I was hesitant to review a Primark store mainly because everybody knows all about them and most stores are exactly the same however this particular branch in the city centre of Liverpool really stayed long in the memory for me. The reason that this place is so memorable is due to its sheer vastness which really is something to behold. There is floor after floor of bargain shopping and no matter what your opinion of Primark is there really is a bargain to be had for all here.
This place is always packed and can feel over crowded at times but if you bag a good deal then it is worth all the hassle most definitely. The staff here are okay too although the waiting times can be a little bit extortionate.
If you are in Liverpool city centre and don't mind a bit of a wait then check it out you might pick up a little treat for yourself.
It's a sad indicament of our times that this Primark is thriving whilst one of Liverpool's oldest department stores (Lewis) is preparing to close for good. Both shops occupy huge buildings in the city centre and sell a wide range of products from men, women and childrenswear to shoes, slippers, bedding, towels, vases and home decor. The main difference is, Lewis have always sold quality items at market value whilst Primark specialise in badly made products for rock bottom prices.
If you don't believe me, go into the store and actually try on some of their clothes. You'll soon see that their sizing differs from one garment to the next and that a lot of the products are badly made. I've had zips break and buttons snap off whilst trying things on and friends who've bought clothes from here have complained they've shrunk or gone shoddy in the wash.
In short, Primark is for fast fashion lovers that don't care where their clothes were made or how long they'll last.
I'm flabbergasted. This Primarni is so much better than any other I've ever delved into, I can't even think where to begin.
First of all, it's tidy. The Brunette and I came here on a Saturday, ordinarily the day of Hades for all Primarks, expecting bedlam, anticipating attack and stampede from pushchairs, resigning ourselves to the fate of sifting through a billion floor-discarded items. It was not so. Everything was put away. There were vast open spaces in which to walk. We found everything we'd come in for.
What on earth's up with that? It scared us!
It's a particularly great branch due to its size, its many floors and surprisingly, its staff who all seem to be from Liverpool. I always get a pang of guilt in the Manchester one because like most hotels in this country, our Primark seemed to have employed Eastern Europeans on the breadline. Not only were these staff local, they seemed... happy. Happy? Working in Primark? Now I've seen everything...
If you're put off by former Primark experiences make the effort and visit this one. I'd sooner jump on the train and come here for my tights and my Spanx-esque leggings than set foot in the Manchester branch. It's genuinely superb. The only complaint I have is that horrific mural made up of the word 'Primark' written about five billion times that you're witness to as you go up the escalators. The Brunette turned to me and said, 'Isn't that the most stressful wall you've ever seen in your life.'
Thanks for that, Brunette. Then again if this Primark concentrates all its potential stress and turmoil into that one wall, perhaps that's why the store itself is so pleasant. Impressive. Well, I'm not complaining!
Primark has an airport at the back of it. This is my theory as to why it's so busy at any time of day and also why you have to take off your belt and shoes before you go in. One thing I've yet to comprehend though is why, on Saturdays especially, there's a huge crowd of people waiting outside. I don't mean a queue. These people are waiting for friends who are shopping inside to come out. Are they mental? I know being dragged around shops is tortuous but waiting outside won't make them go any quicker will it?
The fact men statistically despise clothes shopping more than women means the menswear section is generally quieter and easier to traverse. Here you can pick up a few decent bits and bobs for prices that are a fraction of Liverpool's other more painfully fashionable places. However, to get to them means you have to move between racks upon racks of clothes that make you want to kneecap anybody who would find them appealing. You know those people you see on the street and hate for no reason? This is where they get everything they wear.
It's a gamble is what I'm saying, in the same way that Russian Roulette is a gamble.
Every time I walk into Primark, the store is packed with customers the majority of time which suggests its popularity. It does tend to attract a lot of students and for those who love a bargain, this is the place to shop.
Quality of clothing can be unpredictible but it all depends. If you're fortunate, you may find a garment to last you more than a few years.
