MMM: Is there ANYTHING good in those freebie catalogues?

This was how many freebie catalogues I had waiting for me at home after two weeks on holiday.

Freebie catalogue mountain

Usually, they all go straight in the recycling bag. But there were SO many, this time I thought I would do a style experiment: Actually read them and see whether I was missing any fashion gems in doing my usual chuck-out.

I’m sure you get just as many. It’s all direct marketing, based on what you buy, what you subscribe to and whether or not you check that box to say you don’t want to be contacted by brand partners or affiliates.

Some of the offer made me want to cry (do they really think I am that old and frumpy!?), while others made me want to buy.

Here are some of my favourites and the pieces I mentally earmarked in each of them.

Maybe next time, don’t be so quick to chuck out.

ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE:

ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE: PLUMO

GOOD: Great styling, lovely mix of ethnic, unusual and off-the-beaten-track pieces that I would wear for years.

BAD: Quite expensive

FAVOURITE PIECES:

Neon fringe scarf, £109
Rivet saddle bag £449 and Supernova wrap, £75
Kelim skirt £209
Akita necklace £149

Check out Plumo here.

BRILLIANT FOR LOUNGEWEAR:

BRILLIANT FOR LOUNGEWEAR: HUSH

GOOD: Great quality casual pieces you wouldn’t find easily on high street. Brilliant PJ’s and comfy at-home trousers.

BAD: Terrible styling (model used same poses all way through. Verging on the ‘meh.’ Not cheap.

FAVOURITE PIECES:

Small stars pyjamas, £49.50
Lola joggers £40 and cashmere Laura jumper £120
Cashmere cap sleeve tunic £135

Check out hush for more.

SURPRISING:

SURPRISING: WRAP

GOOD: Some great knitwear, plus on-trend military parkas.

BAD: Have never heard of them before, some very dodgy jersey pieces mixed in with polyester frocks and tunics.

FAVOURITE PIECES:

Sherene parka £219
Alana linen t-shirt £38
Phoebe sweater £89
Hope sweater (with elbow patches) £79. Love it in lipstick pink

Check out Wrap for more

SOME BRILLIANT BITS, MIXED WITH SOME SERIOUS FRUMP:

SOME BRILLIANT BITS, SOME SERIOUSLY FRUMPY BITS: TOAST

GOOD: Gorgeous to look at, expensively produced and nice styling. Brilliant for great quality, tunics, unusual tops and quirky trousers

BAD: Some hideous coats, frumpy cord and slightly naff accessories (need to be BIGGER!)

FAVOURITE PIECES:

Aria blouse £139
Enid embroidered tunic £159
Millie bag, £199

Which do you like? Let me know whether there are any you really rate.

  • Comments ( 1 )

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    Caroline Pearce

    I too get the same ones mailed to me I often get bits from hush but always in the sale! Loving the neon fringed scarf I’m going to get my mum to knit me one! As £109 is a little to much for me. Great blog as allways.

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