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Member Name: JMrabbit
Advantages: Cheap, for temporary clothes, good value.
Disadvantages: Clothes are poor quality, and rumours about how they are made have caused concern.
I am lover of clothes, but as a student with only part-time income, it is sometimes difficult for me to afford the latest fashions. I discovered Primark a few years ago and was entranced by the fact low cost garmets could actually look good. I have only visit three Primarks, but most commonly visit the one in Huddersfield town centre, which will be the one I am reviewing.
The place is quite spacious, and unlike Topshop and River Island has no displays on the walls such as big posters of models, lights or patterns. This for me is actually the best way, I shop ofr the clothes, and do not like to be entranced in looking at the most expensive items in the shop, because they are hung on the wall and surrounded by lights and flowers. The clothes are very easily split into sections too, meaning you are not searching hopelessly through netted dresses just to find a simple vest top.
The prices of the items are nothing to complain at, it is rare you see an item over £20, in fact, the only item I have ever seen above that price is the coats, which are of good quality. PJ's in paticular I love from Primark, as they are a good fit and seem to last forever, this also applies to womens 'lounging' underwear.
The sections I am most impressed with are the jewellery and t-shirts, all are priced well and bar a few, look classy and more expensive than they actually are. There are even some items I have spotted in Primark, which are identical to the ones in more expensive high street shops, but less than half the price. Primark is fantastic for essentials you do not want to spend a lot of money on, irrelevant clothing, like socks, are of good quality and literally no more than £2 or £3.
As a female, I only ususally tend to look in the Women's section, however, my partner recently went on holiday with friends, and we found some fabulous things in the men's section, again, great prices.
I have no faults with the hygiene or customer service there, although sometimes I have had to ask several members of staff before recieving any response or knowledge about the whereabouts or prices of items.
80% of things I have purchased from Primark have ripped, the stitching has come undone or the clothes have just 'had it'. Yet, I am still sucked into the cheap prices. On average, I would say a pair of leggings from there lasts about 3 months, which for £3, is a reasonable price and I cannot complain for temporary clothes to last me until I actually have money to buy quality. However, this £3 is not money well spent after I watched the documentary 'The Devil Wears Primark' and was disgusted to learn how the clothes are made by slaves in foreign countries. However, since this documentary was released, there has been conterversy caused, leading me to become confused about what is acutally true... Hence why I still purchase clothes from Primark and will not stop doing so until solid truth has come from the matter.
I would recommend this place as a temporary place for purchasing clothes, so for example, if you are i n desperate need of some shoes and pay day is not for another two weeks, kind of situation. Other than that, excluding PJ's, vest tops and underwear, Primark is not a place to sing and dance about.
You get what you pay for.. Cliche, but true in this case.
Summary: Not a place to sing and dance about.