Accessorize is a British retailer of women's accessories. This store specializes in shoes, jewellery, bags and headwear, and aims to bring inspirational and well-priced accessories to the high street. The brand also engages in seasonal themes, such that it offers an individual take on the latest trends.
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Great stuff, but not great quality
The accessorize stores are always so pretty, and a word I always use to describe it to my friends is "touristy". I don't know why, but Accessorize feels like a shop for tourists. But that does not stop me from shopping there.
I especially like the bags, wallets and footwear that are sold at accessorize. However, the prices are really steep, and after buying a few times from here, I realise the "made in china" quality isn't the best quality for their price range. Despite their high prices, they regularly have sales.
I recently bought a wallet from them, after there was 70% discount. I was really happy with my buy, and although the quality isn't that great, the price I paid for it was pretty good. I wouldn't feel so bad if it spoils in the near future, because I didn't splurge on it.
A tip to buyers is that you should wait for their sales. The prices drop pretty drastically, and the items become more worth it, in my opinion.
Accessorize needs to accessorise their price tags.
Accessorize is applaudably accessible. Stores have inched closer to my doorstep. Yes, they have multiplied in terms of outlets. Unfortunately, that wasn't the only thing that seemed to have been multiplied. Price. They multiplied too.
Their price tags became longer. The digits seemed large, an amount my own wallet could barely hold. It was akin to placing Miu Miu right smack in the middle of Sheng Shiong wet market. The items they sold are indeed rather nice, albeit not that amazing. Accessorize boosted accessories that had intricate details or fine linings. Their Halloween accessorise last year was rather impressive. The price tags for them weren't horrendous either. Unfortunately, it wasn't a permanent instalment.
I remembered grabbing the spider rings and delicate lacy masquerade masks to the cash register nearby. They were the last piece items there! t's texture was certainly one that requires several weeks, months or even years to complete. It enhanced my Halloween outfit with a touch of sophistication thanks to this intricateness. .
However, the price tags didn't really match the surrounding neighbourhood stores. Do rectify this pricing situation and abide to our weeping wallets pleas.
Just not that into you
Accessorize has garnered popularity due to its superb location — you can find many outlets in town and Bugis, and often, they would be teeming with girls. Hailing from the United Kingdom, it is without doubt that prices are slightly higher than other competitors. I remember the few shocks I had when I flipped the price tags of the accessories over, so nay, sorry Accessorize, I’m just not that into you!
Alternatively, you can wait for the sale periods to commence before purchasing. Accessorize is also good for last minute shopping, so in the event if you ever need something that is trendy and pretty urgently, Accessorize would come in handy.
the price definitely isn't right
From the outside, Accessorize looks good, and there are always clusters of girls inside. I don't do much clothes shopping, it's too troublesome, but I do like accessories.
I used to like taking a look around the store myself, but I can't really be bothered to any more. For one, I never buy anything there because it's terribly overpriced. Also, the products, while pretty, are fairly common and can probably be found elsewhere, which makes the high prices even more ridiculous.
I'm not sure why people still patronise this place, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone when there are so many cheaper and more unique alternatives around.
Meant for styles!
I went shopping there once and while the necklaces and the rings and the hairbands were pretty, their price took my breath away. One hairband can go for as high as twenty bucks – that is how pricey some of their stuffs are. However, for those going for individualistic styles, I would say go for it; because Accessorize caters to a certain theme each time it displays it products, and one can find all the accessories at one go to match one's look, or to create a certain style.
Other than this advantage that the brand has, I would argue that anyone who really wants to buy their products would be able to find similar yet cheaper versions at any other places in Singapore.
Call me when there's a sale, and maybe I'll consider
Accessorize catches my attention everytime I pass by, and yet I do not head inside. This is due to the fact that although it stocks pretty accessories, from hair clips to headbands, jewellery and bags, their products are overpriced! I recommend visiting other accessory shops such as Diva, Helen or J runway. I rather pay for other brands' accessories compared to those at Accessorize, as they appear common.
