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Member Name: milly234
Advantages: nice clothes, high quality, confortable
Disadvantages: rubbish lighting, expensive
There have been two new hollister stores open near(ish) to me, one in the trafford centre, and one in meadowhall. I have previously shopped in the hollisters in america so was excited to go when the new stores opened.
The stores look like the exact copies of the american ones, from the slatted roof entrance, to the good looking people inside the stores asking you if you are ok. They are dimly lit but they smell nice and I think this is the hollister scent which they just pump around the store.
The changing rooms are prett big but I have found that there arent too many of them so there is often a pretty big queue which is a bit off putting.
Hollister always seems to have a little clearance section which I have picked up a few things from, most of the clearance stuff is horrible but I did once find the same jeans that were still for sale at full price, at half off and they were the ones I wanted to replace m ones bought in LA so I was really happy.
Price-wise, it is very depressing to shop at UK hollisters once you have shopped in america, as literally I would say everything is the same number of pounds to dollars, so it is much more expensive in the uk. I think you can pay about £50-70 for girls jeans, £20 for a t shirt, £50 for a hoodie, so it is cheaper than its sister brand of abercrombie anf fitch but it is not much cheaper.
Everything in hollister uses the little flying bird logo and somethimes this can be a little much, but most of the time it is quite tasteful.
They have a mens wear range and a womens wear range, which is called "dudes" or "bettys" and they are both on opposite sides of the shops. What I do like is that there are a few comfortable chairs dotted around so if I take my dad or something and he gets bored, he can just sit down to wait for me if he likes. They mainly sell high quality t shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, jeans, shirts, skirts, and everything is really high quality, which i guess is reflected in the prices.
I like hollister and I just hope that it doesnt get chavtastic like lots of shops and nice clothing brands in the UK have become.
The sizes are a bit wierd too, it is quite simple for men, but for ladies, they are american sizes only the arent. I had to buy a size 3 in jeans which I thought meant a UK size 7, but I am more of a size 8-10. So you have to maybe try on a few different size first, but the staff are really helpful, especially with this.
My main gripe is that the lights are too dim so it is really quite a bit. when I asked a shop assistant, she said it was because "we're selling a lifestyle, not clothes"..... but its a clothes shop... so i wasa little bit confused and annoyed!
Summary: 4 stars
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