Yesterday was the most appropriate day to go walk around the January sales 2013. Holiday in Madrid, first hours after the arrival of the Magi, the usual changes of gifts that did not work, the desire to find the bargain you do not need, nor there, find out if they would indeed be as strong as discounts advertised brands ... This is what I saw and what feature of this tour.
The first is located. We are in the streets of Madrid Orense ( Google Maps ), one of the main shopping streets of the capital where they congregate, not to vary, a number of major brands low cost, in a good neighborhood centered business during the day with the Paseo de la Castellana a few blocks away.
The route consisted of the following stores or by curiosity to see how they were on sale or to buy something:
First stop of the evening, first store. Springfield is that brand that often still get into the top of the low cost logical frontline. As is so distant to others and is more than competitive prices.
On sale searched deep discounts. Announces that are their second sale since it takes a while to promotions and it shows. Low prices with 50% or close downs.
They keep trying to distance themselves from the image too seriously and had greater than a few years ago and are squarely within the juvenile court style "indie" (I understand why everyone likes him). Good ideas, good prices for ready use garments.
Mango has a large store in Orense, right on the corner of Calle Raimundo Fernández Villaverde, like Sfera. A large establishment rather comfortable, spacious and distributed so that you can see the clothes in stride, although most are hanging on the side bars. The feeling is more careful when buying.
Mango discounts are interesting with the latest clothes, cool designs and much from which to choose. It is true that having both grounds, of which more than yesterday, plenty to forget, but the more clothes shops offering Discounted near current trends rather basic. One of the most recommended to go now to the sales.
The Sfera, owned by El Corte Ingles, Orense Street has three floors, although one of them is quite narrow and the former has very tight areas. The amount of people there, generous, and the narrow roads to go and see the clothes could be closer to an obstacle course than a comfortable buying.
The most classic is the least attractive part of the brand, but has a corresponding public, of course. The casual area has its successes, especially in sweaters and blouses and tops some fairly inexpensive and monkeys.
The state of "madness" that looks lived in purchases of these days and that makes some people mindless consumers all clothing clutter because it is yours, and do not give self dependent, of course, be carried to several lots usual market, a shame.
H & M
The Groundhog Day H & M makes, as in the other stores that we saw yesterday, I find these clothes a few seasons ago as usual. Verifications would be nice if an identifier with the original year, out of curiosity. At least would buy "vintage".
The feeling with the Swedish chain during sales is the burden, few or no interesting idea to leave some basics with affordability but also throughout the year thus far.
The collection of Maison Martin Margiela has gone from being on the first floor of the store, upon entering, to be located on the lower level of this, as usual, without stress to the rest and plenty of stock still to sell. With savings between 30% and 50%.
However, the H & M that I know of Madrid, when I buy only cool the Gran Via converted cinema, the rest I are comfortable.
The sales are the time of year to sell more lingerie. Women'Secret divides his tent among good discounts of up to 70% and small panels with the new collection but for now are punctual to the rest.
The basics are the handiest in Orense saw little new compared to other designs that depart from these but prices are not bad.
The new image Bershka stores has not yet reached Orense and it shows. It was the fastest we saw, comfortable, yes, none of Inditex ceases to be well distributed and has space inside but except for specific dresses that I do molaron and price were not bad, the rest was best forgotten.
Sorpresón. The store was filled with all we saw. Tremendous row had to buy something from Massimo Dutti. If Mango had been long in this shop was the double, at least there were 30 people waiting. Those who know know that space is quite small, so the box got pretty row of the store.
The male audience we had not seen in previous was here. Older, with women and children in many cases, with all the store turned into a battlefield. Massimo Dutti never seen so chaotic. We went. It was impossible to be. And there was nothing to come out of some basic man.
The Zara of Orense is a typical of Madrid. For now does not change that feeling you get as low light. Several areas spread, with no success Trafaluc Zara or something flashy to buy, with Zara discount as we know is a firm that is not usually much lower price, if that in a few days when they become rebates to occupy a minor part in the shop.
How many people could there be? Less than I expected. This does not mean you have to queue to pay and a generous influx of customers but it was not excessive.
El Corte Ingles, multi-space
The English Court has already discounted for quite despite supposedly not get well until 7 January. Trademarks are large drops that can sometimes reach 40% or 50%.
Another issue is that you find what you're looking outside the basic and some designs that do not sell during the season. In recent years, this is the most interesting thing I remember to stop by some brands to choose according to the taste of each.
I had not seen the El Corte Inglés Castellana so full.
Crisis or no crisis, the shops yesterday had a good afternoon. You guys animasteis you to walk around a store?