Furthermore, their bags are overpriced, from $20 for a tiny cardcase to above $100 for a decent sling. Talk about rip off. I never bothered to set foot into Accessorize again.
Call me when there's a sale going on here, and perhaps I will think about it.
pretty shopfront, mediocre products
Conveniently located in corners near entrances and exits, the different outlets of Accessorize never fail to capture my attention. It has a very attractive appearance, with dazzling shiny accessories sprawled all over the shop and trendy bags, printed scarves, woven gloves, dainty wallets, lingerie & bikinis and basically everything a girl wants in her wardrobe. Each time I pass by, I always end up browsing the items in the shop.
But after taking a closer look at each product, or rather, scrutinizing it (i'm a careful buyer) i start to find the products rather common. You can easily find similar products at Diva or Aries or even Bugis Street at much lower prices. Furthermore, they do not label their products with their brand name, which I thought was a pity because their brand is somewhat established in the local market. I wouldn't mind paying $70 for a Charles & Keith bag but I definitely wouldn't pay $70 for an unlabelled bag.
The whole combination of selling every female's favourite products all under one roof is a great concept, visual merchandising is well-done but definitely more potential to grow if its products are reviewed.
Nice things at not-so-nice prices
I really like the items sold at ACCESSORIZE, especially since most of them have the British flag as part of their design. I really like items with the British flags on it and ACCESSORIZE is perfect, therefore! The number one not perfect thing about ACCESSORIZE is however their ridiculous prices. They are seriously over-priced. Even a small pouch to fit an ez-link card can cost easily up to SGD20. How much do you think the sling bags cost? (More than SGD100, what? I know.)
But I guess this is because they included the shipping fees, plus the currency exchange rate, with 1 pound approximately worth 2 Sing dollars. Their designs however, are really nice and colourful. I only ever purchased a pouch from there because there was a discount, but the quality is not bad, 6 months later it is still in pretty good condition, though it already has some threads coming out. If you have a lot of money to spare, I would recommend it. Otherwise, I would say have fun browsing.
Unlike most shops in its category that sells only accessories, Accessorize sells a little of everything - bags, clothes, accessories, stationery etc. This probably explains why people often walk into the shop, because I don't really see much charm to it.
Everything there seems grossly overpriced, with bags with patterns that scream 'Bugis Street' costing around approximately $100. Some clutches that are pretty plain does not even look like its worth of ~$20. And 1 Christmas trinket to hang on your tree costs about $5 - imagine the total cost to decorate your whole tree!
While my friends always walk into the shop in a trance-like state, I find myself fiddling around with the accessories, waiting to move on to the next good shop more deserving of my attention.
Accessorize has an allure that draws me into the store each time I pass by it, only to leave empty handed most of the time.
Accessorize generally retails accessories for female - think accessories with a girly, and excessively feminine theme. In fact, I hardly see any studded or spiked accessories in Accessorize despite the fact that they're heavily in trend now, so I suppose Accessorize deserves some credit for sticking to the base theme of the store.
It would make a very good gift store for a girly female friend, as floral prints, butterfly prints and polka dots are pretty much every where in the store. As gorgeous as their bags and accessories may be, the prices at Accessorize always intimidate me. A backpack can go up too $80+, while typical rings can cost up to more than $20. Not very wallet friendly for the average student, I would say.
However, I do own a few accessories from Accessorize. I have a plastic ring which retailed for $12 in accessorize, only to find that the same ring came in a pack of 3 different colours for only $17 in Diva. Talk about a rip off.
Accessorize does host a few sales during sale seasons, and I suppose that would be the best time for accessories lovers to get their fix from Accessorize, as several items go on sale, and prices are slashed, which definitely makes for an incredibly worthwhile purchase.
An expensive place if not for the sales. I won't recommend impulse buys at Accessorize, because they can be costly, and chances are, you'll find similar ones elsewhere for much lower prices.