Simply Be Arndale Opening

November 05, 2012

IMG_0093I can't stress enough how much I love what Simply Be have done with their stores, from the shocking pink shop front to the gorgeously luxe changing rooms the entire set up is unapologetic in it's fabulousness. Unlike other brands that favour a melancholy of beige or worse feel it's acceptable to place their plus size range in a corner next to the men's section, the Simply Be stores are set up to make you feel good about shopping regardless of your size. With the way that women, especially those who don't fit the 'socially acceptable' mould, are made to feel about themselves through unrealistic representations, the simple pleasure of enjoying a shopping trip is undoubtedly important.

I recently attended the Simply Be flagship store opening in Manchester & like the other stores I've seen, it didn't fail to disappoint. Although smaller than the Teesside branch there was a great selection of stock with an eclectic mix for all styles & occasions; unsurprisingly my favourite section featured mostly black, leather & the infamous disco pants. After swanning around sipping mojitos & cooing over babies, I grabbed a handful of clothes & set up camp in the changing rooms; I fell in love with a gorgeous floral dress that was a favourite with the staff & an amazing black velvet skater dress that would be perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Aside from getting a cheeky picture with Kym Marsh & catching up with my little babe Rosie, my favourite part of the evening had to be chatting to the delightful staff & finally meeting some of my favourite bloggers, the lovely Gem (& her hilarious friend Steph) & my uni life coach Mel; it's so good to finally be able to meet people you feel like you know already. Huge thank you to Simply Be for hosting another fabulous opening. IMG_0075IMG_0083IMG_0087IMG_0079IMG_0081IMG_0105IMG_1911IMG_0111IMG_0090IMG_0102simply be
Above picture taken from Simple Be

Have you visited a Simply Be store yet?
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