This past Winter I discovered the pleasures of the Irish clothing store 'Primark'.
I quite expect the Woke Bleeding Heart Brigade will accuse me of supporting far eastern sweat shops, etc, but as far as I'm concerned, along with millions of others, they offer great value for basic everyday items. Their store in Brighton is HUGE.
Over a period of several months, I equipped myself with two pairs of ratting shorts, two pairs of going-out shorts, three pairs of sunglasses, two pairs of trousers, a scarf, and a Russian style 'ushanka' hat. No single item cost me more than £13.
Everything I bought was of above average, to good, quality; except probably the £3 sunglasses. Like many people I lose, or break, sunglasses quite often, so I need a good supply. One pair broke before I left England, and my current pair are feeling dodgy. I now have only the third pair (above) in reserve.
I shall need shoes when I return to Brighton, and my first call will definitely be to Primark. I used to buy 99% of my clothes at M & S; but no more.
I was very pleasantly surprised by Primark, they are worth a visit. Next you'll find me shopping at Aldi; actually, you won't!