High Street Shops

The Death Of The High Street?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

More than one in five of Britain's high street shops could close by 2018 as more customers turn to the internet for their shopping, it has been report...

20 Shops Closed Every Day In 2012, Replaced By Pound Shops, Payday Lenders And Charities

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK

Fears about the changing nature of the British high street look set to be realised, after new research reveals that 20 shops were closed a day on Brit...

Finding A New Master's Voice? HMV Announces New FD

Posted 07.08.2012 | UK

Following last night's media speculation, troubled music retailer HMV has confirmed the appointment of Ian Kenyon as its financial director. Kenyon...

Maternity Leggings - A Soulful Writer Reluctantly Succumbs

Alice Grist | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

I woke this morning with a feverish compulsion to write about leggings, maternity leggings to be specific. Though the slant was veering towards the po...

On the High Street: The Iron Lady - A Lesson in Power Dressing

Lou Stoppard | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Style
Lou Stoppard

Call me old-fashioned, but none of the trends available to women in most shops seem to celebrate, support or enrich us like Thatcher's wardrobe did for her. Instead they sexualise us, diminish us or, in simple terms, make us look ridiculous.

On the High Street: The Rise of Designer Collaborations.

Lou Stoppard | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Style
Lou Stoppard

It's been the year of hysteria-inducing designer/high street collaborations. Louise Gray's beautiful range for Brora was an indisputable highpoint. Similarly Jean Paul Gaultier for La Perla was top of the Christmas list. But other unions warrant less praise.

Christmas Shopping - The Lazier, Easier, Cheaper Way

Susie Amy | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Susie Amy

It becomes difficult when friends begin to have children, not one friend with one child, but multiple friends with multiple children - where do you draw the line? Godchildren, and nieces and nephews are essentials. But what about your godchild's siblings? And other dear friends, and extended family with children too? Of course you want to buy for everyone, but is it possible?

On the High Street - Mary Portas: Friend or Foe?

Lou Stoppard | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK
Lou Stoppard

Mary Portas may have many talents, including a gravity-defying Lego-man bob, but I'm pretty sure that no matter how much effort she puts into revamping the New Look changing rooms, she's not going to be able to singlehandedly waft away the recession and solve poverty and unemployment - because that's what it's really going to take to help the high street.

One In Three High Street Shops Empty In Parts Of UK

PA | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- One in three shops are empty in some parts of the country after an increase in the gap between the best and worst performing town...