SHOPPING AND SHOPPING IN LONDON: RULES FOR SAVING MONEY AND TIME
Before you start talking about shopping in London, you should distinguish between three groups of “Rousseau tourist”. The first, not numerous, but very wealthy, belongs to the “classical” category of people, for whom shopping is a kind of illness on a psychological level. The prices do not matter, the main thing is to buy!
Another, more characteristic for Russians, category is middle-income people who are used to dress well. They come to the store in London to find something for their wardrobe, as well as for their friends, acquaintances or close people.
Finally, the third category – those who come to the UK to collect goods in London for resale. For them, shopping is more professional than philistine.
However, it is often difficult to navigate in the motley appearance of large and small stores, of which there is more than enough in England. And, since people of the second and third categories in London can be met more often than the first, then the guideline is for places with affordable prices.
Following the basic rules, you can eliminate false directions as much as possible and focus solely on purchases with 100% efficiency.
Experts and people who are simply knowledgeable believe that the most preferable range of goods in England is all that is connected with wool.
That is, you should not pass by shirts and coats, jackets and suits, cardigans and sweaters. English wool is known all over the world from the middle ages and is almost the most important national product, therefore the concept of quality in London is honored. As for the scarves, and, in part, shoes, as well as gloves and bags, it’s better to go to Italy for them.
The first thing to start shopping in London is the TK Maxx chain of stores. In order to have complete information about them, it will be useful to visit the company’s website.
Here you can find clothes and shoes, which were stale in shopping centers and boutiques (even in such exclusive points as are available on Bond Street). It is clear that it is here that you can find the most modern thing that the conservative British simply did not have time to evaluate.
The trading room of the average store of this trading network is divided by long rows of tightly packed hangers, each with a certain fork of goods. The main thing that involves shopping in such an outlet is patience and a bit of adventurism. And then you can become the owner of the thinnest mohair pullover “Gilliano”, which cost 450 pounds in the boutique, and here it is only 65.
Striking abundance of jeans. Perfectly fit D & G pants are available at 40 pounds. An hour or two – and shopping is rewarded with a pair of beautiful, comfortable and surprisingly inexpensive “pearls”.
COS (Collection of Style)
It is a Swedish trading network of stores owned by H & M in London. Here you can buy surprisingly inexpensive things that are not inferior in quality to any competitor.
In such stores, shopping is always a trip with a happy ending in the form of a pleasant surprise. Fully matching the name, COS stores are not only quality, but also style. Unlike other popular places in England, instead of the Chinese, you can meet the Japanese, who are famous for their passion for everything stylish.
A great opportunity to get rich cheaply, on the verge of foul, is visiting one of the stores in London’s most famous retail chain. In fact, this is a flea market. You can not buy anything, but to visit him, being in England – it’s like making a visit to the pyramids in Egypt.
“Primark” is a great opportunity to massively purchase gifts to all friends and acquaintances.
Shopping centers and Outlets
Before going to any of them, it is advisable to go to the site and see how prices are here, what exactly should be purchased and what floor it is on. Such a preliminary virtual excursion saves time, and after that shopping seems to be not so overwhelming work.
A great place where shopping is leisurely and lucky – outlets or villages of sales. Absolutely not responding to its name, these “villages” look extremely modern. Here you can get gizmos that has just emerged from the trend with breakneck discounts.
Usually the prices here are very different. A great opportunity to “come off” for the shopper, who did not have time for a steep London sale. It is better to get to the outlet outlined in the Internet with a margin of time. Crowds of Chinese tourists, attacking the shelves with Zegna, Ferrogamo and Gucci products, are a little tiring. It is nice to make sure in advance whether there is convenient parking nearby.
Portobello and Camden Markets
The first of them, where shopping will be a pleasure for everyone, is Portobello.