Written on: 20/09/2013
Jane Norman was the ONLY shop I bought clothes from they were stylish, classy and a little sexy but ever since they were taken over they've gone down hill. The material seems cheaper and they're basically a bit trampy now. They're just trading on the name now. Gutted I have to find somewhere new to shop. (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2013 by fionamcintosh40
I also used to shop at Jane Norman regularly and sometimes had to force myself to walk by as I knew I would end up buying something. Obviously not such a problem now as the Scottish branches have closed but I did consider buying from their online shop as have done before. However, that was until my last purchase of jeans. Firstly, I bought them in 2 colours. I assumed that they would both be the same as they were same style and size only different colours. However the black ones were ok... (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2013 by bettyboop123
I have been a great fan of Jane norman.I would shop weekly and have a few items today in my wardrobe that I havnt even wore yet but loved them at the time so purchased them. My daughter decided to buy me a top for christmas.She bought it in november when she saw it to avoid disappointment.She explained it was for christmas so received a gift receipt.Unfortunately the fit wasnt perfect so I decided to return it.Couldnt find anything else I liked as the quality and designs have changed... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2013
a few years ago i used to love jane norman, used to buy from them all the time and the majority of my clothes were from jane norman. but these days i rarely even go into the shop. on the very rare occasion that i do decide to pop in and look around the shop is a complete mess with clothing prices labelled wrong and i never find anything i like or of decent quality. just before christmas i was browsing the website and for the first time in along time i came across something i really liked.... (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2012 by Blosssom
The choice and quality are in no way close what they used to be, when they started charging for returns it all went down the pan after that. I will have a look in the shop occasionly but its been a long time since I've been tempted to buy. Shame really I used to have loads off them Linda (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2012
I used to love Jane Norman, I would shop in there every week but not anymore. The quality of their clothes has really gone down hill. I'm fed up with taking things back for having holes in, buttons falling off and just general poor quality. I ordered a black dress last week online, when I received it I was shocked because I found 7 holes, 2 of them were big enough to fit 2 fingers through, how they didnt notice it when sending it out to me I do not know. I also think its disgusting how they... (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2012 by ElliexXx
I used to LOVE jane norman, it was my favoroite shop of all time. However, since it has become Jane Norman london, the tailoring seems to have really messed up. I bought a gorgeous white coat that they are selling at the moment in a size 14, and clearly no research has been done into what sort of shape and size a size 14 person is. Not only am i a little chubby, hence the 14, I also have a large frame. This coat has its measurements all wrong, and I know people are different shapes, but I... (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2012
I made an order online with Jane Norman and they sent the wrong item. I tried to call them but there isn't a contact telephone number and you can only contact via email. I emailed twice in a day to 2 different email addresses, one on the paperwork in the parcel and one that I found online, NO RESPONSE whatsoever, not even a standard confirmation email! I have searched online to find out what to do if they send the wrong item and they tell you to either return it to the store for a refund or... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2012 by sclennell (1 review written)
omg!! i went to the harlow branch yesterday. i found an evening clutch bag marked as £5.50 and when she put it through the till it came up as £14. I pointed out the tag to the girl at he till and she said that it was the wrong price. I explained that I picked up the bag/clutch thinking it was £5.50 and decided to buy it at that price. She called the assistant manager who had no customer skills and was extremely rude and basically told me to either like it or lump it. I was so annoyed and... (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2012
I was shopping in York and went into Jane Norman's. I tried on a top that was in the sale for £14, the original price was £28. I decided to buy the top and took it to the till. When the shop assistant rang the top in the till the price came up at £19.80. I commented that they are advertised at £14 on the rail. The shop assistant was very rude and marched to the front of the shop were the tops were displayed and brought all of them to the till and the were all clearly marked up at £14.... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2012 by Andsomeskittles (1 review written)
Found a lovely dress today on a rail stating £10.00 off, it was not the only one misplaced, the shop was tidy and organized. I tried the dress on and it looked great so I chose to purchase it. When I got to the till the full price came up and so I asked about the advertised discount. I was told that one of the shop assistants must have priced it incorrectly and basically it was tough. I complained to the weekend supervisor who was frankly rude, sarcastic and rolled her eyes at me. I won't... (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2012 by jonesk5
