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Community Level 3fabolous

fabolous

Dock The Boat And Head On In... Review with images

Advantagesgreat choice, bright colours, fashionable, relatively cheap, pleasant atmosphere

Disadvantagesthe changing room mirrors (or it might just be my figure!)

"...- nor did even my River Island halter neck – don’t think his grandparents would appreciate a flash. It was time, I decided, to yank myself away from the world of Ciao, pull myself out of bed, and hit the shops. For me, there was only 1 place to go...yes, you've guessed it RIVER ISLAND! So I’ll tell you why, for me, River Island is the first, and often the only shop I venture in to. ATMOSPHERE River Island has a lovely atmosphere ..." Read review
07.07.2004

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Community Level 5CezaWeza

CezaWeza

~~The River Island Experience~~

AdvantagesGood quality clothes, 'classy' clothes

DisadvantagesJewellery is rubbish quality

"Introduction ----------------- I first started shopping in River Island when I was about 14 years old. Back then all I could afford to buy from this store was clothes from the sale rail! But now I am older with more money I quite often buy my clothes from here, not only is it a stylish shop with clothes of high quality but it is also a pleasant experience to shop there. The Designs ------------------- River Island doesn't follow fashion as ..." Read review
18.07.2007

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Community Level 4Scatz500

Scatz500

Aaargh! I'm a High Street Brand Name Junkie!!!

AdvantagesSuper Sexy, funky, sparkly, skinny jeans!

DisadvantagesThe Staff?

"...I writing an opinion on River Island??? It’s because desperate times call for desperate measures. There was a works night out last weekend and the pressure to look gorgeous and super sexy was immense. So after failing to find the perfect knock-out outfit at my usual reliable discount shops I decided a trip around the high street stores was needed and found myself been drawn into River Island… LAYOUT, STYLE, AND DESIGN OF THE STORE… I visited ..." Read review
20.10.2003

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Community Level 5aggapimou

aggapimou

Cry Me A River

AdvantagesValue for money

DisadvantagesToo much military going on

"...best discount however is at River Island, which by the way I used to love a year or so ago, where I see 40% off my bill when I am ready to shop. A friend works there and is one of the bigger heads, one of the decision makers as to what is bought for the UK market. I said I used to love it about a year ago. This does not mean I no longer shop there but that I have kind of gone off their style. I will tell you about their sizes, the quality the colours, ..." Read review
30.03.2003

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Community Level 4angel01laura

angel01laura

River Island

AdvantagesExcellent quality products and stylish clothes

DisadvantagesLack of dresses

"...school i was nicknamed miss river island, as everything i wore was from there. Recently though, i find the collection of clothing a little more limited to certain styles than what it used to be. River Island caters for those who like to follow fashion whilst keeping their own twist on it so you can stand out from the crowd. They also have a very stylish menswear collection available. SIZES As i am petite, i love the fact that river island cater ..." Read review
29.08.2008

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Community Level 5ice_pink

ice_pink

A little bit of heaven!

AdvantagesAmazing jeans, original & varied designs, brilliant!

DisadvantagesWhat do you mean, disadvantages?

"...do I start! I absoultely adore River Island. If I had to choose one shop to shop in for the rest of my life, this would be it! They sell a wide variety of clothes as well as accessories at reasonable-ish prices, and of very good quality. ~*~The Jeans~*~ The Jeans in River Island generally come in three sizes, Short, Regular and Long, with Extra-Short jeans sometimes being avaliable on selective products. I think River Island Jeans are their ..." Read review
07.08.2006

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Community Level 4annalouise

annalouise

BETTER THAN OTHER HIGH STREET STORES

AdvantagesA better shopping experience

DisadvantagesSlightly more expensive

"River Island have succeeded in beating other women's high street stores (eg Topshop, New Look) by having: *Better quality clothes *Better value clothes *Better variety of clothes *Better shop layout Better Quality Clothes~~ By just looking at the clothes, you can tell they have been made to a higher standard than New Look or Topshop. By looking more closely, you can tell that more care has been taken in manufacturing the clothes. In ..." Read review
29.10.2001

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river island

Advantagesgreat shop

Disadvantagesn/a

"...i need an outfit River Island is one of the first shops that i will go into as i almost everytime manage to find something tht i like. Although shopping in River Island is deadly with my store card i get very carried away. River Island is a shop that is in most towns and also has a website if you do not have the chance to pop to your local branch and recently they have started putting sales items online so you can grab a bargain anytime. River ..." Read review
18.10.2008

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Community Level 4grapesoda

grapesoda

River Island Mad!

