A SCOTTISH woman is close to filling a 66-seat coach with shopping fanatics prepared to endure a 600-mile, 15-hour return day trip – to a Primark store.
Avid Primark fan Danice Mcardle organised the road trip to the firm’s new store in Birmingham, which is the biggest fashion retail store in the world.
Danice, from Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, took to Facebook last week to plug the day out which has generated swathes of interest and reaction.
It is understood Danice and a band of other Primark lovers have clubbed together to sort out the trip, offered to paying punters from the local area for £18.50 a seat.
Shoppers will leave Glasgow at 7.30am for the five-hour, 290-mile trip down the M74 and M6. Arriving at lunchtime, they will have about five hours to explore the aisles, departing at 5.30pm for an arrival back in Glasgow at about 10.30pm.
The new Birmingham High Street branch opened to the public for the first time last week, and has earned a Guinness World Record for being the largest fashion retail store on the planet.
After taking in the online pictures of the £70 million shop, Danice posted details of the planned trip online last Thursday night.
She wrote: “Hi, going to run a bus to the new Primark in Birmingham. It’s the biggest Primark in the world. 2nd July, £18.50 per person. £5 deposit for your seat so we can book the bus.”
Since the post was uploaded, it has received nearly 500 comments and over 50 shares with many people offering to take up a seat on the coach.
Details of the trip were posted in the comments where it was revealed that £18.50 per person would fill a 66-seater bus, and as of this morning just seven seats remain available.
As well as shoppers flooding the post with requests for a seat, many others have reacted to how much they would love to go themselves.
Meghan Hull wrote: “I’d need to take out a loan for all the stuff I’d want.”
Twitter user @clocvxx said: “Why is everyone pure howlin at a bus run to the new primark? I’m actual dying to go. They’ll have all the best things you never get here.”
Elaine Soutar commented: “Why do you need to show me things like this? We would be in our glory.”
However, some social media users have found the trip hilarious with jokers pointing out the comparison to organising football journeys.
Neil Hall wrote on Twitter: “Peak Facebook as the Topshop Ultras are organising a bus to Primark away.”
Sean Macbride replied: “Canny beat an away day. Al wear the stoney just incase it kicks aff.”
The new store has attracted shopping addicts after it was officially opened last week on the site of the former Pavilions shopping centre in the city.
Features inside the huge retailer include a Disney themed cafe, a barbers and a food court plus stalls selling Harry Potter and Game of Thrones themed clothing.