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Prices of Clothes in Poland and England


Levi Activity: 14 / 539
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27 Jul 2011  #1

Hello People From Poland!

First, introducing myself: I am Levi, from Brazil, and i am in Poland since June (and i will be till first week of August).

I am really enjoying this place, and i wanna ask for advice to all of you about a thing:

Walking on the malls and the commercial centers here, i noticed that you have very good prices of clothes (compared to my country), so i wanna buy a LOT of things! Like trousers, coats, etc.

But after Poland, i will go to England, and some friends from here (polish people) said to me to wait and buy in England, because there the prices of the same clothes are even better!

I cant imagine how it is possible, because the prices here are really great, so i would like to ask to you all if that is really true, i mean, in England (London) the prices are really even better or i should buy everything that i want here in Poland?

Wroclaw Activity: 45 / 5,411
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27 Jul 2011  #2

so i would like to ask to you all if that is really true, i mean, in England (London) the prices are really even better or i should buy everything that i want here in Poland?

a lot of stuff is cheaper in the uk. of course, some is more expensive.

if u need shoes... buy them in the uk.
OP Levi Activity: 14 / 539
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27 Jul 2011  #3

And Jeans, Shirts and Jackets?
SzwedwPolsce Activity: 11 / 1,596
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27 Jul 2011  #4

Jeans = rather expensive in Poland. I dont know about England.

You can find rather cheap in Germany (if you are in Western Poland).

I guess you can find cheaper clothes in Ukraine. If you are in Eastern Poland.
grubas Activity: 12 / 1,396
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27 Jul 2011  #5

Walking on the malls and the commercial centers here, i noticed that you have very good prices of clothes

You are kidding,right?Unless saying "very good" you mean SKY HIGH.
JonnyM Activity: 12 / 2,634
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27 Jul 2011  #6

But after Poland, i will go to England, and some friends from here (polish people) said to me to wait and buy in England, because there the prices of the same clothes are even better!

Nearly always yes. The UK is a more developed market - meaning many more shops, therefore much more competition between shops leading to more discounts and sales.

Also the Zloty is quite a strong currency right now, whereas the Pound is not.

I know a few Poles who shop for clothes in England, and whenever I fly from England to Poland, the plane is full of shopping. Flying from Poland to England it is not.

And Jeans, Shirts and Jackets?

Much cheaper.
peter_olsztyn Activity: 5 / 1,006
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27 Jul 2011  #7

I know a few Poles who shop for clothes in England, and whenever I fly from England to Poland, the plane is full of shopping.

Clothes are cheaper and in higher quality. I still have some from Debenhams. Not to mention about shoes. They are several times better than in PL. After spending L60-70 you are happy and not afraid of hidden surprises.
beckski Activity: 12 / 1,619
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28 Jul 2011  #8

Prices of Clothes in Poland

At the shopping mall in Warsaw, I bought some clothing at H&M store. The blouses were approximately $15.00 each (American dollars.) The cost in the United States would be roughly $20.00 each. Some of the clothing tags indicated, the products had been made in Poland.
OP Levi Activity: 14 / 539
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24 Aug 2011  #9

You were right! I Visited England and actually the prices of clothes there were even better than in Poland! =)
Arrbol Activity: - / 19
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24 Aug 2011  #10

Clothes are cheaper in Poland, because they are inferior quality.
smurf Activity: 39 / 2,023
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24 Aug 2011  #11

Clothes are cheaper in Poland

no they aren't.

Clothes are far cheaper in Ireland & uk.
Fact.
Tullyallan1690!  
19 Apr 2014  #12

I found in Poland clothing much more varied, maybe getting a little more expensive from when I first was there 6yrs ago, but I would rather have a great shopping experience there, browsing around individual shops,boutiques etcetera, than huge shopping malls here in uk, which after all are all the bloody same!
jon357 Activity: 55 / 10,756
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19 Apr 2014  #13

I found in Poland clothing much more varied,

You're surely joking?
10iwonka10 Activity: - / 183
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23 Apr 2014  #14

England is very good with clothes. I assume the main reason is big competition and cheap labour. Hardly anything is made in UK.

After 11 years in UK I hardly ever buy any clothes in Poland - you have either design, expensive shops or markets where stuff is not great. It think that it is much to do with design- in english clothes ( even cheap from primark) you look more stylish I think it is shape-design. I bought last year silk blouse from Wallis ( Krakow Galeria) after few weeks it just desintegrated. Contrary clothes from UK Wallis are very good quality.
Monitor Activity: 14 / 1,832
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23 Apr 2014  #15

UK has also cheaper clothes than Germany. I've just came back from London and can recommend store called SportsDirect. They have a lot of stuff discounted by 50%. For example running shoes or Jackets/Shirts:

There is traditional store and online version. It offers online shipping to Poland for 10GBP. Pity, that it's 2 x higher price than to Germany, but can be worth, because it seems that 1 shipping fee allows to order any amount of clothes.
Ant63 Activity: 11 / 404
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23 Apr 2014  #16

can recommend store called SportsDirect

Yes, it must be the second most frequented shop after Polski Sklep by the Polish community. In fact its possibly the Polish community that keep it in business.