AdvantagesGirlie, sexy, fashionable, good quality

DisadvantagesBit pricey!

"I have been shopping with River Island for a few years now. I must admit for the basics like plain t-shirts and casual clothing I do generally stick to Primark but when it comes to things like skinny jeans and glam clothing for evening wear I always turn to River Island. The first thing that attracted me to River Island was the amount of choice they had. I noticed all sorts of things on my first visit, the first thing I noticed was, my favourite, ..." Read review
25.08.2006

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Community Level 3MoonMeeko

MoonMeeko

River Island Isn't to Bad but a Few Hiccups...

AdvantagesNice T shirts from time to time and good customer service.

DisadvantagesSome items can be a bit pricey. Quality of trousers is very poor.

"River Island is a fairly good retail clothes outlet. I have purchased many clothes from River Island ranging from socks, boxers, t shirts, shirts, trousers, jeans, wallets, handbags (for the misses) & purses (also for the misses). I find River Island to be a bit hit and miss, sometimes I go in and have a dash round finding loads of stuff catch my eye then other times its just a quick waltz through the shop with nothing of interest. I normally visit ..." Read review
15.05.2011

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Is the customer always right?

AdvantagesWonderful range of clothes

DisadvantagesCustomer service?

"River Island has never been my first choice of clothes store I am more of a Top Shop gal at heart and never walk past the likes of Kooki, Morgan or USC without a quick glance at the latest trend. However I was lured in the other week by a gorgeous pair of black jeans staring out of the window, I walked in past rows and rows of clothes ranging from pink frilly skirts to the more sophisticated greys and browns of trendy jumpers and crop trousers. I ..." Read review
20.08.2003

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Community Level 3lozmarne

lozmarne

The River Island Attitude

AdvantagesExcellent range of clothing and accessories - especially shoes

DisadvantagesCustomer service, I'm afraid

"...of this latest op - River Island (ladieswear) - specifically the Cambridge branch. As stated above, I was feeling just the tiniest bit fragile as I trailed from shop to shop, finally finding a temporary resting place in River Island. The clothes seemed to represent everything I love - glitter and sparkle, coupled with the latest fashions. Good so far. I then selected the outfits I wanted to try to sqeeze my bum into and took them to the changing ..." Read review
19.03.2003

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Community Level 5sam123

sam123

A joy to shop in

Advantagessee above

Disadvantagesnone

"...and I got one in River Island for £47 jacket and pants and I have worn it to more than one interview! Such it the quality. If you want accessories to go with outfits, River Island sell a good range. When I bought my suit I needed some jewellery to match which I found in the store and I found some shoes to go with the suit. It saved me time and effort going around other stores. So, this really was my one stop shop. The jewellery is really good ..." Read review
26.04.2001

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Community Level 3Fuschia

Fuschia

When DID This Shop Get So Boring

AdvantagesIf you like bland and boring, its the lace for you! Also, shoes and accessories are good.

DisadvantagesErrr, if you arent into the bland and the boring then you may as well save yourself a trip.

"Ahh, River Island, I often used to go into this shop with expectancy that I would find the perfect item I was looking for. Often the clothes would go slightly beyond what my limited budget could afford, but the clothes were so nice that I would often buy. So why oh why is it that now that I can afford to buy the clothes from this store they have become the most mundane shop on the high street? Surely as I have grown older, I should have been hitting ..." Read review
26.03.2001

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Community Level 1becbecl

becbecl

Heaven on Earth

AdvantagesStunning clothes and accurate sizing

DisadvantagesExpensive

"...I had never been in River Island because there wasn't one in Sheffield. However, as soon as the new shop opened I had to go in, and I wasn't disappointed...it was a revelation! CLOTHES River Island sells both men and women's daywear, shoes and nightwear, as well as numerous accessories and gifts. I am unable to comment on the menswear, but here is an idea of what the womenswear offers - Jeans in lots of different styles at around £40. Knitwear ..." Read review
29.11.2007

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