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      11.08.2015 22:31
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      • "lots of choice"
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      • "ill fitting clothes"
      • hot
      • messy
      • busy

      Full of Bargains, but stressful shopping!

      Primark is a discount clothes and home store with a high street only presence and no online shopping facility.

      I don'd tend to buy my clothes shopping bit by bit, but every 6 months or so I will buy in bulk for work and a bit of casual wear, and I try to buy as much as possible, as cheap as possible, as my tastes change as quick as the weather so I don't want to spend too much per item.

      I have visited 3 different Primark stores and they all have the same things in common; they are very large, very overwhelming, very busy and very messy.

      Due to the above, this is not for the faint-hearted shopper!. Unless you hit a very lucky day, be prepared to get sweaty, angry, pushy and fruistrated.

      Primark has a lot of lovely looking clothes, and a lot of gems, and for a shop that thrives on cheap clothing, it still has some quite quirky and original looking pieces.

      The key to this shop is patience, be methodical, and logical, and pick up when you like, and sort out at the end, because there is a LOT you will like, but a LOT that will be the wrong size, and a poor fit.

      And that's where it gets that little bit more stressful. When shopping in Primark you must try everything on, because you can pick up 5 size 14 items, and they will range from a anywhere from a 10, to a true size 14, up to an 18, the sizes really are that silly. The queues are very very long, and you have a limited number of items. The staff will look after items and your bags, so be prepared to be nice to them and start swapping items with them in your left over bag, otherwise it's straight back to the queue.

      Be careful of buying too many bargains. It may look cheap, but after your 20th "I MUST have this" item, it soon builds up and you end up having a "HOW MUCH!?" moment at the tills and walking out with some very tightly stuffed flimsy brown bags (Make sure you buy the cloth bags or bring your own bags!)

      Primark also has a home range which consists of very pretty bedding, cushions, ornaments, candles...etc. These items are very nice and you can find some well priced matching things for the home.

      A lot of Primarks now have a Costa Coffee inside the store, so you can put your feet up after all the chaos!

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      12.06.2015 18:50
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      Its a must you dont know what your missing

      primark is deffinately one place i would not stop shopping at as you can purcharse everything you need at a very reasonable prices.There is so much variety to choose from shoes to clothes and homeware all in one store. I think everyone should visit and see for themselves what they can get and what they will be paying for..

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      25.03.2015 12:53
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      • fashionable
      • "Lots of Choice"
      • Cheap

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      • "messy stores"
      • "slow service"

      nice cheap and cheerful but messy store

      Primark.. well everyone has probably been or heard about it, its the place you can get all the top fashions at low prices they have such a huge range for children, adults, and even homeware! If you havent been i suggest you go and take a look i am sure you will find something you want to buy!

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      Okay so the main advantage of course is going to be the prices, they are low and even lower when you catch a sale, you can get the latest fashions at rock bottom prices even shoes are so cheap you can get the full matching outfit for next to nothing!
      They have a nice range for adults, men and womens clothing and they also sell the odd bit of homeware but recently that seems to be getting a lot bigger. Childrens clothing aswell from newborn up to teens and they have some nice fashions too!

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      if you dont like busy stores then avoid at all costs, Primark gets really really busy and please be expected to Que for a long time, the problem i have with primark is the mess of the stores, i have been to several different stores and all is the same, there is usually clothing scattered everywhere as its so busy they cannot keep upto the tidnyess of the store which can be frustrating especially when you are trying go find a certain item!
      I also find they have a rather large range of boys clothing but not so much for girls and they dont have enough younger clothing - E.g newborn to 1 year!

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      11.03.2015 20:43

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      • "All sizes"
      • Big
      • Cheap

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      • "Servers aren't helpful or nice"
      • "Can get messy"

      Good shop

      Primark, one of the most well known cheap clothes store in the world. Cheap prices, generally good quality and horrid helpers.
      I must have at least half a wardrobe of primark clothes and i love mist of them. I wear them quite a lot (mainly because it's around half my wardrobe and) because they are mainly comfortable and of a high quality. There are many sizes so you should be able to find at least a t-shirt that will fit you.
      Only problem is there is not any cleaners/ servicemen to pick up the clothes that people throw on the floor or fold up the clothes that have been screwed up. This is a shame as otherwise it is quite a good shop, especially as it is cheap.

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      11.03.2015 17:37
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      • "Can get everything there "
      • Cheap

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      • "Sizes can be small"

      I like Primark, real bargains!

      Overall, I love Primark, it's cheap, can get near enough everything you want in there. For the price you pay the quality isn't bad at all. They have a wide range of everything really, to suit all ages, seasons and fashion senses and styles.

