Next Camberley Surrey Store Opening

Memoir Mode is very centered around Next this week. First with the Next Xmas in July post on Tuesday and now with this store opening entry. The difference is the Xmas post was more fashion and gifting oriented and this post focuses on the HUGE offering Next have in their home and garden department….and I mean huge. I literally got lost a few times making my way around the different showrooms including dining rooms, living roomskitchens and bathrooms. Yes Next do kitchens and bathrooms! I had no idea.

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I woke up bright and early to catch the train to Camberley. Eva had to join me again, to be honest I prefer not to take her to press things as I can’t concentrate properly on taking photos and listening to what people are telling me. Sometimes I have to grin and bare it  if I have no sitters (or cry inside when she is bombing towards the glassware). Then just hope the organisers invite me again.

We were allowed to visit the store an hour before the opening to walk around with the manager. As I explained before, the Camberley store is absolutely humongous and I believe it is the biggest Next home and Garden in the country. It even has its own Costa Coffee inside. I have only ever been shopping in the high-street Next branches so I was completely unaware they did that much homeware…let alone entire bathrooms and kitchens. I assumed they only sold decorative pieces.

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funky lightingDahlia flower lighting ball
next homeware contemporary dining tableConcept White dining table & faux leather dining chairs

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quirky word cushionsHome cushion wood table interior

Bloggers doing their thaaang in the garden department…

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After we were walked around the departments we were given some free time to get shopping. Next very kindly gave us a £75 voucher to spend in store. I would have loved to get some home pieces, but Eva was hanging off my skirt stating “this bit is boooooring”.

So we made our way to the kids department and she happily picked herself a pair of sandals, a Mickey Mouse tee and a Peppa Pigs drawing toy. I still have some credit left on the voucher so homeware for me at some point soon.

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Group shot!….

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After a good 3/4 hours in the store, we all went for lunch at Wheelers. It was a bit posh and quiet. Thank fully I had stories on my iPhone that Eva sat and watched. The food was absolutely delicious.

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Big thanks to Next for inviting me (and gate crasher Eva) along to the grand opening. The staff are incredibly friendly and clearly love working for Next. They must be doing something right as the economic state the country is in…they are one of the only brands opening new stores.

If you are in Surrey or maybe even further afar to pay the Camerley a visit. Definitely enough there to keep you busy. Also for carpet/flooring and DIY shopping; I have found it less intimating and boring than those huge DIY and home-stores. A nicer shopping experience – plus you can slip in a cheeky shoe purchase while you are at it!


  9 comments for “Next Camberley Surrey Store Opening

  1. Simona
    28 July, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    The store looks fantastic! Eva is so cute

    • memoirmode
      29 July, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you, she likes to think so 🙂 x

  2. 29 July, 2013 at 2:12 am

    I’ve always loved next! Thank you so much for this post! I usually order clothes from there and some family or friends bring my stuff whenever they come over! I’ve never heard of the Next Home.

    • memoirmode
      29 July, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      No I basically thought it was just cute little home pieces for decoration. My eyes are open 🙂 ha x

  3. 29 July, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Eva is such a wise girl, buying shoes, Mickey Mouse tee and drawing toys is certainly much more funny than buying interior design stuff.
    I am with her! 🙂
    Shop my closet

    • memoirmode
      29 July, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      Yes I am more into fashion than home stuff 🙂 my wardrobes are bursting open so I thought it would be wise to get home stuff instead haha xx

  4. 29 July, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Eva is such a sweetie – what a lovely smile 🙂 Was a little gutted to not to be able to make this, was away on hols, was very curious about the big new store plus all the homeware… xx

    • memoirmode
      29 July, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      Yep definitely prefer her smiling face to her temper face :)Ah that’s a shame x

  5. 31 July, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    You girls are just the cutest, I love what Eva is wearing! Next homeware is always really nice, it’s pretty darn affordable too. <3

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