So Clarks... they don't look great, but man are they comfortable! And yes, I have been one of those foolish women that has sacrificed comfort for look for a very long time. However, after a lot of travel and getting older, I find myself looking for comfortable shoes rather than stylish.
That said, my favourite pair of boots and the boots that I get the most compliments on are a pair of Clarks. I do need a new pair of black heels so I stopped in. The store is quite large, actually larger than most of the regular Clarks stores with mens, children, and womens sections. There is also a small selection of leather handbags. There is a clearance section and the regular sale section... meaning lots of shoes! For as many shoes as they have, there are not that many places to sit to try on shoes and also not very many mirrors where you can see how un-stylish these shoes are. Some of the shoes are a really great deal, but some of them are still quite high priced. Didn't come in contact with any of the staff at any point so I don't know how service was. I have my eye on a pair of heels... I'll be back.
The Great Western Designer Outlet Village in Swindon is a good place to shop. There are lots of clothes and shoe shops there, of which the Clarks shoe shop is one. They sell their shoes cheaper than the main Clarks retailers and often have special offers like buy two get one free.
They have trained fitters. I always get my kids feet measured and like Clarks shoes because they are good quality and made of leather and likely to last even when they get scuffed in the school playground.
The shop, like the others in the Designer Outlet village is open until 8 most nights and so it is a good place to go if you want to buy shoes after work has finished.
Clarks shoes are quite expensie, probably because they are leather rather than a cheap alternative. I would say clarks is aimed more at either the older generation, or young children. They do not sell many fashionable shoes. They do however sell some fashionable bags, although not many. They're shoe fitting service is really good, especially for young children who are not really old enough to know if the shoes fit properly or not. I think clarks fits in quite well at the designer outlet village, as people who shop there expect to pay more than other high street places. I would reccomend clarks to older people, or familes with young children, but not fashionable people.
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