Primark gears up for April reopening as sales slump
25/02/2021 | news | business | 505
The High Street-only retailer says it has lost £1.1bn in sales due to the recent lockdown.
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25/02/2021 13:03:17 42 14
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And this story is newsworthy in what way ??
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25/02/2021 13:13:41 25 11
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Just another advertorial. Usually they are for tech companies.
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25/02/2021 13:17:50 9 10
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Enough for you to be interested in to comment?
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25/02/2021 13:04:14 412 9
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Good, but it makes me said seeing perfectly good clothes being referred to as "last year's fashion". This attitude that clothes are immediately out of date in such a short space of time is so damaging to the planet.
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25/02/2021 13:20:55 37 49
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Falltobitsy fashion!
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xlr
25/02/2021 13:22:07 34 5
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I mostly use clothes to protect me from the elements and indecent exposure charges. And keep them about a year - a Jovian year that is, which is about 12 Earth years.

On the rare occasion I do have to select clothes on fashion, Primark is not generally high on my list.
Airhead, 'celebrity' worshiping females mostly. But you can't say that as they'll have 'mental health' issues. It's just plain stupid but that's the reality. Removed
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Kjs
25/02/2021 13:49:10 6 2
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Agreed - it makes me sad that everything in this world is about money. When fashion is worth billions to our economy and employs so many, there is not much incentive to change. Hopefully circular fashion will become more mainstream.
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25/02/2021 14:17:55 24 4
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There are those that have style. They know what they like and it serves them indefinitely.

Those that cannot forge their own style will follow fashion.

Style is independent of 'fashion'.
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25/02/2021 14:15:09 14 7
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I doubt anyone who shops in Primark is overly concerned about the latest fashions.
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Ian
25/02/2021 14:18:26 18 19
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Primark clothes don't even last a year, so I wouldn't worry about them going out of fashion
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25/02/2021 14:49:25 1 13
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You just cannot wear last year's fashion this summer you know you will look naff, you will be caught out and shamed so best to burn it all to be safe and get brand new fashion or risk humiliation. Life is too short to worry about plastic pollution anyway if you're feeling beautiful.
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25/02/2021 17:30:05 0 0
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But cheap clothes also wear out / fall apart quickly.
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25/02/2021 13:04:46 16 19
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Always amuses me the people who think they are fashionable and classy but make a beeline for Primark and hide the bags when they come out!
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25/02/2021 13:17:12 11 4
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No they don't; that's just anecdotal
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25/02/2021 13:05:58 9 2
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Fast fashion slows down considerably then.
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25/02/2021 13:06:22 15 16
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Primark? Fashion?
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25/02/2021 13:10:49 10 5
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You are not the target market.
Nor am I. By several decades.
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25/02/2021 13:14:24 5 2
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Primark - clothing retailer

Fashion - an expression of an aesthetic opinion at a moment in time (not to be confused with trend - shorter-lived, or style, longer-lived)
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25/02/2021 13:07:13 60 5
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I predict leggings, trackie bottoms and hoop earrings are going to be top of the Primark pops once again this year.
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25/02/2021 14:41:42 19 2
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I'm pretty sure torn jeans took over from leggings.

Honesty, some people do need to keep up.
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25/02/2021 13:10:36 27 6
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Why is this news, they have not opened much in year, not traded for a year, what else would they be selling?
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25/02/2021 14:12:21 5 3
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Advertorial?
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25/02/2021 13:06:22 15 16
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Primark? Fashion?
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25/02/2021 13:10:49 10 5
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You are not the target market.
Nor am I. By several decades.
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25/02/2021 13:11:15 88 6
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Who knew the jogging bottoms, t-shirts and white trainers varied form year to year?
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25/02/2021 14:43:08 19 1
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You clearly haven't seen the Spring/Summer 21 jogging bottom collection.
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25/02/2021 14:57:53 5 1
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Im so fed up with seeing leggings
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25/02/2021 17:56:20 0 1
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Anyone who went into the shop.
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25/02/2021 13:11:23 13 15
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How can Primark be fashionable when the goods have been on the boat from China for months
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25/02/2021 13:37:47 1 3
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Think their stuff in made in Bangladesh by children
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25/02/2021 13:12:38 17 19
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Wait a minute you have used Primark and fashion in the same sentence, that can't be right.
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25/02/2021 13:37:38 2 3
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For children it is fashion.

Would you want to throw a £50 T-shirt on an 8 year old that going to be grown out of in a year?
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25/02/2021 13:13:10 13 18
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" Pent up demand" for Primark?

Some people seriously need there judgement called to order
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25/02/2021 13:15:09 19 4
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Their!
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25/02/2021 13:16:02 7 2
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They could have spent their time learning the difference between homophonous terms such as "they're", "their" and "there".

As could you....
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25/02/2021 13:16:56 6 2
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And their spelling!
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25/02/2021 13:21:21 4 5
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Oh so many too clever clogs people in one place. The HYS is about Primark not my spelling smarta**es
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25/02/2021 13:36:17 1 2
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Unfortunately there is. Have you not seen the footage of the queue outside Southampton Primark when the first lockdown lifted? Hundreds of metres long - embarrassing...
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25/02/2021 13:13:16 230 21
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Still the BBC carps on that Primark 'refuses' to have an online operation.

