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      25.04.2014 22:53
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      Style on a budget

      ZARA is probably one of the most known and most loved shops in the world. It''s easy to see why, considering the nice simple and stylish pieces you can find in stores.

      This Spanish brand of clothing was funded back in 1975 by Amancio Ortega Gaona and Rosalia Mera in Artexio, Galicia. Since then, it has grown so much it is unbelievable. Faithful to its original phylosophy, ZARA still offers quality pieces affodable to the masses.

      Although some people consider ZARA too pricey for what they sell, I think that that the majority of the clothing items have a very nice quality and are affordable for what you get. I like the fact that you can find basics (like t-shirts, leggings, tops, jeans and so on) as well as more trendy and seasonal pieces.
      They also have an eye for the details and the fabrics they use. They often mix and match patterns and textures and create very unique items.

      The range of accessories they offer is pretty as well. Their bags and shoes are always stylish and with a reasonable price tag. The prices are actually quite vary, as you can get for example real leather shoes or purses for higher (but still affordable) prices, and faux-leather pieces for far less.
      Again, there is something for every pocket and every occasion.

      Another advantage of ZARA is that they do women, men as well as kidswear. In one store you can find pretty mich everything you might need or want.

      And let''s not forget the homewear section. ZARA''s homewear is again very pretty. I like the simplicity yet subtle glam of their pieces - from duvet covers to pillows, from frames to lamp shades. I like how they mix modern and vintage, offering a wide range of amazing pieces to decorate your home.

      If you can''t go to an actual store, you can even order from their online shop. You can browse through all the sections (no homewear, unfortunately) and place your order from the comfort of your bedroom. It''s easy and safe.

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      02.01.2013 00:52
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      Easy and stylish shopping

      On a normal shopping trip I don't tend to go into Zara to be honest. My reasoning being that they aren't cheap and my budget is tight. But when I take my mother out with me she'll always drag me in there for her and then there's the chance that she will buy me something! Very cheeky I know!

      The shop is always clean and uncluttered which makes for easy shopping. I like to see that staff are available but not in my face and the staff at Zara always follow those rules. I very rarely try clothes on in the changing rooms but I hang around and wait while my mother tries like 400 things on and the staff always smile and look happy.

      Zara has clothes for women, teens, men and children. I find myself mostly in the teen section as it suits my style more but I have found the odd jumper and fabulous handbag in the women's section. I think I would find a lot more in the women's section if I worked in an office as they have great suits and skirt sets. Sadly I wear a uniform but I did get a jacket and dress for a wedding once and got a lot of compliments but that was its only wear to date because its too nice for day to day and no weddings on the horizon.

      Scarves are a favourite of mine and Zara always has a good collection for me to look through and they are usually priced between £9 - £17.

      I have found that clothes from Zara wash really well which is a bonus. Especially important because Zara clothes have a classy look and you'd want them to stay that way as long as possible.

      Sale time! I always have a look during sale times and never come out empty handed. This past Boxing Day I found some great reductions on casual tops and jumpers for me but their best reductions are always in the children's section. I like my children to look nice all the time but as they wear school uniforms most of the time it is the weekends when the fashion comes out. My eldest son is starting his teen years and thus wants to look cool and trendy so sone Zara bits go down well. Zara regularly have jackets, trousers, tops and shoes at very low prices in the sales which is great when you don't have tons of dosh. I bought jackets for my boys to grow into next year for £9 each (one is a heavy winter coat and the other a leather biker style).

      There is a cashier spot in the childrens section of the Zara by me and I always opt to purchase there especially during sales because the front cashier lines grows fast and people forget that the is another one.

      Check out the website or bounce into a store to have a browse. http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/home/uk/en/

      (C) oioiyou 2013

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        08.12.2012 19:19
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        Once enter ZARA, you will return back.

