Tag Archives: H&M

Take A Look At Them Now

Over the past twelve months I have spent a lot of time researching the British high street. My book, which looks at how clothes shops and customer service has evolved since the 1970s, features a lot of our best loved … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Shops

In typical London in August style, after days of rain and gloom and wondering if indeed for once the coats and knitwear appearing on the high street may actually prove to be handy, this weekend we had the one-off scorcher. … Continue reading

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Spring Style at a Steal

It’s March. The clocks are about to go forward and the Easter holidays are almost upon us therefore it must be Spring, right? Well, the temperature has only done the time of year justice a handful of times and then … Continue reading

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Anyone for Coats and Boots?

Question: When does the high street start sending out promotional emails advertising their new season coats and boots? Answer: The very same week London temperatures are reportedly beating those in Ibiza. One such email has attempted to grab my attention … Continue reading

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How to Spot a Style Icon

Who is your style icon? Icon is an overused word these days. Those who have earned this tag are few and far between and not, in my opinion, those who rock up to events with random animal products attached to … Continue reading

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The Fashionable Forties and Beyond…

  I have an ongoing debate with a slightly older cousin over what age one is classified as ‘middle-aged’. For him, the minute he turned forty the writing was on the wall, that was it, he was now middle-aged, game … Continue reading

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How To Departmentalise Your Life

I happened to be in the fabulous institution that is Liberty early this week. Nothing unusual in that except that Monday saw the launch of the Channel 4 documentary about this very shop. Did I imagine a sense of anticipation … Continue reading

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Dressed Up Like A Christmas Tree

You know that episode of Friends where Monica, Rachel and Phoebe spend an afternoon hanging out wearing wedding dresses? Monica is in one yet to even be worn by its owner, the awful Emily* who is about to become Ross’ … Continue reading

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Get Your Cheapskates On

Any minute now the shopfuls of coats, boots and sweaters that for so long hung dejected as the mild weather continued into October, will start to appear on ‘Seasonal Reductions’ rails. Once upon a time the January sales actually started … Continue reading

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Care Labels in the Community

So here we are in knitwear season. I am approaching with caution this year and not just because there are some terrifyingly awful jumpers out there. Fully grown women wearing crew necks with pictures of animals across their chest? I … Continue reading

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