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Oxford Street’s Shopping Options From Bond Street To Oxford Circus

The world-famous Oxford Street is home to more than 300 shops that offer almost everything under the sun. There are many department stores also lining up on the North side offering all sorts of items ranging from clothing, homewares to cosmetics. You are sure to find any type of item that you may desire at these stores. Some of the most well-known department stores of the world are located on both sides of the road from Bond Street to Oxford Circus.

Debenhams:

This is the place where the everyday customer can find designer fashion items at a rate that they can afford as the store invites famous fashion designers to produce cheaper collections. As such the items do not give the feel of luxury as are available at John Lewis or Selfridges. It proclaims discount prices at different places in the store and as such it has a loyal fan base. It is a convenient one-stop store offering all types of retail needs ranging from homeware and electricals to fashion and beauty products. Located near House of Fraser and John Lewis, it gets quite busy around Christmas time.

BHS:

It offers brands that are commonly available elsewhere in shops that have much lower overheads and as such not many customers are seen at 5pm on a weekday. However, you can find good value items and plenty of choice for the plus size market that is not seen at other stores in the area. Low-budget customers find it a great place to shop as none of the items in the store are expensive.

House of Fraser:

Revamped lately, this reliably good department store has started offering exclusive items to counter the competition from other such stores on Oxford Street. As such, it is at present the only stockist of the re-launched Biba line, including its lovely new lingerie line, a concept boutique by LOVE Moschino, East end thrift finders Assembly Vintage, Farrell by Robbie Williams and the Mary store that targets the needs of the stylish shoppers in their forties. Besides its branded offerings, the salient feature of the store is that it offers the best customer service in Oxford Street that includes a uniformed bell boy ready to get extra sizes to the changing rooms and a ‘moan phone’ so that you can send your messages of congratulations or complaints.

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H&M:

This busy store on Oxford Street offer full women’s, men’s and children’s ranges along with homeware items. It has been the pioneer high-street store for affordable, though low quality clothing but the prices no longer afford attractive bargains. It is a busy store with a long queue for the changing room.

Gap:

Having the distinction of being one of the most civilised places to shop on Oxford Street, this American casual clothing giant has been a bit quiet of late. It is a large and well laid-out store having all its good stuff on the ground floor, and extras like underwear on first. It is quite unlike many Oxford Street stores where you have to find your way through an initial floor of less appealing products to get to the place having the items that you wish to buy. Its other attributes include commodious changing rooms, neat and tidily placed products, and one of the best customer services available on the street.

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John Lewis:

There are many qualities that make John Lewis one of the most popular stores in the UK including the fact that good products are sold here in a pleasing environment and the staff is amicable and knowledgeable. Moreover, it offers good products at attractive prices. The various items sold by the store include electricals, homeware, fashion, gifts, furniture and leather goods. It also offers ‘never knowingly undersold’ guarantee and lenient returns policy. Its best offerings include cookware and white goods.

Pull & Bear:

Another Spanish chain store to appear in Londo0n after Zara, Mango and Massimo Dutti, Pull & Bear is distinguished by the fact that it offers menswear items and women’s wear items in equal measure. Offering great value check shirts, relaxed trousers and low-key jackets, the store also has a large denim range. Although it does not offer premium quality garments, but they are in no way inferior to the offerings of H&M. Many visiting teens can be found here looking for weekend wear.

Zara:

This Spanish high street chain store that has been in the city for only a decade has already overtaken Topshop to become the frontrunner in catwalk-inspired fashion. The store on the corner of Bond Street and Oxford Street is the largest Zara store in Europe and it is splendid. There is a fast turnaround of stock that ensures that the item you are wearing will not be seen on any one else so easily. It is indeed a leading store offering the latest trends as if coming straight from the catwalk as it is rumoured that Zara reinterprets a catwalk trend and puts it on its rails in only two weeks. It uses the best quality fabrics and spends more on manufacturing than any other high street store, ensuring that what you buy is of the best quality. Zara has a wide presence in the world with about 1700 stores making their presence felt in more than 70 countries and offering appealing, affordable and fashionable day and evening wear to people in those countries.

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