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Finding a suitable scarf/pashmina to use as a headscarf/hijab is not easy where I live, and so the Tie Rack is on the top of my mind as a last resort when I am looking for something pretty for a special occasion.
The things I look for in a scarf to use as a hijab are coolness and breathability of fabric; that is has a smooth, non-scratchy texture; is not too transparent, and has enough width and length. Usually I have found that the Tie Rack stocks such scarves.
The quality of the scarves are very good, although they are extremely expensive, but I have bought a couple of scarves in the sales from my local Tie Rack within the last couple of years, and they are still in good condition. The sale prices are also expensive for my budget, but considering the good quality, we can't expect things for free! However, I do have to look through and open quite a few of the scarves before I find one with no catches or holes in the fabric as I want the best for what I pay.
In my local shop I don't find the mirrors big enough in order to see how the scarves look with your entire outfit, and getting the scarves off the fiddly hangers and opening them up to have a good look at them can be a hassle.
I would not say the service at my local Tie Rack is particularly warm or polite whenever I have been, and unfortunately, where I live, the main kind of customers that the Tie Rack attracts are unmannerly. But I do not know how this compares to their shops elsewhere.
I'm giving a rating of three because of the prices!
I have visited Tie Rack in my city where I live on so many occasions and adore their clothing/accessories as the products have excellent quality and often a lot of their scarves and accessories look like a cheaper alternative to expensive designer branded clothing.
Tie Rack offers men's and women's clothes, which not many people realise it when they see the name of the shop. It also has website.They have stores in over 330 stores in 24 countries.
The products are in a fairly reasonable price although not many people realise it. They do very reasonable priced silk ties. You can find any type of woven, printed, novelty ties matching to the shirt/suit.
One of the disadvantages is that they do not have children's section even there are big demand for it ( not many shops do children's ties, bow ties, accessories) which could be advantage for them.
One of the greatest advantages can be the fact they offer student discount.
Customer service in Tie Rack in my city is excellent. The staff always smile, greet customers, ask if they need help. I had a dress with me once, was looking for a scarf as the weather was going to be rainy. Staff offered me help, hanging my dress in their hanger, asking details like which occasion I was going to wear it, which colour was my shoes, etc and they found me amazing scarf which I have been using it since I bought it in several occasions.
I have also bought many gifts to my friends from there. They do amazing gift boxes which you can include cufflinks, ties and hankies, and they help you to match them. I have bought my dad this gift box set and it cost me £13.97 all together! ( £5.99 tie, £2.99 hankie, £4.99 cufflinks)
Their website has very well laid out site which is easy to navigate and is frequently updated.
The Tie Rack shop which I usually visit has got sale box, all bargain stuff is placed there, I bought a hat to my bf for only £1!
Overall, I love Tie Rack shop and would recommend to everyone to visit it. As soon as you go in you will feel great atmosphere and bargain!
A lot of people think Tie Rack just sells ties - wrong! They also sell amazing scarves, kaftans, bags and jewellery. At the moment they have a 70% off sale, so some scarves are as cheap as £2.99!
Most Tie Rack shops are quite small, with only a few staff. No matter how small, the customer service is big! They always say hello, make you feel welcome and point out all the great offers. One of my favourite items is the silk scarves they stock - so soft! All the items are of amazing quality, I've had one of their silk and wool pashminas for over 2 years and the colour is still the same as the day I bought it.
I've only had one complaint - with some flip flops I bought. Some of the beading fell off after only a day of wearing them. I went back into Tie Rack and told the manager, who exchanged them straight away for me! Like I said, great customer service! They also order in items for you if you know what you want. And it only takes about 3-5 days. Some of the items make my purse cry, but they are worth it as the quality is amazing.
Tie Rack is a little hidden secret, not many people think about going there for scarves, or even ties! The sales are amazing, and they really do try to help you find what you are looking for if its a present. They also do gift wrap which looks very posh.
My husband started a new job last summer which (for the first time in his life) required him to dress smart. This was a bit of a nightmare at the beginning as he was not at all used to shirts and ties and found them uncomfortable and restrictive. It was also not easy for me as I had to buy a lot of new clothes for him, match them so he doesn't look ridiculous and to be honest, I didn't know much about what qualities to look at etc. Having two Tie Rack stores on my way home from work, and another one in local shopping centre (where I'm at least once a week), I started there. After more than 6 months, I can say 95% of the ties my husband now owns (which is now about 30) came from Tie Rack.
The shops are fairly small and ties are neatly arranged on the walls so that you can clearly see the colours and patterns, there are tens to choose from. Staff is helpful but will let you choose on your own. Usually they have a basket or a box with sale items which quite often contain nice pieces.
Ties are of a good quality - mostly 100% silk but I have seen some polyester ones, too. You can remove them from their place without having to ask, touch them and try them on (there are mirrors provided). The price vary from £2.99 (sale items) to £24.99 for a single tie, which is quite cheap I think, however the ties don't look cheap at all. They also have a few novelty ties there, but quite decent ones - don't expect to find a tie with picture of Homer Simpson there...
There is usually just one till in each shop (which was a nuisance before Christmas), and a shop assistant carefully wraps your ties in a tissue paper and a bag before he hands you the items. There is a gift wrapping available (at least before Christmas they had it) - for 50p each package (package, not item) they provided an elegant box with Tie Rack logo and a nice, rich red bow (honestly, the logo could have been a bit smaller so that it's not so obvious what the gift is).
