Newest Review: ... 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... more
Cotton at its comfiest.
Member Name: GuitarHeroine
Advantages: Gorgeous fit, amazing quality
Disadvantages: Don't go to big sizes, pricey
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).
Summary: Cotton at its comfiest.