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      14.03.2013 12:05
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      A positive shopping experience, and when the sales are on they're excellent value for money

      I went to peacocks to get a jacket that was in the sales and overall i had a pleasant shopping experience. It was better than shopping at Tesco's F&F at least. The stores are well laid out and very large with plenty of stock and variety of clothing. I find that their shoes range for men is very limited though, but i'm quite picky with my footwear to be fair. The stores are normally placed in town centres and most are in shopping centres and indoor shopping malls. The stores have clothes racks and tables and while they aren't all open plan with no walls in between sections, they do have sections for men, women and children followed by sub sections such as shoes, trousers etc. The stores are always clean and the clothes are well organised on the pegs. They aren't normally ordered by size but they aren't all mixed up either, and they don't put the cardigans next to the white polo shirts for example. The shoes section is all on shelves and on the women's side this is a lot bigger than the mens side... The staff are happy to help if you need directing or can't see something on the peg - they don't seem to check for stock in the back room though, when I asked for a jacket in my size i was told politely that if it's not on the peg then there's none in stock. There is always a large queue at the tills but staff soon fill the empty gaps when it builds up. At the checkouts staff don't faff about, they know where to look for the security tags and when you ask for shoes they quickly get them from the back room in your size. And no, they don't have self serve checkouts for the smaller items. Peacocks always have been good value for money but they also do special deals. Right now they're doing a half price promotion and this makes them very competitive with the like of George and F&F, but you get better quality products and better customer service here. The quality of their items is very good, and whilst its not Savile Row, equally it wont fall apart in the first week. If you do need to return a product you can return it for a full refund with no hassle, as i was told by the checkout staff. I have never needed to return a product so I can't comment on the returns service. Overall a highly recommended store, but I still get my shoes elsewhere, for the extra choice.

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        12.08.2011 14:35
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        One of my favourites for clothes shopping

        Peacocks used to have an image of cheap quality clothes at cheap prices. That was back in the day when their store name was in purple, and the stores looked drab. It was probably in the same category as Ethel Austin for clothes (as in, you'd buy stuff from there but not advertise the fact). Peacocks has undergone some rebranding, however, and is now a fairly trendy store to be seen in. I go to the one in Liverpool One, which has the black and white branding of the store name. The store is well laid out, with mannequins wearing some fashionable items and the store doesn't look drab but looks just like any other modern day women's clothes store. I've had lots of clothes from Peacocks as they are affordable and really good quality. They have some nice stuff and always seem to follow the trend of whatever is in season. The range of accessories, bags and shoes is excellent and I'm currently using a handbag and purse from Peacocks. They also sell lingerie and nightwear and menswear. I've bought a couple of floaty summery tops from Peacocks, and often get comments about how nice they are and people ask where I bought them. They are quite thin fabric but wash really well and seem decent quality for the price. Prices at Peacocks are very reasonable, and I always think of it as being slightly better than Primark without too much of an increase in price. I've never had an issue with the service in these shops, although when I once visited another branch I had to listen to the ins and outs of the staff talking about other members of staff which is never nice but happens all too often. I would recommend Peacocks for workwear, casual wear and accessories.

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          02.01.2011 03:09
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          A store that carers for everyone

