Style,  Wardrobe

Supermarket Clothes

Supermarkets are now very popular places to buy clothes – particularly children’s clothes. They are much cheaper than many stores and, as children grow out of their clothes fairly quickly, it’s not too much of an extravagance to buy clothes from supermarkets. But what about clothes for adults? I have to confess that I have bought quite a few items of clothing from my nearest Sainsbury’s. Some of the items have been good buys and some not so good.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself when buying clothes from a supermarket:

  • Does the colour suit me?
  • Will it go with at least 3 other items in my wardrobe?
  • What is the fabric of the garment like? I tend to go for cotton, cotton mix or clothes that contain some wool or other natural fibres. Recycled materials are fine too.
  • Does the garment look cheap? If the pattern is too busy or the fabric too floppy or flimsy, you most likely won’t wear it much.
  • How well made is the garment? If there are threads hanging off it, buttons loose and seams not straight then don’t buy it.
Check the quality of the fabric before you buy clothes in a supermarket

A few more pointers:

  • Buy leather shoes, boots or belts rather than synthetic if you can.
  • Try clothes on before you buy if you are able to.
  • The biggest test of how good the garment is, is repeated laundering. If it stands up to that over a year then it’s of reasonable quality. Obviously, you won’t know that until after you’ve bought it!

However, given the above criteria, I personally feel there’s nothing wrong with buying clothes from a supermarket. The quality of clothes has certainly improved over the last few years and supermarkets are good if you are on a tight budget. You also don’t need to just shop in the store as you can buy online too.

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