Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Is it me or have River Island's clothes gotten chavvier lately? Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I do still like a lot of their stuff, it's just that recently I've noticed more of their clothing have tackier designs, t shirts with slogans such as "Team Essex," countless tshirts and jumpers covered with too much sequins etc. They seem to be sadly declining into Select in terms of clothing style (which I absolutely hate) Anyone else noticed this?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Most things from river island make me look like a **** regardless so its not really an issue for me.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I still love their Chelsea Girl range though. Nice, unique clothes. I just bought this dress: http://www.riverisland.com/women/dre...t-dress-630050
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I've never really liked many things from there - like you say, there's always too many sequins and things on stuff.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Haven't seen anything nice in river island for a while now!
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I hardly buy from that crappy store. It's burtons or Primark usually.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I got a really nice military style coat there yesterday in the sale for £30. I think they go through phases of having a really good selection to having nothing nice at all. I've had a few gems from there though. I'm preferring topshop at the moment.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by LaughingBro)
    I hardly buy from that crappy store. It's burtons or Primark usually.
    Primark is cheap crap. One opened in my town and I went to check it out. The clothes were made of crappy materials and I left and went to topman which was next to it. Best shops to go to are ASOS and topman.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Don't buy much from there - but I've heard quite a few people say this recently.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Or have chavs gone more river island-er?
    • PS Helper
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I don't really care for brand loyalty either way but some of the stuff River Island does has always suited me I feel. I quite like their simple crew-neck jumpers (I'm wearing one now) and I also have a nice warm blazer style jacket from them.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I normally just buy like cute hats and stuff from their now..not keen on their clothes anymore
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    I'm not keen on their clothes really,more so when I noticed this.I only really get jewelry or winter things from there,like hats.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Most of their bags are quite nice too, even if they are a bit expensive
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by chriscao)
    Primark is cheap crap. One opened in my town and I went to check it out. The clothes were made of crappy materials and I left and went to topman which was next to it. Best shops to go to are ASOS and topman.

    lmaoo i used to shop at topman, estilo in pallisades (birmingham). they are both rubbish and now sell overpriced stuff that men with waxed chests and low V neck jumpers wear. (the sell V necked t-shirts). lol

    As for primark, its probs onli good for girls, (underwear and few minor stuff i.e socks etc) aged 16 i once braught cheap jeans from there. plain black straight legged, but they looked crap and the colour had gone after a few washes and even my friend spotted it that they were from primark. ( not that i was hiding it, but it shows the rubbish quality) ironically enough, you have to wait 25 mins at the large queue at the tills which i hate.

    im 23 and have never stepped into primark ever again after the jeans. i buy my clothes from blue inc , JD sports, and other casual shops on the high street. i dont go for branded items, but items that look nice on me and more important are comfortable for me to wear.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I agree that River Island men's clothes are ****, basically espadrilles, chinos and v necked tops in an attempt to make guys look like a bunch of Joey Essex clones
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I only like their jeans, bags and some of their shirts.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by chocolate buttons)
    I only like their jeans, bags and some of their shirts.
    This. They had some really nice jeans a couple of years ago that I still have, Then they went with all that skinny fit/carrot top nonsense. Their bags are good too.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    I've always found River Island quite chavvy to be honest. Sometimes I'll find a dress or playsuit in there that's really nice, but a lot of the time I don't like anything they have.
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    Only buy their jeans because the ones I got fit really well but apart from that I tend to shop elsewhere for reasons everyone's stated above.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: January 8, 2013
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.