On Wednesday Forever 21 opened it's doors to shoppers in London along Oxford Street. Many of you will know that Forever 21 is massively popular in America but here in the UK there was only one store which was in Birmingham. With a store in London being very accessible for me and many others i was hugely excited to go and have a snoop around and see for myself what was so great about it. So today i decided it would be the ideal time to go window shopping along Oxford street with my boyfriend as we both wanted to do something fairly cheap and enjoy the lovely sunshine.
I wasn't that impressed at how the store looked as soon as i walked in, maybe i was expecting too much? but by the time i had made my way to the back of the store it had more of the wow factor. The staircase was so pretty, there were chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, the Forever 21 logo was gently dotted around the store, not too in your face and it just had a really nice sparkly feel about it. And to add to that, the store was still very tidy.
Of course with the store looking so lovely i thought i'd take a couple of photos to post on here, show you what it was like and tell you all about my trip. Unfortunately that's where it all went wrong. My boyfriend was really kindly taking a photograph for me as the quality on his iphone is much better than mine, when a woman came over, grabed his arm and told him quite loudly and aggressively that 'you cannot take photos inside the store'. She then walked off in very pompous manner before we even had a chance to say a word. I presume she was a manager or supervisor of some sort but i can't be sure. A few other people in the store saw what went on and looked a bit shocked. It didn't say anywhere in the store that photography wasn't allowed and there were other people taking photographs and not being told to stop. The woman (who was definitely a member of staff as she had a forever 21 badge on) then proceeded to stare at us as we looked around. We both felt so uncomfortable and shocked at what had just went on that we left the store, pronto. So quickly in fact that i didn't even have a chance to look at any of the prices. I couldn't believe the way we had just been treated!
Here is how the photo we were trying to take ended up after the woman grabbed Liams arm! I'm very annoyed that i didn't get to have a good look around and enjoy the experience in the store. I had been looking forward to going there once it had opened as i had heard so many good things about it from girls in the US. All i can say is that she really shouldn't of been so unbelievably rude to someone with a blog, as quite rightly i want to tell you all about my bad experience. It's such a shame that this extremely rude person ruined my visit as from what i did see it looked great!