          I'm not going to do one of those gushing reviews that claims everything about this store is fantastic, it wouldn't be accurate. No store is perfect, in fact, many are far from it. Whether it be the range of clothing available, the price or the staff. There's always something. This store isn't really any different. But let's start with the good, shall we? This is a store that caters for everyone in everything. There's women's fashion, sleepwear, underwear and shoes. There's men's clothing and children's too. It's almost like a one stop shop for fashion. Which is not a bad thing. You don't have to trail around a dozen different stores for each member of the family, you can find it all under one roof. The prices are fair, some are more expensive than others, depending on what you're buying, but you can expect that anywhere. As a plus size girl, I find it hard to go into most hight street shops and find something that fits. And I'm not that big. A size 18 which nowadays, isn't too far off standard, but fewer and fewer stores offer pver a size 14, and if they do, the clothes labeled for us, sure aren't made for our figures! What I find in peacocks is that I can always find something that will fit, and I like that. It saves a lot of money, because plus size stores tend to be very expensive compared to normal stores. The clothes and shoes they sell always keep up with current trends, and obviuously, as a young woman, that's quite important. Of course I don't keep up with every one, but I can usually find something on trend that suits me and that I like. Here's where the drawbacks start to come in. Some things, just aren't made for the size they advertise. Jeans for example, my local stores only sell hipster jeans, for a girl with hips that's not so good. They generally don't go by a size 16 and the ones that do go to an 18, won't fit your average size 18 woman. Not all of their clothes are the most flattering, sometimes you have to try on quite a lot to find one item you can buy. But here's the thing, when you're on a budget, and want to be able to look good without emptying your purse, this is a store you can't go wrong in. You'll always find something. And the quality is good. It's worth taking a look.

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            15.10.2010 14:21
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            A store which is highly recommended from me. Watch out Primark!!

            Peacocks is a store which I usually do not tend to go in, only for the fact that I never seem to pass it. Recently, a friend who works for them gave me a 40% off voucher so I thought it might be worth popping in. **The store** Peacocks stock both men and women's clothes, along with children's. The store is always set out very neatly and it is very easy to find what you are looking for, jeans tend to be with jeans etc. So it does not feel as though you have to search for ages to find something that you like. **The prices** Peacocks have recently put their prices up a little but still sell decent clothes at low prices. I think Primark have a rival on their hands! The best thing for me is their underwear as they sell bras up to a G cup at £6!!! **The quality** The quality of Peacocks' clothes is very good, it always washes nicely and I have never had any trouble with anything falling out of shape or falling apart. **Sizing** The sizing of the clothes can be a little strange and you may find that you have to pick up a variety of sizes. For example, I am usually a 14 but had to buy 16 jeans, yet their 14 tops fit perfectly! **The staff** All Peacocks stores tend to have plenty of staff working at one time, so you do not have to pull someone off the checkout to get some assistance. The staff are always lovely and happy to help. **My Opinion** I definately will not forget to go into Peacocks from now on, especially now I know about the bras, which are an absolute bargain! When I visited with my 40% off voucher, I ended up buying £200 worth of clothes, shoes, handbags and underwear! I am very happy with everything that I brought that day and everything has washed lovely and fits great! Saying I spend this much, I managed to pick up lots of things; 5/6 tops, 2 pairs of jeans, 3 pairs of shoes, 2 handbags, 3 bras, some tights and a pair of shoes for my boyfriend. This store comes highly recommended from me!

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              29.06.2010 15:53
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              Forget supermarket clothes, this is the real rival to Primark

