On Monday I told you I put up with a 1 hour train ride only to go shopping. Crazy much? I mean I live in Düsseldorf which is said to be one of Germany's fashion cities and I just have to take the tube to the old town to reach all sorts of different shops.
BUT: we don't have Primark here. So I headed over to Gelsenkirchen to visit the first Primark store in our part of Germany here.
It's huge, it's very tidy and it's so cheap. I got so much more stuff than I had gotten at H&M or Zara or Mango for my money! Okay, I admit the clothing mostly doesn't fit me resp. looks awkward on me because it's either too big or too small (why don't they put more spandex in their fabrics?), but I really fell in love with their accessories.
♥ jacket: vero moda ♥ bag: vintage ♥ cardi: gina tricot ♥ shirt & jeans: ♥ belt: topshop via ebay ♥ boots: vintage ♥ hat: accessorize ♥
They offer so many different bags and almost all of them are totally cute! All the lovely prints and colours, I really had a kind of sensory overload. And the scarves and jewelry are so adorable! Kitschy, girly, cute and no piece costs more than 5€. How amazing is that? A big plus was that they still had a sale section so everything there was even cheaper, almost for free. Where else can you get pyjamas for 3€?!
♥ necklace: h&m ♥
Fortunately I had chosen a comfortable casual outfit for this little shopping trip! Actually I had only thought of the train ride and how uncomfortable crowded trains can be and that I needed to wear a loose shirt, a warm cardi (it's cold here, it even started snowing again, yay!) and some jeans. I was even happier about my outfit when I realized how tiresome it was to drag around the huge filled shopping bag in this superheated store ;)
But it was totally worth it because I found so many bargains:
sunglasses: 3€ each, cherry top: 7€
fake suede bag: 9€, cosmetic bag & sunglasses purse: 2€
socks: 1,50€, pyjamas: 3€ (!!!)
belts: none of them more than 3€, floral pants: 5€
What a bargain paradise, seriously. I really want to go there again when their summer collection arrives because I can't wait to see more of all the lovely floral patterns. Maybe I can even lose a few pounds until next time so that I won't be kind of stuck between two sizes anymore. We'll see.
That leads me to the next big plan: after I spent so much money in the sale the last two weeks I've made an important decision. I have a full closet now because of the many nice bargains I found, so it's time to have a shopping break - that's the most reasonable conclusion to me. I own enough clothing now, it's time to prioritize other purchasings.
I have a list of things that I need more than clothing in the back of my head and it's time to mark off some of the points, like for example a new desk chair, a dresser for the bedroom, going to the hairdresser, the Berlin trip next week...
I officially promise to not buy clothing and accessories anymore until March the 6th (because I'll go to a fleamarket that day). The only thing excluded from this shopping ban is a pair of boots that I have on my Ebay watch list and that I'll buy if it doesn't cost more than 10€. Haha, I'm an addict I know... ;)
Have a wonderful day!
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