Originally Posted by Holdfast
I was in Topshop last week. The quality was appalling. I could see loose threads waiting to unravel, collars that looked as if an elephant had sat on them, etc, etc. Excreble. Really. Maybe I caught them on a bad day. All I wanted was a nice slim-fit lightweight cardigan for a good price and I couldn't even find that. The only one in a natural fibre that they had was a solid black and the nicer stripey ones were acrylic which I hate because of the static.
I was last in H&M about 4 or so months ago and was actually pleasantly surprised at the improvement. Still poor quality and disposable fashion rather than clothing to keep for more than a year or two but much better than what I saw last week in Topshop.
Anyway, just my opinion.
Come to think of it, you might be right about that. One of my shirts was coming undone at a seam because it was sewn so close to the edge, I had to restitch it and use some super glue to make it so that it wouldn't fray anymore. All in all though, I wore that shirt and another one all summer without any problems and got nothing but compliments on it. They were only 14 pounds each I think so no big loss.
I did buy a cool powder suit from there that cost me about 130 quid. Compared to a nice suit on the rack, it looks like crap, but when I put it on it looks much nicer. I would say the quality on the suit is a little worse than Banana Republic suits, but the price is also less, so it is probably about the same for the money. The interesting cut is what made me buy it though.
But if you want something to last, dont buy from Topshop or H&M.