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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Penneys to open its first store Stateside next month

Primark
Primark

retail chain Primark - known here as Penneys - will open its first store Stateside next month.

The outlet will be located in Boston's historic Burnham Building. I guess Americans will have to now get used to people dismissing compliments with 'Thanks. Penneys' as opposed to just thanks'.

The reply has become so ubiquitous here that urban legend has it visitors or newly arrived immigrants often think it means 'thank you' in Irish.

Bostonians will also soon get used to getting an entire rig-out for €20 and being able to kit out their apartments for little to nothing. Of course they'll also have to get used to massive queues and spending €50 when you intended to spend €20...

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