If you have the right product line at the right price, customers will come. And they do come to Primark - in overwhelming numbers!
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25/02/2021 13:57:25 141 22
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I honestly hate the way the BBC interferes like that. It's THEIR business, they can do it however they like. "Refuse" - who have they refused????
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25/02/2021 14:07:18 11 1
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instead of banging on about no online shopping, why do we never hear people talk about the ''wages'' the people who make their garbage get paid, bigger sweatshop than Nike ever was.
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25/02/2021 14:22:48 4 11
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its cheap tat thats why
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25/02/2021 14:26:15 12 11
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The BBC mentioned that they have no online operation, which I assume is true (never had the urge to buy from them). They didn't "carp on" about it.

It doesn't take much to trigger you does it?
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25/02/2021 15:12:29 7 0
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It doesn't say refuse anywhere in the article. It just explains why they don't operate online.
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25/02/2021 15:27:17 3 3
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Refuse. Verb. “indicate or show that one is not willing to do something.”

Looks like the correct use of the word to me.

What’s your (real) problem? ??
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25/02/2021 15:37:27 4 3
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What right have the woke BBC to stick their noses into a company's business structure? They need to keep their own house in order. They should be applauded for keeping shops open on the high street when others are being closed.
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25/02/2021 15:44:59 1 0
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What is your problem? People do remark about the absence of a Primark on-line offer. Nobody is carping about it. It is a fact that those large store groups lacking a decent on-line offer have all gone bust recently. It is a thing to question.

Primark's answer makes sense. They are a pile it high flog it cheap retailer. This is old fashioned but what's not to like about it?
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25/02/2021 16:53:35 2 1
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So what the BBC puts it in the article... really - knock the BBC for small stuff. Get a grip.
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25/02/2021 17:33:10 0 0
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Yes but almost the only shop ld visit in Portsmouth highstreet is primark.
To get there is say £5 petrol plus few pounds parking.
If anyone offers half equivalent to primark online.. I'll dump Portsmouth shopping. I can get more range, cheaper prices, no fuel or parking tax.. Online. With usually free delivery.
I save money and about hour of my free time.
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25/02/2021 13:03:17 42 14
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And this story is newsworthy in what way ??
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25/02/2021 13:13:41 25 11
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Just another advertorial. Usually they are for tech companies.
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25/02/2021 13:13:50 68 5
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Last Years fashion? Remined me again. Ah... Shorts and Teeshirts
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25/02/2021 16:57:12 9 1
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bet they still sell facemasks.... soooo 2020
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25/02/2021 13:06:22 15 16
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Primark? Fashion?
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25/02/2021 13:14:24 5 2
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Primark - clothing retailer

Fashion - an expression of an aesthetic opinion at a moment in time (not to be confused with trend - shorter-lived, or style, longer-lived)
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25/02/2021 13:39:37 0 3
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Also depends on the age of the person wearing.

40+ something i dont care if i look like all the hipsters.

my under 10's dont care if the material was made by tibetan silkworms that are fed the milk of a thousand minks.

Fashion is different to all of us, not what Vogue or other magazines/influences tell us
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25/02/2021 13:14:39 67 5
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Is this really a story? They have stock in store to sell rather than waste!
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25/02/2021 13:13:10 13 18
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" Pent up demand" for Primark?

Some people seriously need there judgement called to order
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25/02/2021 13:15:09 19 4
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Their!
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25/02/2021 13:17:52 5 2
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their?
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Mal
25/02/2021 13:15:20 203 20
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So millenials want ecofriendly fashion, that they can order 12 variants of to have delivered and have 11 sent back at the seller's expense. suddenly Primark seems much more in tune with the way everyone CLAIMS they want the world o be
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25/02/2021 13:18:22 89 28
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I AGREE

eco tax on online shopping
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Rob
25/02/2021 13:30:48 36 7
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Millennials aren't shopping at Primark... we're in our thirties now! Time for you to start aiming your attacks at Gen Z... or, just be nice?
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25/02/2021 14:13:33 8 4
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Yeah, blame the millennials for everything. Global warming, broken housing market, pandemic lockdown, financial crash ... your generation had nothing to do with any of that. And so you can criticise them from the comfort of your own virtuous existence because you know best. What a saint you are.
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25/02/2021 14:17:56 11 0
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I'd rather shop in a place where I can see and feel items and try them on together. I can't afford to order different versions to see which fits and don't have time to be trailing to the post office to send back the excess. But it would be better if stores like M&S actually stocked the full range, instead of having to visit 3 different shops to try different items.
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25/02/2021 14:18:37 4 2
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Nope fast fashion needs to die. Anyone who shops at Fast fashion stores online or in store are helping to destroy our planet. Not just us millenials, that you older people like blaming for everything.
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25/02/2021 14:58:24 0 0
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I don't disagree with your sentiment but... whether the clothes travel to you or you travel to the clothes, there's travelling involved

Of course those who abuse the system, buy are selfish idiots, but I'd 'hope' it's a minority

For me/my family, online buying has been a revolution, not sitting in traffic jams & paying extortionate car parking fees to then not find what I need in the shops.
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25/02/2021 15:23:05 2 0
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Of course you make no allowance for shoppers who travel on public transport to primark or others, not to mention those already in town for work
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25/02/2021 15:42:54 2 0
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Totally agree with you. I am not a fan of Primark clothes but they get it right when it comes to using their shops. With them we don't need dozens of white vans delivering one item at a time to millions of homes. Rishi needs to make the online retailers pay more tax.
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Dan
25/02/2021 15:50:02 3 1
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Amazon seller here with 9 staff our whole team wants the internet to be highly taxed and people to shop traditionally.

