I have a ‘little’ Primark haul for you today, peeps! Do clothes in Primark just keep getting better and better? Seriously, I remember my first visit to Primark. It was when I was a trainee teacher, 15 years ago. The shop on Kilburn High Road looked more like a junk shop than a place where you had any chance of finding a nice outfit. There were more clothes on the floor than there were on hangers. I distinctly remember having to rustle through a mountain of T-shirts in the hope there would be my size or the style I was after. It was chaos. The shop was understaffed, disorganised and understocked. I couldn’t see Primark becoming a high-street favourite.
Are Primark Clothes Really Worth it?
How wrong was I? These days, there’s a Primark around every corner, and a visit to the cheap clothes shop is always on the list when friends and family come over from France. They are always amazed to find decent quality clothes this cheap. I rarely go to Primark, but when I do, I leave the shop with a paper bag or three and I have clothes from Primark that have lasted a lot longer and aged a lot better than much more expensive pieces from Gap, Boden or even John Lewis, at a fraction of the price.
Who Doesn’t Love a Primark Haul?
I am not saying it is all perfect and the best clothes in the world can be found in Primark, but they have a nice range and they’re definitely good value for money. Until I went a week or so ago, my last visit had been in November. As soon as I got home that day, I decided to film a small Primark haul just because I’d seen a lot of those hauls on YouTube and I thought my friends might benefit from it (who doesn’t love a bargain?). I distinctly remember it because it was the first video I put together that didn’t make me cringe. Feeling confident (or feeling ‘normal’ even) in front of a lens takes a lot of practice, doesn’t it?
A Trip to Primark with the Family?
My mum, my brother’s girlfriend and my gorgeous little nephew (I’m biased, but he’s really scrummy!) have just spent a few days with us and we HAD to go to Primark. If I remember well, we went three times when they were there. I was ecstatic with my purchases and filmed a vlog that includes everything I bought as well as stuff my mum and Mégane bought as well. Family Primark haul, anyone?
Huge Primark Haul for Summer
I went back a couple of days later to buy more of the Skelfie T-shirts and I got one for my little man. It was £5. Mégane got hers in the ‘reduced’ section, so that’s probably why hers was £1.50. I also found a nice stripy swimsuit for myself for £8 (seriously, £8!) and a few more T-shirts for my little man, at £5 each (Guns N’ Roses, Rolling Stones, Minecraft, Batman & Nirvana). My favourite thing of all? A giant inflatable ring flamingo (it’s huge). It was £12 if I remember well (or was it £10?). The kids love it (erm, so do I!)!
Have you been to Primark recently? What did you buy?