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For me, the shop Warehouse is a bit like Oasis. I find the two quite similar in terms of the clothing they have on offer. Their website is also very similar too with the clothes advertised in the same way. I think at one point they were both part of the Arcadia Group which is owned by Sir Philip Green but then according to an article I read Warehouse was sold to Rubicon Retail.
According to their website, "Warehouse brings up to the minute dresses, tops and accessories to women who love fashion and shop for the hottest trends. Warehouse features fashion-forward evening wear, modern casual classics and chic, professional office wear, everything you need for a stylish, versatile wardrobe. Warehouse dresses, evening wear, Jeans and fashionable accessories offer high class fashion clothing for modern women."
Warehouse for me is sort of another middle of the road brand and store, again just like Oasis. I think they are a bit more expensive than say New Look or Dorothy Perkins but not as expensive as high street stores such as Reiss or Karen Millen. What I like about Warehouse is that they have their own stand alone stores but then they also have concession stores in places such as Debenhams and House of Fraser. I like this because sometimes in a shopping centre the actual Warehouse store might be out of a certain size or colour but you can go into the concession and sometimes find it in there or vice versa. Another thing to look out for with Warehouse is their sales. I recently bought a couple of dresses from Warehouse via the Asos.com website. In the Warehouse stores these dresses were still full price but on Asos the very same dress was reduced so I definitely bagged myself a bargain there.
If I am looking for a nice dress to wear to say a baby shower, party or nice dinner Warehouse is one of the first places I will look. I think they make some really stylish adn really flattering dresses. I would say you can expect to pay in the £70 region for a nice party dress and a bit less for a work style dress, say £50 ish. THe work dresses are all really flattering and have long pencil skirts and nice fitted top halves so you can look really stylish in the office. The party dresses are also really nice fitting and not tarty but nice and classic. I find they are all made from good quality material and I have a few dresses from the store now and they all are wearing really well and not looking old or dated in any way.
I have to say that I think their jumpers and t-shirts are a little overpriced. T-Shirts can cost up to £30 and jumpers nearer £40 so I think this is a little bit too expensive but the nice thing about Warehouse is that they do have sales quite regularly and the items are very well discounted so you can usually pick up a bargain. I find Warehouse clothes come up quite small. I am usually inbetween a size 10 and a size 12 but in Warehouse I definitely have to go for a size 12 in everything, tops, dresses etc.
In the accessories area I think Warehouse do a really good job. They do some really lovely scarves, one of my favourites that I wear all the time is a cream butterfly print scarf that looks really nice and goes with everything. They also have some nice sandals in the summer and I have a pair of animal print ones that look great and have lasted well from last season.
All in all a nice store where you can get some long lasting classic pieces.
Warehouse has been in spot of bother recently with all this recession business. They had to close a good number of the stand alone stores to concentrate on their concessions with in deaprtment stores such as House of Fraser and Debenhams.
Warehouse has never had the same popularity to shops such as Topshop because it tends to be more expensive. Jeans and knitwear may be similarily priced at around £40/ £50 their dresses are nearer £70 min.
This makes Warehouse's customers go down because which young people can afford £70 on a silk dress to get it ruined by some drunken idiot who can't keep hold of their drink?
None the less the dresses are usually gorgeous and have nice details on. Their sales are amazing and I have often got one of these £70 for £10 to £20 which make them much more popular in my opnion.
They also rule out customers by only having a very limited collection of footware and there is none in my 3 local (large) stores. Accessories can often be really nice but again difficult to get hold of and very expensive. £40 for a bag that isn't leather is extortion in my opinion.
All in all there are some nice designs but it isn't really cutting edge fashion. Go in for a look in the sales and if you need a posh cock tail dress bu8t most of the time I can't be bothered to rifle through horrible overpriced cheap looking tops!
Warehouse is a nationwide fashion store with clothes aimed at young people. Their range is renewed frequently and prices are mid range.
Warehouse shops are usually relatively small but light and bright - sometimes they have chandelliers hanging from the ceiling. They have a modern decor and seats near the changing rooms where you can have a rest.
A little mixed, most are great - very cheerful and helpful but occasionally some of the managers can be a little snooty when youre paying. Really not too sure why this is and id be interested to see if others have had the same experience.
Excellent - 28 days with receipt, credit note without. Watch out for sale items though - credit note only (you can get round this by buying something full price with your credit note then taking it back for a cash refund)
Sizes are small so buy a size larger for comfort. They are generally well made but watch out for beading on items which can come away easily. The prices are, i feel, a little steep for what youre getting but i do often find a few bits in the sale for great prices.
