This week, I finally got my hands on Primark's car-print blouse, "inspired by"* Prada's spring-summer 2012 collection.
I rushed down to Marble Arch on Tuesday night, expecting huge queues outside and crowds of marauding fashionistas inside, fighting over the last size 10. Instead I found several racks full of the blouse, largely ignored by the hordes of Primark bargain-hunters.
In my state of frenzied excitement, I grabbed the top in both pale blue and lemon and headed to the till.
I can confirm that the blouse, with its 50s Americana print, is nearly identical to the real thing. What it lacks in quality, it makes up for in its sheer bargainousness (is that a word?).
*shamelessy ripped-off from
Blouse - Primark
Cardigan - Primark
Skirt - ASOS
Belt - ASOS
Necklace - Monki
Shoes - ASOS
Leather pouch - American Apparel
Nail polish - Barry M "Peach Melba"
Lipstick - Topshop "Confession"