Finally! After months waiting in anguished anticipation, gone are the days of bemoaning the lack of cheap as chips fashion in the US.

Primark (or Penneys as it’s known in Ireland) opened its first US store in Downtown Boston this week and as we all predicated, everybody is loving it.

The store was opened by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on September 10, as lines of people took to the street outside, anxious to get their hands on the latest, greatest bargains at the company’s 271st international store. The four-floored shopper’s paradise opened its doors with a bang.

Shoppers weren’t disappointed. At last, the US understands what the Irish have been harping on about all these years.

Opening their first store in Dublin in 1969, the retailer operates in nine European countries and now, the US, too, with a second store set to open in Philadelphia in the coming weeks.

And although Irish people in the US may now be slightly devastated that more of the world are in on our fashion secret, being able to stock up from this side of the Atlantic makes up for that blow to our compliment rate.

“Thanks, Penneys” is set to rise from the go-to phrase of almost every Irish girl given a compliment on her outfit of the day, to a worldwide phenomenon, as the Irish retailer goes from strength to strength. Despite a slowdown in sale over summer 2015, Primark already grew by 13% so far this year and if initial customer reviews are anything to go by, they will fast become a fashion favorite here as well.

Have you checked out the latest Primark store in Boston, yet? Let us know in the comments section below.

Sue Hoffman, Vice President of People & Culture for Primark; Jose Luis Martinez de Larramendi, President Primark US Corp.; Alma & Arthur Ryan; Mayor Martin J. Walsh; Paul Marchant, CEO PrimarkPrimark USA