I brought a dress in November on next day delivery, by the time the delivery came 1 week later it was too late, the delivery was never actually made to me as I was not in, I received a card from the post man to collect it from the local office. Now I did not get a chance to collect the item (as I was on holiday)(which did not matter as it had arrived to late) so I though I would leave it to be returned to sender after 3 weeks. I contacted Jane Norman when it has been 4 weeks and they said... (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2012 by JasonAndSuzy (10 reviews written)
My girlfriend really wanted this black bodycon dress from the Jane Norman website as it was on a very special sale price (£10), I went ahead and placed the order but for some reason the website was extremely slow and kept crashing. I tried using my desktop and my tablet computer but was still having the same issues. Eventually I managed to place my order and got the confirmation email, The website isn't too badly laid out but it is somewhat laggy. The order was placed late at night so it's... (read more)
Written on: 25/12/2011
Since the change of ownership of Jane Norman, the quality of its materials and the workmanships are absolutely not worth the sale value of the items. Very very poor indeed. If you go in the shop, check out the stitches and you will see what I mean. I mean the materials are obviously very thin and cheap in comparision to the previous quality. I used to shop at Jane Norman's regularly but now I won't even touch any of its products. RIDICULOUS OWNERS OBVIOUSLY!!!!!! YOU NEED TO REMEMBER... (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2011 by angiemc (2 reviews written)
Do not shop at this retailer i bought myself two tops,i contacted them over a week later to see where my items were,apparantly my items have been dumped outside my front door by postman.I have had to fill out a p91 form,great now i can have a refund? no i now have to wait two months for the outcome,great now i can get my money back? no several hundred angry emails later and lots of threatening,i still just have to wait another two weeks.So two weeks go by please can i have my own money back... (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2011
I too have had an awful experience with Jane Norman. I wish I would have looked up reviews before I placed an order online with them, I certainly would have thought twice! But since they are such a well known company, I wrongly assumed they would have be very professional with good customer care. After placing an order at the beginning of September, I am still without my goods and still more than £90 out of pocket. I have complained several times, only to be ignored or fobbed off with some... (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2011
i bought the dress on line, for my birthday which was 3 wks away, i wore the dress but on closer inspection after washing and ironing it i noticed that the stripes only lined up on one side at the bottom and that all the stitching was patchy with missing bits loose cotton and wonky lines, i returned the item. i have now had the item returned to myself with a letter explaining that i can not return it???? but when i took the dress out of the packet the sly ******* have cut off all the loose... (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2011 by Amie85
I have to say that I pretty much always shop online at Jane Norman. The closest store to me is in Luton and that's in Debenhams. I haven't been there in a while but from what I remember it was always a bit cramped up, but that's due to lack of space really. The staff, from my personal experience were actually quite polite, but as they are all very young some of them do tend to hang around chatting to eachother a bit too much when they should be dealing with customers so I can see how that is... (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2011
Bought a grey/silver dress that was dry clean only, wore it once and split white wine on it in a small area, then dabbed it with water. followed all of the cleaning instructions, which where dry clean only, the dry cleaners did the garment twice and the water marks left have not come off, white wine does not stain and neither does water. the dry cleaners wrote a letter advising that further dry cleaning could damage the dress. Went into the store with all evidence etc. They had to call... (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2011 by Ryles23 (11 reviews written)
I really enjoy Jane Norman clothing mainly for the reason that is well-designed and cut, very suitable for pear shaped figures while other mainstream fashion shops insist on flared camisoles which make us pear-shapes look fat (but I just can't find any nice fitted items elsewhere at affordable prices!)
I've never had any problems with my items falling apart (so far) and I don't think the quality is all that bad compared to the price. However, for the high end designs I do find that the... (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2011
I purchased a top and when i got home i tried it on and thought it was okay as it was £30. i took off the tag only to find there was a huge hole in theside when i tried to return it they ridiculously accused ME of making it there poor quality check must of resulted of this top going on sale, the manger was not at all helpful and i am disgusted to be treated this way as a customer. (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2011
I purchased a pair of jeans from luton Jane Norman one leg was much longer than the other. They didn't have another pair my size. So I asked for a refund or happy to take vouchers. They said no to both the shop assistant was extremely unhelpful rude and her face was like thunder from the moment I approached. Absolutely zero customer service skills. After waiting for 40 mins I received a refund after they made me feel like a theif for trying to return their faulty goods. Never again will I go... (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2011
My son brought his sister 2 jumpers for her birthday and was told by the staff no problem if they don't fit, just return to the store and we will exchange or refund.
They didn't fit, size was 14 she is a 12. The store refushed to exchange as she had no receipt. Luckly we found the receipt and return to the store. Still no rewfund or excahnge.
