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10 Things That Run Through Your Mind When You’re In Primark

It’s finally the best and richest day of the month… PAYDAY! I am definitely what you call a weekend millionaire and a midweek scrimper. I never learn! The older I get, the less I worry about money… strangely! I used to have a breakdown over my bank balance but now, I’m just like ‘never mind’ I’ll make it… somehow ha!

Anyway, I headed to Newcastle last weekend for a major shopping spree and obviously to raid Primark… you guys must have got the memo by now about my love affair with Primark, right? (If you didn’t, you can catch it here). Newcastle literally has the best Primark, it’s huge and has at least 4 floors!

I grabbed a few bargains and managed to spend a small fortune but heyho, you only live once and all that jazz. I say this every time I go in, but they’ve really come on as a brand these past few years and seriously stepped up their game. Affordable fashion has never been so good and the guys are a real contender in the competition of high street fashion. Check out my favourite outfit from my haul….

Gingham shirt: £5 (ABSOLUTE BARGAIN)

Jeans: £7 (Ripped those myself)

Shoes: £12

With my recent trip and bargains in mind, I thought I’d base today’s post around things that go through your head while your browsing in Primark, because lets face it, it’s a bumpy ride:

1.”It’s like a jumble sale in here!”

Primark as much as I love you, the state of your sale racks, shelves of camis and t-shirts plus not to mention shoe racks, is not ok. There’s nothing worse than when everything you touch falls off the rack or hanger!

2. “It’s how much?! Shove it in the basket, I’ll have that!”

Because everything in Primark is so dirt cheap that you have the “just because it was cheap” mentality about everything you pick up so, since you have a valid justification for why you’re buying it, you shove it in the basket.

 3. “It’s packed in here!”

 No matter what time of day it is, morning, noon and night… Primark is always rammed and you’re always knocking someone else’s basket or fighting for the last size 10 in that top you desperately want.

4. “I could do with a cuppa, or better a coffee shop in here would be ideal”

After spending a good hour just browsing the women’s floor, before you tackle accessories and home you could just do with a cuppa. You know, just to get you through the rest of the visit.

5.  ”Why are the racks so close together?”

Maze-like springs to mind when it comes to the shop layout of most Primark stores, everything is so tightly nit together. It’s always a tight squeeze getting around with your basket.

6. “Jesus, it’s sweating in here”

Is it just me or is it always sweating in Primark? No joke, I leave with a sweaty upper lip and shiny face on most occasions

7. “They should really have trolleys in here”

I know Primark has those baskets on wheels but come on, what about when you’re in for a whole new wardrobe?! They only allow you to select a certain number of items before it overflows and before you know it, you’ve lost a shoe from that pair you want and it’s gone forever because you’re now at the till!

8. “There’s no point in asking if they have any more size’s”

Because you just know, if you go over to a sales assistant there reply will always be “It’s just what’s out, sorry!” Never mind…

9. “Christ, I didn’t realise I’d spent that much!”

The look of horror that creeps on your face when the cashier says “That’s been £150 please” and then your mind goes into overdrive thinking what could have possibly made up that total, so consequently you check the bill in panic to confirm the worst, what you already know.

10. “Pray for my bags, pray for the bags”

Although you don’t have to pay 5p for a bag in Primark, their paper bags are useless. If you make the mistake of not asking them to double up the bags when you have hangers or heels in there, good luck my friend. Or what about the devastation when you come out of the shop and it’s lashing down… and you have paper bags.

What goes through your mind when you’re in Primark?

4 Comments

  1. Chloe - New Girl in Toon

    June 30, 2017 at 7:01 am

    I’m a complete Primark addict too, just can’t get enough and the quality of clothes is so much better than it used to be! We’re so lucky to have such a great store in Newcastle!

    1. Alice

      July 4, 2017 at 11:34 am

      I agree and we are super lucky! There’s actually a costa in there now too!

  2. Katie Jane

    July 4, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Haha this is so true. I don’t go into Primark that often as I tend to do a lot of online shopping but I always think ‘it’s like a jumle sale in here’ katie x

    1. Alice

      July 4, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Haha, it literally is! Everyone says it! x

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