I like this shop - especially at sale time and really enjoy having a look round and try on.
Warehouse has been popular with me on and off over the years. I bought my first item when I was 15 or 16 (a coat for school) and have shopped there occasionally ever since. Now I am not going to lie - as much as I like the shop it is not even close to being my first port of call when I need something to wear but when I do have a look in I nearly always come out having bought something.
You will have no difficulty finding a shop near you. In both the Metrocentre (Gateshead) and the Trafford Centre there is more than one...The Metrocentre actually has 3 Warehouses (one stand alone, one in Debenhams and one in House of Fraser).
I have always found the staff to be very polite and hepful especially if you need a different size while you are in the changing rooms.
The clothes are a very nice quality. Prices in general tend to be more expensive than River Island (not hugely though, and with the exception of jeans which seem to be cheaper) but it is still very much a high street store, probably on a par with Oasis.
The stand alone shops tend to be laid out well but are always a bit too crammed with clothes. It is not a huge problem until you try to negotiate a store with a pram and then you realise how closely together they do pack the rails. They sell nice smart and casual wear although their work wear is pretty thin on the ground and their two piece suits are not anything particularly good - Principles and Next are much better for these.
I find their accessories to be very overpriced and easily surpassed by places such as Accessorize where you get far more choice in the same price bracket.
My last Warehouse purchase was a couple of months ago and I bought some gorgeous dark denim high-waisted jeans (in the style of Cheryl Cole). I had never bought jeans from Warehouse prior to this but I decided to give them a try. I struggle with jeans as it is as I have really narrow hips (size 6 is often on the roomy side) and I hate the low-waisted hipster styles that fill all the fashionable clothes shops. I tried these on with pretty low expectations and absolutely loved them - they fit nicely (plenty of room but not stupidly big), felt comfortable, looked very flattering and did a lovely job of concealing my mummy-tummy. Best of all because I got them in the Warehouse concession in Debenhams on a Blue Cross Event day, they were on offer for 20% off meaning I paid just £32!!! I have absolutely worn them to death and they are my staple jeans - I think my hubby is sick of the sight of them. They are the comfiest and most flattering jeans I have ever tried, and when I next need new jeans Warehouse will be my FIRST stop not my last one!
In general Warehouse is a decent high street shop and perhaps I should keep this in mind and shop there a bit more frequently myself.
As I've reviewed this store on another site I thought I'd rate it here and also make it up-to-date as I saw last review here was dated 2004...!
Warehouse are the kind of shop where I've shopped since I was 17, on and off, when there was an actual shop (not concession in dept store) I shopped there in Croydon. You were and still are guaranteed up-to-the-minute trendy clothes, also clothes which don't fall apart and don't look tacky or cheap either. I'd guess their target age range is 18 to 25 but girls of my age (30's upwards, I'm 35) like the Warehouse style too.
About 5 years I changed from working somewhere with no Warehouse to working in the City with 1 Warehouse shop (back of Liverpool St station if you're wondering). Any sort of clothes shop around the City which isn't a shirts or other type shop is a mecca for City girls/workers who all flock there, either to buy something for going out in on Friday after work or for the weekend or just for work clothes. So I'm guessing the City branch does good business.
All over UK, in shopping centres, as concessions in dept stores
Tends to be fairly well laid out, accessories on one side, trend items at front of store, colour coded, sometimes a bit squashed together
Always try to sell you a Store Card (unwanted by me!), can vary from friendly and polite to unfriendly, but generally seem to be helpful.
Range from 45.00 GBP for trousers to 30-40 GBP for a top to 70-80 GBP for a posh evening dress.
You can buy petite sizes here and they're good my petite friends tell me, good for petite suits. Sizes range from 8 to i think 16 but i could be wrong there. Their size 10 fits my normally size 12 bottom half so good there for me!
whenever i return items because they're faulty (button came off blouse same day i was wearing it!) they're exchanged or i'm offered money back, if i change my mind and want a refund they're also absolutely fine, normal 30 day policy.
I don't go there a huge amount, so far this year have bought a pretty Victorian style short-sleeved blouse, a green beaded bikini and 2 items in sale - a pretty Oriental style blue and white printed top and a broiderie anglaise short sleeved cream jacket, both half price! I wasn't about to pay 50.00 GBP for the jacket! It was one featured in Daily Mail fashion pages and a week later it was sold at full retail price again so i got a bargain!
