The ‘Next’ Sale, Blanchardstown, Dublin: Aftermath


Oh, the half-price bargains humanity.

Thanks Aaron McAllorum

Earlier at Brown Thomas, Grafton Street:


And down the road…

The early morning queue outside Abercrombie and Fitch, College Green, Dublin.

(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)

22 thoughts on “The ‘Next’ Sale, Blanchardstown, Dublin: Aftermath

  1. darren

    Idiot clothes horses — if shops can afford to sell items at half price then they were making too much off you in the 1st place. Are their lives that empty that shopping makes up for a lack of excitement ?

  2. missred

    Ah here, none of that. There always is loads of them, there is some Chinese celebration soon (not their new year yet though) which involves giving presents to friends and family. Or else it’s because they don’t celebrate christmas and don’t mind camping out while the Irish are on a holiday

  3. Wonderboy

    East Asians have an unhealthy obsession with western designer brands. Friend of mine who lives in Singapore says he regularly sees local women in shopping centres haranguing their husbands/boyfriends for prada/Gucci handbags. Very depressing stuff. Yunno as human beings we’re capable of so much bett…oh look shoes half price!

    1. Eliot Rosewater

      Don’t think it’s just an East Asian thing. If you look hard enough, there are a fair few white-skinned European looking peoples in the photographs.

      1. Slab

        They are all ‘Irish’. RTE’s News showed them all being sworn in as Citizens recently. Get used to it.
        We will soon be like London, 45% native and 55% foreign.

        1. Mick Flavin

          This conception of “Irishness” being a static monolithic thing is wrong. I’m Irish, but please don’t presume to speak for me Slab…I suppose that means I’m not a real Irishman in your eyes?

          1. Slab

            Look at the pictures….Irish people obviously don’t do sales, but our new Citizens do.
            I was’nt speaking for you Mick. We are only as Irish as the Paddy inside. That just depends on where we are in the world.

  4. Kolmo

    what hellish existance these people must live in, always competing to be the first to purchase and be seen whatever the ‘fashion houses’ (made in bangladesh by a six year old tat) tell them to. go for a walk in the Pheonix park, Rounstone beach, look at the trees or something..

    1. Mick Flavin

      Ah the old ones are the best ones…
      BTW Broadsheet, any particular reason my comment was deleted? I just commented that a lot of the shoppers appeared to be Asian. Boring comment? Probably, but I didn’t mean anything bad by it…

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