The store itself is plentiful, serving 5 floors which has something to suit everybody. There is even a homeware section on the top tier.
Primark is a shop which you'll either love or hate, and I love it!
Beyond the affordability, the notion that their wares are actually pretty decent and the fresh claims that they endeavour to make their practices as ethical as is humanely possible, it's safe to say that without exception each and every Primark you'll ever visit will make you that little bit less thrilled to be alive.
They're all lit far too brightly, they're all overcrowded with exactly the sort of people who'll scowl at you as they push violently past - more often than not crippling your shin and ankle with a pram which has been lethally augmented Ben Hur style - loud, brash, untidy, drab, the stress, the horror, the horror.
Well, of all the Primark's I've ever had the displeasure of entering, by far is that as can be found in Liverpool the absolute pits. Everything you dislike about the Primark experience is somehow rendered that little bit worse here. Forgive me, but I think it has a lot to do with the accent. As resonant as it is of home, I find the scouse accent to be snappy and confrontational at the best of times. When coupled with the melee that is the Primark gauntlet, you feel like your very soul's being mugged.
I'm not the sort of person who shops in the usual high street stores but after hearing that Liverpool was getting its very own branch of Primark I thought I'd check it out.
The range of clothing here is as you'd expect from the high street. Nothing special or original, but when you go to Primark it doesn't really matter as the prices are so low you can get several items for the price of one mediocre item in one of the more "fashionable" stores on the high street.
This Primark store is MAHOOSIVE!! It is spread over 4 floors and stocks womenswear, shoes, cosmetics, luggage, toiletries, home wares, childrenswear, menswear, accessories and much much more.
Unless you go here at 9am the shop is always busy and crowded and it can feel like you have to keep moving rather than browse the store at your own pace.
The till queues are usually quite long but there are a lot of tills and the staff work hard to serve customers and move onto the next person.
In my opinion Primark is good for basics. I go here for inexpensive work clothes and I always find something. If you're looking for something to wear for a night out then beware, you will probably see someone else in the same outfit on your night out.
You'd be forgiven for thinking that once you've been to one Primark, you've been to them all. And, to an extent, you wouldn't be all that wrong. Strictly speaking, the Liverpool branch of Primark doesn't really deviate from the norm of pretty much every Primark you can find throughout the UK. It's big, it's cheap and it's filled with clothes - some of which are pretty, and some of which really aren't (jeggings, I'm looking at you here).
However, one thing this branch of Primark has in its favour is that it is HUGE. It encompasses three floors, all of which are filled to the brim with fancypants gear for gents, ladies and kids and some decidedly fancy pants (you can easily restock your knicker drawer here for less than a fiver). It's also relatively new, meaning that it's nice, relatively clean and remarkably shiny. Even the queues here appear to move at a fair pace - which is more than can be said for a few other branches I've been 'lucky' enough to visit in the past.
I do wish the staff here were slightly more knowledgeable and polite though. I went in today to pick up a few short sleeved t-shirts - not knowing where they were, I asked a staff member if they had any in stock. Their response was just a grunt and a shrug of the shoulders - seriously Primark, a mere No would have sufficed!
If you like it piled high and sold cheap, then Primark is the place for you. You won't find designer labels, but you might just find a bargain.
There are now a lot less scousers shopping in Manchester,as we have our very own Primark in Liverpool! A mecca for all those who love to grab a bargain, and endless opportunities to keep up with the latest fashions at rock bottom prices.
The Liverpool store is huge although still tends to be very busy, and has a messy sort of feel to it. The layout is not that great, requiring you to walk the full length of each floor to get to each escalator.
Wide range of clothes available, shopping certainly doesn't come cheaper than this!
Am i the only person in the country that doesn't like Primark?
The city centre one is always jam packed with people shoving each other out of the way.
Some areas look disorganized and more like a charity shop set out than a big clothes store.
The dresses are nice in Primark but a lot of the clothes are vile to look at. Cheap and nasty.
Good if you want fashion on a budget that will fall apart within a month of buying them.