        Zara is my favourite shop for many years. I enjoy their offer so much, and I have a lot of experience with them so I am going to tell you all the good and bad stuff.
        First, their stores are beautiful, their stuff is really nice, and I have never had some problems or complications. If you are like me - which means - young student with just my own student earnings and a big love for fashion, you can find everything you want in ZARA. In my opinion, their prices are ok. Sometimes too high but for ZARA I have special plan every season. They have sales, which are the best thing in ZARA. Every summer in July, sale starts and you can buy everything in almost half price. For example - t-shirts for 3-4 euros (2-4£), cheap dresses for 10 euros ... In the winter, a few days after Christmas, all the winter clothes - on sale too. I love it.
        Next thing - I really love fashion and I couldn't actualize my wishes without ZARA. They follow all the trends I notice watching fashion shows (like NY, Paris ...). So anyone who wants to be trendy and stylish, can find something in ZARA.
        Their clothes for children is stylish too, and I wear small sizes so I can fit in girl clothes (for 13-14 year old girls). I wear children knitwear and shirts. You can't notice it's not for adults.
        About their quality, there is one thing I'm not satisfied and it's their jeans - it's too stretchy. I was suspicious about the ZARA shoes before, but not any more. I have one heels (they look like new after a year), sandals and one pair of thin leather shoes with thin soles and those last for years, no problems with shoes.
        Zara is my fav, indeed.

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        05.08.2012 14:57

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        Zara has good quality fashionable items

        Zara is one of my favorite clothing shops, along side h&m and admittedly, Primark.

        I find that Zara's fashion is very classy and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. I feel that Zara clothing is a sophisticated approach to everyday statement pieces. Most of their items are in the monochrome colouring which suits everybody with the right accent pieces. Zara does indeed have bold bright colours in the mix of collections that are season related. They are always up to date with trends that designers are influencing or even the local high street.

        Zara has amazing quality of clothing and their fashion pieces have longevity. Their clothing is very versatile and suit everyone. They clothing sizes are in 'small, medium' etc which may be quite confusing if you are not used to their sizing guide.

        I recently purchased a leather tote from Zara for £80 and i love it soo much. They have a multitude of colours but i chose the tan colour as i felt that it has the most versatility.

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        23.02.2012 15:10
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        venture in there!

        Zara is one of my two favourite clothes shops, alongside Mango. It originated in Spain and has since spread internationally. Upon first glance it looks like a very expensive, upmarket shop as stores are typically only found in larger cities with a good shopping centre such as Liverpool, Manchester and of course the capital- Kate and Pippa Middleton often shop here! However you are also able to shop online now at http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/home/uk/en/zara-S2012

        Despite the upmarket appearance; clothes, shoes and accessories In Zara stores are very reasonably priced with tops as cheap as £7.99 and trousers/leggings as cheap as £14.99. The clothes are very classy and understated and do not typically follow the trends set in other clothes shop, but have a more European, wordly feel to them. Zara caters for children, women, men, teenagers (TRF range) and has recently opened 'Zara home' shops in which they stock beautiful home furnishings. The clothes are very attractively displayed throughout the shops with casual sections and more dressy/smart sections suitable for parties and work. They have a beautiful range of shoes which are displayed on stands below the clothes and bags as well which should definitely be checked out!

        Next time you notice a Zara, don't be put off by the expensive appearance, definitely venture in and see what you come out with! The clothes are also truly versatile and excellent quality.

