I’m a savvy mum – I compared Primark and SHEIN to see which was cheaper, the result might surprise you | The Sun

WITH a cost-of-living crisis and Christmas around the corner, we’re all counting our pennies. 

Thankfully one savvy shopper is showing us where our money goes the furthest, by comparing the prices of on-trend items in two stores. 



Beth, known online as @budgetingmum, regularly shares money-saving content with her 42,000 followers. 

In the 23-second video, the pro money saver compares similar items in two popular bargain shops – Primark and SHEIN. 

"Which is the cheapest shop to get your clothes when you’re shopping on a budget? Primark or SHEIN?

"I’ve heard so many people raving about SHEIN so I thought I’d test it against the old favourite Primark to see which one came out cheaper!

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The first item Beth compares is knee-high cream boots, which are on sale in Primark for £23. On the Shein website, these would cost customers £25.75. 

Next Beth shows a pair of faux leather trousers in Primark, marked at £15. A similar pair on the Shein website, called the High Waist PU Leather Trousers, would set you back £17.99. 

In Primark, a blue checkered shacket would cost buyers £25 – a similar style coat in Shein is £4.01 cheaper, advertised for £20.99. 

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Lightweight puffer jackets are back on trend this year, and in Primark, this would cost you just £15. In Shein, you’re looking at spending £34.99 instead. 

In her local Primark store, a teddy-style mid-length coat is on sale for £35. On the Shein website, Beth would only have to spend £25.49. 

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The final item Beth compares is a red shirt – perfect for the Christmas party season. In Primark, this is available for just £11, while on shein.co.uk, you’d be paying £12.49. 

Fans loved the video, with it gaining more than 370 likes and 16,200 views. 

In the comments, fans debated which store actually worked out cheaper, with one writing: “But on SHEIN there [are] always discount codes so you don’t actually pay that price most of the time. So it works out cheaper!” 

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Another said: “I think both [are the] same but I think SHEIN might be slightly better quality.” 

Someone else commented on the benefit of being able to shop in-store at Primark: “Primark’s good to see how things look and fit in real life whereas SHEIN could go either way.”

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