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Marks & Spencer Details
UK's leading retailing brand Marks & Spencer has launched its first store in China six days ago, adding spice to the competitive one-stop fashion brands in Shanghai. This century-old store has kept it's traditional in its Shanghai brand, setting up a contemporary interior design, bright lighting and spacious fitting rooms. You can find a wide range of fashion across womenswear, menswear and childrenswear. The store is also featured with a food hall with an in-store bakery and a Marks & Spencer cafe.
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Location; 863 Nanjing Road West, Shanghai 200041.
This is between Taixing Lu and Shimen Lu, with Wujiang Lu running behind the store. The store is right above the Nanjing Road exit on Line 2.
Opening hours; Normally 10.00 am - 10.00 pm, but on opening day will open at 11.30.
Store layout / services; The store is a big one; bigger than the stores in Hong Kong and the equivalent of a Regional centre in the UK
Level 1; Womenswear - including Per Una, Autograph, Limited Collection
Level 2; Womenswear and Lingerie
Level 3; Menswear
Level 4; Coffee shop (50 seats), Home Furnishings (Bedding, Bathroom, > Kitchen, Home Accessories, but not including Furniture, Soft Furnishings), Childrenswear, Foods (including an in-store bakery), Customer service desk There are fitting rooms on each floor
Sizing Womenswear generally 8-18 with additional size 6's and some items up to size 20 Trousers and skirts in short, standard and long lengths.
Lingerie; bra sizes from 32AA to 40D
Menswear includes standard shirts 14.5" to 18" neck, and shirt ranges with 2" shorter sleeves and 2" longer sleeves. Suits / Jackets from 36" to 46", Trousers 30" waist to 42" with at least two leg lengths.
Footwear - Men from 6-11, Women 4 to 8
Refunds As per UK policy - refunds allowed within 90 days accompanied by a receipt. If no receipt is produced refunds will be made using credit vouchers.
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Although small the selection of food is quite good would say the range is slightly bigger than most of the singapore stores. Wine selection is pretty good with prices far more reasonable than City shop or pines, had a decent Pinot Grigio for 69rmb and a decect Aussie sauvignon for the same.
Other goodies pickled onions, curry sauces, sponge puddings and decent biscuits again mucher cheaper than the rip off city shop,
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jennych wrote:I went there the day they opened but to my surprise, most of the cookies on shelves are going to expire this month! Do M&S think Chinese are idiots or the expats who live in China do not deserve qualified products as well??! Rather disappointing!
That's a bit harsh. The biscuits I bought had more than a month, most expire in December, but the Jaffa cakes I bought were finished in less than a day anyway so it's not an issue.
There are logistics involved in getting the product from England to China, customs and health procedures etc, which could delay things. In HK they sell fresh bread, hot cross buns and other short shelf life products. Usually they expire the same day and that doesn't bother most people who are just happy to get them in HK.
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