        Thanks for reading :o)

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        04.08.2011 23:17
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        Good shop, nice clothes

        Zara is a shop that I have only been going in for about a year now and I have to admit I love the clothes that they sell, it was one of them shops that I thought looked too expensive but I found that quite a lot of the clothes that they sell are reasonably priced but some can be a bit more expensive but the quality of the clothes are excellent. This is a very good shop to go in when there is a sale on as just recently I went in and I bought some trousers and 2 dressed for 26 pounds! Zara doesn't just cater for women though as they also have a male section which is just as stylish as the women's section they also cater for babies and toddlers which I do find a bit more expensive as with the items of clothing being smaller you would expect it to be a bit cheaper but this is not the case. Not only do zara sell clothes but they also sell shoes belts and fragrances these are all at reasonable prices as you can for example get some really nice perfumers from there some just costing under £10. This is a very good shop which caters for every age which makes it ideal. The customer service recieved from this shop is always good as staff are friendly and helpful, although the shop does get very busy at sale times and i fid that there are not enough changing rooms as i was waiting 25minutes this goes for the same at the tills i think that they could imporve this as it is along time to wait.

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          06.04.2011 20:12
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          This shop is a high street, yet high fashion shop which is situated in many shopping malls covering a wide spread of the UK - with 65 stores, but also selling clothes worldwide to a number of different countries - but originated and based from Spain and has been known to be a 'Spanish success story'. It has become apparent to me that the shop would be designed to be a 'Hollister meets Primark' look. It has extremely good quality clothing, but at quite a cheap price in comparison to other high street stores across the UK. I have no doubt that Zara have broadened their range of customers since designing a new range of clothes which appeal to most people - they started to do this about a year and a half ago, I was told. Zara resists the industry trend towards the use of fast fashion production to low cost countries and furthermore, their policy contains zero advertising, simply because the company preferred to invest opening new stores.


          Pricing

          I would say that the prices of the clothing sold in Zara are cheap for the quality of clothing that the company produces. On average, you would be expecting to pay around £18.00 for a pair of regular ordinary trousers and around £15.00 for a fashion top garment. Prices vary for different genders or ages, but I will describe those factors later on in the review regarding more specific detail. Although I have given the average prices, I understand that many of you who regularly shop in Zara will know that they hold many sale racks and prices are dropped a lot lower than the regular price. For instance, after Christmas this year I went into Zara with £50.00 put aside for this shop particularly. I knew what I was ideally looking for: a blazer and some beige trousers - I thought that hopefully my fifty quid would pay for those two items. Talk about being pleasantly surprised! I come out with six items and still had change in my pocket! Firstly I bought my blazer and the trousers I had been looking for, the blazer was £12.00 and the trousers just £8.00. Next, I bought two more tops - long sleeved woollen material which was priced at £5.00 each. Then I bought some flat shoes which were £10.00, although not in a sale, still a bargain in my opinion. Then lastly, a black jumper with pearls stuck on which was £11.00. I was shocked to see the amount of sale items that they had though, some t-shirts were being sold for as little as £3.00! So, although you see the prices on the internet, always take a look in the actual store, because their sales are worthwhile looking.

          Clothing: Females

          I tend to visit the female section more, because I am one? But, over the time that I have shopped in Zara, two things have become apparent to me. One, the shop is always tidy and neatly positioned so it is easy to find the price and size of the clothing. Two, their stock changes around a lot and at the front of the store, will be the clothes that are newest and have just come in - however there are many shops which do that on the high street. I believe it promotes their store more and makes it look more fashionable, because their newest clothes are usually bang on trend! I have explored a range of different items of clothing in the female section and I have seen that the average price for a pair of trousers would probably be somewhere in the region of £20.00, with the t-shirt being about £10.00. The range of different styles in this shop are really detailed and they have clothes which will appeal to different people so they're not attracting one specific 'click' of girls to their stores. The most annoying thing about the shop though, I went in there the other day and bought a top from there, I got it home found a stain on the back at the bottom, it was brown and it wouldn't come off in the wash. I have kept the top and do not intend to take it back, as the top is a khaki colour anyway, therefore it is unlikely to show up noticeably to other people that much. However, I was a little disappointed and want to raise the issue that it is essential that when you are buying clothes, you look for stains or rips or even seams becoming loose - because you will have to risk not getting your money back if you go to the store asking for a refund.


