My sister and I decided to once and for all visit Forever 21 before we leave the big bad city on Monday for a more relaxing vacation in the province. We both had some money to burn before our trip and so we trooped to Megamall one fine Saturday afternoon to see for ourselves what the hype was all about.
We arrived at 1:00 PM which was perfect because the store wasn't packed yet. Well for one thing, the other bloggers were correct, F21 was indeed HUGE! You'd prolly get lost in all this craziness. Check out the photos below (warning: silly people ahead!):
care for some shoes?
tutus and flouncy skirts remind me of my days as a ballerina
Awww...would I eat your homework?
After my 2 hour stay at the store doing my rounds, I therefore conclude that F21 is the great equalizer --- anyone and everyone can have a piece of the pie without breaking the bank. Just this afternoon I saw different types of people shopping here and literally leaving with tons of stuff. You'd also feel instantly at ease especially since the shop girls are very nice and accommodating.
Prices are affordable and they do have an extensive selection from basic clothing to flouncy summer dresses and anything in between but honestly my sister and I were quite disappointed. It could be because we saw almost the same styles at F21 a few months back, or maybe because everyone else was eyeing the same items we were getting.
Initially we picked up several bags, necklaces, basic tees, sandals and dresses and were eager to take them home with us. When we saw other people getting the same accessories, shoes and dresses, we started dropping them one by one until we were left with only a few things. And then the
And our money ended up in TRF Zara where we bought more Trafaluc items. Yes, Zara and Topshop still rocks our socks. Although admittedly, our shopping habits have changed as well. Over the years we've learned to ask ourselves: "Do I really need this? Will I be able to mix and match this [dress/necklace/bag/pair of shoes] with my current wardrobe staples?" Gone are the days when we'd snatch up something just cause it was cute or quirky. We're on the verge of maturing, I guess.
Well I can't say that our first trip to F21 has been a great experience. The sister and I however, decided we should visit F21 again soon in hopes that their new collections will dispel our initial disappointment.
What about you, have you gone gaga over Forever 21? :)