              Once upon a time Primark had no rivals, purveyors of the pile it high, mass made in China (and Manchester!) and sell it cheap, almost disposable clothing, but as far as I can see Peacocks are fast on their heels! My own younger recollections of Peacocks are of somewhere to be avoided, filled with strappy brown clodhoppers and school uniforms. But over the past couple of years it's definitely moved with the times. The store is very bright with a nice, almost sparkly sign outside. The ones I've been to so, Manchester Arndale, Manchester Cheetam Hill and Bristol Broadmead have huge double doors and bright lights just inviting you in. The store windows just abound with bright and shiny pinks and yellows (usually some kind of ball included!), and of course big placards of beautiful, bright young things which for some reasons are often in black and white, quite defeating the object. A word or two about the Manchester Arndale Centre as its very difficult to find! Its right down the bottom, at the back in quite a gloomy corridor, just down from Poundland and could be easily missed. And annoyingly it's rather small but they've still tried to cram in as much as possible, making it rather cramped and hot, not helping that they still have the heating on! The one at Cheetham Hill Fort is much nicer, the Arndale store could probably fit in it at least twice! And its a pleasure to shop in, no overbearing music, no racks of clothes so close together you risk knocking them off and worse of all them attaching themselves to your bag which makes you look like a shoplifter! Oh yes, no piles of clothes all over the floor, unlike some places I could mention, surrounded by assistants and their 'I'm so not picking stuff off of the floor' attitude. And the Bristol one is also rather lovely, though rather badly positioned away from Cabot Circus and the Bristol Mall (Galleries, whatever its called these days) Ooh back to the actual shop, what does it sell? Obviously clothes, mens womens and kids, lingerie, jewellery and shoes. And other odd things, joke items, feather boas, make up, etc. And contrary to my previous experiences the days of clodhoppers are truly gone. They've gone all fashionable, it is, of course all copies of the designer labels but at much better prices. I'll admit I'm not too up on current fashions but I do keep seeing the same tops and shirts everywhere so assume they are popular. The mens clothes aren't too shabby either. Lots of knee length shorts and polo shirts, t-shirts, etc. Yes they do some of those horrendous t-shirts where your head is wittily on Kermits headless body, but lots of plain ones as well. Good plain, hardworking clothes for kids as well. But womens are clothes are what I go in for, so its them I'll stick with. I'm no skinny Minnie, so when I see a label; with a particular size on it I expect it to be that size. I'm sure every woman knows that frustration when they pick something in their normal size and it won't go over their boobs or past their thighs. Very annoying, but I can honestly say it hasn't happened yet. The price? More expensive than Primark? Yes, but only a pound or two more, for instance a 2 pack of halter neck tops for £6, pair of black boot cut jeans for £8 and t-shirt type tops for between £3 and £5 most tops are under £8, dresses under £20, so really comparable to Primark prices. The big difference, what makes them a real challenge to Primark? The quality, Primark can't touch it on many of their clothes. I have a top I bought from Primark, after 2 washes it's the size of a postage stamp. I look at a jumper and the weave is so poor its almost see through. But the things I've bought from Peacocks are well made and keep their shape extremely well. So you can continue going to Primark to save a pound or two, but it really is a false economy. Spend an extra pound and you have a t-shirt that's going to last months and many washes, or a pound cheaper and have something you have to throw away after 2 washes. Primark has had its day, the novelties worn off, they started losing it when they stopped stocking anything over a size 16, the future for cheap affordable clothing is definitely Peacocks.

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              13.06.2010 00:50

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              peacocks is the store to feel fashionable 365 days of the year

              Peacocks is a great fashion store as there is always something for everyone whether your male or female, child, baby, you're gurantee to find something what ever gender and size! Peacocks is great as their clothing is fashionable, affordable and sell both day-wear and night wear! Whether it's clothing, a bag, shoes or something for that special occasion! I always go and shop at this store as i usually find some good bargains - sadly I have to travel to get to my nearest Peacocks store which is a pain, but it's actually not that bad as my nearest Peacocks is about twenty to thirty minutes where I live. Peacocks clothing prices range from three pounds to forty pounds. They are sold in every size from size six to twenty six so you can be fashionable everyday of the year what ever your size! They also sell clothes for soon-to-be mums - so you can be fashionable while you're pregnant! The male clothing is very good as it is affordable, fashionable, good value and you can get a lot wear out of the clothes. accessories prices range from one pound to twenty pounds. Peacocks have great sales whether it's 50% or 70% or even 75% they will have something for you! Sales range from one pound to fifthteen pounds - so you can get twice as more for your money. From personal experience Peacocks one probably are great fashion store for everyone, as it's afforable and you can feel fashionable every day of the year! Like what Gok Wan said, you don't need to spend lots until you break the bank to feel a million dollars, and everyone can be fashionable 365 days or the year!

