The forgot to add Hepworths. My first flat above Boots in a town centre in the Midlands where we shared a common side entrance with Hepworths. Their manager recruited me to model their clothes at fashion shows (in my prime people mistook me for Con Cluskey the Batchelors lead singer)
I was personally dressed by Austin Reed, shopped at Woolworths mainly for records, Comet for TVs and computers. I remember Fine Fare opening, I think owned by a biscuit magnate, with my mother's "won't" last prediction. C&A are still going strong in The Netherlands but oh so very expensive
I have a memory of Macfisheries that I still wince about. One day I took my two small daughters to town on the bus. They were on reins,which meant they could walk about a bit but not go farther than a couple of feet from me. I had dressed them up in matching outfits and they looked a picture.(Even though I says it, as shouldn't. an expression of my Nan's) We went into Macfisheries and as I was buying some fruit, they crawled about on the floor near the potatoes.When I looked down at them,they were filthy.I had to finish the shopping with them in that awful state. It turned what should have been a nice day out into an ordeal.
I regularly buy from M&S, as you say their food is excellent. I love their fish and wouldn't buy it from anywhere else. Their clothing has gone down though, last year I bought some jeans for £65 and the first time we washed them they were awful. Poor quality and over priced. I would rather buy from Matalan now.
Their clothing has gone down though, last year I bought some jeans for £65 and the first time we washed them they were awful. Poor quality and over priced. I would rather buy from Matalan now.
I am surprised about that. The one clothing item I used to buy from M&S were jeans, because they had the "long" option (I have long legs), and they had the "stretch" option. Haven't bought any from them in a long time though. I usually wear Red Herring or Gerry Weber. I like those the best.
I have bought clothes from M&S for years. In fact,I used to buy school uniforms for my children from there. They were the only brand that survived the rough treatment uniforms get. I have noticed, for the past few years,that the quality is not as good as it was. I have Tshirts from about five years ago which still look like new.Other more recent ones are beginning to look worn already. When I can get to the foodhall,I stock up on all of our favourites because the quality is still good in the food. Also,I can never resist a bargain,so I go for the 3 for 2 offers. I want a new pair of jeans and all the jeans in M&S seem to be tight legged.I want boot cut,heavy denim that come up to the waist. They are in short supply in the shops now.
Oh I do so much agree. I hate them skinny jeans and they barely cover your bum these days. The food is great, I love there "best ever" beef burgers and the fish are terrific. My wife is a veggie so tend to buy things for one in the meat department. Their ready meals are dear but very good too. They have a bakery in our M&S and the brad and scones are lovely.