          Clothing: Males

          I believe that this section of the shop is a high fashion and good quality representation of what every girl wants their boyfriend to dress in! Bar the few exceptions of girls who believe they're content whatever their boyfriend wears, regardless of how many mud stains are on the front of his baggy, dirty jeans! The male section of the store is very organised and easy to spot a good bargain because the prices of the clothing are largely labelled. They do all sorts of different trends suited for all sorts of different fits. The prices would be similar to the female clothing section and I have recently bought my brother a blazer for his birthday, a military style one which is one of the more expensive items in the shop and I paid just £40.00 for it. However, I have been in there with my boyfriend many times and he is reluctant to look at tops which would be known or identified as 'high fashion' tops, but just as well they have such a wide range of clothes. He has bought a few checked shirts and pairs of jeans from there, but I believe that girls are more interested in the shop than men are. I agree with my boyfriend in the sense that he prefers a shop specifically created for men, not a shop which is created for females, with a 'Men's section'.

          Clothing: Children

          These children clothes must be the most adorable little clothes I think I have actually come across! Having no children of my own or no babies in my family, it is rare that I would visit a baby section in a shop. However, my good friend was having a baby shower because she was pregnant and felt cut off from a number of her close friends. I felt that I should get the baby a couple of outfits and a pair of shoes. Ideally, I was looking for pink clothing, because she knew that she was going to be mothering a baby girl - but as I entered the children's section of the shop, it was so hard to just go for the pink clothes because everything looked so cute! There is a variety of different colours, bright and pastel tones alike. The one thing that I noticed was the quality and attention to detail that come with these clothes, I really felt that it was a chore to decide between such a great collections of clothes! In the end, I chose a few pretty baby grows, a little pink dress and some cute little shoes! In total I spent £26.00 - the prices are so cheap and I think that a baby grow is only £3.50 and they're really decent ones which I know will be suitable for such an active baby.


          My Experience

          I have had many experiences with Zara stores, because I have bought so many wonderful clothes from their stores and online. However, there was one time that significantly stands out to me - the first time that I came across Zara. I think it was a couple of years ago and I was doing some shopping spending the money I had got on payday. I went in there and to be honest, I wasn't expecting much, because none of my friends or family had ever mentioned the shop to me before and I never saw many people walking around the shopping centre with Zara bags. I think I went out empty handed still, but only because of how busy the shop was and I remember somebody rang me and something come up and I had to leave the shop to go and meet them. I returned a few weeks later and came out with two very full bags. As I entered the shop for the first time, I felt that the atmosphere was very relaxed - despite the crowds of people wondering the shop, browsing at the different clothes for sale. It was very relaxed due to the space in the shop, it was very big and I found that very helpful because the one thing that I really despise is busy, crowded shops! The shop workers were all smiling and the staff working at the tills seemed to be working efficiently and quickly, yet remaining friendly and thorough. I remember walking out the shop that day with a smile on my face and thinking, 'Wow, I've got to tell everyone about that shop!' and I had literally only seen a small section of female clothing!

          Shop Workers

          I know that some workers in shops are extremely rude and unhelpful. I was pleasantly greeted into the shop by workers on a number of occasions and when I have been in the shop on a less busy day, I have even found myself being asked if the clothes are good, and have I found what I am looking for? I thought that it was really nice for somebody to come up and ask that, because for a shop worker in the UK to say that is quite rare! I would recommend the staff in Zara as being very friendly and helpful. Also, when speaking to them at the till, they keep smiling throughout the whole of their shift and approaching them about changing rooms, they're always more than happy to help and guide you to the right room. The one thing that they do not do, which a lot of shops in America do, is that they never tell you whether your clothes look good on you or not! I would love somebody to give me advice when I am shopping, regardless of it being a positive or negative comment. I would see it as a great help and it would totally encourage me to buy a lot more from the store. However, saying that I feel like I already buy a lot from Zara and will continue for a very long time.