      I do a very wide range of cardigans in the winter, very good value for money and wash well, the do a good selection of plan t-shirts and vest tops too, all at very cheap prices! I love their pyjama and onesie range, it's very good and again cheap and good value for money.

      I have only ever had two things from Primark which wasn't so great one was dungarees the hock completely broke off after one wear and after I'd handwashed it too so I wasn't impressed I hand washed it because I didn't want it to break, it would of ruined my dungarees and not done my washing machine much good either. I took it back to the Customer service desk and they accepted it was faulty and refunded me, no problems at all.

      The second thing was a White, duffle coat, I was really pleased with it and for £18.00 it was a real bargain! I washed it in the machine and the stitching on the seem on the hood had come lose and separated, still some would say what do you expect from Primark at that price? I say well, whatever price you pay something shouldn't begin to fall apart after its first wash. I again, returned it to Primark and they didn't quibble the return and refunded me.

      Everything else I have ever bought from there has been fine, no problems at all. I do though, strongly recommend you try jeans on in there first as the sizes of them aren't always true to there size and they're often smaller, eg, a 12 is sometimes more like a 8-10 I tend to go for size 14 in jeans.

      They do a lovely home section too, good quality bedding and towels for a reasonable price. I have tried their nail polishes too, and they aren't bad for 80p.

      The do:

      Ladies wear,

      Ladies nightwear,

      Ladies underwear,

      Socks and tights,

      Junk Jewelry,

      Bags and other accessories,

      Cosmetics and make-up,

      Men's wear,

      Men's nightwear,

      Men's underwear

      Children's wear,

      Children's nightwear,

      Children's underwear,

      Ladies, Men's and children's shoes,

      A home section too.


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      20.02.2015 16:34
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      • "Lots of different styles"
      • Cheap

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      • "Clothes don't seem to last"
      • "In store experience is not pleasant"

      Cheap But Not Always Great Quality

      Primark is a high street store which sells clothes and shoes for women, men and children. It also sells accessories such as jewelry, hair ties, lotions and bath products. The store is notorious for selling items at ridiculously low prices. Due to this it is usually one of the busiest clothing shops on the high street.

      My local Primark is Newcastle and there is also a store at the Metrocentre, Gateshead. I have never been in either store when there hasn't been a huge line of customers waiting at the tills. The store does have a large amount of open tills though, so waiting time is never too long.

      Although the store have a wide range of clothing for every taste and style the quality of items I've purchased at Primark have been the reason I've not shopped there as often in recent times. I've had problems like one top I bought was marked one size on the neck label and another size on the care label. I've also had items that literally fell to bits after washing. I've discovered the best buys are simple wardrobe standards like t-shirts and jumpers although almost every item I've bought from Primark has been prematurely worn out. The prices are so cheap that it may not matter to some people but I prefer to have clothes that last.

      Another thing about the store that I don't like is that it's so messy inside. There are so many customers looking for a bargain that they simply rifle through the clothes and throw them around. When I go in I often see piles on the floor and on display counters just ruffled up. It's not a classy place to shop, put it that way!

      Positive aspects about Primark include the fact that their fashions change so regularly that you can always find interesting new designs in store. I love their t-shirt collections in both the men and women departments. There is literally dozens of designs and shapes to choose from so it's a lot of fun to find one you really love. You can buy them for as little as £3 too! My best buy from the store was a very decorative and eye catching travel bag which I got a couple of years ago and which is still in perfect condition despite lots of use.

      I would recommend Primark to anyone looking for clothes that cost next to nothing and that they don't mind not holding on to forever. I've seen people of all ages in here and it seems particularly popular with the under 20's age group.

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      01.02.2015 23:48
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      • "Nice products"
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      • "Easily breakable"
      • Messy

      Very good prices for a decent quality in a not-so-great shopping environment.

