Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Marks & Spencers: New Collection 2011 Review

For once I saw that Marks & Spencers was without a 70% sale notice! I don't know what's wrong with this brand but in the last couple of years I have always seen the stores empty even during heavy sale. Since I was always told that this was a super premium I avoided entering the store during my college days. But when I finally entered one, I wasn't too impressed I must say. Everything was expensive but very ordinary.

But the Summer Collection for 2011 seems to be different and worth a mention! Here's my review.

Casual Tops: 
They have some summer prints and some plane ones, but the style remains old - round neck, fluffy sleeves. No novelty factor.

Casual Bottoms:
They have a pretty good variety here! You will find shorts, linen capris, denim capris, cotton trousers and capris; many shades and styles, perfect for summer.
Price Range: Rs 895-Rs 1495. Pretty reasonable.

Formal Tops:
Usual stuff, nothing out of this world.

Formal Bottoms:
Don't know if M&S focusses more the lowers, because they have some nice stuff here as well. 
Different fits for trousers, some skirts too.
Price Range: Rs 995-Rs 1895. Not bad.

Overall rating: 3/5: Nothing out of the world, but no harm checking out once!
1: Don't waste your time 
2: Okay! Could find something if you're lucky
3: Certainly worth taking a look
4: Pretty good, must check out
5: Fabulous, Don't wait!

Also, they had some clutches (shown here) for Rs 500. That I think is pretty cool.

Here are some pictures from their new collection.

Casual Tops

Casual Bottoms

Formal Bottoms


Tanveer Parmar said...

I feel M&S are better known for their inner wear than outer wear.. it is a nice brand - a lil blah tho :D

Scarlett O'Hara said...

Expensive but ordinary - I totally agree with you! They have some nice things but it just does not seem worth it!

Hungover on Fashion said...

@Tanveer: Yes I agree with you that it's more known for their innerwear. But since I was visiting the store from more of a blog review point of view, i focussed on the outer :)
Infact I like some of their fragrances too.

@Scarlette: Agreed! Some body products are nice though..

efeNes said...

clutches look so nice!

Ik said...

You know, I feel like minority here.. but I really like M&S.. it is definitely *expensive but ordinary* as you put it.. but thats when the sales play the main role.. :)

PeachesandBlush said...

I like the clutches...but the thing is they never update their styles..iv been seeing the same things for hundred years!!

ClassyandFabulous said...

yeah i agree with IK. u get plain stuff u know thw basics like a black top or whatever. Plus u cant beat their lingerie section