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              10.06.2010 17:25
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              a decent discount clothes store

              peacocks are to be found in most shopping centres nowadays, offering a wide range of men and women's clothes at discount prices. They normally have a reasonable range of canvas chinos/combats in stock, and these are reasonably priced, if not hugely cheap (£15-£18 say), and they also stock a range of jeans, and though the quality of these varies, they are extremely competitively priced, with most costing between £10 and £20. On top of this they sell tshirts and shirts, but whilst there are a few decent smart/casual shirts at decent prices, many of the tshirts have derivativ, unfunny and genearlly tedious designs and images on them, and are genearlly worth avoiding unless you think a tshirt with "I PITY THE FOOL!" or something similar emblazoned across it represents the very height of comedy. Peackocks is also a good place to pick up cheap underpants and socks (as the Peter Kay song testifies), and its worth popping in regularly as they change their stock quite often and there are usually bargains to be had for anyone willing to have a good look around. The shops layout is simple and pleasant, the music, whislt supermarket bilge ("peacock FM" they call it) is at least kept at a fairly low and thus unintrusive volume, and the staff are friendly, polite and genreally very helpful. They do also do plenty of womens close as well, but not being a transvestite I cant really comment much on the quality and selection offered. All in all,m peacocks is a cheap and cheerful clothes store recommende to those shopping on a budget or jsut looking to pick up the odd bargain.

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                18.05.2010 18:20
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                Peacocks is a high street chain of bargain shops and if you've seen any of my reviews you'll know how obsessed I am with saving money! It offers a good range of childrens, womens and mens clothes in addition to lingerie and accessories. The best thing about Peacocks is the price. Obviously nothing can beat Primark on prices, but Peacocks does come very close with tops from just £4 for the basic ones and many dresses for less than £20. I've also found that the products are of great quality for the price you pay. I'm also attracted to Peacocks because they offer a 20% student discount which higher then most shops (who usually only give a 10% discount) and by doing this you really aren't paying much more than Primark prices and you get a lot better quality. My local peacocks is rather small and for this reason the shop is extremely packed in and it can be difficult to see all the items in the store properly. This also means they don't have a the full range of sizes always available and too many times have a seen a top or cardigan I loved just to not be able to find my size! To be honest I have never been in a particularly large Peacocks store even in a city. Peacocks also offers clothes in the latest fashions which means you can stay up-to-date on the trends. However, if you're like me and don't really pay any attention to fashion trends (gift or curse I don't know) this can be a bit disappointing if you're trying to find some basic knitwear but all you can see are maxi dresses. The fact it is so on trend also means that they only bring in limited stock and it can be difficult to find your size in a product which has been there for a while. Peacocks offers a great range of both shoes and accessories which I've also found to be of good value and quality. I've recently bought a pair of shoes from there which were on offer at £3 off so only £9, plus with my student discount they only cost me £6.40 and from what I've experienced are of great quality. The range of accessories is vast from jewellery to belts to tights and to hair accessories and there is always loads in stock. I would definitely recommend Peacocks. It is always one of the first shops I think of to do some clothes shopping and it's perfect for finding a bargain while getting some great quality clothing.

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                11.05.2010 16:50
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                Cheap high street store well worth the money!

                Peacocks is now a pretty good high street store, very reasonable price clothes and all good quality. Peacocks sell a range of Ladies, Mens and Childrens fashion, as well as a wide range of womens accessorises and shoes. Personally I like the jewellery in peacocks, as it is very good value for money, and even if it breaks or you lose it, its cheap enough to replace. The fashion changes very often in Peacocks and therefore you are able to keep up to date with latest trends, and get all the top fashion within one store. The womens clothes are always modern and up to date, and the store ranges from the latest trends, to sports wear, work wear, and casual wear. No matter whether its an outfit for a night out, or casual wear you are likely to get what you want in Peacocks. I love the jeans in Peacocks as they are normally a perfect fit and really good value for money (around £15.00). They wash really well, and the colour doesnt fade at all. I have noticed that certain stores are now not selling Kids wear, which is a shame because if you can find a store which do still stock it you can get some lovely cheap deals. The Mens clothes range is pretty good as well, and definatly good value for money. Always useful to get your dad or grandad a jumper for xmas!!! Would definatly recommend Peacocks...go and grab a cheap deal!

