Last week I got to visit Pep & Co for the first time. The store is always positioned by a Poundland and offers discount clothing.
It was founded in 2014 and is backed by the large South African retail group, Pepkor. The group was established in 1965 and now employs over 32,000 people in 3,800 stores across Europe, Africa, and Australasia. This is important as we want to know that it’s got a good chance of being around for a while!
PEP&CO recently opened a store in Solihull and says it will open 150 branches inside Poundland stores across the UK, Ireland and France. That would make the total of their stores 330 by June 2018.
Their aim is to become a major high street fashion player making Primark their rival. The shop assistant said …
With the average dress size now 16, Aldi is also trying to muscle in on the growing (no pun intended) plus size market with its announcement today of a range for women wearing 16 – 30 clothes.
The range focuses on casual clothing and is in store from today. They’ve got essential wear, wide fitting loafers, tights and undies. I do buy Aldi clothes and they are usually a hit, especially thermals for skiing, gloves and accessories, so I’d be happy to seem them succeed with this range of clothing. Here is some of the range:
Shorty PJs, £8.99 (Sizes: 18-28)
Made from comfy cotton, these cool Shorty PJs come with a top and shorts and are available in two fun designs, so you can head to bed feeling cool and looking fabulous.
I am super awesomely excited as I’ve managed to get one lucky reader of my blog a pair of women’s Levi’s 501 jeans!
The classic jeans are being donated by Buy Jeans, the company I wrote about yesterday that can help in the search for designer jeans at great prices.
To enter you have two chances in total, so each of these actions, gives you one entry:
1. simply paste in this tweet URL in the form below about the competition http://tinyurl.com/mb8fr72 2. Again using the form below follow @mrsbargain on Twitter.
You have until 11 May 2014.
The winner will be selected at random using Rafflecopter, so register your details here:
Once a winner has been selected, …
Unless you’re a regular visitor to the US, designer jeans are not cheap, so where do you find the brands without splashing the cash?
I wear jeans pretty much every day and so do most of my friends and family. And when it comes to buying jeans, there are plenty of shops that sell them. If you’re shopping for jeans on a tight budget, you’ve got plenty of options both on the high street and online, from Primark to New Look and other similar stores.
The only problem with cheap jeans is, as with anything, you get what you pay for.
So I turned my quest for a good pair of jeans to the designer aisles – I do not deny myself luxury once in a while, I deserve it. Brands such as Levi’s, G …
Isn’t the average cost of a wedding around £14k today? Thank goodness I got married over 10 years ago.
My wedding outfit cost around £500 in all, but with the cost of weddings, and wedding dresses, soaring a low-cost option will be attractive to many brides to be….or will it?
A wedding dress has to be the most important dress you’ll ever buy or wear, but with the average dress costing hundreds or even thousands, it does seem a lot for just one day.
So could H&M’s first wedding dress – available at the end of March for £59.99 – be the answer? Despite costing a fraction of the price of the average wedding dress (£1,340, according to Brides magazine), it has high aspirations, taking “Hollywood in the 1930s” as its inspiration and promising to …
Matalan is a god send for me when it comes to cheap but good quality kidswear. I also love the Falmer Heritage range for women…but that’s for another post.
I nearly always buy the kid’s pyjamas, socks, pants, t-shirts and trousers from there. I find that the styles are great and they wash really well. But most of all, the prices are really competitive.
There aren’t many Matalan stores around. They tend to be large units out of town. They remind me a bit of the big American mega stores. There is a loyalty card that you can get and if you have it, they will send you discount vouchers. Matalan has an online store which is fairly well stocked and when you buy, you can get money off at TopCashBack.
I needed some pyjamas …
I like Next clothes but they sometimes seem expensive, so I have been hunting around for a discount or money off code and the only thing I found was £20 off when referring a friend. They have to buy something over £50 and both you and the friend get a code for £20 off.
I tried this with a friend and two weeks after my referral, my mate got a code for £20, but it did have a short date, so watch out.
Remember you can get clothes delivered free to store next day, so you can avoid postage costs.
Here are the words from the referral page
Introduce a friend to Next and you’ll both receive £20 off. Your friend must be new to Next and place a first order of £50 or more …
I went for a wonder around a big town last week and ended up in Primark.
I bought some Christmas themed cardies, jumpers and also some wool dresses from Primark. They were £14 each apart from the cream dress at £12. My cardigan above is already a firm favourite this winter, and other items are below.
Couldn’t go wrong as this sort of stuff is £30 – £40 each piece in John Lewis, so I got six pieces for the price of two…I’ll be nice and toasty warm over this winter, and if I may be so bold, looking right on trend. Click on the images to see them full size.
I also bought some gorgeous Japanese thermal vests for the kids at £5 each, really feel like silk as so soft, and some single …
Now I haven’t shopped in a charity shop for a few years. The thought of another mum seeing me wearing their cast offs fills me with dread.
When I was younger of course, the odd cardy, suede jacket or the like were cooler if I said I had bought them from the Rag Market in Brum or just a “little charity shop”.
Anyway, I do have a friend (no it’s not me really!) and she doesn’t live in my town but works here, so I asked her to tell me how to get the most out if charity shops and here goes below.
There has been a massive surge in the number of charity shops in Britain over the past five years and this is, in part, due to the fact that charity shops pay …
What do you do when it is not sale season and you feel the need to shop, but without spending loads on a new outfit? Discount clothing stores such as TK Maxx are always a good bet to grab a fashion bargain, whatever time of year it is.
The TK Maxx discount store in particular is a favourite for fashion and price-savvy shoppers thanks to it offering big, designer labels and one-off items at up to 60 per cent discount. So, new season designer staples such as a Michael Kors studded jumper, normally priced from £145, cost you more like £87 while classic pieces – nay essentials – like Dolce & Gabbana’s Pony Skin Tote Bag, costing upwards of £1,000 brand new, can be snapped up from as little as £600, saving over £400.