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Member Name: cyberem78
Date: 20/09/10, updated on 20/09/10 (695 review reads)
Advantages: Great range of affordable clothing.
Disadvantages: Often arrange sizes into ie. 10-12 rather than have an individual size.
I discovered the clothing retailer Bon Prix around five years ago and have been a customer ever since. The company have an online website and also use mail-out catalogues with paper order forms attached as well as offering telephone ordering. As a customer I recieve the mail-outs periodically throughout the year. They alert me as to the current Bon Prix range is, what is on offer, on sale or is a seasonal best seller and 'must have'.
I was first attracted to Bon Prix when I saw their 'Rainbow Collection' in a friend's catalogue. This is their range aimed at teens and young people although I still purchase from this range now I'm a bit older as I find the style of the clothes in this collection to be so unique and lively. The clothes tend to be a bit more colourful and eye-catching with an emphasis on fun and expression of character. The clothes are also not made smaller as if for the slender bodies of young women - they are just your standard sizes.
Bon Prix also have their own collection - the b.p.c fashion collection. You can identify items belonging to the collection as they are clearly labelled as such in either the catalogue or online. There is no particular trend or style to the b.p.c collection; they have a broad range of all items from coats to tops to lingerie.
I have purchased many items from Bon Prix and the clothes have a variety of different brand labels. These are not your designer brands of course however you can get some bigger names in the shoe department - things like Mustang and Sketchers are available. In most cases the actual brand or maker of the clothing is not stated in the item description.
Price wise Bon Prix can vary with a lot of tops and t-shirts available from under five pounds going up until thirty pounds. My favourite thing from Bon Prix is their sweatshirt collection. I love to wear casual sweatshirts and hoodies but can never find them on the high street unless they are the mega-priced expensive ones. Bon Prix have a wide range of plain and patterned, zipped or buttoned hoodies and sweatshirts in a whole range of styles and colours. They have sporty and feminine styles. The prices are great too with the cheapest hoodie available right now priced at under £9! It's hoodie heaven!
Other categories of items from Bon Prix include: Menswear, Kids, Lingerie, Home Living, Sports and Swimwear and Shoes.
Bon Prix have a special club for regular customers called the Bon Prix club. It requires you to pay a £10 subscription charge to join. This entitles you to 10% of any order for six months. This is the only benefit so I think it's only advantageous if you intend to buy a lot of items!
The standard delivery charge is £3.99 which I think is a bit expensive. I usually wait until the company send me a free delivery code, which they do now and then to incite me to purchase more! Delivery of items from Bon Prix is within six days of ordering. Returns are processed and a refund applied to your card or account within 28 days. I have been a customer for five years and have had no problems with billing or delivery. I have also never recieved anything I thought was bad quality or poorly made. Infact I still have a couple of things I first bought from the company five years ago as they are so durable and long lasting. You can't often say that about catalogue goods.
I wouldn't say Bon Prix caters for any particular age range - I think there is something for everyone of all ages and all sizes. There are comfortable leisure wear alongside sparkly party dresses and holiday clothes alongside winter warmers. The styles (in ladieswear) are as diverse as vampy to bookish to chic to tomboy to office sophistication. Whatever you are looking for you'll find it.
The only problem i have with Bon Prix is that a lot of their goods are labelled as being sizes ie. 10/12 or 14-16. I am somewhere in the middle of these - a 12 to 14, so it's difficult to know what will fit. Not all of their clothes are sized this way though.
The items of clothing are pictured either flat or worn by a model. If you go online you can also see 'catwalk' style videos of some of the range being worn by models. This is a great help as it shows how the clothes really hang and fit. It can also be a fashion inspiration.
The website is the best place to see the entire range:
Summary: A trustworhy company with a great clothing range.