I’ve never been a fan of one particular shop. There isn’t one place I head to first when I’m shopping, somewhere I know I’ll find something. I find shopping on the high street to about luck really – sometimes I find something in one shop, the next time will think everything in there is hideous. Even if it looks good on the hanger there’s no guarantee it will fit or look good actually on you.
I don’t think it’s just a high street thing either. Once I was annoyed that I couldn’t find any decent jeans I tried on loads fo designer ones in a department store just to see if I paid that bit more whether I get a better fit. Nope. None of them looked good. Some seemed stupidly tight even though the waist measurement was apparently the right inches. I’ve managed to find jeans on the high street that I now stick to – skinny jeans from Topshop and bootcut ones from Gap. I had to buy the Topshop ones on-line because they never have many sizes in store. Annoying!
Recently I brought a few things from Next. I’ve never gone crazy over their clothes and often walked in and walked out again but the shopping gods were with me and I ended up with this little lot (sorry about the pics, I got them off their website and the sizes were odd):
One shop that has never worked for me is H & M. I often see nice things on people, which they got there but everytime I visit, I just see a bewildering mess of clothes and nothing fits me properly. So annoying but I’ve given up trying now. I also avoid Primark as it’s like a crowded jumble sale most of the time.
I’m also not a massive online fan. I brought a few things from online store ASOS.com but had to return most of them. They just didn’t look how I thought they would from the picture. I just don’t think you can get the same feel for how clothes will look on you from the internet and then you have all the hassle of posting the stuff back. I don’t think I’ll bother again.
No wonder when I go shopping I’m there for hours Desperately searching for something that looks nice. I wish I did have a place that filled all my needs but I don’t think it will happen anytime soon.
Do you have a favourite shop?