Of course ties are not all Tie Rack sells, they also offer scarves, cufflinks, hats, handbags, gloves...simply all the accesories you need for a smart look. I only bought a pair of lovely wool gloves there, which at the price of £13 were a good value, looking nice and not shapeless as most cheaper options and keeping my hands warm whole winter. Available are also bits and pieces like tie cleaner (didn't use one yet) and tie hangers (way too overpriced).
In overall, I was pleased with all Tie Rack shops I've been to so far, and will definitely go back as I didn't find any other place with such a great choice for such a good value when it comes to ties. The place has my full recommendation!
Tie rack is one of the ultimate man shops. Everything about it is manly. Maybe it's a shame that they started selling women's stuff a while ago.
Primarily a tie based shop, tie rack has expanded into an accessory shop. The ties themselves are fantastically made. I tend to buy the silk woven thin ties, which generally cost anything from £15 to £25, but are of superb quality. They all come at a decent length (I had stubby ties) and with a back hook to keep the tie in nice looking order.
I also buy my cufflinks from tie rack. They are very well finished and they have a great variety. For my nephews 18th birthday I bought him some personalised cufflinks. Tie rack put his initials on and provided a personalised box too, at a very reasonable price of £28.
There are also hats, scarves, handkerchiefs and belts there. The belts are really nice, and I bought a reversible belt with black leather one side and brown leather the other side, where the buckle can be swapped over.
I am yet to delve into the braces section, but may do soon. However, I have bought socks from tie rack which are a little on the pricey side, but are again very nice.
An international brand name that offers quality products at reasonable prices, Tie Rack is a shopping chain that does not get the recognition that it deserves. You may think of Tie Rack as being a shop for the more mature customers, but you are wrong. They strike a very good balance in catering for everyone's taste regardless of age. Tie Rack is a great place to find gifts for men and women of all ages and the stores are conveniently placed in locations where you may need to find a last-minute present. You would usually find them located in Airports, Underground Stations and City Centres in stores slightly bigger than a shoe box. However there is a lot of stock on offer in such small units. Dont be decieved by the name either, Tie Rack is not just about ties! Tie Rack sells a whole range of products ranging from ladies/mens neckwear, mens boxer shorts, accessories such as belts, cufflinks, scarf clips, wallets, etc.. to more sophisticated garments such as ladies clothing and pashminas. Ties and bow ties are made of quality Italian silk and there is a good variety of ties for men of all ages. The £9.99 twill bosani ties are conservative in design and aimed at the older businessmen. At the other end of the spectrum there are the more 'trendy' ties that are associated with City workers. These are the woven ties priced at £17.50 which are definately value for money. They are the most expensive ties stocked and the reason being is that they are made from silk designs woven into the tie itself, making it more thicker and longer lasting than the others. The woven ties come in all the latest fashionable prints and colours. The perfect gifts for male relations or work colleagues would be the accessories that Tie Rack have to offer. These include jewellery such as cufflinks, arm bands and tie bars which are priced from £3.99-£25. They have some really innovative designs ranging from cufflink clocks that tell the time, to
spirit level Tie bars. Another good gift idea would be the Tie racks which hold and display ties in a neat and organised way. Ladies wishing to buy their partner a gift may want to buy them some silk boxer shorts which come in plain colours and also fun designs such as Bart Simpson or Winnie the Pooh! From personal experience I must add that they are very comfortable too!;-) There is no shortage of gift ideas for ladies either, the most popular being the pashmina. Pashminas are hand made shawls from India that can add sophistication and glamour to any outfit. Tie Rack offers a broad variety of pashminas made from different materials and are priced from £20 to £89! The cheapest pashminas are made from pure wool and come in a variety of colours for all seasons. They also have silk/wool pashminas priced at £30 which are more lighter and finer than the pure wool ones. The most expensive pashminas are the Silk/Cashmere ones priced between £59-£89. They come in a wide assortment of colours and the £89 pashminas are more unique because they have different shades of a colour merging together, allowing flexibility in matching it with one's own clothes. They are a great gift idea for ladies and you can get £5 off if you buy two pashminas from any price range. Tie Rack has many other in-store promotions and multi-buys so make sure you ask about them before you depart with your hard-earned money! The best value for money promotions would have to be the polyester scarves promotion of 3 for £12 and the 2 for £18 tie multibuys. And it doesn't stop there! Make sure you take advantage of Tie Rack's free gift wrapping service! They have boxes and trendy bags tailored for many products. So there you have it! It is a shop that has something for everyone priced at reasonable prices and offering variety and quality for all ages. My only critisicm is the layout and general designs of the shops. Most of them are quite small shops and try to cra
m a lot of merchandise in to them. The other thing I have noticed is that they generally tend to be dull in terms of lighting and the old wooden furnishings. I feel that this makes them seem more closed in and less inviting for potential customers. I personally think that they should aim for brighter lighting and opt for the minimal effect to bring it into the 21st century. Nevertheless, the products are definately moving with the times and I am sure when more people discover the convenience of Tie Rack, it will become more of a mainstream chain. So, I strongly recommend you take a look inside next time you pass by a Tie Rack. I think you will be surprised by how many things they have to offer and at affordable prices too! :-)