These 11 Primark hacks will make your next visit so much better

Mirror Online 1 day ago

It's a British institution - but a trip to Primark isn't without its pitfalls.

Finding the right sizes, doing your best to try on an arm full of clothes - and right when you think you've conquered it all there's that cheque-out queue.

But somehow the bargain store keeps drawing us in with masses of low price stock, cheaper versions of on-trend pieces and tempting home decorations.

A trip to Primark doesn't have to be a nightmare and thankfully the Manchester Evening News have compiled this list to make things a little easier.

From learning size translations to the best times to go, here's all you need to know...

1. You can buy Primark clothes on Amazon

Unfortunately, you can't buy items on the Primark  website .

But you can buy them on  Amazon .

If you really want to avoid shopping in-store log in to Amazon and search for Primark clothes to buy online.

Primark is a British institution
 

2. Avoid weekends at all costs

If you do prefer to shop in-store, avoid shopping at the weekend.

Plan your shopping trip on a week day before or after work when stores are quieter.

Stores are open a lot later than you might think during week days.

3. Opening and closing times differ depending on the branch

There are five Primark stores in Greater Manchester they give you a good idea of how branches have different opening and closing times across the country.

Want to shop on the High Street? The Primark on Market Street opens the earliest - from Monday to Saturday  - at 8am.

But if you're a late shopper, head to the shopping centres like the Trafford Centre after work where Primark is open until 10pm.

Here are the opening and closing times of the five Primark stores in Greater Manchester:

Primark Manchester - Market Street

Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm, Saturday 8am to 8pm, Sunday 10.30am to 5pm

Primark Trafford - Selfridges & Co, Trafford Centre

Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm, Saturday 10am to 9pm, Sunday noon to 6pm

Primark Stockport   - Chestergate

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday 8.30pm to 6pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm

Primark Oldham - Market Place

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 7pm, Saturday 8.30am to 6pm, Sunday 10.30am to 5pm

Primark Bury - The Rock Shopping Centre

Monday to Saturday 9am to 8pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm

Shopping at Primark can be a little frustrating
 

4.  Learn size translations:

Women:

2XS - Size 4/6

XS - Size 6/8

S - Size 10/12

M - Size 12/14

L - Size 14/16

XL - Size 18/20

2XL - Size 22/24

Men's casual tops:

XS - up to 36 inches/up to 90cm

S - 36-38 inches/91-96cm

M - 38-40 inches/97-102cm

L - 41-43 inches/103-108cm

XL - 44-46 inches/109-118cm

2XL - 47-49 inches/119-124cm

For more sizing guides click  here .

5. Visit the website to browse without going in-store

You can't buy clothes on the  Primark website  but you can browse collections and see product prices.

The website also features top trending products and make-up looks you can achieve using Primark's beauty range.

6. Don't forget about the beauty studio

Stores don't just sell bargain clothes.

Primark Manchester on Market Street recently opened a Lashious Beauty Studio.

Beauty treatments start at just £3.

To book an appointment click  here .

7. Count how many staff members are on each till at the checkout

Stores usually have a couple of check out stations on each floor.

Before you join one, have a quick scan and count how many staff members are on the tills at each station.

The more staff members on the checkout, the quicker the queues will go down.

8.  Choose the checkout on menswear

And don't just opt for the check out on the floor you're currently shopping on.

The menswear department in Primark Manchester is usually a lot quieter so you should find shorter queues.

9. Don't be afraid to ask for a discount

It's common to find make-up fingerprints and other small marks on Primark items.

If your product is slightly marked or damaged but you still want it - ask for a discount when you get to the checkout.

You could knock 10 per cent off the original price.

10. You need a receipt to return an item

Some high street shops allow you to return some items without a receipt - Primark is not one of them.

The website states: "To obtain a refund or exchange a till receipt is needed, the item must be in a saleable condition with all tags attached and it must be within 28 days of purchase.

You will find the latest date that you can return an item on your till receipt."

11. Shop with your gym bag

We live in the rainy capital of the North.

Sometimes Primark's brown paper bags just aren't going to make it home in one piece.

Say no to a paper bag and bring your own gym bag or ruck sack from home.


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