|Marc B Bag: £20
Navy Tapered Trousers: £5
RARE Beige Cropped Trousers: £8
I very rarely go into TopShop because I very often find their stuff overpriced, but then I also have to admit that I’m incredibly stingy when it comes to clothes. I don’t mind poor-ish quality, because most of the time I don’t wear the same things more than for a year or so. And with low prices, I don’t mind if things fall apart. Also, I’m just not willing to pay £30 for something I can get for a tenner at Primark or somewhere. And going through the sales at TopShop in Birmingham is a nightmare. For some reason, there are like 5 million H&Ms in Birmingham but only one TopShop and that’s right in the city centre’s big shopping centre and always crammed with people. Plus I generally don’t like shopping in Birmingham.
An online sale is the perfect solution. Generally online shopping is a blessing for someone like me who can’t be bothered to go into the shops and deal with the gazillion of people and their prams and the queuing at changing rooms and taking clothes off and putting others on just to take those off just to put the others back on. I just don’t like it. Anyways, I had a peak at the TopShop online sales and was surprised at some things actually being affordable in my book so I snatched those items above (and some more that I’ve already decided to return).
I really struggle with finding trousers, what with being only 5ft1 (ish) – most of the time it doesn’t bother me, but with trousers it’s a bit different – they do need to fit properly, otherwise it’s a bit pointless of having smart pants, right? So finding those tapered trousers for £5 and the bow-tie RARE crop trousers (that are just ever so slightly shorter than short-leg trousers – how embarrassing that cropped pants are almost the right length for me!!) for £8 is happy times for little me!
And pieces of jewellery for £3.50 a pop I couldn’t just say no! They practically begged me to order them *g* I actually very rarely wear rings besides the promise ring that Lodz gave me, but it’s always good to have them, right? ;-)
However, the Marc B bag, which was the must-have piece that I wanted from this order, really disappointed. Again, I received an item that is actually broken! Like with my most recent New Look order, where I was sent two broken items! I am really NOT impressed at all. Above all, because the bag is now sold out and I can only get a refund – and I really wanted this bag. I understand that it was reduced from £45 to £20, but that’s justify it being of poorer quality, right?!
I have decided that I’m gonna keep the bag even with the fault, but I will officially complain to TopShop about its poor quality. They will do nothing but offer me a refund, which I obviously will turn down, but they should know that this is unacceptable. RIGHT? I tried fixing it myself – thought the front and the back metal pieces just need to be pressed together, but I can’t work it.
Anyways, again, I’m torn. I got some really nice pieces here so I could say it was a top TopShop shop. But with receiving a broken item that was actually the reason why I placed the order, I gotta say it’s leaning towards a flop TopShop shop.
Am I the only one who receives faulty items? It’s never happened to me before until this post-Christmas sale season! What would you do if you received an item you really wanted only to find it broken and not exchangeable for another ‘copy’ of the item?
Edit: this reminds me of the time I got kicked out of TopShop for coming out of the changing rooms not having put the items back on their individual hangers. I refused to do so and just ditched them with the girl and she had me escorted out. It’s her freaking job to do just that – put clothes back on hangers and putting them back into their rightful places in the store. How dare they kick me out for that!