THE day has finally come – Primark has reopened their UK stores and we couldn’t be happier about it.
Unlike most retailers, Primark does not have a website so has lost money during lockdowns – £1.1 billion in the last six months, according to Retail Gazette.
Primark reopened their stores across the UK todayCredit: Alamy
But there is lots to look forward to now that the holy grail of bargain shopping has opened its doors.
Launching later this month is a 44 piece collection for expectant and new mothers, with seam free pieces for comfort and items that are easily adjustable for nursing.
The Primark Cares range of sustainable clothing and accessories has a new ambassador – Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore – who will be promoting all things green.
And the Primark Cares collection now has a whole host of Disney items, featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse, across men’s, women’s and childrenswear, as well as accessories – all made from sustainable cotton and recycled polyester.
This geometric skirt is only £13
These earrings are just £1.50
These Mom jeans are a total bargain at £15
This trendy shacket will only set you back £20
This Chloé dupe is only £8
A pack of two face-masks will only set you back £2.50
This cream blazer is just £15 while the trousers are only £13
These gingham trousers are only £13
Keep the sun out of your face with this £4 hat
This necklace looks much more expensive than £1.50
These purple-tinted sunnies are a bargain at £3
This dress is a great designer dupe at £13
The model’s t-shirt is only £4 while the jeans are £13
Lilac is everywhere this season – and this belt is only £3
This faux leather mustard headband is just £2
These trainers are a bargain at £10
These voluminous shorts will only set you back a tenner
These chic sandals are just £8
Another collaboration with athleisure brand Pineapple will be ready in store waiting, featuring everything from hoodies, leggings and accessories for girls, teens and ladies.
Also check out the new workout range made from recycled plastic and a wellness collection which includes bamboo beauty tools and organic cotton shopper bags.
What’s more, Primark staff have given fans a sneak peek of their new Disney, homeware and fashion ranges.
Tips to plan your trip:
- A limit on the amount of customers will be enforced so make sure you have time to queue and think tactically about which shop to go to – try ones in business districts where usual footfall might be lower.
- Store hours will be extended by two hours to help with social distancing with some bigger stores opening from 7am from 10pm. Savvy shoppers say early morning and later in the evening will be quietest.
- Toilets will be closed so map out where the nearest open public toilet will be – think supermarkets or cafes and pubs with outdoor seating.
- Beauty bars will be open in selected stores but there will be no testers, no waiting area, and you will be asked to sanitize your hands on entry.
- Fitting rooms will be closed for the time being but this will be reviewed in time. For now, write a list of what you want and try on your old Primark clobber to get your correct size before you shop. That way, you won’t have to return items.
- Primark’s returns policy is business as usual, AND any returns you have for Primark with a return date up to 31 January 2021 can be returned within 28 days after the stores reopen.
For more fashion bargains, In The Style has a secret outlet where you can pick up Jac Jossa & Saffron Barker pieces for a couple of quid.
And these are 10 things you can buy at Primark for under a tenner now that the stores have reopened.
Plus these are the £14.99 heart shaped sunglasses Rochelle Humes, Sam Faiers and Rachel Stevens are loving.