It's bad in many ways online shopping, the customer does not see the half of what goes on by these tech giants.
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25/02/2021 13:15:29 13 14
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They've been selling the same crepe for years, no-one will know the difference....
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25/02/2021 13:19:11 6 6
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Quite right..
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25/02/2021 13:15:31 114 7
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I'm sure that Primarks' loyal client base will still be swarming to buy their £3 leggings and £1.50 T-shirts, without worrying too much if its from the 2020 season collection. If my two trips to the Bath store last year were representative, there was a surprising number of cash sales being made, so perhaps they are being canny and understand their clients prefer physical shopping than on-line?
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25/02/2021 13:35:28 73 4
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Online doesnt give you feel, and most online sites are trying to "Push" overpriced crap at you.

Fashion may sell, but if you are going to wear something more than a couple of times its always good to get a textile feel.

I would always prefer to buy from a shop than online, as returning stuff when it is poor quality materials is always a pain.
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25/02/2021 14:23:32 1 2
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they handle cash and like their store busy with covid
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25/02/2021 13:13:10 13 18
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" Pent up demand" for Primark?

Some people seriously need there judgement called to order
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25/02/2021 13:16:02 7 2
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They could have spent their time learning the difference between homophonous terms such as "they're", "their" and "there".

As could you....
Why does the BBC keep giving this company free publicity?

Does someone there have a conflict of interest?
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25/02/2021 13:16:19 40 9
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Since the likes of River Island, Oasis, Top Shop, small independents (if any of these are still going) only mainly cater for the skinny things it's got to be Primark.
It's only the Eastern Europeans that are skinny around here ! Removed
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25/02/2021 14:56:55 2 1
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We "skinny things" do use Primark as it stocks small sizes. Very few shops do.
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25/02/2021 13:16:26 13 29
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The type of person who buys from this 'cheap and cheerful' dump, will not know any difference. If it's cheap and badly made, they will buy it.
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25/02/2021 13:18:50 14 7
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So where do you shop?
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25/02/2021 13:23:24 11 6
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Haha....'the type of person'.....think somebody needs to get over themselves. If it's cheap, I'll buy it. If it's badly made, it goes back.
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25/02/2021 13:31:14 1 2
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I disagree with the cheerful bit.
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25/02/2021 13:33:28 2 3
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Excuse me?

I have bought from both debenhams and from primark and there is not much difference in the £30 polo from debenhams and the £5 polo from primark other than some "fashionable" logo.

cheap=/=crap
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25/02/2021 13:39:54 0 2
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Pray do tell where you'd suggest instead? I know where to get expensive and badly made but cheap or expensive and well made is a bit of a struggle these days. M&S used to be it but that's long gone the way of the rest.
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25/02/2021 16:19:57 1 0
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I love the fashion victims, who buy what they are told is fashionable by some marketing manipulator, and pay handsomely for it. T shirts, hoodies and jeans from Primark will do me very nicely thank you.
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25/02/2021 13:13:10 13 18
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" Pent up demand" for Primark?

Some people seriously need there judgement called to order
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25/02/2021 13:16:56 6 2
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And their spelling!
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25/02/2021 13:04:46 16 19
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Always amuses me the people who think they are fashionable and classy but make a beeline for Primark and hide the bags when they come out!
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25/02/2021 13:17:12 11 4
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No they don't; that's just anecdotal
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25/02/2021 13:30:19 2 1
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Not anecdotal. My friends and I do!
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25/02/2021 13:03:17 42 14
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And this story is newsworthy in what way ??
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25/02/2021 13:17:50 9 10
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Enough for you to be interested in to comment?
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25/02/2021 13:15:09 19 4
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Their!
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their?
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Mal
25/02/2021 13:15:20 203 20
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So millenials want ecofriendly fashion, that they can order 12 variants of to have delivered and have 11 sent back at the seller's expense. suddenly Primark seems much more in tune with the way everyone CLAIMS they want the world o be
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25/02/2021 13:18:22 89 28
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I AGREE

eco tax on online shopping
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25/02/2021 13:32:37 9 11
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What’s worse in environmental terms: one motor vehicle making n deliveries or n purchasers using motor vehicles to shop? We really need to keep a sense of perspective in these matters.
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25/02/2021 14:04:34 9 2
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Jesus wept!. Why is the first yelled solution to every problem these days, TAX it!.
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25/02/2021 14:07:02 5 1
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So you want to punish people who can't get to shops now? That's nice of you.
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25/02/2021 14:10:26 7 1
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Yep punish disabled people who rely on online shopping
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25/02/2021 14:22:17 2 0
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Eco tax Primark for cheap throw away clothes
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25/02/2021 14:51:20 1 1
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My son, made last redundant last year by a large retailer has started his own online vintage fashion business, investing his small redundancy payment. He has made a fab start but is nowhere near earning a living yet as he reinvests all his profits in more stock. When he is big enough he wants to open a shop and employ people. Now you want to tax him out of existence at embryo stage. Brilliant!
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25/02/2021 15:44:56 1 0
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Rubbish, one online delivery vehicle can take up to fifty cars off the road.
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25/02/2021 16:43:07 2 0
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It is the opposite of an 'eco' tax to prejudicially tax one better way of selling goods.

It is blatantly obviously more eco friendly to order on line so only goods move in one van not hundreds of people each in their own car.

