The news that Marks and Spencer is closing one hundred stores comes as a terrible shock. What are they thinking? Their stores are filled with moderately priced fashion treasures. It’s particularly sad news for me, as I’ve only just rediscovered it and their clothes have inadvertently formed the basis of my 2018 summer wardrobe.
‘This is a terrible shock. I love them’
Surprised? Me too. For years I’ve thought of Marks and Spencer as being firmly for the middle-aged, with only the excellent food hall and well made knickers as redeeming factors. And my visit to the new flagship store in Longbridge was hardly in ideal circumstances; off the back of a girls night out in Birmingham, which included four Porn Star Martinis and dancing till 4 am.
With our heads still fuzzy, my sister and I stumbled into the Marks and Spencer, more for the cool atmosphere and comforting lighting than any real expectation of successful purchases. Two hours and £200 later, we steamed out laden down with bags of shopping. Perhaps it’s the booze talking, but I really really love Marks and Spencer. Please don’t close more stores.
If it’s good enough for St Tropez …