I have seen the price of Lonsdale in Poland. Rip off.
CoachTrip Activity: - / 2
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1 May 2014  #17

Primark in the UK is so cheap. When my friend comes over from Germany she spends hours in there stocking up as the prices are so good.
smurf Activity: 39 / 2,023
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1 May 2014  #18

That's a bit strange, Primark have been in Germany for a while: primark.com/de/unsere-stores
Jally  
12 Jun 2014  #19

I would keep on eye on places like busicn.es . They always offer sales and have an awesome clearance section.
Roger5 Activity: 1 / 1,224
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12 Jun 2014  #20

Why go to England? My missus picks up new or nearly new clothes from the second hand shops here in Poland. I've got more excellent button-down Ben Sherman shirts than I know what to do with. Plus M&S shirts, a pair of new Clarks shoes that retail at over 60GBP (the previous owner couldn't be bothered to put a plaster on for a few wearings), a beautiful wool suit that fits me like a glove, and a raincoat still with the 70Euro pricetag on. A couple of weeks ago I spent a thousand PLN on a jacket and trousers to wear at a friend's wedding. I don't think we've spent as much at the second hand shops in ten years.
10iwonka10 Activity: - / 183
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15 Jun 2014  #21

Ha,ha I nearly forgot about it- Yes second shops are quite good in Poland especially if you know when new delivery is.

The only thing with me that I wouldn't buy second -hand items like shoes,bells,handbags - as someone was wearing them before and you can't wash them. I don't mind clothes which you can properly wash and they are fresh.
Roger5 Activity: 1 / 1,224
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15 Jun 2014  #22

True. I draw the line at underclackers.
LADIPO  
26 Nov 2016  #23

HI ALL,MY NAME IS LADI (NIGERIAN) AND MY WIFE IS POLISH, WE CURRENTLY LIVE IN THE U.K BUT WILL BE MOVING TO POLAND SOON,I INTEND TO SELL A VERY POPULAR U.K BRAND FORMAL SHIRTS IN POLAND AT ABOUT 120ZL. DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE A VIABLE BUSINESS, THE SHIRTS GO FOR ABOUT 130ZL (£25) WHEN ON SALE AT MULTI-BY PRICE. CONSIDERING THE QUALITY OF THE BRAND ALSO, WITH THE FACT POTENTIAL POLISH CUSTOMERS WOULD NOT WANT TO PAY COURIER FEE WHEN BUYING FROM U.K WEBSITE TO BE SHIPPED TO POLAND. BUT IF IT IS RIGHT IN POLAND THEY WOULD SAVE ON COURIER FEES AND IT WOULD BE SOLD 10ZL CHEAPER IN POLAND. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR ANTICIPATED RESPONSES.
Wulkan Activity: - / 2,997
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26 Nov 2016  #24

DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE A VIABLE BUSINESS

More like a disaster business, I'd stay in the UK if I was you, you know the language already.
Ziemowit Activity: 7 / 2,244
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26 Nov 2016  #25

More like a disaster business,

+1
DominicB Activity: - / 1,604
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26 Nov 2016  #26

DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE A VIABLE BUSINESS

Not at all. It sounds like a recipe for disaster. Thousands of people have already had this exact same idea, so you're not bringing anything new or unique to the market.

Your thinking about courier fees is erroneous, as you ignore the costs that you will incur bring the shirts to Poland and deliver them to the customer. Those costs will have to be passed on to the consumer, and probably exceed those of a mail-order business. There's a good reason why online stores are thriving and brick-and-mortar stores are failing.

Sorry, but the chances of success for your business idea are zero or worse. In Poland, clothing retail is a losing venture unless you are already established or are Vietnamese.

If your wife is telling you that you will be able to make a living in Poland as a foreigner that doesn't speak Polish very well, and apparently has no marketable skills that are in demand, she is deluded, and you would foolish to believe her. Poland does not treat fools kindly.

Stay in the UK, and visit Poland only for short vacations. Resist your wife's desires to move back to Poland even if it means separation or divorce. Unless you have truly marketable skills, then you have no business moving to Poland. And face it, someone who TYPES IN ALL CAPS is unlikely to have any marketable skills at all.
LADIPO  
4 Dec 2016  #27

Thank you @Wulkan,@Ziemowit and @DominicB for your inferences, conclusion and advice, I appreciate them all; I will put all of these to good use. However, I will still try and do my business there and if it does not work out, the products are non-perishable so, can knock them off and return to the U.K. I want to say a big thank you to all. and no more typing in all caps. cheers guys.
jon357 Activity: 55 / 10,756
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6 Dec 2016  #28

However, I will still try and do my business there and if it does not work out,

Exactly. You won't know until you try it and you may find you like Poland enough to settle here. A question though - where do you plan to sell, online?
LADIPO  
7 Dec 2016  #29

Thank you @jon357. Yes online. I intend to sell on allegro.pl as all Polish and non-Polish in Poland know this site. Also, i will also try to look for interested resellers.
LADIPO  
8 Jan 2017  #30

Happy new guys. Wishing all the best for 2017.



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