          Conclusion

          I clearly have fallen in love with this shop and want to express that to all you Ciao users. I feel that talking about the shop to you all has really inspired me to do more shop reviews that I am highly interested in. Part of this review, was an insight into my experience and for me to show my passion for the clothing in Zara stores. I believe that if you have not been to Zara yet, then if you're around that area - it would be worth while taking a look around the store, and who knows - maybe you'll come out with a blue paper bag in your hand! For those of you who're unaware of the bags that Zara do, they're dark blue paper material with ZARA written in bold capitals, it is a cute bag. For more information or questions just ask me on my guestbook, I will be happy to answer and inform you. But also, for a full range of Zara's clothing - do the obvious and go check out the website, www.zara.com because hopefully you'll understand me when I talk about the good quality clothing which Zara does for females, males and children alike.

          - Review on Ciao under: d9gymg.

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          17.03.2011 23:24

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          A Much once loved shop, is failing to keep me as an easy customer, left very disappointed.

          I'm extremely into fashion, and love to shop and spend lots of money, like many women.

          BUT OMG...what is happening with the world of retail...maybe Internet shopping is the way forward.

          I have always loved Zaras style and design, the cut and use of colours. Some times the price, but quite often pieces are slightly overpriced for the quality in my opinion.

          But Zaras customer Service is going downhill dramatically, even coming to a point i no longer look forward to entering the shop.

          I Have visited numerous Zara stores across the country, but most recently Nottingham and By Gosh i was shocked.

          After watching 'Mary Portas Secret Shopper' I thought Zara (being dubbed as quite high end) would have upped there's standards, but not at all.

          I was not once welcomed or addressed, when looking at a skirt the sales assistant snatched it as i lent to pick it from the rail, and said she needed it for her display. and then when i asked for a particular pair of trousers i had seen in a magazine, i got shrugged off and told to try down stairs.

          I have to say I'm extremely disappointed with the customer service, and loosing faith in their quirky fashion style and quality.

          They certainly need to consider improving one! if not BOTH please ZARA.

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          17.11.2010 21:01
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          Love it!

          I love clothes as a teenager, and it can get quite pricey, over the last years places like Topshop have got quite ridiculously priced, and although their stuff looks good, most of it isn't that good quality. Zara is a brand I know quite well due to my visits to Spain. I never really went there that often in the UK as it isn't that popular, but I have started going there more often lately and I am really happy with all the products that I have bought.
          It offers a wide range of products, their clothes are divided into Women, which is more formal and aimed at older customers, "TRF" which is the sort of young casual collection, which is the department I tend to shop in, Men, and Kids.
          TRF have everything that you need, they have Knitwear, dresses, tops, jeans, trousers, tights, belts, bags, shoes, etc. Online you can see all their products and I have found that sometimes in store they don't always have everything they have online and visa versa.
          All of their stuff is a reasonable price for what you get, you get good quality fahion, the TRF collection is a lot less pricey than the Woman collection, which is understandable as younger people don't seem to have that much money. I think it is a great store for everyone that has all the latest trends and the website is really easy to use and looks just as good as the clothes.
          If you haven't shopped at Zara, or don't go there that often, you should definately try it out!

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          27.09.2010 13:06

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          A well priced shop, good for officewear as well as for teens.

          The main attraction to Zara for me is the fact that it is, on the whole, very reasonably priced. As a teenager, i'm more attracted to the 'TRF' range within the shop which offers everything from skirts and dresses to funky t-shirts, bags and shoes. the shop also has a lot of smart office wear, all of which seem to be very reasonably priced. Zara also does a 'Zara Basics' range, a certain number of items within each range are stickered with 'Zara Basic' and it is these items which seem to be the cheapest but still of good value.
          Each Zara shop that i have visitd have separated the smarter officewear and TRF sections well so it's quite easy to make a beeline for the style of clothing which you want.
          I have also found that the product range within each store rotates very regularly so one could go into a store one day, return a few weeks later and find a whole new range of clothing!
          As for negatives, i have found that stores can be a bit messy, most likely due to the fact that they often like to lay items out, such as sweaters, folded up on top of eachother, this means that people rifle through piles of clothing and make a mess of them in the meantime!
          Also, quality can sometimes be a little low so its advisable to shop wisely.

