Saturday, 18 April 2009

Primark much?



Love it or loathe it Primark is one of the leading retailers on the high street. Cheap fashion as it seems, this shop has just got more and more popular in the past few years.

Me personally I don't know, sometimes I can go to Primark pick up a £2 top and be happy. But other times I can be stood in the midst of chaos, clothes scattered across the floor, annoying customers and in general an uninspiring place to be. Not forgetting that certain documentary exposing the poor kids slaving away making the clothes we take for granted.

It's cheap and affordable, what with the credit crunch and everything. There's nothing unique about Primark but then again there's nothing more unique about Topshop, you still get the fashion hungry youngsters. Whether it is skinny jeans, headbands, them bold print bags, it's all there.

I think what concerns me the most is the fact that nothing is ever a secret. If you wear Primark, everyone knows. Sometimes I really do worry about this fact too much, and this week I was proven surprisingly wrong. Having been living between a black patent bag I got for Christmas and a Roxy shoulder bag, I had been craving a new handbag for a while now.

Don't get me wrong in my heart of hearts I have the desire for a quilted Chanel or even a nifty Paul’s Boutique. I just never seem to be able to justify having an expensive bag. I happened to be in Primark trying to source a jacket, but that’s another story. I walked past the reduced rail, mainly hats, scarf’s and discarded jewellery piled up, and this one bag hung with an alarming red strike down the tag... £1.

It had been discounted by £7, from its modest £8 price tag to a steal at a £1. Lucky for me I had a gold coin in my purse. You know I haven't put it down since the moment I bought it.
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  1. i feel totally the same. Primark is so hit and miss. and WOW what a bargain! why was it only £1? I am currently wearing a primark dress..in fact i think almost everyday my outfit will consist of at least 1 thing from primark. :) x

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  2. i agree with you.. its hard to find something in primark that you won't see at least 1 other person in, although they do have some hidden gems.. they do have some nice things, my only gripe is them falling apart! especially the shoes!! xo

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