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                22.04.2010 13:27
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                Good range of clothes for all the family

                There is a Peacocks in the shopping centre near my work, and I've had this job for about 2 years now. Before working here, I'd never even heard of this store, but I go there quite frequently now... whenever I went in, I usually found some items to buy from there so its become a regular place I go when looking for new clothes. I don't think Peacocks is quite as well known or as commonly found in towns and cities as New Look or TopShop for example, but they have a really good range of clothes at affordable prices, and have items for women, men and children. I think in previous years, they probably used to have boring, awful clothing but now looking in fashion magazines, I notice they sometimes show items from Peacocks, so I think this retail store is getting more popular and well known. Whatever your style, you're likely to find something from here that you like. In the womens range: for fashionistas, there is a high fashion range based on the latest trends which I think is really good for the price. For workers, there is formal office wear including smart shirts, blouses, skirts and trousers all of decent quality. For the more sporty and casual people, there are tracksuit bottoms, t shirts, vests etc. For mothers and plus sizes, there are clothes catering to your tastes and needs. For sleepy heads, there are lots of nice pyjamas and nighties for sale (some of them Disney branded), with cosy slippers. There are loads of nice accessories like jewellery, hairbands, belts, scarves and bags....they have a massive range of shoes, many of the latest trend. In summertime, they have a really nice range of bikinis and swimsuits, all really reasonably priced. And the list goes on and on! Obviously I am not a bloke, and can't comment too much on the blokes clothing range, but when I last looked, there were lots of t shirts with funky logos and designs, as well as regular things like combats, jackets, jeans, trousers, etc. I'd be quite happy shopping there if I was a guy as their clothes seemed quite trendy from glancing over... I think this is a good alternative shop to places like Primark and New Look as the prices are similar, and you have a great range of items on offer there. Plus, because it's not as common a store, you are less likely to find someone wearing the same clothes as you (I hate when I buy something nice from Primark and then I see about 10 people on the street wearing the same thing!). I see people of all ages in this store minus the very elderly, so it really does cater to the masses. Price wise, as I said, they're very reasonable, with most clothing, shoes and bags priced between £3 and £35. Peacocks have a website which stocks most of the things you will see in store, and you can buy online, but I haven't ordered from there so can't comment too much on this service. Sometimes I'll go on the website and then try and find the items I like in the store! I don't do the majority of my clothes shopping here, but find it good for key pieces, and have bought a really nice trendy cardigan and dress from here which I love and still wear. Plus, if I want something trendy to update my wardrobe, I can shop here in ease knowing if I like something, it won't cost me a bomb. My latest purchase was a trendy black parka jacket which was only £22, and a little pair of cute pink slippers which were £4. I minus a star purely because of the quality, as although the things you buy from here don't fall apart, I don't think they're quite as of high quality as other shops like TopShop or M&S.... but for the prices, you really can't complain! I will continue to shop here as long as they have low prices and trendy items!

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                  16.04.2010 13:55
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                  Great range of clothes and accessories for different groups

                  I used to think the clothes from Peacocks were cheap and nasty-but recently I have been pleasantly surprised as the clothes seem to have gone more up-market, but for the same affordable prices. They offer something for everyone -including men and children. Recently I have started ordering clothing online from their maternity range. I purchased a bag full of clothing for about £30.00, as they had a fantastic sale on. All the other sites I went on when I needed maternity clothing were so expensive in comparison to Peacocks. I was reluctant to buy maternity jeans as they looked so unflattering-but finally settled on a nice pair from Peacocks. They look great, they don't make me look huge-and best of all they were very affordable. Peacocks also offer a fantastic range of underwear and nightwear in a range of different styles and colours. There are plenty of handbags and items of footwear for different environments. I have never been to Peacocks and spent more than thirty/fourty pounds on an outfit. Nor have I had any negative comments about clothing I have worn from there. The best time to shop (as with many shops) is when they have sales on. The prices can be ridiculously cheap. I would also advise you to shop here when you are looking for an outfit or beachwear for holidays-as their range of bikinis, sarongs etc is far better than the majority of high street stores.