I love shopping and buying new clothes, well, doesn’t everybody? I have a number of favourite shops that I always like to have a look in, and see what they are selling. Warehouse is just becoming one of my favourite shops. I never used to buy anything from warehouse, but just recently they have had some really nice things in. Warehouse sell ladies clothes and it ranges from casual wear to party wear. You can find something in there for every occasion really. So whether you are looking for something to wear to work, something to go to a club or just some casual clothes warehouse will have something for you. In the summer you will find shorts, t-shirts dresses, bikinis, thin cardigans and jumpers, while in the winter you will find big comfy jumpers, cardigans and trousers to keep you warm. But black trousers and blouses are available in here all year round. The sizes in warehouse start at a size 8 and go up to a size 16. I visited this shop on saturday whilst out looking for a present for my dad for fathers day, (I know I wouldn’t find a prezzie for him in here, but as I walked past I couldn’t help myself from going in.) Anyway, I noticed that they are very into bright colours for their summery range. They have some bright green, yellow or pink vest tops and other brightly coloured clothes could easily be spotted around the store such as bikini’s jumpers and t-shirts. They also have clothes which are a paler colour which is more my style. Simple tops in pale pink, lilac and blue that could easily be worn for work or on a night out. As with many shops at the moment combat style clothes are IN. The warehouse that I visit in Birmingham has a whole section of combat trousers, cropped trousers, tops and t-shirts all in khaki colour. The layout of the shop that I visit is very good. The rails and racks of clothes are spaced out well, so it is easy to walk around them. Not like some other shops I have visited where
the racks are so close together that you knock everything off as you try to squeeze by. I have always found warehouse to be clean and tidy and the clothes always hung neatly on the rails. The changing rooms are fairly small, but are always found to be clean when ever I have used them. The staff seem very happy and look smart. I have always found them to be very helpful. When you go to the checkout desk to pay for any clothes, you are asked if you would like to save 10% off your shopping today by applying for a store card. I always say no as they are just like a credit card and you will be sent a statement and a bill at the end of each month. Warehouse also sell accessories such as bags, belts and earrings. Prices in warehouse are quite reasonable. I brought a nice grey cardigan for £30 a few weeks ago with a little handbag for £15, but when I got to the till I was told there was £6 off the bag today and only had to pay £9 for it. Great. I love it when I get a bargain. I have found that all of the clothes I have brought from warehouse are quite delicate and so need to be washed on a delicates wash or hand washed. By doing this I have found that they wash well and have so far not had any problems with my purchases. If you do have a problem with anything that you buy, Warehouse do have a returns policy, so that you can take your item back to the store within 14 days and either change the item or get a refund. I have never had to do this so I do not know how easy it actually is to get your money back from here. I have noticed that all year round there is a small rack containing sale items. Some of these are damaged clothes, or returned clothes, but there is always a label on them if they are faulty telling you what is wrong with them. They change their stock quite regularly so if you see something you like one week they might have moved it to another part of the shop the next week to make room for new stock.
I've heard Warehouse reffered to as a main rival for Oasis but I think Oasis is better. Location: Warehouse Stores are everywhere, stand-alone stores or in department stores as concessions. My town has 3, a standalone above Miss Selfridge, one in Debenhams and one in House of Fraser. The Stores: The Debenhams consession is quite nice, it's spacious and well laid out, the House of Fraser one is quite small and crowded and the other is alright though it tends to play loud music but it has more selection. Last time I went in there was a crowd of noisy teenage boys around the stairwell. There often seem to be clothes lying around the floor. Clothes: They stock knitwear, denim, trousers, skirts, bags, gloves, scarves, dresses and all sorts of tops and some jewellery. Sizes 8-16 generally, they are quite well cut and fit well. Prices: A plain t-shirt is £12, trousers around £40-£50, dresses start at around £35 and go up to around £80, tops are around £20-£35. Coats are around £80-£100. Jeans are around £35. Quality: very good in general apart from my skinny rib polo neck that got a hole in after a couple of weeks but this could have been due to me yanking it off to quickly. Staff: One area which could be improved. I saw a concession manager quite recently running up to another staff member shrieking 'I'm so bored!' She was a lady in her mid 30's yet she was wearing a skimpy low cut top, short, tight skirt and staggering around in pointy, high heeled boots. I know the staff have to wear Warehouse clothes but surely this lady could have chosen more suitable attire? Another time, a sales advisor was standing behind the till talking to her boyfriend on the other side. She was pricing up some items and rolled her eyes and sighed at me whilst carrying on her conversation. She didn't look at me or talk and proceeded to fling the carrier bag at me. I accept she might have been havin
g a bad day but I can't remember the last time I was served by a helpful and polite Warehouse staff member. Carrier bags: Clear-ish bags with handles and Warehouse on the side, their summer ones had Warehouse in bright letters, quite nice and colourful. Sales: Permanent sale it seems like, huge racks of sale items which never seem to decrease. Not that great stuff either. Website: It's worth taking a look at www.warehousefashion.com Bottom line: I like the clothes but the staff at my local stores aren't that great at all, but apart from the one time, they have never been rude, they just aren't helpful and don't seem to be interested in their jobs.
