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Member Name: talou42
Advantages: Good quality, reasonably priced
Next is a store that you can expect to find on all the main high streets in the UK. This is a retailer which sells clothes for women, men and children and also stocks items for the home. I have always found Next to be very good quality and reasonably priced. Their prices have tended to decrease over the past few years, and their items are all whole pound amounts, no pence here!
I only use next for clothing for myself, but I do know that their kids clothes fit new born babies to early teens. Their menswear department is also very well stocked with a selection of work clothes, casual clothes an shoes to keep even the fussiest (read: bored) male shoppers entertained for a while.
In my experience womenswear departments are always the biggest in the store. Next have a really good range of workwear including suits, individual items, shift dresses, shirts and tops. I generally buy most of my work trousers from next as they have a petite department. At 5ft 4 I tend to find that standard length trousers are too long for me and I don't want to buy a pair of trousers to have to then pay again to have them shortened. Next are really the only store whose petite trousers are the perfect length. I have tried Marks and Spencers, but their short version are far too short!
The price on their workwear varies, the trousers I currently have cost £18, which is probably as cheap a pair of work trousers you will find in next. You can pay up to around £40 for a pair that match a suit (jackets come in at around £60 depending on what you are looking for). But no matter which price bracket you fall into the clothes are good quality and most can be machine washed, saving you dry cleaning bills!
Next's range of casual/occasion wear is also a winner. Here you can find jeans, leggings/jeggings, dresses, shorts, bikinis, tops, cardigans - anything that you are looking for really you can probably find in next. I have quite a few casual pieces from next and they last me a long time, colour stays in the items well and they retain their shape after numerous washes.
The store also has a great selection of shoes, bags and jewellery which are also again very reasonably priced. I am not such a huge fan of their shoes. I bought a pair of boots for the winter and after a few months when it started to snow I realised that they were letting in water. So this has put me off of buying new shoes from them. I also don't like their work shoes as the heels on these are invariably leather, where I work there are cobbled streets so heels get caught in these and rip the leather off, not a good look. I prefer wooden heels which can withstand this!
All in all Next is a good shop which sells mostly good quality items at fair prices, can't ask for more than that!
Summary: Worth a visit.