I was so excited to hear that Yours Clothing would be opening up a store on my doorstep. They have been opening new shops all over the country over the last few months which is an amazing step for plus size fashion. To hear they would be opening a store in the Bullring in Birmingham was just awesome. I know I already have a store a stone throw away at The Merry Hill centre but I shop in Birmingham more. Plus with the decreasing Inspire section in new look and a hidden Evans for the second biggest city we needed a new plus size fashion shop.
If you were lucky enough to make it first thing to the opening the first 50 people through the door were treated to a goodie bag! One super lucky person would find a £50 voucher in their bag. Sadly I had to work so went down to check it out on another day. If you haven't got a store by you yet sign up to the newsletter to keep updated so you can go to an opening and get your hands on a goodie bag. I love Yours Clothing already and always keep my eye on the website. I have been to the Merry Hill store before where I picked up an awesome pleather skater skirt and a really cute belt that I wear to death.
The shop is packed with choice! Although it looks tiny from the outside it is a magical fashion tardis. The layout is really open plan and there were a reasonable amount of people there in my visit but none of the awkward bumping into each other that you can get in some places. Even though there seemed to be never ending choice the store didn't feel cramped and cluttered. I really dig that the store is windowless and you can get up close to the mannequins for a good look if you want to. It makes you just want to walk in. The displays are beautifully put together and there are lots of cute body positive quotes on the walls to help you feel empowered and happy because lets face it shopping can be stressful especially when you just can't find that dress you need!
As I am always working Internet shopping on the go can be really good for me, but now I have no excuse with this store on the way to work. I have actually been looking for some work clothes as I have some really important meetings coming up with the relaunch of our youth media and social action company. Online I didn't even take a second look at these items but in store they won my heart. I love how fresh and easy to wear they look but another bonus to not being online is you can feel how fantastic the quality of the clothes is. I will be popping back to try these on come payday as I seem to avoid shirts online because it is a nightmare getting the sizing right. These two were definitely my pick of the day.
A reasonable sized shoe section packed with tempting wide calf boots and just look at those leopard print ankle boots. I am convincing myself that with a chunky heel like that they are very wearable. If you read on a regular you will know I have a slight addiction to leopard print. There were some beautiful black knee high boots as well which will be great for winter. Again I never buy shoes offline because sometimes I am a 6 sometimes a 7 annoyingly depending on the shoe.
There is a massive range in the store and something for all ages, sizes 14-36 and if you fall in love with something but they are out of your size they will get it in for you! The staff are so friendly. I always find the customer service in yours is amazing, they are really helpful and you feel from like you are having a chat with your friend who can give you advice and encourage you to try the clothes out. There is a good selection of cosy bed wear or if you are more into sexy for the boudoir they cater for these underwear needs too.
There is a choice of pretty underwear too. Just look at that purple baby doll! I need this in my life I am sure my boo would agree too. Yours Clothing always have beautiful underwear and really flattering sexy baby dolls, and night dresses. This baby doll is high on my wishlist for sure.
In all I am a little bit in love with the new store and I may just have to move in and live among the array of faux fur coats, leopard print boots and pretty dresses. Do you have a Yours Clothing by you? What do you think of it?