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                    overall a fantastic way to buy cheap quality clothing.

                    Peacocks is a well known store in my area (Northampton) and myself and a lot of my family and friends also shop there. Although there prices are reasonable and fairly cheap, the products they sell are of a good quality. They sell a wide range of products. Not only do they sell women's clothing they also sell men's children's and baby's as well. They also have wide range of accessories from necklaces, handbags to shoes. All their products come in a large range of sizes. They also have some very sexy underwear at very reasonable prices. For example, only £4 - £6 for a bra and £1 - £2 for the matching underwear. And that's at full price. They also have a great range of maternity wear as well. They sell the latest fashions for people who are on a budget. And there sales are fantastic. Most items go to around 70% off so it's a great time to grab yourself a bargain. I've managed to pick up tops from as low as £2 and jeans as low as £4. The quality is excellent for the prices that you pay and I myself have not had any problems with any products I have purchased from peacocks. You can also purchase their products online via their website. Although I have noticed that they seem to be out of stock on a lot of items online. Like most retail store they have a 28 day returns policy but when I have previously returned an item they have been very helpful. And been quite lenient with the 28 day return. They still exchange as well even after the 28 days, My local store has r3ecently had a refit and looks great in there now. They also have more changing rooms so you can try before you buy. I have always found staff very friendly and talkative in there. They always seem willing to help. Our local store is also in tip top shape and always looks clean and tidy. It really is a pleasure to shop there. Overall I would recommend if you want so great fashion items at a low price head to peacocks.

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                    08.03.2010 13:55
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                    My take on Peacocks

                    Peacocks is a clothing store selling men's and women's fashions. It's at the lower end of the retail market, but not quite as cheap as Primark, who seem to have stolen its thunder in recent years. I would say it's about £12 to £20 for a dress, as an example price. They also sell shoes, accessories and a limited home range. I have only ever bought women's clothes so I can only comment on them. I have been to a few Peacocks over the years - but mostly in Liverpool and Birmingham. My overall opinion can be summed in one word - mixed. There are times I go in the store and there's plenty of nice stuff in there, as in fashionable items, and also times where the place looks like a jumble sale. The accessory range is quite good - cheap and fashionable - and the shoes and bags are OK, although they can look 'cheap'. In terms of quality of clothing - I have a lovely scarf and a pair of ankle-boots from there, which were cheap, fashionable and are still going strong. I have also bought a dress, taken it home and had to take it back because the belt loop broke. Sizes are typical for me, they don't come up big or small. The layout of the shops can be a bit cramped and on a busy Saturday, this can be annoying. It is one of those places where you need to check you have the right size as the hanger isn't always correct. In terms of customer service, I have not had a problem taking anything back but they are hardly super-friendly in the stores I've been in, in fact they are often rather moody. The staff seem like they don't really care and I'm not sure I've ever seen one smile. In terms of queues, I don't think I've ever waited too long, which is good. I've never been in the changing rooms, so can't comment on those. So all in all, Peacocks isn't a bad shop, it's worth a look and I have bought some nice things from there, but I just feel it lets itself down a little in terms of the customer service and being consistent with the ranges. I do think it has to try and catch up with Primark - which has a bigger range, bigger stores etc. So, give it a whirl, but don't have high expectations!

