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To dislike charity shops who arrange clothes by colour

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JaceLancs Tue 15-Nov-16 18:50:36

Just that really!
I shop in charity shops frequently and really dislike those who put all the same colour things together
I don't mind sorted by size or by type of garment
When I go in a shop I usually have an idea of what I'm looking for - so at the moment knitwear and shoes
I don't go in a shop and think I'm looking for something green or any other colour for that matter
Today I went to two different areas charity shops and walked out of about 1/2 of them without looking round properly due to this

It's because it looks tidier.

But still annoying smile

ijustwannadance Tue 15-Nov-16 18:54:27

It's to make it look neater. Normal shops have x amount of an item to fill a rail and can coordinate ranges.

SeaCabbage Tue 15-Nov-16 18:54:45

Completely agree with you Jace. Sooooo stupid.

You need to whip quickly through a rail of stuff you own size. Not go through the whole effing shop and then search each item you like for its label to see if it is your size.

In face next time i'm in a charity shop that does this I am going to ask why. they will love me smile

JaceLancs Tue 15-Nov-16 18:59:15

Surely it's just as easy to sort by item ie all the dresses together, knitwear together etc - then at least I can just go to the right rail and see what is available in my size

operaha Tue 15-Nov-16 19:02:12

Huge bug bear of mine!! And I don't think it looks neater at all!!!

Toffeelatteplease Tue 15-Nov-16 19:07:04

oh god yes! it's awful. Always by size!

Eeeek686 Tue 15-Nov-16 19:08:36

I actually love that they do this! I love some colours and strongly dislike others (in clothing on me) so hate it when everything is mixed up....

orangeyellowgreen Tue 15-Nov-16 19:15:00

This annoys me too. I keep telling them that people go looking for eg trousers, not something - anything - pink.
I will not spend ages searching for trousers in ten different places.
It would help M&S if they did the same and had a Trousers Section, not trousers in ten different places.

ViewBasket Tue 15-Nov-16 19:18:31

I quite like it actually! Makes it easier to avoid the colours which I wouldn't buy, which is about half of them. It's usually by size for each colour, isn't it?

whyohwhy000 Tue 15-Nov-16 19:24:26

I always thought it was to make you buy more; you have to go through the shop putting everything in your basket to find what you want.

Threecherries Tue 15-Nov-16 19:29:23

Oh I quite like it, it looks better.

If I've got something in mind, I always know what colour thing in looking for though - now I'm wondering if that's odd? grin

So if I'm looking for a coat, I'll will have already decided I want it to be camel, for eg. Mostly to coordinate with other things I already have.

If I'm just browsing I don't mind either way.

ShatnersBassoon Tue 15-Nov-16 19:33:02

It's to give a smarter, more uniform appearance. It will encourage lengthier browsing too, increasing sales. I approve when charity shops do it, but not when M&S do it confused grin

ComeLuckyApril Tue 15-Nov-16 19:35:42

I hate it too! Since I'm fat, there might not be anything in my size and checking every rack takes too long and the baby will fuss.

BackforGood Tue 15-Nov-16 19:41:46

This is SO annoying - to the extent that I am very unlikely to buy from those that do it, as it's so ridiculously difficult to find something.
In a charity shop, it needs to be in size order, on a rail of similar garments. As you say, you don't go in thinking 'I need something green'. First and foremost it needs to be in your size, then you select from that section.

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Tue 15-Nov-16 19:45:13

YABU. I much prefer it that way.

Clothing varies in size so much from store to store so I might want a 14 from primark but a 12 from Asda (that's the sort of range in my local shops) so I'd rather see if there's anything in a colour I want because there's only ever going to be one of anything anyway.

TheWernethWife Tue 15-Nov-16 20:08:41

Nothing wrong with arranging by colour, I think it's very sensible. Better than rooting through loads of dross.

AuntJane Tue 15-Nov-16 20:11:59

I raid charity shops for costumes, so am usually looking for "a green shirt, size 12", or "a red full length skirt, size 16". I adore shops that sort by colour!

ElectronicDischarge Tue 15-Nov-16 20:14:26

It makes my British Heart look very boutique like. Lots of white wood and colour coordination

Step into the shop next door and it's overload

AlmaMartyr Tue 15-Nov-16 20:22:10

Yes, I hate it too. One of the shops in my town does it and I can never find anything - most of the time I can't even bear to look. I get loads from the shop next door that sorts by item.

londonrach Tue 15-Nov-16 20:22:45

Yabu. I wouldnt bother looking then as you go in wanting some jeans you dont want it fixed up with shirts etc

londonrach Tue 15-Nov-16 20:23:27

Yanbu not yabu

EndoTheWorld Tue 15-Nov-16 20:32:44

A bit of sorting by colour is ok, but not completely... <sits on fence> so a rail of say, jumpers arranged by colour would be ok, but not the entire shop! although it would look lovely
I have a lovely jumper that is many sizes too big (wear it like a dress); I'd not have noticed it if the shop was entirely sorted by size. (It looks nicer than it sounds!)

WilliamHerschel Tue 15-Nov-16 20:33:44

I saw that woman, forget her name, "Queen of shops", advise an independent shop to do this on TV. I always wonder if that's where they got the idea from. I quite like it!

WilliamHerschel Tue 15-Nov-16 20:34:38

Google tells me her name is Mary Portas.

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