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Having been a loyal customer of next since the birth of my kids i was only too pleased to take up their offer of having my own catalogue account enabling me to shop online with out the worry of having to pay for all my goodies up front.
YES....Im a big fan of CREDIT!!!...........Its the only way i can afford to kit myself and my kids out with new clothes that really are great quality when purchased from next directory.
Personally i think their web site is brill...they DO have all the items that are in the cat on their site and all the ones in store too (some may think they dont have all the store items,but instore they bring the clothes out with the seasons)you do get an additional cat later through the season to cover this.
The layout is easy and simple to use,if you have an account you can log in and it will be added to your next statement,if you dont you can choose to open one (new accounts normally start with £250 credit)or if you only want to buy you can pay by credit card online....i know this
annoys some people who dont own credit cards (i myself dont either) but how many sites can you order from without paying with plastic???
The selection is good with plenty to choose from when you click on the following links.....
Although alot of these clothes are very 'formal' for buiseness people there too is a nice selection of casual wear,my personal faves are all the cute tops with diamonte appliques (although the new winter cat does seem to be lacking on these)There is a very wide variety of sizes to include regular,long,extra long and petite all going up from sizes 8-20
Ideal if your looking for a suit for work or a special occasion as again it is very formal to start but also alot of casuals and t-shirts to pick from.Loads of little gadgets to pick from including a sexy little CD player which lights up blue when in use which i purchased for a nice £100....well worth the money and looks good with my chrome finishings!!! Sizes again are generous offering short,regular long and extra long in trousers and S,M,L,XL AND XXL in tops!
My fave!!! I love these clothes and the quality is so good,many of my kids clothes have been handed down to my sister and they still look great a year or two on!Offering sizes from newborn(so cute!)up to age 16!
You can also order plenty of home furnishing items online but beware these ARE expensive but needless to say very good quality.
NEXT FRESH FLOWERS............. I recently went online and ordered my first bunch for the mum in law,having never done it before i was VERY pleased with the results,very simple to do,you can either have them sent to your address or to the persons you want to send them to,i wanted them sent to her directly,it will then ask you what day you want them,the only downside is that you cant pick a time,she recieved her flowers at about 4pm and they were well worth the money,for £18 you can get a small posy but for £2 extra you get a bouquet so i opted for this and they were truely lovely,well watered and in a big box so's to not get damaged.
With all this praise i should mention the downsides....the site is normally quite fast but at times does seem to take ages to load images,you have to pay £3.50 for the catalogue and £2.95 per order(no matter how large or small)but it is next day and you can pick either an AM or PM slot. If you do open up a credit account interest is pretty high but you can opt to pay for the order in full to avoid this.
If after ordering your lot online you are not happy with the product/s,you can return them through store,courier or post free of charge.
But what happens to your delivery charge i hear you say????well.........if you return ALL the items in that delivery the charge will also be refunded.
Well....theres my op on the next cat and web site,i have never had any problems (though i know they do occur)i always get my deliveries at an AM slot and they normally arrive nice and early so i can show myself and my kids off in our new kit the very next day!!! kerry xx
I have a real problem with the sizes of this companies clothes. Their size 8 floats on me in both tops and specially trousers. But their stuff is gorgeous quality and style. Just wish it fitted... Gem x
CHRI5T1NA 13.10.2002 18:44
sounds good but I always worry stuff wont fit me then Ill be too lazy to send it back!! :os
Cheekychicken 28.08.2002 18:44
Wow! Great stuff Kerry, not often does a newbie write so well, I'm impressed. One teensy critisism try and use a big I rather than a small one, not a big deal to me but some people will actually give you a lower rate for it. Next has got to be one of my favourite stores for kiddie clothes, I have bought stuff from there and passed it on to my nephew after it's been through all 4 of my kids!! :o) Mel