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                      Approach with caution

                      I used to like Peacocks, although I give them a wide berth nowadays. They are a high street fashion shop selling mens, womens and childrens clothes, shoes and accessories. Some of the larger stores even sell maternity clothes. They also sell a few gifts and novelty items at Christmas. They do small sizes, starting at 6 (I think), and going up to large sizes 22-24 in womens clothes. Being a larger lady myself, I found it to be one of the few high street "cheaper" shops where I could buy nice looking clothes. The quality was always good, and so is the choice. The reason I now dislike the store, is their customer service. Although I can only speak for our local store, I would say it was worse than bad. I recieved a bra at Christmas as a gift and the wire came out straight away. (Ladies will know the problems this causes! lol). So I took it back. It was not fit for the purpose intended, so I could get a refund, right? WRONG. The man on the desk said that I could not have my money back and I could not exchange it because I didn't have a reciept!! After much discussion with him and a higher member of staff, I was told I could get something else, but not a credit note. I chose something else, only to have to pay the difference because my product, which they didn't have any more of, had gone down in the sale! OK, fine, I got an exchange, but it was hard work. I may have passed it off to experience had I not had a problem a year earlier. The product I was buying did not have a barcode in it, so the cashier scanned another product. They worked there, so I presumed it was ok to do this. WRONG!!!! When I tried on the item and it didn't fit, I took it back, but it wasn't on my reciept! I explained what the cashier had done when I had bought the item and after much discussion got a credit note. Too much inconvience for me, as both times it took more than 20 minutes to sort it out. They do sell colourful, fashionable clothes at good recession busting prices as well as offering gift cards and a 20% student discount, but I advise caution if you are buying something that you may have to take back.

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                      03.03.2010 19:12
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                      Dont' judge this shop until you've been in it!

                      In past years, Peacocks has not always had a great reputation and many people still don't like to admit that they have shopped there. The Peacocks store's in and around the area where I live (i.e. Evesham, Cheltenham, Worcester, Stratford) are not located in the best part of the towns' shopping area which again perceives the shop to cheap and nasty. Well, it may be cheap but nasty it definately is not. Whenever I pop into town, I will usually have a look in Peacock's to see if I can pick up a bargain. Peacock's sell women, men and children's clothes, accessories (including bags, belts, scarves and gloves, jewellery etc), shoes and underwear. They also sell swimwear and beachwear during the summer period. The bigger and newer the store, the more likely they are to have better items. This is the case with most of the Peacock's stores I have been to however I did pop to the one in Redditch today and wasn't very impressed as the clothes seemed out of fashion and the store was generally quite messy. But all other stores I think are great. I have bought many different items from Peacock's for myself and my mum which include some of the following: *Wooly jumper (fashionable) - £8.40 with family and friend discount voucher *Long Necklace - £3 * Bright blue short sleeve frilly blouse - £12 * Black heels - £6 in sale (reduced from £12) *2 Long sleeved cardigans (wooly purple and sparkly 3/4 sleeves) - both £9.60 with family and friend discount *Black Leggins - £8 for two pairs *Earrings - £1 in sale By family and friend discount, my best friend's brother works in a Peacock's store part time and receives vouchers for family and friends. I have one at the moment for 40% off but have yet to use it! They obviously have a limited period of time though, you normally have to use it within a week or two. The items I have bought are all of very decent quality. I wear my purple cardigan a lot and there are no signs whatsover of wear and tear and I have had it since last October. Only my one pair of leggins has a tiny hole in but that was my fault. I do wear my leggins very often as well and they haven't gone bobbly in the slightest wheras other I have bought have. The prices are also very reasonable, even more so when items are in the sale. Depending on the stores, there aren't always lots of changing rooms and they aren't manned. However they are all locked and you do have to get a staff member's permission to open them. I have never had a problem with any of the staff as well, they are all very pleasant wheras other shops I have been to in town, some staff can be rude! I really don't think people should just dismiss Peacocks as it really does have some great items. Don't be a snob, give Peacock's a go!

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