photo by Tegan
This weekend saw the opening of the Buchanan Quarter and amongst newer, shinier versions of my staple favs there is the giant Forever 21. What’s almost most exciting about this store opening is the choice to bring such a huge store to Glasgow.
Judging from reactions on Twitter and Facebook last week when I posted a couple of shots from the opening night, you guys are excited. And rightly so, this isn’t just a shop you pop into, it’s a destination. Spread over 3 floors, it’s vast and if you’re a fan of bargain fashion you’ll be in heaven – plenty of basics and jeans (not bad fitting either, I tried some yesterday) and a tonne of ‘fashion’ pieces. It’s not exactly directional but it does fit with Glasgow style (although maybe a little shy on warm pieces fit for our current spring climate) and really cleverly merchandised. All the jeans are hanging cuffed which pleased me and mannequins are dressed with layers and nice styling details. It looks good and that makes it a nice store to shop in.
My top picks are the jeans (around the £20 mark), the jewels in the sweetie shop accessory lounge and the real suede, fringed jacket nestling in the centre of the ground floor with a price tag of under 50 bucks. Get in quick…
photo by Jonathon Pryce
P.S. In an attempt to be… erm 21 (not fooling anyone) and apparantly Texan, I donned all the plaid I owned.