Tuesday, 29 March 2011


In the second part of my mini series, I'm going to have a browse of the TU range at Sainsbury's. I haven't got a Sainsbury's which stocks clothes nearby but the website gives a teaser of their Spring range, which has some interesting pieces.

top to bottom:
rainforest print maxi - £20
floral shirt - £16
Cream ruffle front blouse - £16
Beige knit cardigan - £16
Soft self tie trouser - £18

The tribal print maxi dress is right on trend for the spring to summer season. With iconic tribal jewellery and prints hitting the high street, TU at Sainsbury's have picked two coinciding summer trends - the dependable maxi dress with a tribal print. At £20, the price could be considered steep for a supermarket range, but it is around a similar price to the popular high street brands.

A safe wardrobe staple for the spring season is going to be the floral shirt. Tucked into jeans for a day time look, as demonstrated by the TU model, or dressed up with heels for a night on the town with the girls. The TU version retails at £16 which is definitely steep compared to the rock bottom prices and alternatives in high street shops such as Primark and New Look.

Despite find so far some hefty prices for a supermarket clothing range, I was impressed by the final look shown here. Yet again, the supermarket stores have managed to produce quality looking knitwear for reasonable prices. The beige knit cardigan is perfect for throwing over florals, ruffles or block colours to keep out any spring chills whilst looking fashionable and elegant. It's a steal at £16, especially knowing that the Topshop equivalent has only just come down to £25 in the flash sale.

So TU at Sainsbury's. Overall, I found the prices a little steep for a supermarket store. Being unable to buy online is inevitably a downfall of the range, as not everyone has access to a Sainsbury's with a TU attached. Nonetheless, they have most definitely understood the key pieces for the spring to summer season, and the tribal maxi dress and beige cardigan will undoubtedly be popular.

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