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          05.05.2010 13:53
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          If I had one locally I would probably buy from Zara rather than Next...

          I first came across Zara in Spain before they had really hit the UK probably about 10 years ago. (Oh how time flies!) At the time I was very impressed with how clean and tidy the stores are and I ended up purchasing a pair of kitten heel sandals... I can't remember the price but I know they were a reasonable price at the time and to this day I still have the sandals...(handy as kitten heels are back in fashion this year!)

          I have since visited several of the stores in the UK and also in NYC and they all seem to have the same set up... they all tend to be fairly large stores and all the clothes are in racks around the edges with shelves above and below them... Keep an eye out on the shelves though as they have shoes and bags displayed on them as well as jumpers/tops.

          There are also racks in the middle where they tend to have vest tops, dresses or a table with jumpers on...I've been to a sale at Zara and I must admit all the clothes had been thrown on one of the tables so it was a bit of a free for all... Unless you are a hardcore sales shopper I wouldn't recommend it as you might get your eye taken out from all the scrambling!

          The quality of the clothes are good and their prices do range quite alot... I would compare them to Next for price. As for quality I think they are slightly better than Next which is another shop I use. I bought some smart tops (a chunkier version of a vest top) from Zara 2 years ago for £9.00 each and I wear them alot for work as they don't need ironing! 2 years on I still wear them on a regular basis so these were a great buy.

          Some of the clothes are a bit wacky for me though and you can tell the Spainish influence which may explain this but overall the clothes are very wearable and good quality.

          I haven't had much experience of the staff there other than to pay and I must admit I've never had to queue for that long and the staff are always polite and friendly

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          03.01.2010 21:33
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          A good clothes shop which is reasonably priced

          I always thought that Zara would be a really expensive store and so I never went in there when I was shopping. I did start to hear different stories though about people getting some cheaper items in there and so I decided that I would have a look. I have now been shopping there a couple of years and it is one of the stores that are my favourites on the high street now.

          Zara as I said is a clothing store. It has clothes for women and men although I have only ever shopped in there for women's clothing so can only comment on that. Zara is a very European style store and I have seen branches of it in places like Spain.

          It has a very sophisticated look to it which is one of the reasons that I always thought it would be so expensive. The look of the store is quite exclusive and is very white, which is how more expensive shops usually look. The clothes are all spaced out quite well and it is easy to look at what you like. One thing I do find different to other stores is that the shoes don't have a designated area, they tend to be spread around the shop instead. The clothes are usually separated into different types of styles so you can have a look and see which style you are interested in and browse that area.

          The clothes that they sell tend to fall into two sections. There are the normal Zara clothes which are on the more expensive side of the high street. These fit in more with the interior of Zara and have the prices you would expect. There is also the basics Zara range which tends to be the clothes I go for and what makes it more affordable than you would expect. The Normal range tends to have all the high fashion clothes that are a bit more exciting and different. The basics range is all the sort of basics that you need that don't change too much season to season like basic jackets, cardigans and vest tops. I have bought quite a few cardigans from Zara now which were only about 12 pounds each. I thought this was really cheap as you could pay more than this in places like New Look. They have lasted me ages and so I think they are good quality as well. The basic ranges tend to have a lot of colour variety so you can find the item in the colour you want.

          Zara also do a younger sort of range which in the Westfield store (the one I visit most) is located at the back of the store. These clothes seem to be a bit younger and trendier rather than sophisticated like the clothes in the main section of the store. I do find that sometimes that the more fashionable clothes are a bit too much for me as I am not too daring. I do see some really nice items though that I think would be worth paying the extra money for.

