UK Shopping

Which Retailers Offer The Best Bargains At Boxing Day Sales?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As people wind down for Christmas, there's one thing on the horizon that we can't help but get a tiny bit excited about. And that, fellow shopaholics,...

Five Ways Men Shop Like Pac-Man

Philip T. Wylonis | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip T. Wylonis

Shopping for clothes is the opposite of convenient. I don't know about you but I only shop a couple of times a year, and if I ever decide to visit a clothing store or shopping mall - especially over the holidays - I'm on a mission with a carefully planned exit strategy.

How One CEO Launched a Successful App company with £8 and no code

Heather Irish | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech
Heather Irish

I haven't seen Cally Russell in four years and in that time he's founded two startups. This Edinburgh-based entrepreneur is the founder of the award-...

The X-mas Factor

Christina Miller | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

With its Christmas market selling pork and apple stuffing naps and hot cider, a sky-scraping 'Big Wheel' with panoramic views of the city, and a picturesque, oval ice rink (which loops round the Melville Monument) in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh is quite possibly one of the best cities to visit during the festivities.

Boosting the Welsh High Street at Christmas

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

It goes without saying that Christmas is a hugely critical time of the year for Welsh high streets and the thousands of small businesses located within them. This is when all can expect to make over half their annual profits - essential to see them through quieter retail months...

What's New in Hong Kong: Creative Happenings, Portable Wifi and Hedgehog-Shaped Dim Sum

Mark Hodson | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Photo: Mark Hodson According to my own brief and entirely unscientific survey, every single person in Hong Kong carries a smartphone. But I've gone ...

So It Turns Out Black Friday Is Actually Bullsh*t...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK

Cards Against Humanity set out to prove that Black Friday is 'bullshit' last week - by selling actual boxes of cow faeces. The makers of the phenom...

6 Warnings That Cyber Monday Has Become Too Easy, Too Fast

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

The 1st December is Cyber Monday, which is set to be the biggest day of the year for online shopping. It is noticeably different from Black Friday ...

Millions Of Britons Left Spiritually Empty After Buying Crap They Didn't Need On Black Friday

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Comedy

People across Britain have been left feeling confused and spiritually bereft after buying stuff they didn't need because it was cheaper than usual. ...

We're Not American, So We Should Stop Calling It Black Friday!

Edward Adoo | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Edward Adoo

It happens once a year, towards the end of November and has reared it's ugly head again. Black Friday depicts society in a vulnerable and selfish state. Yet we are all victims of it's success by flocking to the sales, hoping to pick up a bargain and will do anything to scoop the best deal by acquiring a state of the art plasma TV, fridge or pair of headphones.

Black Friday In Asda Was Utter Madness

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK

Some stores opened at midnight and customers were queuing around the block to literally snatch a bargain Black Friday. There were scenes of utter c...

This Woman Has Won Black Friday

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK

We’re calling it early – this woman has hands down won Black Friday. Our hero entered the fray in Asda’s Wembley superstore on Friday morni...

What is Black Friday?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Woman Fights Off Everyone In Wembley Asda For Flatscreen TV, Wins Black Friday It sounds sinister, like something to be avoided at all cost...

The Dos and Dont's Of Black Friday And Cyber Monday

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Once an American tradition, Black Friday (28 November) and Cyber Monday (1 December) have well and truly made their way to UK soil. Despite all th...

Black Friday Opening Times: All You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Woman Fights Off Everyone In Wembley Asda For Flatscreen TV, Wins Black Friday Friday 28th November 2014 is Black Friday, the US-imported s...

Best Black Friday And Cyber Monday Deals In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If your computer screen is filled with "Black Friday this" and "Cyber Monday that" but you don't have half a clue what's going on then fear not dear i...

The Fashionable Student: How to Update Your Look Without Buying Anything

Natalie Turco-Williams | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Natalie Turco-Williams

Along with the cold, rain and wind - the halfway mark of first term also brings with it the somber student loan drought we've all come to hate. You might as well say goodbye to the high street, as the closest you'll actually get to shopping is your breath fogging up the window, as you press your nose up against the glass, drooling over garments you could have owned if you had enough money.

Living Wage Week: The Big Business Model Needs Changing

Natalie Bennett | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

To give small business a chance we need to make big business and multinationals pay their fair share of taxes and give their staff decent wages and conditions. They need to treat their suppliers decently, obey the law and not act anti-socially.

15 Of The Best Children's Christmas Pressies

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Parents: if you're feeling overwhelmed by the thousands of toys your department store catalogue has to offer this Christmas, you've certainly come to ...

John Lewis £1M Christmas Advert Launches -- But Is The Hype Waning?

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

John Lewis's Christmas advert 2014 has arrived, along with the social media onslaught of reviews, parodies and overjoyed gushing at the film which now...

This Is Why All Men Hate Shopping

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Comedy

"Is there anything worse than being dragged to the shops for hours on end by your lady?" ask South African comedy duo Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues....

It's Not the Health of the High Street It's the Chemistry of Commerce

Intelligence Squared | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK
Intelligence Squared

You ask 10 people and you will get 10 different views on the health of the high street. Then you will get others asking if the high street is still relevant any more. It's not that the debate is polarised, as much as the fact that the changes that have hit retail have been so profound and have happened in such a short space of time that we struggle to make sense of them. Data and statistics only cloud the issue further.

The Fashionable Student: What You Need to Know About Winter Clothes Shopping

Natalie Turco-Williams | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Natalie Turco-Williams

Not sure where to start? Well, let's go with how to go about shopping for your winter looks. When it comes to shopping there's always this preconceived idea with students that 'cheaper is better' which isn't always true. What you buy for winter needs to be heavy duty and high quality, as you'll be living in these clothes day in day out over the next several months.

Should Retailers Be Scared of the Amazon Store?

Robert Hocking | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech
Robert Hocking

I just don't think Amazon can live up to its own expectations when it comes to the bricks and mortar store. Amazon has perfected the art of ecommerce, taking away the risk of buying stuff online, and making it seamless, accessible, and low priced. While it does ecommerce exceptionally well, retail experience it does not.

Why the Disability Discrimination Act Is a Criminal Farce

Jeff Salmon | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Politics
Jeff Salmon

My lovely old dad was in a wheelchair for the last 10 years of his life and it was my duty and pleasure to push it around London. But it's only when you have the privilege of helping a wheelchair-user navigate the streets of London does it hammer home how thoughtless many of us are by making it so difficult for them to get around...