You actually made the argument to tax high street shops more!
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25/02/2021 13:16:26 13 29
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The type of person who buys from this 'cheap and cheerful' dump, will not know any difference. If it's cheap and badly made, they will buy it.
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25/02/2021 13:18:50 14 7
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So where do you shop?
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25/02/2021 13:36:32 2 4
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buy proper brand names they last longer
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25/02/2021 15:13:31 0 0
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St Gemma's Hospice Shop is just round the corner from me. I have never minded secondhand clothes.
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25/02/2021 13:15:29 13 14
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They've been selling the same crepe for years, no-one will know the difference....
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25/02/2021 13:19:11 6 6
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Quite right..
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25/02/2021 13:19:33 134 10
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Seeing as there may not be much left of other high street retailers when they reopen, I suspect they will do rather well.
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25/02/2021 14:33:26 43 15
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There will still be charity shops for those who want to go up market a little.
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25/02/2021 13:19:41 11 13
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Last year's goods and they haven't fallen apart yet?

Hmmmmm!
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25/02/2021 13:31:47 8 2
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I have had clothes last years from there, people discount places like primark based on price, rather than actually using it themselves.

Snobbery is very much alive in class concious britain!
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25/02/2021 13:19:53 22 20
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crap is always crap no matter the year...
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25/02/2021 13:23:04 22 12
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as are crap comments
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25/02/2021 13:37:59 0 2
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At least it's cheap crap.
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25/02/2021 13:04:14 412 9
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Good, but it makes me said seeing perfectly good clothes being referred to as "last year's fashion". This attitude that clothes are immediately out of date in such a short space of time is so damaging to the planet.
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25/02/2021 13:20:55 37 49
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Falltobitsy fashion!
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DM
25/02/2021 13:55:19 31 17
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You should suppress your ignorant prejudices and try shopping at Primark - the clothes don’t actually fall to bits.
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25/02/2021 14:58:20 6 0
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Primark quality is absolutely fine. I don't shop anywhere else for the kids clothes, that they grow out of quickly anyway. The clothes outlast the fitting.
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25/02/2021 15:08:37 4 0
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I'm not sure. 2 shirts I bought from Primark way back in 2020 have lasted nicely, thank you very much!
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25/02/2021 15:18:22 10 0
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I regularly wear the two cardigans I bought from primark 27 years ago. My one posh top, crushed velvet square necked head bought 19 years ago. Snobbish comments about affordable clothes is rude.
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25/02/2021 17:48:34 0 0
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Not true. I've got pieces of Primark clothing that are ten years old and still look good.
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25/02/2021 13:21:17 62 5
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T-shirt's, shorts, bikinis, sarongs,

No-one will notice the difference! Primark are right.
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25/02/2021 16:57:57 6 1
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sarongs are left from the 1999 David Beckham Collection i think... dreadful!
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25/02/2021 13:13:10 13 18
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" Pent up demand" for Primark?

Some people seriously need there judgement called to order
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25/02/2021 13:21:21 4 5
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Oh so many too clever clogs people in one place. The HYS is about Primark not my spelling smarta**es
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25/02/2021 13:04:14 412 9
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Good, but it makes me said seeing perfectly good clothes being referred to as "last year's fashion". This attitude that clothes are immediately out of date in such a short space of time is so damaging to the planet.
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25/02/2021 13:22:07 34 5
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I mostly use clothes to protect me from the elements and indecent exposure charges. And keep them about a year - a Jovian year that is, which is about 12 Earth years.

On the rare occasion I do have to select clothes on fashion, Primark is not generally high on my list.
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25/02/2021 14:27:25 31 4
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Primark can be pretty good.

I bought some trousers for work from there and some from M&S.

The M&S trousers lasted about 6 months before they split, buttons fell off & the hems fell out

Primark trousers are now battling against my expanding Covid related waistline a couple of years later, & those buttons are taking one hell of a lot of strain

Primark's a bit like IKEA, you have to be selective.
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25/02/2021 16:39:37 0 0
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I think you are jesting because NOTHING lasts more than the guarantee period.
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25/02/2021 13:22:53 18 2
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I quite like my old scruff's. Think I will keep my money, thanks.
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25/02/2021 14:59:29 2 0
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Reply to What Now:

Well said!
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25/02/2021 13:19:53 22 20
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crap is always crap no matter the year...
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25/02/2021 13:23:04 22 12
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as are crap comments
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25/02/2021 13:23:15 9 13
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T Shirts make good polishers for the car but still don't last as long as a regular duster. Made in China, no thanks.
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25/02/2021 13:16:26 13 29
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The type of person who buys from this 'cheap and cheerful' dump, will not know any difference. If it's cheap and badly made, they will buy it.
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25/02/2021 13:23:24 11 6
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Haha....'the type of person'.....think somebody needs to get over themselves. If it's cheap, I'll buy it. If it's badly made, it goes back.
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25/02/2021 13:25:37 5 4
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Back to the sweat shop made by kids.
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25/02/2021 13:16:19 40 9
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Since the likes of River Island, Oasis, Top Shop, small independents (if any of these are still going) only mainly cater for the skinny things it's got to be Primark.
It's only the Eastern Europeans that are skinny around here ! Removed
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25/02/2021 14:49:56 2 0
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Around here it's only the junkies.
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25/02/2021 14:54:25 4 1
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We all have a choice when it comes to exercise. Majority keep complaining yet do nothing about it.
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25/02/2021 13:24:50 208 6
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As a middle aged bloke, I buy clothes when the ones I already own wear out.
I'm past worrying what fashion tells me I should wear. Primark suits my purpose quite nicely even if the clothes have been sitting in a warehouse since last year.
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25/02/2021 13:58:41 119 14
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That's so much more environmentally friendly than the buying habits of young metropolitan wokies who shop at "Fast fashion" outlets like Boohoo and Pretty Little Thing whilst protesting about muh environment.
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25/02/2021 14:18:22 3 2
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Agreed. Age is just a number. Gen X, Y, Z, middle age, pensioner or whatever, doesn't matter. Affordable clothes is all one requires, which is basically what Primark supply. Only slight criticism is that they need to do a fuller range of sizes. Population's getting older & larger. Market there for them to exploit profitably.
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25/02/2021 14:19:16 5 12
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well Primark stuff wears after one wash so utter rubbish
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25/02/2021 14:50:11 7 0
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if the planet had more of the likes as you-it would be a better place.

