Friday, July 8, 2011

Snaking around: The rise and fall of Topshop

Topshop kills me.
Most of the time it's a great way of seeing fast trends, well, fast! But lately, it seems they're lowering their standards in several ways, and this is so disappointing.

For my birthday, I wanted some simple black boots with a mid-heel, and I found these on Topshop, with silver zips down both sides. These were not disappointing and I am very happy with my purchase, however I ordered a 41, even though I'm always a 40, and thank SHOES I did, because they fit snugly.

The second item I purchased was a black leather jacket with chocolate brown sleeves. In tops I am usually a 10-12, so I ordered a UK12 in the jacket so it'd be a bit looser and I could wear a few layers under it for Winter. When it arrived, I immediately saw it was too small. I got one of the girls at work to try it on, and then another. It fit like an 8.

To cut a long story short, I complained online, received no reply, applied for a refund, posted it back ($45 later) and still haven't received a reply to my hand-written letter I put in the parcel or my money back.

And now what do they do?

Release the most hideous pants I've seen in a long time:

I mean, really!
That coating is so thick, and it's stretchy fabric, so the print will 100% crack and peel.
And the high polyester content will make them like wearing plastic pants (Sauna skins?)

So yeah.

I'd buy shoes again from Topshop, but that's about it.


Wear + Tear

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