The flat chest was 36cms much too small for a size 14. clearly this store is only interested in grapping the cash rather than offering the correct... (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2011
My best friend bought me a top from Jane Norman for my birthday. I wore it on my birthday, and on the same day, buttons fell off and the top became unstitched, their stuff is good but u can gt the same things so much cheaper and better in other shops (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2011
The staff are rude....the girl may be beautiful but is so miserable and unfriendly. I took goods back on 3rd January that I purchased on line and was told a refund within 14 days and 6 weeks later am still waiting. Surely this is illegal ! I am very unimpressed (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2011 by Lanaluciano (1 review written)
Jane Norman is a popular clothing store aimed at women aged 18-25. What I love about Jane Norman is the presentation of the store, they always fit outfits together very well, and I usually end up buying the bag that was temptingly placed next to the dress it matches so well.
The clothes always have that va-va voom about them, they play up to the eyes very well with colour and cut. People often claim that the sizes 'come up small', but I disagree. Not all women can get away with Jane... (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2011
I have to disagree with some of the views here
I haven't had any problems with any of the clothes here at all they have never fallen apart if anything they are of very good quality! I've never had any problems with online delivery it has always been very quick & packaged nice & neatly. As for the service & the people who work there they are not all horrible stuck up plebs all stores are different, the Jane Norman Store I go to the staff are lovely & really helpful but don't let rude service... (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2011
Be warned, this is the only shop I see where they will not refund if you bought something discounted, they will only exchange. Debenham's also do this if the item is 50% or more discounted but they do say this before you pay. At Jane Norman no one says anything (no one said anything to me when I bought) and you only realise this at the back of the receipt and I thought only financial companies (at least some of them) hide things in small print..
I need to check my consumer rights but this... (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2011
I ordered a bag online from Jane Norman which was half price (Yay!) however it took so long to arrive! It annoys me so much to have to pay £4 for postage and then for it not to be delivered quickly.
I ordered some other items from a different online store (Asos) later and they had a FREE postage delivery option and that got here quicker!
The bag itself is very nice however would have liked an adjustable strap as it is rather long. It did also come very nicely packaged (maybe that was what... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2011 by Angie B (1 review written)
I bought a jumper, loved it. Xmas day wore it 2 buttons fell off. Sewn them back on. After 3 wears pilled really badly and looked like I'd worn it for months. Took it back at first opportunity, today, had terrible problems getting item refunded, and still not. The manager insisted that pilling was normal for a wool product and I should have a 'wool brush' and spend time de-pilling the garment before wearing! In my mind I don't buy to have to spend 10=20 mins treating an item before wearing.... (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2011
i ordered a dress and shoes a little while ago now online not impressed 1 bit ! goods still havent come after 3 weeks and iv'e tried to track them with the number they gave me but there is no reconision of it !!!!!!! not happy at all as it said it would be 3 to 5 working days ! (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2010
Jane Norman has always been one of my favourite stores to shop in. As a petite, slim 18 year old, it is really great mid price clothing shop for me.
However, i have extreme difficulty with my styling. I wear size 8 clothes everything... but in Jane Norman I can fluctuate anywhere from a size 6 to a size 14.... that is how varied their sizing is... its like they make it up.
This is a pain in the neck for 3 reasons:
1. It means i can never buy without trying to shop online
2. It does make... (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2010
Never never have a had such problems dealing with a company. I ordered some items online then when i went to return them at the post office where i was told the labels that had been sent were wrong! So we travelled 3 hours to return them to a store, which it states you can do. To be greated by some very cross, and rude vey young girls who were very cross that they had to take returns for online orders as it would affect the stores takings! After an hour of the staff going on and the... (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2010
I ordered an item online from Jane norman on the 22nd of November with express delivery and i am yet to get my item. I was given a tracking number but it shows up nothing when i try to track the item. I have written several emails and filled out the lost order form but still no item. I have also asked for a refund since the item was not provided but i am yet to get a positive response from them. This has been a very bad experience for me and i regret ever shopping online at Jane Norman. All... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2010
The manager of JM in ocxford street is very rude!! The little girl no older than 17 maybe was called to the an exchange for an online order. The jeans did not fit but still had the tags and all but she frowned and asked for the rtuens note side of the receipt which i no longer had.
OH dear it was only an exchange as i found something else i really liked and it was amaing why she was so upset!! she grumbled and thre the new items at me..other staff giggled at her behaviour in teh... (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2010
Jane Norman is one of my favourite shops.
The people have always been very freindly & helpful & online delivery is also very quick!