Personally-I feel it an obscenity-this obsession with materialism.
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25/02/2021 14:51:30 0 14
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Yeah but you not fashionable so bet you get laughed at or ignored like who dis?
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25/02/2021 15:07:18 1 0
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Same here - the other thing is, that apart from Primark (which isn't local to home, but is to work if I ever return to the office), I either have to shop at expensive local shops, or the significantly smaller range in Tesco or Asda.
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25/02/2021 15:20:27 6 0
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Me too although I am a bit older. As for alienating customers because they don't offer online sales is a joke. Obviously BBC staff don't shop there - you can hardly move for shoppers.
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25/02/2021 15:42:36 3 2
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My experience is that Primarni lasts for one wear, on the whole. I expect cheap socks to wear out sooner than expensive ones, but not to have holes in the sole after being worn once. Same for other items of apparel - sometimes not even strong enough to be put on without starting to tear (and not because they're too small :).
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25/02/2021 16:55:58 0 2
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divorcee?
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25/02/2021 17:52:23 0 0
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it's comments like this that make me wonder sometimes if I should read the article
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25/02/2021 13:10:37 9 13
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Well that means their tat has lasted more than a year, as when worn it lasts 1 wash.
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25/02/2021 13:23:24 11 6
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Haha....'the type of person'.....think somebody needs to get over themselves. If it's cheap, I'll buy it. If it's badly made, it goes back.
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25/02/2021 13:25:37 5 4
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Back to the sweat shop made by kids.
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25/02/2021 13:26:36 18 4
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Last year's fashion isn't so bad when a lot of people have been forced by circumstances to wear the year before last's fashion.
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25/02/2021 14:34:42 2 2
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Oh, how terrible that must be!
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25/02/2021 13:26:37 10 12
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Oh dear, large ladies wearing jeans and crop tops with a thong pulled halfway up their backs is not a good idea to see on the high street!
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25/02/2021 13:32:40 12 1
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Top tip: if you wear thin, cheap leggings (and have a large derriere) always look at the back view before going out. I'm amazed how often I find myself walking behind someone who obviously didn't realise how see-through they get when you stretch them that much!!!
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25/02/2021 13:45:15 1 1
bbc
Here’s another tip. Well, two. If you buy cheap clothes, always size up because they skimp on fabric. As well as looking at your back view, face the mirror and shut your eyes. Open them and - instantly, don’t overthink it - what do you see? If anything jars you’ll spot it immediately.
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25/02/2021 13:12:36 9 5
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ABF - Well run, Ethical company Employing 1000's & 1000's, Paying Millions & Millions in taxes.

....just waiting for someone to pop their nose up & slag it off !
I am still wearing clothes from 1974 so that's ok, Primark.
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25/02/2021 14:02:00 65 4
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Lucky you, I still have to wear family hand me down 3 cornered hats & breeches. However I do get a lot of bit parts on BBC Sunday night period drama and the ladies love it.
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25/02/2021 14:23:49 5 0
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quality back then
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25/02/2021 14:36:59 5 1
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Trust me, flares and tanktops will be back. Not sure about the shirts with collars like saucers.
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25/02/2021 14:52:26 2 0
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I have not had any Monet to buy clothes. Food has been a priority.
Im still wearing stuff from 30 years ago.

Five "Classic" items. Just accessories and mend when can!
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25/02/2021 17:15:05 1 0
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I have a pair of dr martens boots that are 40 years old and a Wrangler denim jacket around the same age, both still in very good condition... socks don't last though ;)
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wib
25/02/2021 13:28:30 40 3
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Or else what... send the old stock to landfill and incinerators? For no reason other than our own misguided vanity, for Primark no less. How pathetic we can be.
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25/02/2021 14:57:38 4 1
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reply to wib

Apparently, most are-Vane and pathetic.
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25/02/2021 17:03:02 0 0
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you're missing 2 question marks in your post mate.
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ARB
25/02/2021 13:29:29 162 2
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Would anyone even notice if it was last year's clothes? They look the same every year.
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25/02/2021 14:00:33 94 3
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The fashion industry preys on people's insecurities (particularly young women)
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25/02/2021 13:30:18 6 9
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Shop at primark says the BBC...OK they didn't say that but why the article? Clothes shop sells clothes read all about it!

Just admit you advertise bbc and refund the difference back to us licence payers, no harm no foul then.
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25/02/2021 13:17:12 11 4
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No they don't; that's just anecdotal
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25/02/2021 13:30:19 2 1
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Not anecdotal. My friends and I do!
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25/02/2021 13:30:45 50 3
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I think that people tend to forget that the reason why primark do so well is they are very competitively priced, basic designs etc, and arent chasing the hipster/fashion police crowds.

