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Which high Street shops do you miss the most past /present

(184 Posts)
TrendyNannie6 Tue 12-Jan-21 20:45:55

I’m meaning before covid! I think mine will always be woolies, Bhs, C&A

tidyskatemum Tue 12-Jan-21 20:47:44

Woollies. And all the shoe shops - Saxons, Dolcis etc etc

MamaCaz Tue 12-Jan-21 20:50:40

Exactly the same ones as you, TrendyNannie.

Mamardoit Tue 12-Jan-21 20:58:16

I remember buying lots of baby and children's stuff from BHS and Mothercare. I still have two coats I bought from C & A.

Mollygo Tue 12-Jan-21 21:03:48

BHS, Woolworth and all the different shoe shops. Now I can buy cakes or phones or coffee from half a dozen different shops, but only Clark’s for shoes.

Whingingmom Tue 12-Jan-21 21:04:10

BHS bras
Woollies pick and mix

TrendyNannie6 Tue 12-Jan-21 21:04:22

I loved Clockhouse in C&A, I bet you did too mamacaz

MamaCaz Tue 12-Jan-21 21:28:18


I loved Clockhouse in C&A, I bet you did too mamacaz

You're right! 😄

M0nica Tue 12-Jan-21 21:28:44

East, BHS. Richard Shops. Poundland, Wilko et al are more than satisfactory replacements for Woolworths.

tanith Tue 12-Jan-21 21:29:45

I worked at C & A when I left school I bought my wedding dress there and plenty more I really miss it. Woolies of course and shoe shops.

Mollygo Tue 12-Jan-21 21:32:39

M0nica I’d really miss Wilko and the pound shops if they closed. TK MAXX is fun to walk round, but it’s definitely a ‘get it or regret it’ shop, because you can’t rely on seeing something you like next time you visit

Juliet27 Tue 12-Jan-21 21:37:19

BHS, Peter Robinson, Richard Shops

Arsenal67 Wed 13-Jan-21 06:20:53

Mourning Laura Ashely here

Arsenal67 Wed 13-Jan-21 06:21:06


JanetG Wed 13-Jan-21 06:33:41

Woolworths. I loved it.

Humbertbear Wed 13-Jan-21 09:33:53

Our local high street is now just hairdressers, nail bars and coffee bars. We don’t even have a decent restaurant - just a couple of chains. I definitely miss Woollies (we don’t have Poundland), the toy shop, the book shop, Dorothy Perkins and a choice of shoe shops as named above. I loved C n A and carried on shopping and there in Paris when we used to go for the weekend. A couple of years ago I bought my winter wardrobe in C n A in Prague.

Poppyred Wed 13-Jan-21 09:38:34

IKEA..... can’t wait to get back in there! My DH hates it. 🤣

Casdon Wed 13-Jan-21 09:53:19

Not so much clothes shops, but I miss Habitat, The Pier, and the General Trading Company.

Curlywhirly Wed 13-Jan-21 09:54:05

Really gutted that Laura Ashley has gone (don't miss their clothes) most of my house is furnished by them (most of it bought in the sale, of course!). Loved mooching in Woollies and really miss Saxone and Dolcis. Also so sorry that Karen Millen and Coast no longer have high street shops, I could always rely on them if I needed a posh outfit. I know they are online, but nothing beats trying on lots of outfits in the shop; I really don't fancy ordering numerous outfits, then finding none are suitable, then having the faff of repacking and returning it all (I am small and find it hard to get anything that fits!).

Nannylovesshopping Wed 13-Jan-21 09:56:22

I loved the Pier too, bought some lovely things there🙂

Lucretzia Wed 13-Jan-21 09:56:47

Gosh yes, I'd forgotten about Clockhouse

I got a pair of black dungarees from there. Worn without a shirt underneath! What minx I was.

Also in Liverpool there was a small boutique called Bus Stop. I think. Got loads of fabulous outfits from there.

Laughterlines Wed 13-Jan-21 10:01:01

Heals. Could spend a whole day in there as a newlywed. Also Cranks and their lovely salads.

helgawills Wed 13-Jan-21 10:20:12

Got a down filled anorak bought in C&A in 84, been wearing it for dog walks. Excessive rates killed the store here in Nottingham

Arsenal67 Wed 13-Jan-21 10:22:37

Anyone remember Snob?

Phloembundle Wed 13-Jan-21 10:23:47

Woolworth and BHS.