I tried to go in to this primark one afternoon on my dinner break and got my ankles bashed by at least 6 buggies and almost wrestled to the floor by an orange teenager when I picked up the dress she had her massive eyelash enhanced eyes on! haha
I'm not ashamed to say, I'm a fan of Primarni, and the store in Liverpool is probably one of the biggest I've visited. If you're living on a budget and willing to spend the time battling the hoards of people and piles of clothes you can almost be guarenteed to find a bargain.
The Liverpool store is spread over about five floors, and placed conveniently in the middle of the city - not too far from the Liverpool One shopping centre. Unfortunately for me, I've only visited at peak times which is probably breaking the first rule of Primark - venture out first thing in the morning, and NEVER just before Christmas. The queues can be horrendous, as well as the crowds of people which swarm all over the shop.
On the plus side, if you dedicate the time, you can pick up some decent pieces here. The quality of the product won't match that of a high-end store, but when you've paid just a few pounds for an ok item of clothing, who cares? It wasn't made to last a life time or be passed onto grandchildren!
The Liverpool branch offers a huge range of products across the board, from childrenswear to home goods. The selection is second to none, and if you can fight your way through the shoppers and see past the cheapness, you might just be in for a treat!
Mindboggingly cheap, but it does come at a price.
About half of the things I bought there 3 months ago are already coming apart (even those I have only worn 2-3 times so far)
I love the Primark in Liverpool! I love Primark in general because of the cheap clothes that are up to date with the fashion and good quality. You really can find clothes for everyone. The Liverpool Primark is massive: four floors of it. It doesn't just sell clothes but homeware and toiletries as well. I got my coat in here for only £16.99 when similar styled ones were being sold at double the price in other shops!
Altough Primark stores are generally really big, i think this is the biggest i have ever been in! It is located right in the centre of the city with a brilliant range of clothes, shoes and accessories. The suits that they sell for men are really cheap, at less than £100 but what do you expect for less than that? The shoe range is ok but a lot of the shoes are a bit clumpy which do not go well with suits. They do sell a good range of pimsolls which have become popular with students in recent years. There are a lot of check outs, so you should not be waiting in line for too long. Also the staff are always really friendly.
If you want cheap clothes then this is the place to go. Ever since it opened you can't move in Liverpool without seeing someone with a primark bag. You can't complain about the price, especially for kid's clothes, you can buy them a whole wardrobe for £30 but if it's quality you're looking for then find somewhere else to go! It's always packed, and it's a massive store but the clothes seem to just be repeated all over the store, so you tend to feel like you're wandering around a jumble sale!
This store is enormous! My daughters favourite shop at home, so when we visited Liverpool for the weekend, she was delighted! There was so much stuff she couldn't believe her eyes. Big escalators up and down, it was so busy and hot As you would expect from Primark, some bargains, some tacky stuff, big queues. I was pleased there were loads of staff on duty as the queues went down quickly.
This is a massive primark which is quite good in my experience, quite affordable and generally good quality and value as Primark's generally are! Though with it being in the centre it often gets extremely busy especially on the sale days, i have seen queues to get in for the sales, not just small queue's either. Though once inside the sales generally are worth it so long as you've not been torn to shreds by people trying to get the first bargains
lf you like Primark, this store is big. My late partner was a big fan whereas l'm not. What l find off-putting is that they have countless amounts of the same item which gets a massive negative vote from me. You are much more likely to catch me across the street in T.K. Maxx. ln their favour though, Primark does know how to efficiently deal with big queues.
Even though primark created 800 jobs here in Liverpool and is great I suppose for the less well off communities to shop at, I do feel that their quality of goods is extremely poor. I recieved a purse as a gift from a friend that before even using had diamontes missing, shody stitching and the zipper was broken! Great if you are into 'really' disposable fashion, but as I am not, you will never see me in there!
hufe store got lost in there loads of clothes and everything got bags for £3.OO boss !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Every time I see people coming out of Primark with huge bags in both hands not being able to walk even, I wish to do exactly like them. I just couldn't do it. I'm not trying to say here that I'm too proud to buy from Primark, but, for me, not everything can be bought from this shop.
