make, was £65!

    I would have jumped up and down with joy but my knee replacement stops me :D
  • Murphybear
    Murphybear Posts: 7,267 Forumite
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    While we're on a roll, picked up nearly new beautiful Tula handbag for £10!
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