Missing some key trends and the store has a dated look. Not very good value for money.
In women’s, ankle boots and knee-high boots are encountered first, but eight options of shearling boot seem a little excessive. Barratts is missing out on some key trends such as wedges, but it does have some good faux-suede block heels and flats with bow details. For men, loafers and workwear styles are highlights, although they could be better placed nearer to the front of store.
The store has a list of brands in the window to inform customers of the offer and also details the current price offers in store, but the overall look of the window and store is quite dated and could do with modernising. Seating is ample but not extensive in the middle of the store. Staff were polite and asked whether Drapers needed any help while browsing.
Two pairs of men’s shoes for £55 and a ‘grand opening’ offer of up to 50% off is highlighted by signage in the window. A women’s heeled brogue at £42 is a bit high for synthetic leather, as M&S has a similar style for £35. A ‘leather by Barratts’ brogue boot is £68 but the leather is not as good quality as others seen elsewhere and it seems slightly overpriced. A faux-suede block-heel court is £40 which, when compared with a similar style at New Look for £24.99, feels a bit high.