Some of the clothes are expensive (prices range from £25 for tops Jeans £35-42 dresses £30-90) but they are good quality I brought a pair of jeans from them about 3 years ago & I still have them even now :)
They often always have a sale on which is good as you can get jeans from £20 & the tops go down to about £11
I would recommend Jane Norman its definately... (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2010
I have bought quite a few things from Jane Norman and I would now rather go to Tesco as my Tesco clothes last alot longer. So far the stitching has gone on a t-shirt, a jumper and a coat. Not a very good track record really. Will not be shopping at Jane Norman again. (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2010 by ladyblu02 (1 review written)
When purchasing Jane Norman people need to remember they are purchasing the label of Jane Norman so therefore it is quite expensive.
I have bought online and had fast delivery and also in the shop I have alwasy met friendly staff so after reading these comments it sounds like I am quite lucky.
I tend to buy items in the sale or on eBay but I do sometimes pay full price if I honestly like an item.
As you can tell, I do love Jane Norman but the items are lacking in good material for... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2010 by thedogwalker (1 review written)
Great styles especially for slim neat figures.
reasonable quality cut and finish.
Poor quality fabics comensurate with lower costs and young buyers who change their wardrobe regularly.
Too expensive for the quality of fabrics, I would pay a LITTLE more for silk and good quality silk/linen mixes.
Store layout seems to change very frequently which is confusing.
Staff are usually helpful and interested. (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2010 by Heidix (22 reviews written)
I think Jane Norman clothes & accessories are lovely! They're all good quality, but they're also expensive. But that's what you have to expect when buying decent clothes.
The clothes are really fashionable, and every time I go in there there is lots of new dresses, etc & all the things I saw the time before is in the sale! (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2010 by gem74 (1 review written)
I used to shop in jane norman alot, I recon at least 14 years.
But right now, I'm starting to regret i ever did! It seems like the company thinks they are at the same standard as French connection or Zara...
THEY STILL DO THE SAME STYLE ,I BROUGHT THERE IN 1999! Their style never changes, every year it has the same clothes but it may be in a different colour or a small detail on the garment has been added. I think years ago, their clothes were much better!
And my friends agree with me!... (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2010
I bought a dress in Jane Norman about 2 weeks ago, fitted it on when I got home only to realise it was too big, misplaced the receipt somehow, however when I tried to exchange it for a size smaller without the receipt, I was told I needed the receipt so they could change it over. So basically I am stuck with a dress I will never be able to wear. All I wanted was a smaller size. Staff didnt want to know. Tags still intact on the dress. Needless to say I will never shop there again. Very... (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2010
The review which says when you buy from a Debenhams concession, your receipt states the return policy isn't accurate. I just bought some Jane Norman clothes from Debenhams - I was given Debenhams receipt which has the Debenhams return policy on it, not Jane Norman's policy. (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2010
You can return to a Debenhams concession with your receipt and get an exchange for goods purchased in a store, you just cannot get a refund. This is stated on your receipt and all those shoppers who are complaining you should make a point of asking the assistant the stores returns policy. People take time out to write complaint but can't seem to ask a simple question??? (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2010
Jane normans dresses are so stylish and sexy. I personally like the way it shows my curves and they are very good value for money and definately worth it. What i do not lke about it is some of the good dresses are not sold in the normal high street retail shops you have to go to the big shops which cost travelling and time. (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2010
I like Jane Norman's clothes but seriously, the prices are way too high. One of the tops i bought from Jane Norman tore in 2 days, and i treated it with a lot of care. Another top I bought cost me 25 quid and that was useless as well: it gets creased and theres no way to iron it, the colour fades off after a few days. I just cant wear it too much. However, I like the layout of the shop and everything else, but its way too expensive (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2010
The prices for the quality is ridiclous. i always try and wait for the sales as i like the design and cut of jane norman items. However the sizes are always smaller then normal. i buy online cos you cant always get everything in their shop but to return a item and get a refund you get asked zillions of questions. This time i done a postal return as the sizes were wrong its been 2 weeks and i am still wating for a refund. i have contacted them via email but had no response and yeah i am... (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2010
I live in Telford, but I hardly ever shop at the House of Fraser little one because they just don't have the range- so I shop at the Shrewsbury Jane Norman regularly.
I was quite shocked at the reviews that say Shrewsbury is a bad place to shop (also, there is no need to criticise the shop layout or windows/lighting because this is not just for the Shrewsbury store- all Jane Normans look and feel the same).
I think the stock is always presentable and looks nice around the shop. The staff... (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2010
My daughter tried to buy 2 tops online, she tried 3 times and each time got an error message saying her card had not been accepted so she gave up.
She got no order number and no confirmation email to say the order had been processed. Imagine her shock then when she went to the cash machine that night for an evening out and found she had no money! The orders had been processed 3 times and money taken 3 times. I shop online all the time but this is the first and last time for Jane Norman. You... (read more)
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