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Primark coming to Switzerland?

I have just read that Primark will be opening a store in Geneva soon. I'm not sure how soon is soon or how well it will work over here but may be useful for people looking for cheap clothes ( especially for kids).

I just wish it had been Marks and Spencer, I'm getting a tad cheesed off by my friends in Belgium getting all excited about the imminent opening of a new M&S store in Brussels.
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Old 11.03.2015, 11:13
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

Or 'Primani' as its known by some of its patrons.
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Old 11.03.2015, 11:19
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

I'm surprised that there isn't a Primark around Weil Am Rhein (German side), they would seriously be making money hand over fist.
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Old 11.03.2015, 11:34
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

Not a fan of Primark. yes cheap disposal clothing for children.

As an adult female of little interest, as the few occasions I have visited seems they cater for woman of maximum height 155/160cm

Though I seem to recall a few years back, buying tops for summer holidays and then leaving them behind deliberately
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Old 11.03.2015, 11:42
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

I have to say that I've never found anything for me there but I did used to buy clothes for our son.

They were cheap and as such said virtually disposable as Moggy said( which is handy if your boy likes climbing trees) and they were the first store to have the adjustable waist trousers for a reasonable price which were a godsend for our rather skinny son. The quality wasn't bad at all and a lot if the stuff wore considerable better than some of the more expensive brands.
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

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I have just read that Primark will be opening a store in Geneva soon. I'm not sure how soon is soon or how well it will work over here but may be useful for people looking for cheap clothes ( especially for kids).

I just wish it had been Marks and Spencer, I'm getting a tad cheesed off by my friends in Belgium getting all excited about the imminent opening of a new M&S store in Brussels.
Oh, goody. Their clothes for little girls are nice too, grand-daughters shooting up like weeds at the moment and they do seem to love new dresses every ten minutes!

M&S had an outlet in Geneva many moons ago, mostly ladies undies in Placette (Manor as it is now), then about five years ago they opened a clothing shop in the centre of the city.... lasted less than a year. Might have done better if it had been a food hall!
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

Primark is good if you are looking for cheap and disposable - basically kids' stuff. When I go there, I just go to the kids' section, and maybe home section (cheap bedding) I am not a fan of static cling!
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Old 11.03.2015, 12:57
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

M&S in Geneva was a disaster. I think i went in there once, and the clothes were all just hung up like in a charity shop.

Primark are ok for cheap t-shirts. But i find them a bit thin and see through, so wearing two at a time is advised!!
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... But i find them a bit thin and see through, so wearing two at a time is advised!!
You have too much class. In the chav town close to where we lived, thin and see through were in. Specially the thin tights, which were worn as jeans!
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You have too much class. In the chav town close to where we lived, thin and see through were in. Specially the thin tights, which were worn as jeans!
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

Never had a problem with primark clothes for my little one. Find them just as good washing up as next or M+S. They just seem to have an image issue!
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

Hannah's Auntie, now I won't be able to get this picture out of my head!
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Old 11.03.2015, 14:32
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You mean like this?
Is that the COOP in Basel?
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Old 11.03.2015, 14:34
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

Daughter is a great fan of Primark. Hope they dont 'Switzerland' the prices ..
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Old 11.03.2015, 14:37
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Closer inspection suggests that it is not coop, but publicity by coop - that too against a nonexistent (in CH) competitor.
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

IIRC Sports Direct will open up in Bern sometime in Spring.
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Old 11.03.2015, 15:36
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

I hope M&S go to the wall.

I just gave all my M&S work shirts and suits to the homeless and bought some Strellson instead, after M&S' disgraceful scaremongering tactics during the Scottish referendum.
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

I used to love Primark, or "primani" as we would call it. Cheap and disposable, I have bought so many things worn once or twice before cutting up and using as a duster.

Until a few years ago. I watched this interactive video about the source of the clothes. It would show all these horrific hardships in the sweatshops and after each module it would focus silently on someone working, with text at the side "in the time you have been watching this, [the western cheap clothes industry] has made $Billion" and the numbers were whizzing infront of my eyes, and beneath it "[name of featured sweatshop worker] has earned 0.07˘" and the number would be frozen it would go up by one increment every 45 seconds or something, all the while those billions of dollars were just racking up! It allowed you to sit watching that for as long as you wanted, when you had enough you clicked the next button and watched some more humbling videos!

Each module told a different story and each one made me feel like total shit! Not only were these people slaving away for my clothes literally all day every day but I was just throwing them away all the time!

I thought if I were going to shop there again, I should not treat it as so disposable... but, it really isn't very good quality and just doesn't keep very long, so I stopped shopping there

I wish I had the link, I just googled but I can't find it!


I prefer TK MAXX for cheap clothes, I haven't seen one in Zürich though
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Old 11.03.2015, 19:22
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

I must admit i was only in Primark once, on Princes Street in Edinburgh last summer.

I went through the wee vests and t shirts all colour coordinated like a bat out of hell. Picking choosing colours. Wonderful. 12 quid. great. Will do my summer. I still have some lurking somewhere.

Got them home, and my mum asked me - Primark, do i need to pick off the lables. No, mum they are ironed on.

My 12 quid of t-shirts were great.

The thing about bringing Primark to Switzerand is the quality. I think lidl will do better for the cheaper t shirts etc. which we only wear one Summer.

One thing in Primark, being in Scotland. I was looking for a Mac in a Bag. A waterproof coat. 5 pounds in Primark. 15.99 in Sainsbury's. Luckily it was sunny that summer. And they had more colourful choices in Primark than the usual boring Sainsbury's one.

Little cats with umbrellas - next year i shall buy that one.

I shall go back this year.

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Old 11.03.2015, 21:12
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

Primark in the UK sell lots of household items as well at very good prices - I bought some bathmats there ( the foam based soft ones) and they were about £3 each and wash beautifully.They sell duvets covers , kitchen items etc so not sure if they will be coming over to Switzerland.
One thing I noticed that is annoying is that their underwear/nightwear is in funny sizes.
You can get UK 10/12 14/16 18/20. If you are say a 12 the range of the 2 sizes for sale is huge - 10 -16 - one is too small the other too large!
Love M & S myself - yes, the one in Geneva in the early 90s was dire and the clothes oh so frumpy.
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