1 Magdalen Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AA
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Loving Debenhams – you can always find something you want/need! With lots of departments holding other stores (eg. Miss Selfridge) it saves you wandering aimlessly around Oxford – you can do it all in one place – love it ;)
The only thing you may find difficult is that they’re a bit behind the times with debit cards – they won’t accept Solo/Electron so make sure you’ve got cash out of the ATM across the road first ;)
Debenhams was a lifesaver for me when I needed some last-minute essentials (black tights, a white shirt and a black cardie). The staff were really helpful and the sections aren’t too confusingly laid out, so I was able to whizz around grabbing what I needed, avoiding all the ususal department store nightmares of going up the escalator only to see what I was looking for on the floor below.
Debenhams prices are reasonable, but it does depend which brand you’re going for. I got a gorgeous ballgown here by Debut. The Debenhams Classics are really useful for basics like blouses, suits and cardies, and the prices are good for the quality. The only thing I’m not so convinced about is the underwear - I can never find things that fit properly.
Okay, this is one of the largest department stores in Oxford, but nowhere near as large as the London flagship store. All the familiar brands are here, but the selection is not that big. That goes for both men’s and womens fashions. It’s a nice place to browse, but like any store it can get a bit hectic and messy during the sales. I guess I’m not the person who enjoys the sales, despite the price reductions. Everything I want is always on full price, lol.
I have an issue with shop assistants in this store. It took forever to find someone to help me with my query, and once I found the assistant, they went looking for my item and never got back to me. How annoying is that?!
This is a big branch of Debenhams, conveniently located in the centre of Oxford. It has a good range of products including men’s, women’s and children’s clothes and shoes, make up and perfume, homewares, electricals and toys spread over three floors. I particularly like the women’s clothes floor. It is a really convenient place to shop as it has consessions of a wide range of shops (such as Topshop, Oasis, Warehouse, Kookai, Coast, Principles and Wallis) over one floor, along side Debenham’s own brands and the women’s underwear section. There is also a small but nice cafe downstairs if you need a coffee after all your shopping!
Debenhams in Oxford is absolutely massive!! It is over three floors, which are accessible through escalators and lifts. The first floor has all of the perfume and beauty counters, Menswear and a small Game outlet, and a little cafe. The second floor has Women’s wear including small outlets of Morgan, Red Herring, Oasis, Warehouse, Coast, amongst others – from sports wear to ball gowns!! Upstairs is the homeware including kitchen, and bedroom, and a children’s toys and games. There is also a restaurant and toilets on this floor. Debenhams is a great store and contains everything you could need all under one roof, which is so handy in the bad weather. They have a lot of special events offering discounts on everything, and usual have extended hours during these. It is such a great shop offering good quality items, definitely worth a look!!
I love this shop. It used to be a real rabbit warren of a place, a bit like an old fashioned department store. (Think 'Are you being served’) It was gutted a few years back and although the building looks the same on the outside inside it’s a totally different place.
There are three floors (as per usual) which are jam packed full of things to peruse and buy! The womenswear floor is large with a wide range of items for women of any taste. They have a Coast branch inside and a big collection of fancy dresses to suit.
The homeware floor is big as well with quite a decent range of kitchen utensils which is nice because a lot of stores skimp on things like this.
All in all the store is nice and bright, it can get a bit congested on the escalators and in the lobby though so be careful.
Although the MAC store on the ground level is tempting (I’ve never actually been at the counter though), the layout is a bit awkward with the large escalators trying to beckon you upstairs to where the shop begins. The cosmetics selection is poor compared to Boots on Cornmarket. Housewares department is worth a look if you’re in the market for something. Toilets on the top floor are handy if you’re in town and need the loo!
A great range of clothing, beauty, household goods, and gifts, coupled with the best loos and baby change facilities in Oxford, make this a very popular place for family shopping. Prices are not the cheapest, but sales and offers are frequent, which makes it slightly better value for money. Quality is always excellent, and they stock good brand names. Staff are mostly helpful, but sometimes the store is a bit crowded - it can be very hard to get a pushchair around the baby and toddler section, stupidly, depending on how stock is arranged at that time - but it is generally a positive shopping experience as well as a good place to stop off.
The restaurant suffered from a recent redesign and is no longer as useful or comfortable as it used to be, and is much worse value for money.
Debenahms in Magdalen Street is a huge branch with pretty much everything you could ask for under one roof! The first floor contains all of the premium beauty counters you would expect, along with fragrances and a huge menswear section.
The second floor is packed with women’s fashion, and has mini branches of Oasis, Topshop, Jane Norman, Red Herring amongst many others. Then on the top floor is a large homewear section, inclduing bedding, bathroom furnishings and kicthen equipment and utensils. There is also a children’s section with clothing and some toys- including some from Early Learning Centre. There is also a restaurant on the top floor, which is the perfect place to treat yourself to a well-earned lunch after a hard mornings shopping!
Debenhams in Oxford is located in a large building across from Cornmarket St (Magdalen St). The store spans 3 floors, with the ground floor entrance allowing access to elevators to the first floor. Instore there is a range of perfumes, menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, home goods, a restaraunt and a 'Game’ store. As well as this, the Oxford Bus Company have located their season ticket desk on the first floor, where you can buy or recharge your season ticket.
Debenhams on the high street must have the positively most inviting and comfortable baby changing facilities in town. If you look closely, you’ll see that they even advertise this facility on the outside of the building. Inside the baby changing room, it is large, convenient and comfortable for feeding or changing nappies. And if you’re with friends or relatives who prefer not to watch or participate when you change nappies or feed the little one, then they can use the adjacent regular toilets or sit on a large and comfortable elliptical couch. If you have to use the lift, then you will have to walk through the baby clothing section and see all the beautiful but somewhat expensively priced items for sale.
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