My love of Zara began when we lived in Sweden. Stylish clothing for a reasonable price, how can you go wrong; so when we moved back to Melbourne and the Zara store opened, I was pretty happy but then to hear they’ll be opening their Home store I was even more excited.
I’ve always been a fan of their clothing and accessories because not only are they on trend but they also stock a lot of timeless classics that are always going to wear well year in, year out. I’m also a big fan of the stores themselves, laid out in a not-too-crowded way, with simple lighting and items grouped together like a capsule wardrobe, perfect for someone who isn’t a fan of clothes shopping.
Needless to say, when Zara Home opened at Highpoint, I was there and ready to enjoy all the gorgeousness.
Anyone else remember shopping at Harris Scarfs when they were still a big store? Remember how the shelves were filled with way too many items, lots out already outdated pieces and unless you were over the age of 60 there really wasn’t a need to shop there.
Well, this is exactly how I felt walking into Zara Home. To be honest, I felt it before I even stepped foot into the store. I loved the open shelving and the large imposing lit up opening but what I didn’t like was what was on the shelving. I was expecting to love almost everything in the store and spend hours in there like I do with IKEA but I had the opposite reaction and still do.
I certainly don’t feel obligated to love everything that’s fashionable, I’ve always been one to have my own opinions rather than following the heard, and because I didn’t want to dismiss the store I did have a look at their online version which I found much more appealing. In fact I found some very lovely pieces which I’ll will be added to my wishlist.
Even looking through their lookbook, you’d certainly need to have a home or love the nautical style and country vintage look which I guess while I love a bit of country and a bit of nautical, the idea of filling my home with it just doesn’t suit me.
I’m sure some of you will completely and perhaps angrily, disagree with me and you know what, that’s fine by me. Each to their own I say, especially when it comes to home decor. If you don’t love it, don’t buy it.
Now speaking of buying, here’s a few pieces I really did love and I think would fit into any home style.
Have you ever been disappointed by your favourite store? What are your thoughts on the Zara Home store? We’d love to hear from you, why not leave a comment below and tell us what you think.