Gap, Zara and Top Shop. Do they complete your fashion shopping experience?

Nikki ParkinsonLife 13 Comments

Not so long ago I remember sending my brother a very long wishlist of clothes that I wanted purchased from Gap on a trip to the US. Mainly kids’ stuff. And I remember being insanely jealous hearing of friends’ shopping hauls at Zara and Top Shop during European trips.

The attraction at the time was partly a case of lusting after that which I could not get my hands on. Partly about knowing exactly what was missing from the Australian fashion retail scene.

With Zara opening in Sydney and Melbourne earlier this year; Gap arriving last year and Top Shop due to open next month in Melbourne, I wondered to myself (as I’m wont to do … about the big things in life!) does this accessibility take away from the allure of the purchase?

This sign alone worked to create a buzz around Zara opening in Sydney. Photo: Nikki Parkinson

This sign alone worked to create a buzz around Zara opening in Sydney. Photo: Nikki Parkinson

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  1. I spent years in the UK and went into Zara and Top Shop and very rarely would I buy anything in them. Their sizing is small and I am broad, and I could never see what all the fuss was about.

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  2. Crowded messy stores are a nightmare! It would be like buying your clothes at Spotlight or Bunnings. I haven’t seen any photos yet that makes me want to venture in there – boring colours & styles. Very ordinary. Maybe I’m missing something but there are nicer places to part with your hard earned cash.

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  3. I actually still prefer shopping at the overseas stores. Melbourne is close to it but not quiet the same. Zara in Hong Kong, Paris, Bareclona, and NY have this fabulous buzz, the choice in clothing is more extensive and cheaper than here. I understand shipping costs etc are added to our imports but thats what makes it better to purchase O/S – more bang for your buck.

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  4. Totally know what you are talking about! BUT I have been to Zara Australia 3 times now and I have to say that the more I go, the more I love it!! Although living in Brisbane, the allure is technically still there because the accessibility is not…..

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