"Primark is a retail group in the value sector and operates a total of 181 stores in Ireland (where it trades under the Penneys brand), Spain and the UK. Primark employs in excess of 25,000 people." They claim to offer competitive prices and mainstream market product quality, and they attribute their success partly to the high street locations of their stores.
Their motto is "Look Good Pay Less" for they say they offer the best value and they target "young, fashion-conscious under 35's" offering them the best quality at the best prices. Primark is a member of the ethical trading initiative, and they were awarded 'Town Centre Retailer of the Year' , 'UK Retailer of the Year' , 'Best Value' , 'Best Budget' and 'Best Overall High Street Shop' Awards in 2008 alone.
The other day I needed socks and so I went directly to Primark. I visited TK Maxx previously and looked for socks there. The quality was really good and the price was somewhere between £2 to £5 for the 3 pair pack. In Primark, I found a pack of reduced white cotton Primark Essential socks that contains ten pairs (six sports socks and four trainer socks) for £2. The original price for this pack was £5, which is also a bargain. But what about quality?
This is not the first time I buy socks from Primark; I bought several packs of cotton socks (five pairs for £2). I cannot say that it's a terrific quality; it is average or even below average, but it does last long enough for socks. Who wants to keep their socks forever? I'm sure the ones in TK Maxx are much better, but I buy new socks every couple of months anyway.
I bought several cotton and wool tops from Primark as well; the price can be as low as £1.50 for cotton sleeveless tops to £8 or £10. All the tops I bought were what I call normal; mostly casual and one colour only. This is what you find in Primark in most cases, so don't expect to find something very stylish or fashionable. There is an attempt at making new and different styles, but you have to be careful for sometimes they end up being showy and vulgar.
The reason why I could not buy so many things from Primark is that, for me, certain things shouldn't be bought from this shop. For example, although they are cheap (£8-£12) denim trousers don't look good in Primark. Moreover, I don't think I will ever buy shoes from there, although the slipper boots look nice. Buying the cheap foldable umbrellas is not an option for me at all; I never trust them.
Still, everything is available in Primark: clothes for men, women and children, shoes, accessories, homeware and even some makeup. Large bags are provided so that you carry your stuff around till you reach the fitting rooms. Normally, there's a queue to the fitting rooms which are generally spacious, and you can take eight items with you at a time.
When it is not very crowded, you see girls sitting in the fitting rooms just making phone calls. When it is crowded in the shop, things become noisy and crazy. As you try to find your way in the huge shop, you see members of staff rearranging the clothes which the customers throw all over all the time. They seem to be nice and helpful, yet the cashiers appear to be somewhat stressed probably because the number of buyers is incredible.
The queue to the cashiers is long especially in the morning. Fortunately, when you finally make it to the cashier, you don't have to pay for the carrier bags you get. You are given plastic bags of various sizes or nice, large paper bags depending on what you buy, for free.
Is it recommended? I don't think that it's just for students as some people think; this shop is for any of you if you cannot afford to buy from the more expensive stores at a certain time of your life, or even if your finances are good but you don't want to spend much money for a certain item like socks or travel clothes, etc. Finding your way in the huge store can be a little difficult, and finding the right item is not easy. In every five items you consider, you might end up buying one or none. If you are lucky enough to find items that suit you, you will end up buying three items for the price of one item from Next for example. And, let's admit it, finding bargains feels good. If you are tempted by this experience and want to find where the closest Primark store is to you, please visit: primark.co.uk/locator1.s… .
Summary: Not everything can be bought from Primark
This is a huge storeI got lost in this store! There is a massive range of clothes for everyone at fantastic prices. The cues can get ridiculously long and so you are waiting a while to try things on (esp ladies waiting for the fitting room) and then cueing again to pay for your purchases. But if a place had good quality clothes at such low prices you would expect it to be popular!
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