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I think Primark is great. Sure, the quality of clothes isn't comparable to the best, but it's cheap. You get what you pay for and in my opinion, better quality than the price tag would suggest.

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(Original post by emerald7770)
Some say, "if you shop at primark, you're cheap" and they say the quality of primark products are poor. What do you think?
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Frankly, I don't think I've owned a more durable garment.
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There's definitely a difference between clothes sold in primark and clothes sold in a shop like topman, a t shirt from primark will last you a fraction of the time that a t shirt from topman would last.

I only ever shop at primark when buying things for a music festival, things I'll use for the weekend then throw away.
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Nikes are expensive yet the labour down in Malaysia, Indonesia, China etc is cheap as hell and sorry but the working conditions in those kind of countries are never great. Everything we wear is "unethical" then as there are very few products still made in the U.K. under strict working conditions that give humane rights to those workers. There aren't too many "ethical/organic" clothes out there as far as I know that fit everyone's budgets.
The difference between the "luxury" clothes brands and the "budget" brands is that the more expensive ones tend to use factories with better conditions for the staff.

The Guardian has compiled a useful list of ethical brands. Probably a little out of date but the point still stands there are lots of ethical companies in the UK and further afield.

Everything you wear may be unethical, but I try to make an effort to use ethical brands where possible and what I can afford. You don't have to go totally ethical but even small changes to your buying habits still make a difference.
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I like primark.
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(Original post by Willy Pete)
The difference between the "luxury" clothes brands and the "budget" brands is that the more expensive ones tend to use factories with better conditions for the staff.

The Guardian has compiled a useful list of ethical brands. Probably a little out of date but the point still stands there are lots of ethical companies in the UK and further afield.

Everything you wear may be unethical, but I try to make an effort to use ethical brands where possible and what I can afford. You don't have to go totally ethical but even small changes to your buying habits still make a difference.
The luxury items have only got slightly better conditions. People there still are overworked, underpaid and seriously depressed enough to commit suicide right outside the factories. So it's not much better in any factory. These big businesses want profit and to make more profit is to exploit people who aren't educated enough to know better.

Also what's the point in one or just a few people dressinf ethically. It doesn't stop child labour, nor does it reduce it as so many more millions of people are still buying into those brands and labels.
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(Original post by Asiangirl_18)
The luxury items have only got slightly better conditions. People there still are overworked, underpaid and seriously depressed enough to commit suicide right outside the factories. So it's not much better in any factory. These big businesses want profit and to make more profit is to exploit people who aren't educated enough to know better.

Also what's the point in one or just a few people dressinf ethically. It doesn't stop child labour, nor does it reduce it as so many more millions of people are still buying into those brands and labels.
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(Original post by Willy Pete)
Every little helps.
Is that the Tesco or Asda punchline? 😉😂
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Is that the Tesco or Asda punchline? 😉😂
Tesco.
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(Original post by Allie4)
who are these people who say that? Even well off people shop at primark, only an idiot would buy an expensive item when they could get the exact same thing much cheaper from primark.

I bought a leather jacket from there once which was much more stylish than an expensive one I bought a year earlier. Had it for years
Well off people shop at Primark? I don't think so, since everyone I know would consider it socially unacceptable to shop there. Some friends went into Primark at London to make fun of the place (they disgustedly dropped every cloth they looked at on the floor), and to see "how the poor shop and dress". Silly behaviour, I know, but it shows my point.

People are not stupid for buying more expensive brands, it's evident that I can't find the same style, proper fit and overall quality of, say, a £120 Ralph Lauren shirt at Primark for £4.
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Have u realised tho that Primark leggings and New Look leggings are EXACTLY the same. The material. The cut. The transparency when girls get sizes too small? U do just pay for the label that says New Look. The quality is most times, I won't say all however, exactly the same as the low priced stuff in Primark.
I don't shop in New Look, or buy leggings. Sounds like New Look is even worse, if you pay for more and get the same quality.
Anyway, I'm going off the fact that my Primark pyjamas fell apart at the seams, and are unique in doing so. I haven't encountered anywhere else as poor.
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I don't shop in New Look, or buy leggings. Sounds like New Look is even worse, if you pay for more and get the same quality.
Anyway, I'm going off the fact that my Primark pyjamas fell apart at the seams, and are unique in doing so. I haven't encountered anywhere else as poor.
Oh yeh I agree with some items the quality is really poor but u do get what u pay for yk. But it's nice to see that they do have higher quality items so for people on a budget u can still look quite fashion forward without breaking the bank
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Well off people shop at Primark? I don't think so, since everyone I know would consider it socially unacceptable to shop there.
That's not been my experience with people. A friend of mine who's 'doing pretty well for himself' totally freaked out when he first went in; he thought the place was great. Sure, not for tailoring, but for basics like socks, white tees, that sort of thing, they do passable stuff. People don't get rich (or keep their wealth) by spending it all I guess. I think some of my friends like it in a sort of ironic way too though..

You can make any clothes look great if you wear them confidently, whether they're made by Lanvin or Primark.

Quality-wise I think they do some okay things, obviously not -everything- is good quality (their sheers are always nasty), but I've got jackets and skirts that I've had for years without them wearing dramatically. I worry about how people are washing their clothes when they say they fall apart!
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(Original post by AmeliaLost)
You can make any clothes look great if you wear them confidently, whether they're made by Lanvin or Primark.
There's truth in this, but I guess many get a confidence boost from the fact that they are wearing expensive clothes.
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Unethical manufacturing process, unreliable products
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I don't shop there mainly because i have never been impressed with the quality and am willing to spend more on clothes.

The jeans are probably the worst offender in that they are visibly poorer quality although the gap does narrow for other items.
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(Original post by emerald7770)
This is life so hold on tight
This is the dream, it's all you need
Why are you giving motivational speeches to people who don't shop at Primark. I just want a pair of socks not a pep talk.
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I bought my fedora from there.
Ya well while you were buying your fedora I was studying the blade, so who's the real winner here?
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I buy bits of homeware, socks, underwear, and PJ bottoms from there. Everything else I tend to avoid. I'll buy the odd bit of jewellery intending only to wear it once as well. I find the sizing quite inconsistent and everything seems to be great at shrinking. I also find they don't cater to the larger breasted lady () as much with regard to bras and tops
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