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Advantages: Prices, Clothes, Variety
Disadvantages: Nothing Major!
New Look is a British High Street Store. Their 'core audience' is women between the ages of 16 and 30, however in 2001 they also started doing men's clothing. New Look also have children's clothes. New Look now has stores in Belgium, France, Russia, Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands.
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Clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, nightwear, lingerie, children's clothes, jewellery, make-up, nail varnish and gift sets etc (there are loads of these at Christmas time, however can be bought throughout the year).
I have been shopping at New Look since...well forever. My sister always used to shop there as a teenager and so I used to go there with her and find things I also liked.
I always used to think that New Look was for 'younger people' and considered it to be a 'teenage shop' which I think it was; however, over the last few years I have noticed that they have clothes to suit all ages which I think is great.
Being a student, one of the things which I love about New Look is the fact that they offer a 10% student card to all students; you do have to show your student card to prove that you are a student. At the beginning of a new term (September/October), they usually offer a 20% discount for students which I think is excellent as it means that you can stock up on clothes for the 'school year' at a cheaper price. You cannot however, use your student discount card when paying for sale items.
There is also the option of having a store card, although whilst regularly being offered the chance at the till; I always say no. However, a couple of my friends have New Look store cards and say how good they are (they even receive money-off coupons through the post). Although, I personally think that you actually end up spending more.
Another good thing about New Look is the fact that they have clothes to suit all occasions whether it is everyday clothes your after, work wear or 'going out' clothes; they have it all here. I especially love at Christmas time when they have a very large collection of dresses and party wear available. They also have plenty of choice for their 'normal' clothes too and so there is always plenty of options to choose from.
As for value for money, I do think that New Look are quite reasonable. I have noticed that their prices have seem to have shot up in the last couple of years. A couple of years ago, I could easily find a whole outfit for less than £50 (say a dress and shoes etc), although now, I find it impossible to find a nice going out outfit for less than £50 which is a shame.
The clothes are of good quality though and usually last a good while. I have only ever had one or two 'problems' with items bought from New Look. Although this is a tiny problem considering that amount of clothes I have bought over the years that have been great. One of my 'problems' was with a cotton top which I paid around £9 for. I had only worn the top once and then noticed that holes were starting to appear. I was actually wearing the top at work and there were loads of little holes appearing throughout the day which I thought was weird (I was actually quite embarrassed too, thinking "oh my god, I hope no one has noticed I have holes in my top, because there were no holes when I put it on in the morning!). Anyway, I took it back to the shop, and they were very helpful and said that it had happened to a some of the other tops. The weird thing though was that, the top was available in other colours (which I also had) and yet they were fine, it was just that one coloured top which was affected. I received a refund with no problem which was good.
I can always find clothes in my size (I vary between a 12-14 on top to a 16 on bottom) and yet there is always plenty of each size which is good. They also have a section of clothing in larger sizes (18+) which is great as it means that everybody can shop at New Look.
Whilst New Look is fashionable and on trend, they do have some basic clothes which are very cheap - tank tops, vests etc which are available all year around for very low prices. You can easily get a vest for around £3.99 and as they are so low in price you can buy the same top in many different colours. For this reason, I find that New Look is very valuable when holiday shopping as their basic clothing is so cheap.
I also like how New Look keep their 'basic' items. For example, they have what they call a 'boyfriend cardigan' which I have been buying for the last couple of years. The cardigan consists of a long cardigan with loose pockets. They are always available and throughout the year they add different colours depending on the season. So in the summer they will add lighter colours. Over the years I have collected the exact same cardigan in red, black, navy blue, aqua, white and peach. They are currently priced at £12.99 which I think is good value for money. These cardigans are so useful and are suitable for everyday wear of for work wear. They are so comfortable and go with anything. So I am very grateful that New Look keep their most popular items and don't 'stop doing' them when the seasons out; these cardigans will always be in fashion though.
The staff are usually very helpful and are happy to help, which is nice. There are always plenty of staff members buzzing about, although as they don't wear uniform it can get confusing knowing who's staff and who isn't.
The changing rooms are quite large and you don't normally have to queue which is good. Although, having said that I do think that it depends on which New Look you are visiting. I much prefer the larger stores as there is much more choice, more changing rooms and more 'space'. Whereas there is a very small New Look close to me, and it is so tiny and no space to move at all, so if someone comes in with a buggy you have to go on the side to let them pass as there is only one very narrow aisle. This puts me off shopping there as I feel that I am always in someone's way and so feel like I can't look at the clothes properly. Although this is just my local store. The rest of the New Look's I have been to in bigger towns are great though!
I would definitely recommend New Look.
Thanks for reading!
Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x
Summary: A great place to shop!