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French Connection (FCUK)
Member Name: PerfectlyPink
French Connection (FCUK)
Date: 11/01/02, updated on 11/01/02 (2028 review reads)
Disadvantages: Number of shops
FCUK, otherwise known as French Connection (UK) has become one of the major fashion labels in high streets across Britain. Most the time, I love it...
**~~WHERE ARE THE STORES?~~**
There are more and more FCUK stores appearing all over the country - mainly big towns and cities. It's not just this country either, FCUK fashion can be found in the USA, Australia, The Middle East, Asia Canada and the rest of Europe. So I guess you could say it's pretty big!
Even though there are many stores opening, it's not a definite in any high street by any means. If there's not one near you then FCUK stuff can usually be found in major department stores - for example, House of Fraser always stock French Connection clothes.
**~~WHAT ARE THE CLOTHES LIKE?~~**
French Connection offers a reasonable range of items. T-Shirts, Jeans, Jackets - you'll usually find casual stuff as that's probably their most popular line but they do also offer some really smart suits and that kind of stuff too.
Sometimes with 'designer' clothes, they go a little OTT and flamboyant. FCUK tend to stick with what real people will actually wear (most the time) which is probably another reason this label is so popular.
I love the t-shirts and all the new slogans they come up with which incooperate FCUK into. The possibilities are apparently endless! It all started with just simply 'FCUK' on T-shirt fronts but since it has gone on to 'Too Busy to FCUK', 'Cool as FCUK', 'Guarenteed FCUK' etc etc etc. One of the most recent is 'I've got my F,C and K, all I need is U' which is a TAD cheesy! Having said all that some of the T-Shirts now don't use the FCUK in them at all but are still quite suggestive, e.g. 'get your coat' hmmmmmm....ooooooh.....!
**~~IS THAT IT? - JUST CLOTHES?!~~**
No! French Connection do their own (somew
hat limited cosmetics ranges, which I haven't tried) as well as a few bags and umbrellas...that kind of stuff. In the winter they stock hats, scarves and gloves and in the summer they sometimes do sunglasses. Oh yea, forgot to mention, French Connection also do lingerie.
For blokes, there's also hair gel and stuff if you feel like splashing out!
For the ladies, there's perfumes although I wouldnt recommend them - they're OK but from what I've heard from mates and stuff, they wear off quickly and it's worht paying more for a better one, despite the label.
**~~WHAT'S THE QUALITY LIKE?~~**
I can't fault FCUK's quality. Nothing I've ever bought there has fallen apart or lost it's shape - big thumbs up on quality.
**~~WHAT ARE THE SHOPS LIKE?~~**
Most of the shops are small. Not very practical when you're out on a shopping spree on a saturday afternoon with the rest of the world! You won't be able to hardly breathe, let alone move, in an FCUK store sometimes! The one's in London (and probably other major, major cities too) are bigger and some are even two floors. The bigger stores stock more formal, smart stuff so if that's what you're after it's bets to head to a larger store. The smaller one's have mainly jeans, T's and maybe soome trousers. The FCUK sections in department stores seem to only feature the casual ranges too.
The shops are usually (except big rush times!) very tidy. The whole look of the store is very clean looking. As you go into the store, they usually feature the new slogans on a variety of T-shirts. They don't overpack the rails and usually have a good selction of sizes out. I'm not sure the sizes ranges to be honest! Jeans are always neatly folded and everything that needs hanging up is done so nicely.
Because there's always an assistant by the changing rooms, people don
't leave mountains of clothes they've tried on in them, which is good. The changing room are avergae sized with good lighting and mirrors. Something I don't know is if they use 'trick' lighting to make stuff look better on you...hmmm....I wonder, is that why I've got so many FCUK clothes?!
**~~WHAT'S THE SERVICE LIKE?~~**
If the store's not packed, you might get 'Gap' treatment whereby as soon as you set foot in the shop you get "Can I help you?", "Would you like me to find that in your size" kinda stuff going on. Usually, the assistants just hang around tidying up or serving at the till though. Staff have always been very pleasant, can't really fault them. When you buy something they fold up your clothes nicely and might put them in a bit of tissue paper too. Then the pop it into a lovely paper, FCUK bag with the latest slogan splayed across it.
I've never returned anything so I'm not exactly sure how they're returns procedure works. I would guess that it's your usual 28 day return time thing.
**~~DO THEY DO MENSWEAR/CHILDRENSWEAR?~~**
Menswear, yes. Childrenswear, no. I love the menswear! As well as all the t-shirts, jeans and hoodies etc, they've got some gorgeous jumpers and stuff like that. If anything, the menswears's better than the women's!
**~~HOW MUCH DOES THIS ALL COST?~~**
Well, French Connection is not the cheapest place in the world, espcially for ther smarter, more tailored collections. Depending on the style and fabric of the jeans, they can be upto about £85/90. T-shirts start from £25 for a women's t-shirt which isn't that bad at all considering. On the whole I'd say they were good prices for what's regarded as a 'designer' name.
I love it. Highly recommended for a look around!