I consider this to be on of my favourite highstreet shops, so when in town I will always make a visit to this shop. Usually the stock is changed regularly so there is lots of new things to look at and usually lots I like. This shop sells party and casual wear it also sells pyjamas too. The clothes can be quite expensive but they are very nice and always good quality. They don't do very big sizes in here though. This shop is sort of like Kookai, Morgan and Oasis which are shops I really like. In sale time they don't really reduce their stock much but you can still always find a good bargain. They have nice bags that they sell here and their jewellery is lovely very sparkly and not too much. I sometimes buy from here but not often mostly all I will buy are tops and maybe trousers. The staff are really friendly in here. I like the apearance of the shop it's all set out by colour and style. The shirts are sometimes set out neatly folded on a table. I have noticed they tend to sell quite bright colours here but there is sometimes black. I have seen many famous people wearing clothes from this shop, mostly UK people like atomic kitten Liz was wearing a top from here. The clothes are always a good fit for me not too tight just fine.
I can't make up my mind about Warehouse at all. It's a bit of permanent feature on high streets and shopping centres across the country but is it really worth it? I would describe the clothes Warehouse sells as being suitable for young women of around 18 - 25 age group. Of course there are exceptions to this rule for some of the clothes but mainly they sell the latest fashions. We aren't talking about the latest trashy throwaway fads but more like the trends set by the latest style icon be it Kylie Minogue or Victoria Beckham. The clothes appear to be tailored, smart and look as though you could actually wear them into work. There is always a good selection of trousers and skirts suitable for those who have to look presentable when going to work, as well as the clothes more suited to partying. Perhaps this is where I have the problem with Warehouse - it just doesn't suit my lifestyle. I work in a lab where my main emphasis is wearing clothes that are comfortable to wear while standing up all day while wearing a hot lab coat and clothes that I don't mind getting the odd acid splash and burn in! Obviously under these circumstances a nice skirt and blouse is not the most practical outfit! If I worked in an office where I had to wear a suit or another form of smart clothing, then perhaps Warehouse would be of more relevance to me. Their range of "going out" clothes (as I put it!) tend to be a bit too trendy and up to the minute for me. I prefer alternative clothes and classic styles that will last more than one season. I can't cope with the thought of buying a new winter coat each year - what a complete waste of money! Yet that seems to me to be the market that Warehouse is aiming for - people who can afford to change clothes every single season or those that can't afford NOT to change clothes! The quality of the clothes can be rather dubious sometimes and they can seem rather e
xpensive for what you get. The sewing sometimes isn't top quality as I have experienced. However, they were really good and exchanged my faulty top with no quibble and I had worn it! The clothes seem to be divided into 2 ranges at the moment - those with the Warehouse logo splashed all over them and those without. Is Warehouse really posh enough or trendy enough that people want their logo emblazoned across their chest? I can understand people wearing Guess or Dolce and Gabbana tops but Warehouse?!? The only time I ever seem to shop in Warehouse is at their sales. The clothes are too expensive any other time of the year and even then all I seem to by are tops. It has been a very long time since I walked into Warehouse and saw something that I really liked. There seems to be a complete lack of imagination in their ranges. I think a bit of an overhaul is required!
