What is new look?
New look is a clothing shop specialising in modern fashions for many ages.
What ages can shop there?
They have a range called 915 which specialises in clothes for the younger age so from around 9 to 15 ironically. The rest of the range targets older teenagers and adults. My sister of nearly 18, me of age 23 and my mom of age in her forties (she would kill me if I put her actual age as she reads my reviews) all shop there so you can find a vast range of styles to suit all.
The clothes vary depending upon the time of year and what is in fashion at the time. They sell all sorts of clothes so jeans, trousers, suits, t-shirts, shawls and jumpers. The clothes come in small sizes for the 915 age but in the new look range they go from size 8 up to size 18. The clothes are generally very good quality and all of the new look clothes I buy wash very well and last for years (that is unless your mom dyes all of your white tops pink due to a very small red sock that snuck its way into the white wash).
Most of the clothes that you will buy there can be put straight into the washing machine but there will be a few that will be dry clean only or hand wash so it is worth having a look at the label. Also it is worth watching out for crinkly looking tops as when you buy them from new look you will have to dry them a certain way such as twisting the top to keep the shape. There are quite a few tops like this in there at the moment.
In the summer, they will also sell bikinis and they do a great range of bikini sets but also mix and match sets.
You can find many accessories and the range available is usually good in any size store you visit. The jewellery is very reasonably priced and on Saturday I picked up a long beaded necklace for £5 and earrings for £3. Also the shoes in new look are fabulous and again at a great price. For sandals in the summer you can expect to pay around £15 - £25 and boots are around the £35 - £60 mark depending on if you are bothered about having leather. The shoe range is very colourful so you can usually find some mad colour shoes. Last year I got a pair of red stiletto type shoes which look a bit crazy but teamed with the right outfit and they look great. Handbags and purses are another great accessory you can buy from new look. Again the colours and styles vary from being very conservative black to mad pink and some even have cute prints on such as the one my sister bought with a Labrador puppy print on the front. Purses are reasonably priced and vary between being plain and having little features and pictures on the front. You can usually pick one up for about £4.
Lingerie and nightwear.
New look bras and knickers are great. Now I am a big lingerie fan and here at new look they cater for when you want to look casual, sporty, smart and sexy. The prices are great and they do a great range of sizes and colours. You can usually pick up a bra for £12 and knickers for £3. The nightwear is equally appealing and I am a big fan of pyjamas (yes I know it is sad but I just love my bed) so I rarely leave without picking up some for around £10. The nightwear is really cute and I love buying printed patterns.
The current range:
At the moment in new look stores the range has gone all cosy ready for Autumn and Winter. The fashions include the colour plum which I love and also a lot of shawls and layered clothes which I also love. You can still find a good range of t-shirts though if you are lucky enough to live somewhere that is hot (not for us in Birmingham though I have already started wearing my leg warmers). The jeans are great at the moment as in new look they label them very well so you can make a choice. They sell jeans that are high waist but also low rise and to me this is useful. I wear the low rise jeans and it annoys me when I go into shops and they are not clearly labelled so I try them on and then I can pull them up to my chin so I find stating that they are low rise extremely useful. They also state whether they are straight cut or boot leg and also what inch the leg is so you should be able to find the perfect pair of jeans.
The skirts are another thing I am in love with this season. For about 2 years now I have wanted a wintery skirt in brown that is long so I can wear my long boots with it. On Saturday I walked into new look and there it was my skirt for £25. It is gorgeous and I can't wait till tonight where I am going out for a meal so I can wear it.
Also in the larger new look stores they have some great business dress and I am going to pop down after work to see how much everything is and I will keep you posted. The one we went to on Saturday was only a small store but the ones in Birmingham are huge.
At the moment you will be able to buy some gorgeous boots in new look and the colour rage this season is brown. The accessories you can buy include big handbags and beaded
New look has to be my favourite shop, it has a great range of clothes, which are available in larger sizes too. There is also the good old 10% student discount, which you can get after showing valid student ID, its just a shame you can't get it on sale items. The shoe and dress range is fabulous, you are bound to like 1 or 10 items when you go in! The shop is spacious and the staff are very friendly, you will get service with a smile. 10/10 from me!
New Look generally offers good value clothing, but their sizes never seem to fit me. Childrens sizes are always too small for me, and adult size 8 clothes are always too big. But, this is the case for most shops, not just new look.
I always ensure i try clothes on in the fitting rooms before i buy, to avoid the hassle of returning items. Fitting rooms are always available and clean/tidy. However, i did pick up a few belts, shoes, purses and handbags in the christmas and summer sales. With my student discount, i got great bargains!!!
Staff are always helpful and items are always arranged neatly, however it can get a bit cramped as the store is not very big.
Overall a great value shop with good quality accessories.
This is a very spacious store, you can access it from the bullring or the back of the market. It has 2 floors, there are escalitors to get you up there! May not be suitable for disabled and pushchairs. There is a lot of variety to choose from, they also sell very nice shoes! The prices are very reasonable and the staff are happy to help, so overall a nice shopping experience.
The clothes sizing is a bit hit and miss. however they do a great range of fashionable and affordable shoes and boots and this branch in particular has quite a large shoe department.
The staff are also a bit hit and miss as some of them are not as helpful as they could be.
woooo neww look iz lyk ma favorate shooop they av goh beautiful range of clothes 4 men women, and children and i most say der shoez r lykee soo gawjuz
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