      I'm not a snobby shopper - unlike a lot of my friends I have no shame to shop in Primark. The prices are more than reasonable, mostly. Recently some of the prices seem to have increased but are still way below prices you'd expect elsewhere. The quality of the clothes is generally okay, but I have had a few issues with buttons falling off or threads etc.
      The shop itself is quite often extremely unorganised and messy. Clothes are guaranteed to be sprawled over the wrong clothing racks, and stepping over abandoned clothes on the shopping floor is the Primark norm. It is much like a constant jumble sale.
      I find Primark the most useful for basics / essentials, such as plain tights, socks, plain shoes, hair grips etc. Their bags are easily breakable, as I have learned from experience, and can't carry much weight. Their clothes are one of two extremes: 'who thought this would sell?!' or 'why isn't this sold out?!'. There is rarely an inbetween!
      Clothes can also wear out from washes, but when you only spent a few pounds on it in the first place it's hard to complain. For the most part, I've had nothing but good experience with Primark products quality-wise.
      I absolutely love the Primark homeware range, which imo is the best part of the shop.
      Lastly, a little minor complaint would be the impractical paper bags. I know they're eco-friendly but they aren't great when they get soggy and your purchases end up on the pavement! Ha ha :)

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      04.12.2014 14:06
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      • "Variety of Styles"
      • "Cheap Prices"

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      • "Clothes on the floor"
      • "Slow check outs"
      • "Unorganised "

      You get what you pay for

      I have to say that I am a regular shopper at my local primark store and I have been for around 5 years.It has the best prices for everyday clothes,socks and pajamas and I regularly shop here probably at least once every week for one thing or another...The variety of clothes on offer are really appealing and you know that everytime you shop at Primark there is always new stock practically on a daily basis.I have bought many cardigans and knit style jumpers over the past months and they are ok quality for what you pay for them.....obviously the old saying 'You get what you pay for' applies to Primark items.You can't expect to pay £10 for a jumper and expect it to be the same quality as a £40 jumper from Next come on thats just common sense.People who complain about the quality may not of thought about the you get what you pay for logic.Clothes from Primark will not last you year after year but the will certainly keep you looking current and warm in the winter and cool in the summer....What more could you ask for??? I am a fan of the pajamas that they sell and I find that they have a wide variety of choice and sizes throughout the majority of all of the ranges. The onesies are so comfortable and a bargain at £8-£12 . I would really recommend this shop to anyone on a budget you can still look decent without having to spend a fortune.

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      04.12.2014 13:51
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      • "Great variety"
      • "cheap clothing"

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      • "Messy un-organised shop"

      Great shop for quick buy's and massive variety.

      I have a love and hate relationship with Primark, I mean you either Love the shop or you Hate the shop. I'm a consistent shopper at Primark and get most of my day to day clothing from the shop, I love the clothing that is sold in Primark but hate the rush and lay out of the shop it almost reminds me of a jumble sale. All clothing from Primark is in style trends at very cheap prices in comparison to other shops which is why the shop is so popular, and which is one of the main reasons why I love to shop at Primark. The cheap clothing that looks good for cheap prices! Although I must say, I'm usually almost happy with every Item of clothing I buy from Primark, The materials aren't the best and tend to bobble sometimes and shrink after a couple of washes, but that's to be expected because the clothes are fairly cheap material. It's my ultimate favourite shop for buying small essentials such as bags and purses hats and scarves etc and the shop has recently just opened it's own brand of perfumes and sell various different types of make up which I think it great for people who don't mind about brand names and are seeking cheap make up. I have to say though the shop get's very busy and almost on every occasion I have gone in theres been piles and piles of clothes strawn out across the floors and put on wrong hangers which can be extremely annoying!

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        13.11.2014 23:11
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        • "Latest trends "
        • Variety
        • Cheap

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        • sizes
        • " resemble jumble sale"
        • Messy

        Overall, Primark is great for stocking up your wardrobe for the essentials.

        Primark. It's a bit like marmite! You either love it, or you hate it! Me, I love it!

        For me, Primark enables me to get the latest on tend items for a fraction of the cost of other clothing retailers. Their £2.50 t-shirts are a staple of my wardrobe and can either be worn to work under a blouse or with a pair of jeans. Whilst some of the items may not cope with more than 4/5 washes, I do have a grey cardigan that I purchased 8 years ago that is still going strong.

        I'm not totally blinkered about my love for Primark, there are days where you want to avoid the store - weekends, as it resembles a jumble sale! Also, don't expect a size 12 to be the same on all style of clothes as you may end up going needing to go up or down a couple of sizes.

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          19.07.2014 18:56
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          • Variety
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          • Cheap

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          • "Usually crowded"

          You won''t find a better cost/benefit !

          Primark is a well-know store of all types os cloths and shoes. It''''s very cheap, you''''ll find a great variety and the products sell have a really good quality. Although it''''s possible to face a crowded store, I say it''''s worth, because you will certainly go back home happy.

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          07.02.2014 20:52
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          You look great! Where's your outfit from?