          For Christmas my boyfriend got me some Zara vouchers. They don't do what most stores now do and you choose the amount which then they put on a card. Instead you have to buy cards for a certain amount. They do let you use the vouchers even if you aren't using the whole amount though and they just take the amount off and print you a receipt with the remaining balance written on it so that you know.

          I went to visit the January sale the other day and it was very busy and the store was a lot more messy than usual. It looked like the majority of the stock had been put on sale. I did manage to find a couple of cardigans that I wanted but I am not one for loving shopping when I have to look through messed up piles and rails for clothes. I am sure if you do like rummaging through you could get yourself some good bargains though.

          There are a number of Zara shops and they seem to be popping up in more locations. As I said earlier the one I go to most often is in Westfield and is a nice store.

          Overall Zara is a nice clothing shop which caters for both a limited budget and a slightly more extravagant one.

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            When it comes to shopping for clothes, it can be a very tiresome process. I like to be sure that the clothes I buy fit, feel comfortable and that they look good. While everyone likes to have designer brands its also good to have a range of clothes including those from the middle of the range such as Zara.

            Having shopped at Zara over the years for mens' clothes, I would say Zara is good for shirts. Many of the shirts I have in my wardrobe are Zara made. Made from reasonably good quality and a European style cut, the shirts tend to fit well, not too tight while not too baggy. I have purchased more expensive shirts in the range of £50+ from designer stores such as Ralph Lauren however I'm more than satisfied with the shirts I have purchased from Zara.

            However, other than shirts, I wouldn't recommend any other line of clothes at the store. I've never found a jacket at Zara of a decent cut or fit from this store. Also, some years ago I purchased several pairs of Zara trousers. The fabric seemed to be of good quality, the cut seemed good and for approx £20 - £25 I thought I had found a bargain. However I soon realized the trousers were lacking material, they felt very thin and light, almost pyjama like. I began to feel uncomfortable going out wearing Zara trousers and before long stopped wearing them. The trousers were half the price of Gap yet half the material. I never wear a set of clothes all from the same shop anyway, usually a pair of Gap jeans and a Zara shirt. Stick with Zara for shirts.

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            22.07.2009 21:46

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            European style at Asda prices

            Zara is a high street store offering sophisticated European fashion. The store is beautifully laid out, and the clothes are displayed well both in the window and within the store. The racks are never overfilled, and usually grouped by colour making is simple and enjoyable to browse.

            The counters are generally well staffed but as a rule I notice that the shop floor is quite barren in terms of staff. They offer many great ranges including that for kids. The Zara basic range are fabulous value whilst retaining style! The Zara Women are lovely for occasion wear or career wear. The items are generally well made and the style is very sophisticated as well as stylish. Zara's presence on the high street is growing in Scotland, and it would be great to have more stores.

            They offer everything from make up, clothing and shoes and have styles to suit every shape and size.

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            27.03.2009 13:46
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            well worth a look.

            Overview
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            Zara is a highstreet shop and is moderatly priced. I really like Zara as the trousers seem to be really long and fit well. Zara also has shops in France and Spain. I always have a venture to Zara in Benidorm when im there.

            Quality
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            I think the quality of the clothes is much better than the likes of Topshop and Miss Selfridge.

            Price
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            Similar to Topshop etc. Less expensive than Monsoon and Kookai. I think the clothes are very well priced and good value of money.

            Location
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            Most highstreets - Town centre locations.

            Products
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            Zara have a Womens wear, Childrens wear and Mens ware section. They also sell makeup and other little bits and bobs.

            Shops
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            Very plain and clean. The shops are whiter than white - very expensive looking. Clothes are laid out well and in colours (although there is always a lot of black, white and grey.)

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            I really like Zara, it has a great work ware section and their clothes seem to look a lot more expensive than they actually are . I would recommend this shop to anyone looking for high quality, fashionable clothes at an affordable price.

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