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Oh Topshop making up new words, again : COATIGAN?


I know I sound like a proper geek but I can’t help but look at other peoples websites with a critical eye now. Notably, Topshop.com have been caught out by my critical eye a lot recently. On Friday my friend Grace saw this COATIGAN on the Topshop website. Firstly, COATIGAN? Are you actually having my eyes out? Coatigan is not a real word. Secondly, by using this silly term in such a manner (see description) you’re hardly going to get your new word in the Oxford Dictionary are you?! DREADFUL Topshop, just DREADFUL.

Topshop.com to me are quite strange in their approach to product descriptions…the description attached to this product is not grammatically correct and is far too wordy. I myself would have written something like:

Wool blend, wrap over jacket with a cosy large collar and self-tie belt. This style  has long sleeves, is hip length and features an all-over polar bear print

NO?

Do you think having a good description can persuade you to buy something online? Or do you not even bother to read into a product description?

I’d really like to hear your thoughts on this, considering I write product descriptions for a living.

Cx

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I have NEWS! GOOD NEWS!


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As of 6th April I will no longer be an employee of Topshop esq, but will be heading off to ALL SAINTS!!! I’m going to be based at Head Office in Spitalfields, London. I absolutely can not wait! It’s the perfect job for me:) My new title will be ‘E-Commerce Assistant’ and I will be doing all the writing for their website, aswell as dabbling with Photography, Site Merchandising etc etc etc. I’m so so excited! 😀 So make sure you keep your eye on the website (www.allsaintsshop.co.uk) for all the work I’ve been doing!

Wish me luck!

Ms. Judy Pink.

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