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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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Who Said Style Forgot the Seventies?

If the seventies was the decade that style forgot then what on earth is there left to say about the eighties? You show me a bell bottomed jean, I’ll show you a ginormous shoulder pad. Got a problem with polo … 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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A Dress A Day

You know those days when you go out with a list and a steely determination to get everything done no matter what? Only you don’t think to include ‘stop for coffee and cake’ to the list and once that’s wriggled … Continue reading

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Under the Counter and Above the Shop

There were two things that caught my attention in Tuesday night’s opening episode of the new three part documentary ‘Shopgirls’ shown on BBC2. Firstly, the description by London society hostess and journalist Lady Mary Jeune of the shopping experience in … Continue reading

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We’ll Always Have Paris

What is it about Paris? I first went there as a teenager, have visited as part of a couple and am now here as a mother with my three year old son and my mum. I love it and so … Continue reading

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