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What would you recommend from Primark?

(104 Posts)
babooshkadoll Fri 01-Feb-13 17:17:41

I have been a few times just been overwhelmed by the crowds and general yeuch of the place.

Going shopping tomorrow with my niece who I know will want to visit Primark so is there anything worth buying ?

Meglet Fri 01-Feb-13 17:20:48

I've given up on their clothes as the quality really isn't great. Lots of them look a bit pants after a low temp wash.

But I could live in their fleecy PJ's <<slob>>.

noisytoys Fri 01-Feb-13 17:26:31

nothing. Go to TK Maxx instead

Theladyinpurple Fri 01-Feb-13 17:28:24

I've got some basic short sleeved tops that have lasted really well.
Haven't bought anything else from there.

katolla Fri 01-Feb-13 17:28:44

Long sleeved cotton Lycra t shirts for layering, they have some really nice ones at the moment, I have about 10.. Also their hoodies, lots of choice of colours. Most of their stuff is poor quality or badly made though.

nbee84 Fri 01-Feb-13 17:35:56

The towels are good - better than some I bought in Debenhams. I also buy the mattress and pillow protectors.

MrsHoarder Fri 01-Feb-13 17:36:45

Don't get the long sleeved t shirts, they don't last and are shiny. I got a pile, but only for bfing so wasn't looking for lifespan but have still be disappointed.

Fairylea Fri 01-Feb-13 17:43:11

Long sleeved t shirts and the vest tops are horrid. Especially if you have a cake shelf like me... they seem to ride up all day until they end up round your arm pits. Even in a larger size.

I tend to have to buy everything in a size 16 or 18 in there and everywhere else I am a slightly loose 14.

I do like their hookless shower curtains (random I know) and I love their cheap cardigans which are usually thrown around in piles. They wash and wear really well and great colours.

Shoes aren't bad for quick fashion.. not particularly comfortable but if you want something pretty for a particular dress or whatever worth a look! smile

cocolepew Fri 01-Feb-13 17:56:10

There printed tshirts aren't bad . DD has,tracky bottoms from there (the ones with turn ups), and they are really nice and wash well.
I second going for bigger sizes.

Clure Fri 01-Feb-13 17:59:54

I live in the £9 skinnies, love em! Also the little seamless vests as an underlayer are good

GinandJag Fri 01-Feb-13 18:03:01

I have bought school tights there (3 teenage girls), and suck-'em-in pants for me (much cheaper than M&S).

I have also bought £5 black work trousers.

Kids also like the onesies they sell there.

MooMinCow Fri 01-Feb-13 18:04:07

Accessories! Scarves, belts, jewellery (need to check as quality can be hit and miss), leather gloves. I got a handbag organiser insert thingy which is great for £3

MooMinCow Fri 01-Feb-13 18:04:49

Forgot to say shapewear and seam free undies too

cocolepew Fri 01-Feb-13 18:06:42

Oh yes, definitely scarves.

Pagwatch Fri 01-Feb-13 18:06:56

People recommended the fleecy pyjamas for DD so I went in there.
Absoloutely shite.
They did everything except spontaneously combust.they made her skin go blotchy and they went a very funny shape in the wash.

I get jewellery and bits and pieces for costumes and things for DDs
school. Ds got a blue t-shirt and jeans that made a great smurf fancy dress.
thats it really.

Oh and hairbrushes. I bought a stack of hairbrushes. They were good

OhIWishThereWasABook Fri 01-Feb-13 18:08:02

Same here in that I don't think much of the clothes (but my Tweens do) I LOVE their opaque tights with socks on the end - great with knee high boots. I'm going back to get some more.
Also bought a nordic print duvet as a christmas gimmic, well it's amazingly warm and soft, not giving that up till spring comes!

Levantine Fri 01-Feb-13 18:20:02

The boys trousers are very good. Nice thick cotton in good blues and greens. Also cords

duvetheaven Fri 01-Feb-13 18:22:06

I would recommend the Argon Oil for hair only £2.50 much cheaper than John Frieda Frizz Ease and even better results!

duvetheaven Fri 01-Feb-13 18:23:45

Btw the towels are recommended by Good Housekeeping ( not usually me scene!), and yes they are good.

gregssausageroll Fri 01-Feb-13 18:28:01

Clothes doe ds have been good. Spider-Man t shirts and the like. I have bought some pjs for going into hospital with. I call them disposable ones. They have washed ok, yet to wear them though.

auldspinster Fri 01-Feb-13 18:51:51

Socks are good, hair stuff - bun rolls, kirbys, velcro rollers and bobbles.

EldonAve Fri 01-Feb-13 18:54:25

scarves, pjs, stretchy tees to go under stuff

I don't rate their kids stuff

Best to go early before it goes all jumble sale like

DoALittleDance Fri 01-Feb-13 19:03:07

V comfortable wire-free bras
Slipper socks
Men's sweatshirts/hoodies/tshirts - good over skinny jeans if you like the slouchy look smile
They have a lovely dark green parka style jacket made out of thickish cotton atm, think it's £16
Rucksacks - if you like camo print
Trashy jewellery
Argan oil

Shoes fall apart v quickly in my experience
Sizes are weird - also check the label size rather than the hanger size as they're almost always different

dottyaboutstripes Fri 01-Feb-13 19:06:32

Wrapping paper. That's all!

McBalls Fri 01-Feb-13 19:06:51

They had some amazing sheer, dip-hem, racer back vests just before Christmas.
They are fab for layering and wash really well. I keep checking to see if they've brought them back.

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