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Posted At: 30 July 2008 17:20 PM
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Inspired by Retail Weeks ‘100 shops to visit before you die’ article, a quick-fire poll of our office shows the true nature of todays shoppers, no holds barred!


Unsurprisingly, fashion was a main priority with us girls; Dorothy Perkins, Warehouse, H&M and Office fared quite well and positives cited include a good fit, fair price and uniqueness.


For me, Boots wins hands down; the Boots Advantage Card has been a staple of my wallet arsenal for the last 6 or 7 years and you just can’t argue with something for nothing.


Less favoured were Pilot and Zara, which received a particularly scathing report from SnapShop Manager, Heidi, after a trip to the High Wycombe store yesterday! Zara take note; stapling your security tags through belts rendering skirts impossible to try on will not win you any points with us!


Although the FSP office is a bit oestrogen heavy, the men did their best and came up with worthy additions such as Cotswold Outdoor, Waterstones and West Mersea-based fish restaurant The Company Shed (trust the men to be thinking of their stomachs!).


Top ranking independents include; Wave Games in Taunton (surfwear), Williams & Griffin department store in Colchester, and small gift chain Dickens and Dolphin, Marlow branch.

While they may not be ‘must see’s’ in the eyes of many, it’s still nice to know that there’s still such a thing as an ‘old reliable’!

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Hansel and Gretel in Bath, the strudel bar downstairs is almost guaranteed to cheer, especially as there are lots of wooden puzzles/toys to play with. Best seen in the run up to Christmas on a weekday.

I especially love all the smaller food chains you get in and around London - Ixxy's Bagels, Fuzzy's Grub (GREAT roast dinners) and Amano...oh, and Spice Apple drink from AMT! Why don't you have this stuff outside of London!?!

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