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10 Best Fashion Shops In Southampton

10 Best Fashion Shops In Southampton

Please use as feature imageRight in the bottom corner of the country is the county of East Sussex. Home of the Battle of Hastings, our many castles and stony beaches. If you grew up in East Sussex, here are some things you would know if you lived here.We’re known for our beachesMost of the beaches at East Sussex are easy and quick to get to but these usually consist of pebble beaches which are extremely uncomfortable to sit on. This is usually the main attraction to people on the summer which is usually packed with people on hot sunny days.And our piersWe are renown for having a few piers such as the one of Brighton. Of course, we used to have the one in Hastings…before it was burnt down. But of course, we have many more we can go to.Bonfires are a huge eventSussex is extremely renowned for its bonfires and parades. These usually comes with parades and firework shows which happen across East Sussex in October and November. Each town does it slightly differently, but all consist of great parades and fireworks.You always loved going to the arcadesThere are many amusement parks and arcades across East Sussex. Although we know how likely we are to win at these games, you can’t help but waste your money just to get one of the fluffy toys. Either that or we try to work together with our friends to get as many tickets as possible, then have to decide whether to cash in the tickets separately or combine them for a bigger price. Or wasting all your 2p machines where you spend your spare chance, and so much more, just to get one of the key chains.The Battle of Hastings was always the one piece of history you always rememberedThe most famous piece of history about us is the Battle of Hastings, which is bombarded into our history lessons when we get the chance. Not to mention an all-day field trip of the battle grounds themselves.You bragged about how it’s the home of ChoccywoccydoodahIf you ever watched this show, you would know that its home is right here in East Sussex. There is another shop in London but of course, its main home is right here. Chocolate cakes and everything chocolate sculpted into anything and everything.The majority of the population consisted of elderly individualsIn many of its small towns like Bexhill and Little Common it’s the place many people retire to. Full of scenic places and cafes, its great to retire but it means that you see more of them more than any other age group. So, when you move out of East Sussex, you find it weird when you see more younger people around.Brighton is the first thing outsiders will mentionIt’s a large city and when you mention to anyone outside of East Sussex that you’re from East Sussex, the first thing they’ll mention is Brighton. Of course, you can say which town you’re from but not a lot of people would really know where that is.You travelled to cities to hang outIf you lived in a village or town, you always went to a city to hang out with friends. In the south of east Sussex, everyone always wanted to go to Hastings or Eastbourne. They’re both bigger towns but with the large amount of music gigs, Hastings was always preferred by many.You were limited for choice for universitiesThere was either Brighton University or the University of Sussex but that was the only options unless you wanted to specialise in animal management or music. Regardless, if you did want to go in Sussex, Brighton is the main city with universities in them.Not a lot of celebrities come from or live hereAlthough there isn’t many celebrities that come here, we did have a few that lived here. For a while, Eddie Izzard lived in Bexhill. During this time, Bexhill college named their new theatre after him. That and, both Brighton and Eastbourne were the centre locations for Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging, but as for celebrities, it isn’t really the place you see them, unless they’re on holiday and visiting of course.Have anything else to add about East Sussex, comment below.

A lot of factors go into creating the perfect look and the places to purchase these looks. Styles. Wearability. Price. We’ve all wandered around town, searching for a place to best spend that loan money we know we should probably save for food. But food doesn’t make you look like you have Beyonce’s butt in the right lighting scenario so who cares? Here are a list of the best shops in Southampton where you’re likely to find your favourite new looks for Autumn and Winter.

1. New Look

Located in the West Quays, lies a high street favourite which is never low on style and trends. While New Look may be a regular staple in most of our shopping experiences, they always have great fall selections and their prices are mild enough that our debit cards won’t be too overwhelmed.


2. T.K Maxx

T.K Maxx which is part of the range of shops which line the high street, is not always the easiest place to go shopping. The clothing racks sometimes make car boot sales look more organized but through the hangers of erratic sizing are some real gems. The idea of T.K Maxx is that you are getting the designer look for a lot less.

If you can stomach finding piece after piece that is not your size and resigning yourself to the knowledge it is most definitely the only one of it’s kind and if your eyes don’t ache after rolling at some of the less than great discoveries . . . you might just make it to clothing that is not just gorgeous but your size and somehow costs under £20. Isn’t that worth suffering for?

3. Lillies

Tucked inside The Marlands is one of Southampton’s nicest fashion shops. While it is not a big name high street brand like some on this list, it still has gorgeous clothes for great prices! I was instantly grabbed by their new line which sports gorgeous deep mustard yellows on much of its range and comes in at more than comfortable pricing with most clothes not surpassing prices from places like New look or Topshop. It’s definitely one of the best and more than worth paying a visit too. especially since they’re having a sale now!


4. Blue Inc

Blue Inc, located on the lower floor of The Marlands, the store has a great selection of affordable fashion for both sexes which is both fashionable. Their items are unique and cute, proving that low price (some tops start at £5) doesn’t mean sacrificing style.

5. Primark

While we all joke about Primark being bottom of the barrel, they have some cute stuff and as long as you don’t buy anything which needs to be really durable (like shoes) from there, most of the stuff has pretty good longevity. It’s a great place to go for trends when you may not be able to afford those same styles in higher priced high street chains. Seriously go in there, there’s so many great outfit pieces. Primark is one of the shops in Southampton that is popular beyond belief.


6. H & M

H&M is one of the more affordable high street bands with a lot of stuff staying under the £20 mark that makes it easier to justify purchase. I find it impossible to not find something gorgeous when walking in. The store also supplies a range of looks and styles so you have something to wear if you just want to look plain adorable and something to wear if you want to look like the work bitch you were born to be. Or a cross between the two. H & M will always be one of the shops in Southampton that is busy! There will always be something cute in there.


7. Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters is definitely not on the budget friendly side of shopping but their pieces are simplistic yet sophisticated and fashionable. If you happen to have the extra income or just enough cash for some cute singular items, then it’s definitely a great fashion shop to drop in on. Urban Outfitters has always been one of the popular shops in Southampton – let alone the world.

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8. Beatnik Emporium

Beatnik Emporium is a broke hipster’s paradise. Or just the sanctuary for everyone who loves vintage fashion. The store is small, but they pack a lot in there. There’s always at least five things that make you want to die because they are so beautiful and unique. Before you know it, you’ve convinced yourself a pearl encrusted denim jacket is what you’ve been waiting for you’re whole life, damn it.

The price’s are as low as £7 for a skirt and starting at £5 for some t-shirts. You can also get gorgeous thick fur coats for under £40. So if you want to just look extra as hell and  amazing while doing it, you know where to splash your cash.


9. Topshop

Topshop while storing lovely clothes, can also be on the pricier side of high street fashion. But for a few key clothing pieces it’s definitely worth the extra money.

10. Yours

This store, housed in The Marlands specifically for plus size women. Sadly, high street stores don’t always do well for women who are larger dress sizes, especially those whose size is higher than a size 16. Most high street stores use the same template for larger clothing as they do for smaller sizes which is a disservice to larger women. It’s also hard to get an idea of how an item will look on you when the mannequins are all size 6’s. YOURS changes that, making clothes suited to clothes for women with larger bodies and the clothes are cute as hell. The pricing comes in mid range with tops ranging from 17-19 pounds. Definitely the best fashion shop to visit if you’re into a shopping experience that is more inclusive and accommodating for bigger bodies.


Have you visited some of these shops in Southampton? What do you think of their Autumn looks? Are there any you think are missing? Let us know in the comments.
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