Reasonably priced items to mix in with higher brand prices from other shops. We dont have to have ever set of clothes we wear cost £££'s, sitting at home in cheap joggers & t's for the last year has shown that!
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25/02/2021 13:37:09 34 17
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Buying your stock from Bangladeshi sweatshops helps keep the price down.
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25/02/2021 14:46:23 2 0
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They can hardly target the fashion police crowd when you can buy an entire new wardrobe for less than a four pack of Red Bull.
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25/02/2021 17:45:20 1 0
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U just need stick on label to get with the jet set
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Mal
25/02/2021 13:15:20 203 20
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So millenials want ecofriendly fashion, that they can order 12 variants of to have delivered and have 11 sent back at the seller's expense. suddenly Primark seems much more in tune with the way everyone CLAIMS they want the world o be
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Rob
25/02/2021 13:30:48 36 7
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Millennials aren't shopping at Primark... we're in our thirties now! Time for you to start aiming your attacks at Gen Z... or, just be nice?
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Kjs
25/02/2021 13:40:19 16 17
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Oh come off it, I'm a millennial too but you must be super sensitive if that comment has upset you because it's "not nice". Noone can try to make any kind of valid point nowadays without someone crying "be kind!"
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ps
25/02/2021 13:16:26 13 29
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The type of person who buys from this 'cheap and cheerful' dump, will not know any difference. If it's cheap and badly made, they will buy it.
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25/02/2021 13:31:14 1 2
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I disagree with the cheerful bit.
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25/02/2021 13:19:41 11 13
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Last year's goods and they haven't fallen apart yet?

Hmmmmm!
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25/02/2021 13:31:47 8 2
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I have had clothes last years from there, people discount places like primark based on price, rather than actually using it themselves.

Snobbery is very much alive in class concious britain!
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ps
25/02/2021 13:37:50 1 1
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And bad spelling and grammar.
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25/02/2021 13:32:11 12 5
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It doesn't add to "The Well Spring of Human Kindness" to knock Primark customers - one problem being on a budget is you can only buy cheap stuff which wears out quicker and so, ironically, costs more in terms of value for money - ensuring the shackles of poverty remain on. Which is why I'm promoting "Let It All Hang Out 2021" - you can't tell who's poor when everyone's naked.
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ps
25/02/2021 13:35:14 6 2
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Ooh I say ??..
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25/02/2021 13:39:43 4 2
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On a tight budget you would be much better off with charity shops. The things people donate are usually stuff they didn't wear much but are too good to throw out.
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25/02/2021 13:44:21 5 3
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That and other comments pretty unfair. Bought basic white t shirts and towels and stuff there. They are good as Debenhams but half price. Which chain has survived?
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25/02/2021 15:10:03 2 0
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Reply-Isenbird Braines Mucking Fuddle.
Interesting name. Wonder how many peeps have worked it out? Doesn't-add to spring of human Kindness to knock Primark. Sadly, Enviro conscience has been and still is more expensive and should not be so. Too cold here to let it all hang out, but I did get the gist of it.
We are born in B Suits and will die they same, so save the planet by only addressing need!
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25/02/2021 13:18:22 89 28
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I AGREE

eco tax on online shopping
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25/02/2021 13:32:37 9 11
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What’s worse in environmental terms: one motor vehicle making n deliveries or n purchasers using motor vehicles to shop? We really need to keep a sense of perspective in these matters.
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Kjs
25/02/2021 13:43:52 7 2
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Kind of agree with your point - it's very complicated to work it out, and maybe neither option is better/worse. I know people who are constantly ordering and returning multiple items several times a week! Retailers encourage it with things like klarna where you don't even have to pay up front, and unlimited deliveries for a set price.
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FSG
25/02/2021 14:19:06 1 2
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But they don't only go out to shop. And they visit more than one shop. So even online, it's more than one vehicle delivering.
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25/02/2021 16:19:03 1 0
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Well i use public transport to go shopping as the car parking is so expensive. As for van deliveries one of my neighbours has about 5 deliveries a day from Amazon and it is clear that the parcels are a DVD or computer game, not clothes as they all shop at Primark, and all delivered one at a time. Now times that by all the Amazon shoppers and it is a lot of deliveries.
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25/02/2021 13:26:37 10 12
bbc
Oh dear, large ladies wearing jeans and crop tops with a thong pulled halfway up their backs is not a good idea to see on the high street!
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25/02/2021 13:32:40 12 1
bbc
Top tip: if you wear thin, cheap leggings (and have a large derriere) always look at the back view before going out. I'm amazed how often I find myself walking behind someone who obviously didn't realise how see-through they get when you stretch them that much!!!
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ps
25/02/2021 13:16:26 13 29
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The type of person who buys from this 'cheap and cheerful' dump, will not know any difference. If it's cheap and badly made, they will buy it.
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25/02/2021 13:33:28 2 3
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Excuse me?

I have bought from both debenhams and from primark and there is not much difference in the £30 polo from debenhams and the £5 polo from primark other than some "fashionable" logo.

cheap=/=crap
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25/02/2021 13:04:14 412 9
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Good, but it makes me said seeing perfectly good clothes being referred to as "last year's fashion". This attitude that clothes are immediately out of date in such a short space of time is so damaging to the planet.
Airhead, 'celebrity' worshiping females mostly. But you can't say that as they'll have 'mental health' issues. It's just plain stupid but that's the reality. Removed
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25/02/2021 13:18:59 2 6
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Have to say that’s disappointing I always go to Primark for the latest couture. I almost never buy cheap kids clothes and jogging bottoms
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25/02/2021 13:32:11 12 5
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It doesn't add to "The Well Spring of Human Kindness" to knock Primark customers - one problem being on a budget is you can only buy cheap stuff which wears out quicker and so, ironically, costs more in terms of value for money - ensuring the shackles of poverty remain on. Which is why I'm promoting "Let It All Hang Out 2021" - you can't tell who's poor when everyone's naked.
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ps
25/02/2021 13:35:14 6 2
bbc
Ooh I say ??..
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25/02/2021 13:15:31 114 7
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I'm sure that Primarks' loyal client base will still be swarming to buy their £3 leggings and £1.50 T-shirts, without worrying too much if its from the 2020 season collection. If my two trips to the Bath store last year were representative, there was a surprising number of cash sales being made, so perhaps they are being canny and understand their clients prefer physical shopping than on-line?
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25/02/2021 13:35:28 73 4
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Online doesnt give you feel, and most online sites are trying to "Push" overpriced crap at you.

