Monday, 7 September 2015

9 Tips For Finding The Best Bits In Primark - Primark Haul


Off The Shoulder Top - Primark // Cord Skirt - Primark // Tights - Primark // Boots - Faith

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So I have a talent, a talent to find things in primark that don't look like they came from Primark. No I don't mean to offend, there nothing wrong with shopping in Primark but, I love the moment when you're wearing something and someone goes "Oh I love your - Insert desired clothing item here - where's it from?" and you reply with "Oh it was £8 from Primark" and are met with gasps and everyone in the surround area dropping to their knees to bow at the feet of your amazing bargain fashion skills. 


Okay, I'm not that arrogant, but I do set aside a monthly budget, no more than the price of a dress from other hight street stores to go to Primark and see what I can find. It's fun to feel like you got a little bargin, but there are some rules to follow to find the best pieces....

1. Try and find out what day they get new stock in. When I was at uni, the Birmingham one got it's stock in on the wednesday, meaning all the best bits were there in ALL the sizes.

2. Go to Selfridges. If you didn't know, Primark is stocked in Selfridges, but only the 'top picks', so in other words, all the best bits, organised and easy to see.


3. Try things on! I know the queues are long and the changing rooms sweaty, but £10 on a dress that doesn't fit, is still £10 wasted.


4. Look for dupes of things you want from other stores. Don't just go in all guns blazin looking for anything cheap, go in with things in mind. Whether thats the Topshop Pinafore you've been lusting after or those ASOS dungarees. (currently Primark has dupes for both)


5. Ask yourself 'would I buy this for twice the price?' If the answers no, it's not worth it. Even if it's only £4.

6. Follow them on Instagram, they post all their best bits, and re-share bloggers looking amazing in things you never would of looked twice at otherwise.


7. Check out the denim, recently I have got a lot of jeans and dungarees from Primark that fit amazing. I used to stear away from it, but they have seriously upped their game.


8. Stock up on tights and socks. Primark tights are honestly my fave, they fit well and don't fall down throughout the day, get them, you won't regret it.


9. Avoid thick jumpers or wool skirts. I always find the wool bobbles really quickly and gets all out of shape, so only go for the oversized wool items, which will look got a bit misshapen.


Now I know I've just made shopping in Primark into a military operation, well guys, it is. Walking in with rose tinted glasses on about how cheap everything is, can sometimes see you walking out £100 worse off with nothing you're actually ever gonna wear.
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Right now (as I have said 100 times) I am into the 70's trends, and the store with plastered with burn orange tees and A line skirts so I was in my element. So much so, that I decided to Haul al my purchases below... Enjoy! 



12 comments:

  1. Great tips, I had no idea Selfridges stocked Primark clothes! Thank you xx

    Inherent Habits Fashion Blog
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    1. Yeah, it's so good because then you get a Selfridges shopping bag too, an can pretend you've just splashed your cash on some designer items! :)

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  2. These are such great tips! I've not been to Primark for suuuch a long time, when payday rolls around again I might have to sneak a trip. Definitely will be using your tips in the future too! x

    ellie etc | a personal style & lifestyle blog

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    1. Defo a good payday trip to do, pick up all the bargains first to stop you wasting your money later on! :)

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  3. Great tips! & great blog post! Thoroughly enjoyed reading that and I will now look forward to my next primark trip. I'm still yet to try their jeans but I'm feeling more inclined to now! :D xx

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    1. Ooo yes try the jeans! Also their dungarees are perfect! :)

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  5. What a lovely post, I really enjoyed reading it! :) I love that you wrote not to purchase something if you wouldn't buy it for twice the price. I think that's a mistake that so many people make nowadays and it's just a waste of money. I wish I read your post before I left London! We don't have a primark where I live but when I was visiting in London over the summer I did have a look around but nothing really impressed me...

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    1. If you're in London again, make sure you go to the tottenham court road one, so much easier to navigate and actually find nice things! :)

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  6. Great pointers. I can only handle Primarni if it's literally first thing in the morning, before the chaos and all the chavs descend. I love some of their pieces but like you, I don't want to look like I'm dressed head to toe in Primary and some of their items look cheap or typical, while others are gorgeous xx

    Sarah | www.seriouslyshallow.co.uk

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    1. Haha oh yes, It's always best to shop while it's still tidy, though to be honest, I am one of those horrible people, that will decide I don't really want that itchy bright yellow jumper anymore half way round and just dump it on top of the mugs and fairy lights! Sorry!

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