As well as its high-quality clothing range, it also has a delicious food hall that provides us with the ultimate fine dining experience.
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Here’s what we heard during our MS visit:
I headed down to the shop at around 10.30am on a grey and miserable Monday and was excited to head inside and hear what people were chatting about.
As I started to walk around and pretend to browse the items, I was very disappointed that there weren’t too many people around.
I stayed positive and I was rewarded with absolute gold.
1. “Is this 100 per cent cotton? I need it to be 100 per cent”
He just smiled and was mumbling incoherent words to himself as his mother started to have a look at the rack.
I’m not sure if it was her as a person, or if it’s a ‘posh-people thing’, but she said it quite loudly.
Sometimes I think posh people want you to know that they’re posh so they seem to speak louder.
4. “I like these now but I didn’t before, I thought they were hideous”
I looked at the dresses myself once they had moved on and they all seemed quite nice so I’m glad she changed her mind on them in the end.
She didn’t pick one up though, so maybe she didn’t like them that much.
5. “See, this is the shape of dress I like but you don’t think it looks good on me do you?”
This comment was also made by a female shopper to her partner while browsing the clothes.
She said to him: “See, this is the shape of dress I like but you don’t think it looks good on me do you?”
He didn’t reply and it was probably a smart move – happy wife, happy life right?
To just have your partner’s disagreement instead of whether you can actually afford this and if he’d kill you for buying it?
6. “There’s nothing worse than screaming children”
“There was a young baby on my plane yesterday and it screamed and screamed. There’s nothing worse than screaming children.”
The two men were standing away from them talking to each other and not taking too much notice of the crying children.
7. “The chocolate puddings here are much much better”
In the food hall, I came across an elderly couple bickering over their food shop.
And the man replied: “No, I refuse to eat their food and the chocolate puddings here are much much better.”
Now, I’ve had the chocolate melt in the middle puddings from Sparks and they really are that good.
I’m not so sure about Tesco’s though as I’ve never had the opportunity to try them.
Good on the man for standing up for what he believed in.
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8. “These boots are all the same. I wanted something in between and stylish instead”
The boots that were “all the same”
For some people, MS just isn’t good enough – who would have ever of thought?
She said: “These boots are all the same. I wanted something in between and stylish instead.”
There were a lot of boots that looked the same in her defence, but I had a look and they all seemed to be of great quality.
I wasn’t too sure what she meant when she said ‘in between’ though.
Are boots really that different from one another? She was mumbling to herself as she looked around the selection and I’m glad she did.
There were also a huge range of other shoes available – far more than I’ve ever seen in actual shoe shops.
9. “Just get three packets, I don’t care how much they are”
Then, all of a sudden, the mum just snapped and said: “Just get three packets, I don’t care how much they are.”
I’m not sure why she got so angry so fast. I can only presume the girl just really wanted that specific type.
I think a lot of us would like to be able to buy three packets of anything and not care much about the cost.
Is this the stage when you know you’re wealthy? Is this when you know you’ve made it?
I think I’m a long way off until I can do this.
10. “No point getting the legs out is there?”
This quote really made me giggle.
“No point in getting the legs out is there?”
Her friend agreed: “Oh yes, you’d just freeze wouldn’t you?”
11. “I’ve grown bigger pumpkins than that”
In the shop there were large boxes of pumpkins that were ready for Halloween.
As I walked past them, I saw a middle-aged gentleman taking a good look at them.
As I had a look at them myself, he said to himself: “I’ve grown bigger pumpkins that that” and walked away.
I wasn’t too sure if he was being serious or just mocking the size of them, but you’ve got to have a fairly big vegetable patch to be growing something like that.
In fact, you’ve got to have a garden to even begin to think about doing that, something I don’t have myself.
I should add though, the ones in the box were pretty big.
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12. “Oh look they’re starting to put out Christmas decorations in bloody October”
The Christmas decorations are starting to come out
She said: “Oh look they’re starting to put out Christmas decorations in bloody October.
“September has only just finished!”
The young man with her laughed and agreed, but they still both had a good look at them all.
I do understand that perhaps it is still early but who doesn’t look forward to Christmas?
13. “I just wanted to try the eight but it’s a bit too roomy for my liking so I’ll order the six”
The employee agreed and ran off to, I presume, go and order the six.
This is somewhat a relatable situation. We all know the pain of when you’re size isn’t on the rack.
I also didn’t realise that coats are imperative to making you look ‘the best’ in a group of people.
15. “No Deborah I’m not a short, for goodness sake”