It’s been a while since I’ve willingly ventured onto the pavements of Oxford Street.
Quite frankly, the crowds alone usually make me want to run away yelling “Noooo, get thee to Westfield; lay me at the doors of West London’s premiere soulless indoor monster. All is forgiven”, and that’s before you consider I’m usually also looking for the perfect selection of clothes that, in all likelihood, probably don’t exist.
But after the success of Monday’s shopping outing, I feel I’ve been unfair, and one should never judge an area by the ratio of happiness to hatred alone. So in the spirit of keeping this blog about things I like, here are some winning moments from yesterday’s shopping trip.
Excited? Yes you are.
- Monday is the new Saturday
Never mind waiting until Thursday, it seems like pretty much every big shop is now open until 9pm during the week. So if you head to Oxford Circus for about 6:30pm, you’ll only have to elbow tourists out the way for about half an hour before they all bugger off to the Angus Steak House for dinner, leaving you rail upon delicious rail of clothing for you to rub your face in (just kiddin, Topshop)
- Wifi is ALL AROUND YOU
- Uniqlo is the best place for short people to buy jeans
If you’re 5 ft 3 and planning on buying a pair of jeans, Uniqlo on Oxford Street will blow. Your. Tiny. Mind. Seriously: They do free, same day alterations on any pair over £20 – and when I say same day, I actually mean same evening. As in, you hand them over at 7pm, and your newly sized trews are ready within 20 minutes. It’s a revelation.
- The shops make an effort, even when sodden
Alright, Oxford street: for now, all is forgiven.