I saw those balenciaga purses lol, so many of the things I saw were knockoffs of other high st stuff, to be honest especially with the accesories I would have been mad if I'd spent 20 more on some on the items!
i love primark for ballet shoes and underwear mainly!! the only problem being the sizes, everytime i go there, all the smallest sizes are gone :-(
i tend to go to the one in Hammersmith which has been renovated recently and it is pure heaven and not messy at all..well, except on the weekends!
when i lived in london i definitely had better luck at the hammersmith store--they were beginning renovation last time i went there so i'm sure it looks much better now
it was great for me as an american student who had been beaten down by the strength of the pound over the dollar... everything seemed so ridiculously cheap that it was fun to splurge on stuff and I got one of those sgt. pepper jackets that they had advertized in the vogue(?) supplement which was fun
I did find that the sizes tended to be huge though--the jacket is def too big for me but i still wear it from time to time anyway... it just has to be open because it looks really boxy if i try to clasp it together