Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hollister in Wijnegem shopping centre

A non-makeup contribution today and not an easy one at that. I have been to several Hollister or Abercrombie shops in New York, London but never was I greeted with a queue, which I put down to the marketing stunt in the first week of opening at Wijnegem shopping center. They do continue with this silly practice still now. Ok, so you queue (30 minutes yesterday) to get in, Ok, so it is dark inside of the shop and the music is blaring (got used to that in those shops). Next you find yourself queueing for 25 min to get inside of one of the THREE fitting rooms that they have for women. Ok, I do like their stuff, I was not in a hurry, so I waited, no problem. I was allowed to take 5 items inside (which the shop asistant casually THREW on a hook like it was toxic waste), fair enough, so I gave the extra T-shirt to one of the 5 yawning pretty boys to put that on hold until I try the rest of my things. 5 min later I asked for the t-shirt, only to be told that it had been already taken back to the rack (did they want to make sure that I do not buy anything?). So, I went and got my t-shirt, tried it on, did not like it and that was it. Lesson learned, I will not go to that shop again, I will rather order online (or better, go to the Koeln branch), one hour that I dedicated to this shop is more than enough :-) What is your experience with Hollister?

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