Giles Deacon On Swapping Haute Couture For The High Street

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Style

Giles Deacon is down-to-earth, talented and he knows what women want. The 46-year-old designer has been a "fella in fashion" for quite some time no...

Horrified Shoppers Watch As Woman Falls Four Floors In Debenhams

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK

A woman has reportedly suffered serious injuries after falling from a fourth-floor escalator in front of horrified shoppers at Debenhams in central Lo...

Debenhams Open Wind Tunnel For Customers To Test Out Their Dresses

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Style

Few can look as glamorous as Marilyn Monroe when the wind whips up a dress to show more than the wearer intended. Famous names from the Duchess of ...

Man Dies After Falling From Escalator In Debenhams

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK

The flagship Debenhams store on Oxford Street was the scene of a horrific incident on Wednesday night after a man fell to his death from an escalator ...

Do Plus Size Mannequins Encourage Obesity?

Rivkie Baum | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

Not all women size 16+ are unhealthy. Just as a starting point you might want to make a not of the fact that women are all shaped and sized differently which result in different dress sizes and in a high street that sizes everything on a whim what is a 16 anyway?

Which Department Stores Had a Good Christmas?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Department stores John Lewis and House of Fraser enjoyed soaring sales over the Christmas trading period, as rival Debenhams was forced to issue a sho...

Students Spend More Money On Make-Up Than Full-Time Workers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students spend more money on make-up than women in full-time work, with 15% spending £30 or more a month on cosmetics. In contrast, only 4% of wor...

Two Men Jailed Over Rape Of Boy In Debenhams Toilet

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

A former intelligence officer in Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime has been jailed for 15 years along with a law firm worker for raping a teenage boy in t...

Janie's Gone, But She Wasn't the Key to Solving M&S's Problems

Jan Shure | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

If Ms Schaffer, with her decades of retail experience was "not given free rein", what hope for a former fashion director, albeit one who was a brilliant journalist with stellar contacts and endless fashion savvy?

Debenhams' Campaign Uses Plus-Size Models, Paralympians And A 69-Year-Old

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Department store Debenhams has broken the fashion mould by casting a diverse range of models for its summer 2013 campaign. The High Summer Look Boo...

Last Chance Saloon for M&S Fashion

Jan Shure | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Style
Jan Shure

To say dear old M&S has lost the plot, fashion-wise, is not just a supreme understatement but inaccurate.

Charlie Thomas

Department Stores Perform Over Christmas, But More Retailers Will Fail In 2013 | Charlie Thomas | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

Department store giant Debenhams has reported a 5% rise in its December sales for 2012, the highest number of sales in its history for the month. T...

Who Are The 'Star Business Performers Of 2012?'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

The FTSE 250 Index, has been the surprising star performer of 2012, as investors put their money behind companies they are more "comfortable with" ami...

Christmas Ads, Naff Stereotypes and Festive Hysteria

Tamsin Crimmens | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Crimmens

Advertisers know that selling fantasy works and if Christmas is nothing else, it's most definitely a fantasy (I'm thinking the fat, bearded man who lives in the North Pole and has flying reindeer rather than the Jesus stuff here). But in selling the fantasy, advertisers perpetuate some truly awful stereotypes.

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Fabulous Products for a Worthy Cause!

Claire Lynch | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Style
Claire Lynch

Breast cancer affects so many lives, with almost 50,000 people being diagnosed every year in the UK alone, which equates to 1 person every 10 minutes. Just over 12,000 of those people die from the disease.

Asos And Debenhams Strut Their Stuff With Impressive Results

Charlie Thomas | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

Online fashion retailer Asos has seen UK retail sales rise 10% to £205 million in the past five months, taking its pre-tax profit to £44.5m for the ...

Britain's Cups Runneth Over: Breasts Are Getting Bigger

Debenhams | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

British breasts are getting bigger – and it’s the ladies living in the North, the Midlands and Ireland leading the charge. Busts have grown by...

Charlie Thomas

Have We All Become Middle Class Shoppers? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK

The rise of the middle-class retailers continued today as Next and John Lewis both posted positive half-year results. Clothing and homeware store N...

Right Place, Right Time - Why Debenhams Is A Better Buy Than M&S

Charlie Thomas | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK

A new store opening, multiple revenue avenues and improving cash returns to shareholders has led to improved City positivity around one of Britain's b...

How Many Shoes Are Too Many Shoes?

Alistair Coleman | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Comedy
Alistair Coleman

Shoes. They're quite useful, and some people quite like them. In fact, some people like shoes so much, they will own quite extraordinary numbers.

Two Arrested On Suspicion Of Raping 14-Year-Old Boy

PA | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

Two men have been arrested after a teenage boy was raped in a department store toilet. The attack happened when the 14-year-old victim visited the ...

M&S = Madness & Stupidity

James Burwood | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK
James Burwood

It is M&S's obsession with cutting costs (rather than making money) that leads them to faraway lands in pursuit of ever cheaper wage rates (even though wages actually make up less than 10% of the cost of the garment).

What Do Your Brows Say About You?

Debenhams | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but you can, apparently judge a woman by her eyebrows. For the shape of those two strips of hair c...

M&S Beats City Forecasts With Christmas Sales, But Sees Weak Growth Overall

PA | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK

High street giant Marks & Spencer said today that it would roll out more discounts in a bid to pull in customers after weak homewares sales dragged on...

Teachers 'Awkward' At Receiving Christmas Presents From Pupils

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

One in 10 teachers have admitted to feeling "awkward" when they are given Christmas presents by their pupils, a survey has found. Staff who took pa...