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So the other day I nipped into town on the hunt for some new jeans. To me there was just one place I needed to go and that was Primark. I get all my jeans from there and have done for so long but for some reason something came over me yesterday as I walked by a Next Outlet store and I thought….
‘hang on a minute if I keep on having to buy new jeans, surely the jeans I’m buying aren’t really any good’?
So, I left the Next Outlet with the cutest pair of jeans I have owned for a long time…. a steal at just £10!
Ok so I did nip in to Primark and bagged myself some red tagged £3 jeans (ain’t nobody got time to complain about them!) but it really got me thinking.
I go through jeans like theres no tomorrow – especially the elastic waisted ones because I honestly live in them! They are so comfortable AND I can eat what I want when wearing them! What with the lack of buttons or zips(!) BUT the last couple of pairs I’ve had from Primark they’ve actually ripped on the inside leg. Granted the grey pair I’m specifically referring too that it happened to only last week was probably because I was on the floor in some very awkward positions painting skirting boards. But still they keep ripping in the same place!?
I don’t mind so much when they have red tags on them. Unless I’m after something specific and in need of it there and then then the things I buy from Primark always seem to be red tagged to be fair. But never jeans they are always full price ranging anywhere from £10-15 each.
My £10 bargain @nextofficial #outlet jeans…. usually I would go to @primark and pay at least that but I think I may‘be found my new favourite shop … xouldn’t resist these👖my jeans usually have rips in them but they tend to be from me crawling around on the floor (with the kids and dogs!) so I’m feeling pretty rad in these 🤣
The trousers I chose from the Next Outlet were just £10 down from £35. Surely they are good jeans if they were originally 35 smackers right?? In addition to the jeans I too picked up some nice going out beige wide legged trousers too for just …. wait for it…. £2 …. yes 2GBPs !!!
Will I go back to Primark?
I really don’t think i’m going to bother with Primark anymore. I dread to think how many pairs of jeans I’ve gone through in the past year. And how much I’ve spent!
I’ve mentioned before that being frugal doesn’t necessarily mean saving money it means spending your money wisely. It’s very easy to get caught up in ‘bargain hunting’ & buying the cheapest version possible to ‘save money’ but buying cheap could result in you actually paying for it AGAIN in the not so distance future.
Some would say ‘it’s only a pair of jeans… not like it’s your car’ but if you think about how many pairs of jeans I’ve gone through in the last few years?!
I probably could’ve bought a bloody car for that (ok maybe not but you get my point!) ….. quality over quantity people !!
Thanks for reading,