          Primark is one of the most fashionable, affordable retail stores on the high street. I first visited Primark back in 2005, it was a store on Kilburn High Road in North West London.
          The store sells fashionable that is affordable. It was great when I was in my teens and had no or little money because I could still get new clothes and feel good at the same time. Even in my university student days, one of my most worshipped places! But now, I only go there for essentials like socks and plain t-shirts. Oh and the onesies! The onesies are possibly the best thing primark sells. I got a fox onesie there and it was like love at first sight when I bought it, it's a bit holey now but I'm wearing it until it's beyond repair because I love it too much! It only cost me £10, which was pretty awesome. I'm planning to get the parrot one they are currently selling at the moment!

          Primark sells things for as cheap as £1/£1.50, you get get these kind of prices in the sale too!
          But the one pound items are mainly jewellery, underwear, socks, some t-shirts (the basic ones) But items that are sold for this price normally fall apart, rip, tear, wear out after the first few wears, short term is fine, but for the long term you may want to think about. But some items are just as cheap as car boots and charity shops.
          The most expensive item in Primark I have seen was either £25 or £30, which were dresses for the party season (so around December time) but it was a limited edition item, like most retail stores they go for a bit more money.
          The jeans usually go round for £7-10, they last no more than a year.
          The shoes range between £3-20 pounds. I once bought some heels there in the sale for £4 reduced from £10 and they lasted me two years, so some of the items are not too bad. But things like the ballet pumps, the plimsole-style trainers that teenagers and young people seem to wear quite often are around £2-4, which can be a good thing and a bad thing, because the white ones I only tend to wear in the summer, so it's not bad paying that price for an item you are going to wear everyday and only wear in the summer of that year. I normally tend to get my summer clothes from here because in England, half the time we do not know whether it is going to rain or shine. But if you wear the plimsole-style trainers all year round, it's a bit better to pay a little more for them because they fall apart and get the 'trodden down' look after about a month or two.
          The swimwear is amazing at Primark, I bought a bikkni there about seven years ago, and it stills look amazing, brand new and I only paid about £7 for it, so that was a good buy there!

          Outwear such as coats are good, because they normally tend to stay in the quality when first bought.
          Handbags, weekend bags do tend to fall apart, one time I was filming a scene and used a primark weekend bag and it fell apart during filming so I have to use duct tape to fix it together! Luckily it was only the strap and not the entire bag! They are around £6-10 for weekend bags, and handbags are as cheap as £3-4.

          They also sell make-up and home ware as well. I haven't tried the make-up there before, so I am unsure how well it performs, but the home ware is quite nice, I once bought the most adorable pug cushions for £4. Amazing price and I love pugs, so that was a bonus. They look amazing on my bed, have a nice little touch to it.

          The stores are located all over the country, sometimes you have more than one store in a city, like two or three, unless you're in London they are all over the place, just about. There are a lot of career opportunities for the store, the best thing to do is check online or if you see an advertisement in the store, is to hand a CV and cover letter in.

          It is a good place, if you love fashion and on a budget, or need last minute essentials, a student who needs a fancy dress outfit for a night out (I remember the days!) or if you love clothes so much it does not matter where you shop! Primark is so good for everything and everyone, cheap as chips so no breaking the bank! The last thing that will worry about when shopping here!

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          03.10.2013 08:39
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          a good overall store

          Primark is a clothing store which has been around for years but really became popular in the UK about 10 years ago. Primark sells clothes for the whole family, women, men and children. You could buy a whole wardrobe from there - underwear, shoes, tights, costume jewellery, babygros. They also have a small homeware section which sells tea towels, curtains, bedding.

          When I was 16 (in the 1990's), Primark was my first Saturday job. I remember people buying baskets full of clothes for the whole family for £50. It was a bit of a saddo shop and as a trendy teen, wouldn't wear their clothes. I would spend my Saturdays folding up and rehanging clothes that had fallen on the floor. On our first day, we were told that staff aren't entitled to an employee discount as the clothes are so cheap. That says it all really!!!!!

          A few years later, just as Primark was becoming trendy (I like to think that I 'discovered' Primark just before it became trendy) I bought a top from Primark for £6 to wear to work and everybody commented on it and said it was lovely. A few short years later and everybody was shopping in Primark.


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          Great for high fashion items that may only last a season or two (e.g. onesies - if they were ever in fashion)

          There are some 'hidden gems' (I once found a solitary pair of sandals reduced to £3 and they lasted me a few years).

          Great for growing babies, as by the time the clothes need replacing, the baby has grown out of them

          There is a large selection of accessories like tights, costume jewellery, hair clips etc, which can brighten up an outfit for a couple of pounds

          They normally have plenty of the same item on display so you often find your size

          The quality has improved in recent years

          Primark keeps my pre-teen niece and her friends occupied for a few hours and they feel like they have bought loads, but the reality is it only cost a couple of pounds!!!


