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Mrsap Tue 26-Feb-13 15:58:53

Going to venture into a primark for the first time ever (ok I've been in glanced around and walked out a few times before, as didn't know where to start).

Anything worth seeking out in there at the moment?

Fairygen Wed 27-Feb-13 13:58:08

I would not be able to survive without primark !!

Honestly, you get what you pay for. It's ok quality for a cheap price, really good if you keep up with the latest trends and only wear things for one season. Although,I still have some vest tops and maxi dresses I bought a couple of years ago, while other things haven't lasted as long. Their leggings are great and ridiculously cheap!!

Watch out for the sizing, I've tried on the same top, same size but different colours and one was far too small!

It's probably best to go early. I'm always there for opening as it turns into a madhouse from mid morning on, even on week days.

Have a great time!

MrsMc82 Wed 27-Feb-13 13:35:34

Tights, scarfs, frocks, basic long sleeve tshirts (nice and long), im 18/20 and jeggings good but ride down annoyingly sometimes but straight leg jeans are bloody super..... agree with others re going early if you go afternoon its a jumble. ...
Oooo necklaces great to start with but do turn necks green so not sure worth it even if they are so cheap theyre nearly free!!!!

Mrsap Wed 27-Feb-13 13:25:21

Well I went v early (good tip! No mess!).

I think it is just me. My body must be odd, everything hung (and clunghmm) badly.

I agree it's v cheap but just doesn 't work on me. My Dsis always looks great and it's her fav shop.

I did however buy some tights. 2 pairs for £3.50, which was a bargain. However I spent £4 on parking, so not such a bargain!

Will try again next year, no doubt.

Thx for all the tips tho.

BrendaB85 Wed 27-Feb-13 09:09:51

I just don't like the mess! It's way too messy! I like to feel relaxed when I shop. It's just absolute manic!!

simbo Wed 27-Feb-13 08:42:49

I have bought quite a few bits and pieces for the kids from there. My ds has some t-shirts from Primark and some from Gap, and the quality is identical, though not the price tag. My dd always has a few things on the go and has had no problem with them. Just as long as you are not going to get all ethical of course.

joliejolie Wed 27-Feb-13 08:32:52

I find some Primark items wash really well. I have a cardigan that I bought about six years ago and it still looks great. The tees wash well too...and the vests. I will admit the pjs can sometimes look ratty after washing, but I've got expensive pairs that are the same. My sons spongebob pjs still look great after a year and weekly washes.
I suppose it's hit and miss.

kingbeat23 Tue 26-Feb-13 22:45:22

Super soft skinny = higher waisted not on the hips skinny jeans. Pocket t's = almost American apparel t's. £5 polyester trs for work and fan shoes. 28 day refund policy although can't even exchange after that. Go early to. Eat queues avoid at weekends. Fab accessories. Live in tights. £3 ankle leggings.

Try on your size and either side of it. If not in shop then at home. Wash at 30 don't tumble dry then you won't have to throw after 2 wears. I have stuff from 7 years ago.

MelodyBaker Tue 26-Feb-13 22:37:13

Scarves,pjs,swimsuits (not.amazing but you throw.them - £3.99 for one so worth it),dresses,tops.
It's nice!

babySophieRose Tue 26-Feb-13 21:16:01

In my opinion, everything I had from Primark, goes in the bin after 2-3 40 degrees washes, so, I always tell myself that ' I am not rich to buy cheap'

Evizza Tue 26-Feb-13 20:53:03

PJ's and scarves are great from there smile

Catchingmockingbirds Tue 26-Feb-13 20:20:33

I love Primark, their jammies are great and I love all their tops, the casual ones are really comfy. I've bought some lovely dresses from there too and go there for all my socks and pants. If you're trying on jeans or other trousers take a couple of different sizes in with you as I sometimes find they can be a bit iffy with sizing.

joliejolie Tue 26-Feb-13 20:15:11

Vests, t-shirts, tights, pj's...
I found a few nice sweatshirts and a pretty cream sleeveless ruffle blouse the other day. It does take some sorting through, but you can find some gems.

Talisin Tue 26-Feb-13 19:34:05

Oh and their work wear secetion is worth a look. I got a really nice waistcoat there a couple of weeks ago that looks great with a variety of things, both smart and casual.

Mrsap Tue 26-Feb-13 19:32:38

Good tip to go early.

All my (much younger) family and lots of friends (even the normally high end only ones) seem to make a beeline for primark first.

Figured I must be missing something. Will give it a go and see what happens.

Thx for the tips.

Loveleopardprint Tue 26-Feb-13 19:32:27

The fleece lined tights and leggings are great for the cold weather.

Monstermashpotato Tue 26-Feb-13 19:32:12

Ooh will give them a try titchy thank you

Talisin Tue 26-Feb-13 19:30:51

It's boring, but tights. Specifically their Cosy microfibre tights - your legs will never be cold again and will love you forever. £3.50 and they are superb.

OneLittleLady Tue 26-Feb-13 18:50:44

Jeans are a bit hit and miss imo, tops/blouses need to be checked along all the seams if they are sheer fabric as people aren't always careful with them and they often end up with pulled apart seams. I've generally found dresses to be the most true to size of all the clothes they sell. Try everything on before you buy it, you might find you need to up/down size from your usual size in some of the stuff.

ISeeSmallPeople Tue 26-Feb-13 18:41:01

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Locketjuice Tue 26-Feb-13 18:39:40

Your missing out ;)

Can always find a dress in there, leggings are too see through though, jeggings are really good vest tops, pyjamas, underwear... Sometimes shoes! Not that I like it or anything wink

Titchyboomboom Tue 26-Feb-13 18:37:46

Monstermashpotato, I am size 16-18 and the jeggings are great

Titchyboomboom Tue 26-Feb-13 18:36:37

£7 jeggings, lots of colours, wash well ... Love mine!!

Monstermashpotato Tue 26-Feb-13 18:33:29

From there*
Not their..tut tut Monster

Mrsap Tue 26-Feb-13 18:33:13


Age 37, size 10 on top, 6-8 on the bottom.

Guess I might find something.

I was beginning to think there wasn't much point in going there tomorrowwink given the lack of response!

I just always find it to jumbled up, like H&M, so was hoping for a bit of a steer.

Monstermashpotato Tue 26-Feb-13 18:32:53

Im a 16/18 and the long floaty tops are ok, I've not tried to wedge myself in their jeans yet though, working up the courage to.
I like their pjs,dressing gowns and underwear. I got a pair of wedge studded black trainers from their that are brilliant and have worn well.

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