I really don't know what to think about warehouse. On one side of the coin, it's a good "not too expensive" designer shop, but on the other, the prices are rather high, and although some of ths stuff on sale is nice, and not too "fashionable", i.e. it's more classic, rather than something you can't wear in 2 years time, some of this seasons stuff is especially awful. The shops are always nicely laid out, and they "feel" expensive, with tidy rails of clothes, and not too much either. Very classy. Everything is well organised into colour schemes too, and the shops generally looks lovely. Warehouse also provides casual, workwear and party stuff, so it's well-rounded in it's ranges on offer, although sometimes the colour range available isn't to my taste, and so sometimes I like all their clothes, and sometimes I never buy anything from Warehouse over a year. It's the actual stock I have problems with. As I said earlier, some is great, even though it is a little on the expensive side of cheap, and the quality is much much better I feel, both in the workmanship of the garments, and the materials used, the clothes feel nice, and I guess that's why the cost is high. All in all, Warehouse is a lovely shop to window shop in, but in my experience, there's always a cheaper option out there, but you always get what you pay for, and in Warehouse's case, you pay for the label, and good quality clothes.
I just cannot get enough of this store, for those of you who have never been look out your yellow pages and see if there is a store near you. It has clothes, clothes, clothes both designer and not so well known labels and the best bit is its cheap lower than average. They have an extensive range of Clothes for the whole family, sports wear, casual formal and its all there in clothes racks so you need to get right in there and search about. If you like designer wear at a cheap price then your search could be over, I promise one visit to here with £100 could buy you some great gear and still have change for a nice lunch.
I have always liked Warehouse clothes. I thought they had a god selectio of style, colour whether for a night at the pub or the office party. Prices, I felt, were reasonable. In my earlier years, you could usually find at least 10 Warehouse outfits in my wardrobe at any given time. However, this is a gripe...... Having had 4 children, I've put on a pound or thirty! I've gone gradually from my youthful size 10 to some-where between a 14 to 16. This is not exactly an uncommon size in this day and age. I am in no way obese, and I see myself as young enough to be entitled to still be able to dress as I want. Why is it then, that Warehouse (and a few others I could mention) seem to think that the world is made up of slim things. I went shopping last week for an engagement party, and headed to Warehouse. Their labels claim to go to a size 16. I DON'Y THINK SO! Every other place I shop, a 16 is huge on me, and a 14 nice and comfy. It's not a case of me being heavier than I actually think I am, and in denial. I refuse to start dressing like a frump because my fave shops don't do any bigger than a 12/14. I'm pretty sure I am not alone in this. I wonder how many other women in the land of dooyoo are sick of not being able to buy trendy clothes at the right size. It's about time that fashion stores looked at the national statistics. Over a third of British women are size 16 plus. Come on, Warehouse, update your wares.
Warehouse I will admit do stock some lovely clothes and little matching accesories, for work or that big night out, but it is to expensive. The way I see it the black trousers I had my eye on in Warehouse would cost £45 and in another major store would only cost £25 and there is not much difference in the material the quality, or shape. They do stock some very nice clothes, and the material is of good quality, the only thing I would not buy is their tops I have purchased two and they both shrunk in the wash. The shop is not very big, the idea is that you can see all the clothes available, and it is not very fussy. You would be better off shopping here in the sales and then it is not that cheaper. Another thing I would like to add is that the clothes seem to be tailored more for the taller woman so if you are under 5'5 do not bother
Having read the other opinions about warehouse, I feel that I should add my opinion, which seems to be a little contradictory to the other opinions. I love a lot of the clothes that are available at warehouse, and although they are expensive, I appreciate that the designs are more up-to-date than other highstreet chains. So in the past I have bought several items from warehouse, and nearly every time, I have been disappointed with the quality. I bought an expensive fitted long-sleeve t-shirt with sequins on... after washing it once, the colours faded beyond recognition, and the fabric lost its shape. I have a cardigan from warehouse that I really really like, but I dont often wear it because despite having it for only about 6 months, the material has visibly thinned, and it has become almost see-through. I would say that the quality at warehouse is very hit&miss. I HAVE bought clothes from there that have lasted, and I have to admit that the clothes are very up-to-date and unusual, but is it really worth the money??
Good quality basics are always worth paying a little extra for, but I ask you ... doo yoo think £40 for a pair of black trousers is a little bit too much? OK I am a little biased ... I work in New Look where I get everything from my store half price so I am always a bit stingy when it comes to buying plain stuff ... but even when I didn't have this amazinbg discount, I always thought twice before buying stuff from here because I knew I could get the same thing cheaper from somewhere else. Its not full of basics here, but the stuff that is a little different and really rather nice is stuff you'd only wear once or twice in which case paying these prices is just ridiculous! I paid £70 for a plain pruple lined bias cut dress from here! I only bought it because I needed it for a dinner, but I've never worn it again because its not the sort of thing that is versatile!!! Thats the main thing I ask from clothes, affordability and versatility! You don't get either from here!