Everybody has their favourite shop, Oasis, Warehouse, Topshop, well mine is New Look. Yes IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll browse round the others, spend vouchers in Oasis and get work tops on offer in Dorothy Perkins but my heart always takes me back to New Look.
I know that people who frequent Topshop will scoff in their oh so original trendy boots but I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t care. To be honest I only nip into Topshop when there is a sale on and even then I wait till itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s reached the buy one get one free point!
I just donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see the attraction. Yes some of the clothes are nice and I used to shop there all the time (well they were the only shop that sold long length jeans and trousers so I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really have much choice!) but for me the love affair is over. People who shop there seem to think they are the best thing since sliced bread, they think theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re so fashionable but in a trendy, original way. Problem is, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not, they all look the same! You can spot a Topshopper straightaway, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re generally found in a group of girls who all look the same! The only good thing about Topshop nowadays is what itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s name suggests, selling tops, the basic tops in a few different styles in about 10 different colours.
For me itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all about New Look. Firstly, it sells everything, clothes Ã¢â‚¬â€œ yes, shoes Ã¢â‚¬â€œ yes, bags Ã¢â‚¬â€œ yes, coats Ã¢â‚¬â€œ yes, accessories Ã¢â‚¬â€œ yes, underwear Ã¢â‚¬â€œ yes, swimwear Ã¢â‚¬â€œ yes, watches Ã¢â‚¬â€œ yes, yes even watches!!!! And itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all at a reasonable price. You can get a wide range of styles and sizes, tall, petite, maternity, plus size, kids, men Ã¢â‚¬â€œ what more could you want?!
If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re headed for a night out and you have donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have an outfit (or at least one you want to wear!) you can pop into New Look on your lunch break and if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re a savvy shopper you pick up a whole new outfit for less than Ã‚Â£50, including shoes!!! If you are lucky and thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a decent sale on you can get an outfit for less than Ã‚Â£30!
Ã¢â‚¬Å“But what about Primark?Ã¢â‚¬Â I hear you cry. Pfft. Yes, I pfft at Primark. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get me wrong, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not a snob, I love a bit of Primarni, you can get an entire outfit, including shoes and accessories. Having said that, if you want your clothes to last for more than a few weeks with regular wear you will be slightly disappointed. I find that after a few washes Primark clothes tend to lose a bit of shape and shoes become tatty looking with the sole coming away. If weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re talking underwear, pjs, bags and jewellery I am there, in fact I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait for the Primark Superstore Ã¢â‚¬Ëœopening soonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ in Chester! Lunchtime bargain hunt here I come!
I think I will probably always love New Look, I tend to pop in at least once a week just to see whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new. In fact, recently I bought some new shoes from Office and all my friends asked me if they were from New Look! (Originally they were supposed to be Ã‚Â£60 so IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m taking that as a win for New Look!)