What would the high street be without Primark? I can answer that for you - slightly less affordable. Okay, so that's not exactly the revelation of the century but the fact remains Primark drives down the average price of your capsule high street wardrobe.
Unfortunately, the thing about shopping in Primark means having to actually go into an actual Primark, an experience that I, myself, do not revel in one little bit. BUT now, thanks to the lovely people at Asos you can buy Primarni garb on the internet. Yes! *Fist pumps*.
When discussing this news with friends and colleagues many have questioned, "Yeah, but would you really buy anything from Primark online?". Um, yes! What's with all the negativity? The only reason I don't own more bags, shoes, t-shirts, knickers etc., from Primark is that I cannot face venturing into the place more than once every three months.
My local Primark is mah-ussive and stocks everything a girl could want, but the floor is strewn with pants and weird tops no one wants and the checkout line is always a mile long. I challenge you to find anything worse than the feeling you get when joining a painfully lengthy queue just to purchase a £4 three-pack of tights. It's enough to make your head explode.
"But, how can you buy Primark without trying it on? Aren't you worried it will look cheap?" I hear you ask, and to that I say... When was the last time you tried something on in Primark?
If you've ever tried anything on in Primark then, I'm sorry, you're a total weirdo. I am of the mindset that if you want it, you buy it and worry about what it looks like later. I mean, even if that puffball skirt makes you resemble a lampshade don't worry about it because *shouts* IT WAS £2!
Okay, I know that's not the best attitude to adopt but in all honesty I would never buy a puffball skirt so it's okay. And on the cheap remark, of course it will look cheap. It was cheap. But teamed with these over-priced shoes and this Zara jacket no one will notice.
The thing you've gotta remember when shopping for Primarni online - and in shopping for Primarni in an actual, physical, real life Primark shop - is as long as you stick to what you know it will all come good in the end.
For example, you can never go wrong with a Primark t-shirt. I buy these in abundance and will certainly be stock-piling via Asos as soon as a few take my fancy. And d'you know what else these guys do really well? Socks.
Unfortunately, Primark socks aren't currently available to buy online, but considering the amount of baskets I've seen piled high with 'em while queueing up in the Oxford Street branch, I can't imagine Asos won't snap up the chance to include them too... The same goes for pyjamas... and french knickers (how's that for a weird insight into my shopping habits?).
So c'mon, try and deny that you won't be shopping Primark online? Even if you've never bought a single item from the shop before (stop lying) I would definitely recommend trying the internet experience. And I envy you - may you never know the horror of an actual Primark store...