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Hollister Co. is an American lifestyle brand by Abercrombie and Fitch. A lot of you may or may not be familiar with A&F but basically they are a popular American brand selling clothing. Hollister is a slightly more affordable division of this company and their designs are similar. A&F t-shirts, for example cost around £24-£50 whereas Hollister's prices are £15-£30.
I love the Hollister casualwear and they always have a good range of t-shirt designs in a variety of colour options along with some great and reasonably priced jeans. The websites are quite similar in a few ways, and their style of clothing is quite similar, too.
Their website is quite well laid out, but i think the icons can be quite difficult to select because the categories are close together and the writing is small. The sizing of their jeans are between 30 X 30 and 36 X 32 and so there isnt really a broad range in my opinion. their clothing in general i feel is aimed at the younger end of the market, albeit not too young. I would say men ages 20-30 would find some suitable casualwear from Hollister although A&F is a more recognised brand. Although the prices for Hollister are more reasonable than A&F it seems that Hollister is not quite as popular.
Overall, I would choose Hollister over A&F branded clothing as I prefer to buy clothes based on their design and quality as opposed to the branding. The Hollister website is most certainly worth a look for stylish young men looking for affordable clothing.
My review is for the ladieswear only as I have no experience of the mens.
Hollister is a slightly pricier and much nicer version of the clothes made by the company SoCal, which is sold at Republic. It is also a sister line of Abercrombie & Fitch, and in my opinion, much nicer as well as being kinder to the wallet!!
It's an American brand, from South California (SoCal), and bases itself on beach/surfer fashion. Its few UK stores are made to look like beach huts; think dark wood inside and out, and plants.
The cotton used in the T shirts and shirts I've bought and looked at in Hollister is super soft and of a fantastic quality. It feels both brand new and like a comfy old favourite, immediately. I feel that they only want slimmer people to wear their clothing, as they cut everything small and don't go to bigger than about the equivalent of a UK size 14.
They also have sales assistants, whose actual job title is "model" in store looking beautiful in their Hollister clothing. For me, they are a perfect fit and it's very hard to get shirts to fit me as I have no shoulders and a skinny waist but I do have hips. So normally, they strain over my belly and look silly but these hang perfectly.
I would, and eventually will, buy even more shirts from Hollister, but at £34 each, they're not cheap. In America, they price in dollars, at the same rate as pounds; so it would be $34 for a shirt, which is about £20. This annoys me!!
I would still say the price is worth it as they keep their shape, colour and quality after washing, even in an industrial strength machine (student accommodation, laundrette style).
Hollister is a brand of clothing from the Abercrombie and Fitch company, almost like it's little brother or sister. Although this is in the mens casual wear section it should be pointed that Hollister does both Male and Female clothing. It's stores have a unique shopfront, with armchairs and a table at the very entrance, at first glance it would not be noticeable that it is in fact a clothes shop! It will also become noticeable this the stores are very dark and are light in areas by large spot lights.
The brand of clothing is of a very reasonable price given the high quality, with prices in the region of £20 upwards. The material used to make the clothes fit well and are comfortable to wear. One thing to take into consideration is the sizes of t-shirts, so if buying in-store trying on things is definitely recommended. T-shirts especially from personal experience are a size bigger than normal sizes. So for example a normal large man, may need to purchase XL instead.
For now Hollister Co stores only appear to be in larger cities, however at time grows on it may lead to the brand opening up further store in other regions. Although if getting to the stores is a problem then goods can be purchased from their website - www.hollisterco.com
yet another fad clothing line imported from america that will go the same way as super dry being an over priced and over advertised garment. the individuals that buy these will use them or a season and then they will eventually be taken out again in many years time when the purchasers reach pubity and have to paint there new university walls because they had a party in there dorm and destroyed it.yet another pointless garment that looks like marks and spencers designed for there sleep wear section
I must say, anyone with half an imagination can do better at designing clothes that this. I am aware Hollister sell very well and a lot of my friends have purchased clothes from here but personally I find the clothes bland and basic. The price isn't too outrageous for what you get but they seem to me like basic clothes with a huge Hollister logo on them. There are much cheaper well fitting basic clothes available such as topshop or H&M clothes which won't compromise the quality but these seem to be poorly designed with poor fits. The colour range is quite good at least, they are very vibrant and the colour doesn't fade quickly in the wash but the clothes loose shape with washing. The fabric is too thick to be worn during exercise and I would say these are made for fashion purposes and usually are usually worn by people who purchase Ugg boots.
I discovered Hollister when I was in Southampton for a few weeks, and what a find it was. Good quality garments which are surprisingly inexpensive, and fit very very well. The sizes are mostly small, medium and large for the T-Shirts (oh and the XS and XL) otherwise it's American sizes, including the much famed size 0!! They keep their shape when washed, and the colours have held really well too. Personally I find the styling nothing exceptional, by this I mean they are be a little samey and boring. It's like a more up market gap and a not so good Abercrombe & Fitch. Incidently for those you don't know I believe they are made by the same people are A&F. Correct me if I'm wrong by the way. But they don't half look good on.
My only real gripe is that the shop is really cool and laid back but you can.t see the clothes more of the time for the mood lighting. That might make me pretty uncool but there you go.
