A skewed floor layout deflects attention away from the great product Mango has on offer.
For shoppers looking to try something different, Mango serves up plenty of interesting takes on trends. Leopard print is swapped for a sequined tiger face motif on a T-shirt, leather is replaced by stonewashed denim on a biker jacket, a cotton dress has a mottled denim print, and bright floral prints move from dresses to a monochrome colourway on leggings. There is the expected flurry of sequined pieces too, including soft jackets and drop-crotch sequined trousers.
Mango felt wholly disappointing as Drapers entered via the first floor doors. An uninspiring layout with an expanse of space featured barely any product and a complete lack of staff. However, after venturing down the stairs it was a relief to see all the on-trend product, helpful employees and well-dressed mannequins on the ground floor. That floor did look great, but this bottom-heavy layout needs a serious rethink for customers entering via the floor above.
A grey wool dress with rivet detail neckline is good value at £59, while a batwing cable-knit cardigan in the same colour is respectably priced at £42 and a studded rope-print T-shirt for £22 is equally well pitched. Outerwear continues along the competitively priced trajectory, with a three-quarter length funnel-neck coat in black for £109 and a faux-fur leopard-print 1960s-inspired jacket at £95, which is not something found in any of the other young fashion stores in Glasgow.