A strong selection of floral dresses leads on ditsy prints while trend led silhouettes include the tulip skirt, a shirt dress the box-pleat skirt. A sheer floral top nods to summery layering. Otherwise there is a strong selection of office wear including linen blend and 100% linen trousers and a Forence + Fred Signature jacket in a blue ticking stripe is darted and fitted. The rose print strapless evening dress is a standout in purple on black.
A spotlessly clean store, the wide aisles lend to the feeling of clam on the first floor However, as in the menswear, signage is inaccurate. A long, wide aisle is labelled Get The Look with tulip skirt and crop cardy sections signposted, but the aisle is devoted entirely to denim. The worst offender is a sign that announces £16 sun dresses with no sign of said item.
With such a wide sweep of styles, this Tesco offers locals a full wardrobe with officewear, casual ops, tracksuits and beachwear. Hosiery, undies and nightwear take up four rails while a petite range sits next to the size 16-28 True brand. A corner is offered over to Sale pieces, next to a large “bags, footwear and jewellery” section which offers the full stop to the department, next to the cash till.
The entry offer is strong with denim at £3 and T-shirts at two for £6. But set upstairs and apart from the groceries, the clothing is a destination department and some prices are just a touch higher than chuck-it-in-your-basket philosophy. A wool coat is £40, the shirt dress is £15tThe sheer floral top is £10, the evening dress is just £30 (with a £6 bolero) and Cherokee jeans are £20.