Hollister is an American clothing brand owned by Abercrombie and Fitch and based in California. Although this product is placed in menswear they also do a lot of womenswear and is in fact one of my favourite shops. The menswear is called 'dudes' and the womenswear is called 'bettys' funnily enough.
Their clothing is similar to Abercrombie but in my opinion, better made and better quality. And far more choice! Each shop is designed to look .like a surfers hut from the outside. Most of their t shirts have Hollister or H Co (Hollister Co) or So Cal (Southern California - where they are based) written on them in some shape or form. They don't just sell t shirts, but also vests, hoodies, sweatshirts, jeans, skirts, cut offs, shoes, perfume and aftershave, body lotions, scarves, hats, jumpers, etc. As they are based in California most of their stuff is summer based - you do get sweatshirts like I've said but most of their stuff is light and airy for the summer sun (if the UK ever gets any!).
The clothes are of a high quality - and in the UK will probably set you back £25 or so for a top - some are cheaper at £15 but tend to be older stock. In the States however they are about $25 - with the exchange rate this is about £15 - so pretty reasonable. In the States they also had sales on and some t shirts were down to $16.50 (£10) or even $10 some of them (£6). They have a website where UK residents can buy stuff - www.hollisterco.com - the States is a much better place to buy them from though because of the exchange rate.
Hollister don't have many stores around the UK but they do have some - in the south of England there are stores in Bluewater Shopping Centre, Westfield Shopping Centre, Brent Cross Shopping Centre and West Quay in Southampton. There are also stores in the Trafford Centre in Manchester and the Meadowhall Centre in Sheffield.
As it's a premium style shop the clothes do come up pretty small - I am a size 10-12 in the UK and I always have to buy large in the States. So really if you're over a size 12 this stuff will be very tight. Some of their tops go up to an extra large but most stop at a large. They are very stylish tops though and you can dress some of them up to be more smart casual too. I love Hollister I think it's a great store - I only discovered it a couple of months ago but love it already and have tons of stuff from their stores in the States. Will be visiting the one in Bluewater very soon!
I got my boyfriend a couple of these when we were last in the states and he seems very pleased with them, and still wears them over a year later.
The ones he has are Hollister California and they are 100% cotton with some funky beach and bird logo related prints and appliques. I don't read labels when I wash clothes really but I have washed them at 30 degrees just like standard with everything and none of the colours have ever run and the t shirts haven't faded, shrunk or otherwise been ruined.
Hollister is a spin off kind of brand of the other brand Abercrombie and Fitch. The clothes are pretty similar and so are the price tags unfortunately which is why we always try to pick clothes like this up in America where they are cheaper (even when the exchange rate is less favourable).
My boyfriend also has some Hollister polo shirts and these are nice, he has even been known to wear them on nights out but they still look nice and are among the favourites in his wardrobe. I think he might like them though because some of them are "muscle-fit" so he looks more toned!!
Hollister has just opened a few outlets in the UK including one in the trafford centre, meadowhall, bluewater and (I think) Westfield. I think prices range from about £18-£26 for a t shirt but they are sometimes in the clearance sale. I will still get him some more Hollister shirts as the quiality and design is good, but it will be more for a special occasion rather than just when he wants a new shirt, due to the prices and my student budget.
Hollister is in case you didn't know a branch of the very popular, lifestyle brand, Abercrombie and Fitch. As a result of this the shirts are of a very high, premium quality and they really have earn't there reputation. In terms of the background for hollister shirts, they are styled on beach and surf wear etc. It is based on California fashion and it proves to be a very stylish form of fashion. I think that the whole line of shirts are really well designed and they are very stylish to wear indeed. Whilst style is of course a big factor when purchashing a shirt, it is not everything. There is also quality and that is what I was most impressed with.
Hollister shirts are very tough and they are just ideal for active wear because they provide a great deal of comfort at the same time. The one disadvantage I found with Holister clothing is that to everyone in the UK, the shirts are moroe expensive than they need to be. This however should not be a reason to put you off getting one. One last word of warning would be to try the shirt on before getting it, the shirts are SLIM FIT! Meaning that if you are larger they will be tighter than expected so be warned! Hollister shirts are more difficult to get in the UK because of it being a primarily American brand name. Although it is worth mentionining there is a very impressive and rather stylish websites where it is possible to purchase a whole range of the latest Hollister shirts.
I hope this was useful and thank you very mcuh for reading this!
'Hollister' is a brand of clothing made by Abercrombie & Fitch.
Allthough Hollister opened its first store in the States in 1992, there is a fictional story linked to the brand which suggests it has been running since 1922, when J.M. Hollister opened a shop in Southern California. However, this tale is untrue - a fake story designed to add interest and mystery to the company.
Hollister make a variety of clothing, but I have only ever owned their T-Shirts. I especially like these as they are 'muscle-fit', which means they are a little tighter in certain areas, and don't hang as awkwardly off the frame as some cheaper T-shirts do. The important thing to remember when buying a muscle fit product is to purchase a larger size than you normally would. For example, if you're a medium, go for a large, and if you're a large, go for an XL.
Hollister T-Shirts come in a range of colours, and I have always found them to be well made. The cotton is really soft, and they are machine washable. Prices start at around £20 - which isn't bad when you appreciate the quality of the product.
As a make which is actually quite hard to get hold of in the UK, I buy my Hollister products from eBay - however, The Hollister website can be found at www.hollisterco.com, which shows more details of their entire range - I recommend having a look.