Fashion may sell, but if you are going to wear something more than a couple of times its always good to get a textile feel.

I would always prefer to buy from a shop than online, as returning stuff when it is poor quality materials is always a pain.
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25/02/2021 14:03:36 2 2
bbc
What you say is perhaps true of other stores but totally irrelevant with regard to Primark's cheap clothing.
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25/02/2021 14:32:09 4 1
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But Primark is poor quality.
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25/02/2021 16:25:44 2 1
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Agree and some companies charge you to deliver and then have the cheek to charge you to return. We only have a food M&S in my town to which clothing deliveries can be made but then can not be returned. I hate online shopping.
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25/02/2021 13:35:33 4 9
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Shame they dont sell online ...

Anyway not missing out much Primark clothes fall apart after one wash
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25/02/2021 13:38:58 4 3
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Then do as some of the customers do, and don't wash them.
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25/02/2021 13:35:39 9 3
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If you want this year's fashion you'll have to come back next year for it!
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25/02/2021 13:35:55 7 3
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Never mind Primark. "She who must be obeyed" is wondering when the rescue plan comes into operation and Bon Marche reopens.
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25/02/2021 15:13:52 0 0
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Reply to Bill Waker:

Sad!!

Condolences!
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25/02/2021 13:13:10 13 18
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" Pent up demand" for Primark?

Some people seriously need there judgement called to order
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25/02/2021 13:36:17 1 2
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Unfortunately there is. Have you not seen the footage of the queue outside Southampton Primark when the first lockdown lifted? Hundreds of metres long - embarrassing...
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25/02/2021 13:18:50 14 7
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So where do you shop?
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25/02/2021 13:36:32 2 4
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buy proper brand names they last longer
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bbc
Can I just take a moment to thank the Bangladeshi dude who made me a pair of jeans for 25p a week. Grafting away in some backstreet sweat shop - and all for me and my crappy Primark jeans. That's what I call real commitment.

Not like our teachers who constantly moan despite earning £25,000 a year while doing literally nothing.
Removed
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25/02/2021 13:37:13 4 5
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They know their customers.

Just wish they'd introduce a few key lines of some branded items in branches in towns and cities that don't have a John Lewis and no longer have a major department store.
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25/02/2021 14:10:12 1 0
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Is that nearly every town in the UK
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25/02/2021 13:37:18 33 5
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The 'latest fashion' is not the prime reason why people shop at Primark.
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Dee
25/02/2021 13:37:38 21 2
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It makes sense that Primark should get rid of old stock, while mixing it in with the new. It saves it going to landfill.
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25/02/2021 13:12:38 17 19
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Wait a minute you have used Primark and fashion in the same sentence, that can't be right.
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25/02/2021 13:37:38 2 3
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For children it is fashion.

Would you want to throw a £50 T-shirt on an 8 year old that going to be grown out of in a year?
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25/02/2021 13:47:45 0 2
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Clothing does not necessarily mean fashion.
Nothing wrong with just buying clothes that aren't following some designated fashion industry trend.
As long as the clothes last, it can't be a choice between expensive quality garments that will be out of style in 12 months or cheap low quality clothes that won't last 12 months.
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25/02/2021 13:11:23 13 15
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How can Primark be fashionable when the goods have been on the boat from China for months
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25/02/2021 13:37:47 1 3
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Think their stuff in made in Bangladesh by children
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25/02/2021 13:31:47 8 2
bbc
I have had clothes last years from there, people discount places like primark based on price, rather than actually using it themselves.

Snobbery is very much alive in class concious britain!
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ps
25/02/2021 13:37:50 1 1
bbc
And bad spelling and grammar.
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25/02/2021 13:42:37 0 2
bbc
As r der grandma polize
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25/02/2021 13:37:56 10 4
bbc
Would anyone notice the difference between last year's stock and this?
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25/02/2021 13:44:06 6 2
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After this long locked down, I don't think it really matters what year's line the stock is. People will just be happy to be able to go into a shop!
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25/02/2021 13:19:53 22 20
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crap is always crap no matter the year...
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25/02/2021 13:37:59 0 2
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At least it's cheap crap.
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25/02/2021 13:35:33 4 9
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Shame they dont sell online ...

Anyway not missing out much Primark clothes fall apart after one wash
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25/02/2021 13:38:58 4 3
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Then do as some of the customers do, and don't wash them.
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25/02/2021 13:14:24 5 2
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Primark - clothing retailer

Fashion - an expression of an aesthetic opinion at a moment in time (not to be confused with trend - shorter-lived, or style, longer-lived)
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25/02/2021 13:39:37 0 3
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Also depends on the age of the person wearing.

40+ something i dont care if i look like all the hipsters.

my under 10's dont care if the material was made by tibetan silkworms that are fed the milk of a thousand minks.

