I never used to be a Matalan fan - I always used to associate it with Mums/Nanas and general frumpiness! - but recently, especially with their amazing sales they've had on, I can't get enough!
The prices are actually comparible with the likes of Primark, and the quality is excellent. Some of their ranges - Be Beau and Et Vous in particular - have some really stunning pieces, and i'm also a big fan of their shoe and jewellery ranges.
I would definitely recommend you get down there and have a look if you've got a store near you - and they have a 50% sale on right now!
Here's what i've accumulated from Matalan recently...
Sandals - £1.00 (yes, you read right!)
Patent t-bar shoes - £14.00 (just the 'right' heel height - not too short, not too high!)
'Doctor's bag' - £14.00
Snood/chunky scarf (Men's) - £1.00 (!)
Woolie Hat (Men's) - £1.00!
Frog ring (cutest thing ever!) - £2.00 (approx - it was in a previous sale!)
Top - £7.00
Pastel skinny jeans - £8.00 (very similar to the Topshop Leigh Jeans/Primark Super Skinny Jeans)
Floral print pencil trousers - £7.00
Tops - £7.00 each (perfect for work!)
Fine-knit jumpers - £7.00 each.
'Tweed' jacket - £30.00 (and pencil trousers - not seen - £14.00)
Blazer - £12.50
Blazer - £9.00
Cowl neck tops - £6.00 each
Super soft jumper - £7.00
Jumper dress - £6.00
Jumper (button detailing on cuff) - £5.00