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allright, here's the deal: german people L. O. V. E. primark.

its cheap, its pretty, and when they get back, no one else is wearing it.
so visitiong london with the mrs. won't work without spending two or three
days at primark.

but as i figured out - everybody is into that shop, because the fitting
rooms are never available.
for a german female "on" shopping - every room is a fitting room - and this
is what you see on the pics.
i ended up paying 35 quid and leaving the building with two bags - let's not talk about anni!

Germany "emoherz" London!
11th Jun 2008, 11:08   | tags:,,,


hildegard says:

On the other hand, British people are beginning to fall out of love with Primark & other "low-cost" retailers, now they're discovering the real costs;

11th Jun 2008, 13:17

ALXNDR says:

that is a scary thing and everyone should be aware of what makes clothes so cheap.

11th Jun 2008, 13:30

hildegard says:

There was a tv show about Primark broadcast in the UK a few weeks ago & I've really noticed a change in attitude since then...

Anyway, cheap clothes are a false economy - I regularly wear stuff that belonged to my grandfather & even my great-grandfather. Great fabrics, well made & the garments will still wear well next time they're fashionable. :)

(Sadly, I can't wear my grandma's clothes - am too tall!)

11th Jun 2008, 13:43

ALXNDR says:

i'm sure i've seen that show as well. was it the one where they would send a couple young designers to india?

i'm into shopping clothes, to be honest and my financial funds are limited so i have to use shops like h&m; and similar.

but i'm also into american apparel who are using okay methods to make clothes.

11th Jun 2008, 14:16

hildegard says:

Yes, think they were design students but didn't watch the actual show, as I'd seen a lot of the research & campaign stuff already.

Know what you mean about limited funds but over the last few years I've been converted to buying far fewer items but from more ethical sources. The clothes tend to be better quality, they look better, feel better & last better.

Don't have much to spend so still have the thrill of the chase, hunting through the stores for bargains, and because I only spend rarely, there's more to spend more on each garment.

Next time you come to London, try the Oxfam shop on Westbourne Grove. Reckon you can have any designer you like if it's secondhand & the proceeds go to charity. ;)

11th Jun 2008, 16:00

mat says:

I know how you feel ALX - my funds are extremely limited too. But I only buy clothes who's provenance I'm sure of - I just buy fewer clothes and less often. Yes, that's hard(ish) for me to do - I want nice clothes too! - but it's considerably easier, for me, than trying to sleep at night knowing that my bargain outfit is exploiting people even poorer than me.

Also, as Hildegard says, cheap clothes are like cheap tools - a waste of money. A ten-pound pair of jeans will last me nine months if I'm lucky, a fifty-pound pair of fairtrade, organic cotton, jeans is lasting me four years and counting.

11th Jun 2008, 16:15

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