Fashion is different to all of us, not what Vogue or other magazines/influences tell us
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25/02/2021 13:32:11 12 5
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It doesn't add to "The Well Spring of Human Kindness" to knock Primark customers - one problem being on a budget is you can only buy cheap stuff which wears out quicker and so, ironically, costs more in terms of value for money - ensuring the shackles of poverty remain on. Which is why I'm promoting "Let It All Hang Out 2021" - you can't tell who's poor when everyone's naked.
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25/02/2021 13:39:43 4 2
bbc
On a tight budget you would be much better off with charity shops. The things people donate are usually stuff they didn't wear much but are too good to throw out.
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ps
25/02/2021 13:16:26 13 29
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The type of person who buys from this 'cheap and cheerful' dump, will not know any difference. If it's cheap and badly made, they will buy it.
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25/02/2021 13:39:54 0 2
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Pray do tell where you'd suggest instead? I know where to get expensive and badly made but cheap or expensive and well made is a bit of a struggle these days. M&S used to be it but that's long gone the way of the rest.
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25/02/2021 13:40:03 0 5
bbc
Not really sure that fashion and Primark really should be mentioned in the same sentence without a negative involved.

Primark sells clothes

The only appropriate adjective is cheap

I always buy my jeans there - 2 years later I buy some more
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25/02/2021 13:40:21 4 8
bbc
Primark is cheap but the quality is poor.
You can’t have something for nothing.
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25/02/2021 13:42:07 2 1
bbc
How about charity shops, upcycling and making your own?
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25/02/2021 13:41:04 4 8
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Primark cheap tat clothes fall apart after one wash...cause alot of environmental waste and they use child labour in Bangladesh
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25/02/2021 13:46:08 7 2
bbc
Perhaps you'd link to the relevant articles?

That is unless you don't have the evidence as Primark are generally regarded as the industry leader in supply chain management. Their competitors are regularly hit with these charges but Primark always seem not to be using the suppliers identified. They also give their excess stock to charity, not particularly environmentally damaging!
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25/02/2021 14:00:18 3 2
bbc
What are you washing them in...concentrated acid?!
My children went to school in Primark clothes...no problem.
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25/02/2021 13:41:04 2 8
bbc
Not the best advertisement. Cheap clothes and out of season.
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25/02/2021 13:46:44 1 6
bbc
Out of season? Like it makes any difference. This is exactly the problem this kind of mentality. Shall we throw them all away? Or personally I will not buy from this environmental disaster called Primark. Certainly makes a mark, the last 4 letters are correct, land mark & emotional mark on people slaving away. Avoid and send it all back to China & cancel all future orders.
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25/02/2021 13:41:45 3 8
bbc
Selling more out of date junk
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25/02/2021 13:41:55 16 2
bbc
I have never shopped here before but so pleased someone is going to keep shops open.

May give it a try when they open.

I might be unusual, but getting bored of the online only life!
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25/02/2021 15:12:38 1 1
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Reply to Russell:

If you are bored, suggest you start campaigning/doing stuff to better the Planet/Humankind, then you wont be bored, not tempted to compulsive buy.

Just a thought!
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25/02/2021 13:40:21 4 8
bbc
Primark is cheap but the quality is poor.
You can’t have something for nothing.
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25/02/2021 13:42:07 2 1
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How about charity shops, upcycling and making your own?
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ps
25/02/2021 13:37:50 1 1
bbc
And bad spelling and grammar.
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25/02/2021 13:42:37 0 2
bbc
As r der grandma polize
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25/02/2021 13:31:57 70 5
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If people stopped slavishly following fashion we could stop funding the Chinese economy, supporting sweat shops, burning fossil based fuels by transporting cr@p across the world, clearing forests to plant cotton...
All so that a few posers can have the right tick on their shirts.
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25/02/2021 14:58:39 9 0
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Reply to Korky the Kat:

Yes!! We need everyone on board to "Change Things".
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25/02/2021 16:16:14 3 0
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But you have to have new leggings and T-shirts for the next ER demo and why pay more that a fiver for the two?

What do you mean they are shipped around the world, I thought they came from those nice factories in Leicester, you know the ones that employ people who ask for nothing.

Note I’m not often a cynic.
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25/02/2021 17:02:13 0 2
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you could say this about about any industry though... im sure your Mobile Phone is made by a small family run business on the south coast of england somewhere!
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25/02/2021 17:44:26 0 0
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But stuff is made in Bangladesh etc too
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25/02/2021 13:37:56 10 4
bbc
Would anyone notice the difference between last year's stock and this?
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25/02/2021 13:44:06 6 2
bbc
After this long locked down, I don't think it really matters what year's line the stock is. People will just be happy to be able to go into a shop!
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25/02/2021 13:32:11 12 5
bbc
It doesn't add to "The Well Spring of Human Kindness" to knock Primark customers - one problem being on a budget is you can only buy cheap stuff which wears out quicker and so, ironically, costs more in terms of value for money - ensuring the shackles of poverty remain on. Which is why I'm promoting "Let It All Hang Out 2021" - you can't tell who's poor when everyone's naked.
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25/02/2021 13:44:21 5 3
bbc
That and other comments pretty unfair. Bought basic white t shirts and towels and stuff there. They are good as Debenhams but half price. Which chain has survived?
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25/02/2021 13:23:04 22 12
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as are crap comments
Removed
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25/02/2021 13:34:55 1 7
bbc
If you go to Primark you're either Scrooge or you're going to get screwed!
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25/02/2021 13:45:11 1 5
bbc
I wish Primark didn’t generate so many clothes. We have to stop landfill. Slow fashion needs to be the mew thing.
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25/02/2021 14:07:58 1 0
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You can wear it more than once.