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Wolf in sheep's clothing
Member Name: Evie-x-
Advantages: Cheap clothes, shoes, bags
Disadvantages: Treatement of factory workers, poor standard of clothing, shop is a mess by lunch
Primark shops can be found in most major towns and cities. As soon as woolworths shut in my local shopping centre Primark took over the space. A popular store with teenagers it is always busy and by lunch often looks like a massive jumble sale with clothes, hangers etc all over the floor.
The store offers cheap clothes ideal for wearing once but the items do not last long but then what more can be expected if you are buying a tshirt for £1.50?! They often produce cheap copies of the lastest fashion items hence its popularity with youngsters.
Some of the many items that Primark sell are
Kid's and baby clothing,
At christmas it sells gift wrap, toys etc
Customer service is nowhere near the standard of M&S or John Lewis. The queues are often long and staff are not interested if you have found everything you need.
I often feel that Primark is like a wolf in sheeps clothing. It lures many people in to buy the amazingly cheap clothes placing them in an environmentally friendly paper bag. Yet it is hurting others by squeezing the profits of factory owners, who in turn cut corners in safety in order to produce the cheap clothing. Therefore leading to such awful disasters like that in Dhaka. Yes they have moved away from having children working in factories but still the 'Oliver Twist' workhouse conditions continue.
In conclusion Primark may offer low price fashion but it comes at a very high moral price. I think I would rather save my money and buy something that will last and will not leave me with that awful feeling of guilt.
Summary: Cheap clothing at a high moral price.