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          Although the quality has improved somewhat, so has the price. Its not as cheap as it used to be and prices are on par with H & M.

          If you have a Primark in your town, you will probably come across somebody wearing the same outfit as you.

          The queues - sometimes it isn't worth queuing for a £1 pack of hair clips.

          As prices are so cheap, it encourages you to spend money unnecessarily ('that's a pound, I'll buy 3')

          The stores can be messy - If I go to Primark, I go early in the morning, when the store is tidy. Otherwise, it turns into a jumble sale with clothes all over the floor.

          The amount of polyester - I keep getting electric shocks from all of the polyester. I'm scared to touch anything.

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            17.09.2013 14:32
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            A bit hit and miss

            Primark is well known for accomodating to those with shallower bank accounts than others. When I was a teenager I used to make Primark my first port of call when out shopping because of the amount I could get for such a small price! These days my opinion mostly remains the same, though a few more changes could be made.

            Tops of all varieties, jeans and underwear would overrun my wardrobe at home due to my Primark purchases. I would leave the shop with handfuls upon handfuls of the same item but just in a different colour because I couldn't believe the value. Being younger and having no income at the time this was a perfect for me. I also had the patience at that age to rifle through the stacks upon stacks of clothes.

            This is probably Primark's biggest problem. The organisation is so faulted I feel more stressed shopping there than anywhere else. An employee could have folded fifty jumpers and left them in their place. Less than 10 minutes later most will be on the floor, some in different places round the store and probably only a few placed in shopping baskets. I think the staff should be awarded for their patience. Though they're not always the most helpful I've come across they certainly have a lot they have to do and I do sympathise greatly.

            The next problem with Primark is the quality. Now for £3 I don't expect my strappy top to be a miracle, but I do expect a certain amount of quality, especially seeing as other high street shops now offer similar basic products for the same price and are far more often stitched correctly.

            The sizing can also be an issue if, like myself, you are in between sizes. For example, underwear is sized either 6-8 or 10-12 when an 8-10 might be more appropriate. They don't supply as many items for petites as plus size either, meaning there is often an abundence of size 18s and very few 8s.

            I've noticed the pricing at Primark has increased greatly over the past few years, which is unsurprising due to the financial state of the UK now, however I find they often match prices of certain items to that of "better" stores (see previous paragraph).

            Though this review doesn't paint Primark in the brightest of colours I would still recommend it as a good store for basic needs. You can still get some excellent products and rare designs and you can guarantee that at least you won't be paying £30 for a pair of jeans. Primark certainly does deliver.

            As an extra suggestion - if you can't find what you're looking for, I have occasionally been known to purchase an item in the largest size just so I can make a different garment from it! There are worse places you can spend your money.

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            16.09.2013 23:38
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            Overall I would recommend primark 10 times over. Their clothes are good quality.

            Well what can I say about primark? It's affordable, good quality clothing.
            Every time I go into town I will go into primark. You can find all of your clothing needs there. The departments I shop in most are the woman's section, little boys and the home section. They also offer a men's section, baby section, girls section, and accessories.
            They are always up to date with the fashion and trends. The prices have increased a bit in the past year or so but then so have most shops!
            Two things that really annoy me about primark though, is that so many clothes are on the wrong sized hanger! It gets ridiculous sometimes. Also there seems to be millions of tiny sizes but hardly any bigger sizes. I'll be damned if I need to find a size 14! It's always 6's and 8's taking up the spaces.

            I have found the staff to be friendly and helpful once approached but on looking at them from affar, they sure do look miserable and sometimes rushed off their feet.
            The primark in my area is always full of people which can only be a good sign!
            I have found the clothes to wash well and to last a good while. The fitting rooms are large and well supervised, there usually quite a que for them though, even though there's plenty of them!
            Primark are very good with returns and exchanges, I've never had a problem and my query always gets solved.
            There are plenty of till points and even though there are often massive ques, they go quite quickly.
            I always recommend primark to others. I work in a clothes shop and if people are looking for something we don't have then I usually point them In the direction if primark if I think they'll have it.

            The underwear and shoes are excellent value and quality of money. There have been plenty of times where I've found clothes in primark which are exactly the same in other shops but double, sometimes triple the price.
            The store Is always clean and presentable, and always warm which is nice.
            I can usually find whatever I need in primark and I'll always look there first.
            I do think primark would benefit from online shopping, or even a website where you could view what they have in store but not actually buy online.

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