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Why Kids' Clothing Brands Are Embracing Gender-Neutral Designs

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Parents

Gone are the days when you walk into a kids’ clothes shop expecting to be faced with rails of pink clothes for girls and blue clothes for boys. More...

How To Fail At Living A Minimalist Lifestyle

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

I spend quite a bit of time in online minimalist communities and reading blogs on the topic. As a result, I have seen many people adopt and then give up on this lifestyle. Over time, I have identified a few main reasons why this tends to happen.

The Woman Who Thought She Could Manage Her Children In The Supermarket

Lucy Fisk | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Fisk

So this afternoon I made the classic mistake of thinking that I could just 'pop' into Tesco with the boys in tow. All I needed was milk and honey, surely as a woman in her thirties who has a mortgage, car finance, a job and many other responsibilities I could manage this?

Fearne Cotton And Mollie King Take On A Vintage Shopping Challenge In 'Fearne On Fashion'

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Style

Fearne Cotton teamed up with The Saturdays’ Mollie King to undertake a vintage shopping challenge for episode six of ‘Fearne On Fashion’. Cotton...

9 Valentine's Day Beauty Gifts To Buy Yourself, Because You Deserve It

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Style

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, which means all the love-themed beauty products are currently stocking the shelves just waiting to be taken home....

How Retail Brands Will Be Feeling The Love For Valentine's Day 2017

Jon Lord | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Lord

Last minute shopping on Valentine's Day is nothing new but how shoppers are shopping is. Aphrodite might be the goddess of love but mobile is the god of Valentine's Day retail - and, more than ever before, these lagging lovers are making their purchases on the go.

Death Of The British High Street

Laura Krippner | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Laura Krippner

My shop is in a small shopping arcade. It's difficult to find because the address has a street name but there's no street sign. Instead there's a signpost at the entrance directing people to a Police Station which is no longer there.

This Is The Most Anyone Has Ever Spent On Matches Fashion In A Single Transaction

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Style

As January draws to a close most of us are feeling the pinch and living on baked beans. But one shopper might need to curb their online shopping habit...

Fearne Cotton Is Launching A Pop-Up Fashion Shop

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Style

Fearne Cotton is preparing to launch her own pop-up shop selling a collection of items curated from the designers she met while filming ‘Fearne On ...

Four Technologies To Transform The Retail Experience In 2017

Theo Theodorou | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
Theo Theodorou

As consumers, we're often guilty of holding retailers to ransom. We expect the same brand experience across every real world and digital touchpoint. We want information immediately, great experiences and the best possible service in the fastest, simplest and most convenient way for what we're doing at that time.

Topshop Launches Juicy Couture Tracksuits Because It's The Noughties Again

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Style

First Kim Kardashian, now Topshop. Refusing to die along with other noughties fashion trends (trucker caps, we’re looking at you), Juicy Couture tra...

These Vagina Necklaces Are So Popular They Broke An Etsy Seller's Shop

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Style

A jewellery designer has been forced to temporarily close her Etsy store after demand for her vagina necklaces became out of control Emily Fitzgerald,...

Seven Tips To Shop Safe This Holiday Season

Sheheryar Ahmed Khan | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Tech
Sheheryar Ahmed Khan

Traffic in malls and stores is usually at its peak during these days. It's almost impossible to find relevant staff to fulfill your queries since they are usually busy handling a bunch of other potential customers. You also encounter inventory issues during this season, with much of the popular stuff already being sold out.

12 Gym Wear Bargains To Buy In The Sales Right Now

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Style

With 2017 looming, so comes the dawn of a thousand new gym memberships - but with sky-high monthly costs (damn you, Class Pass price hikes) a fitnessw...

18 Ways To Blow All Your Christmas Cash On Stuff You Can't Normally Afford

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Style

The broke-ass feeling you’re left with after buying all of those presents is soon replaced with the wonderful shower that is lotsa Christmas lolly f...

The Five Decisions You Need To Make Before Buying A Bed On Boxing Day

Robert Lane | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Lane

With mattresses, it's a very different story. Retailers wag their fingers and tell you that it's the most important purchase you'll ever make because you'll spend so many thousands of hours in bed. A cheap bed will lead to a lifetime of back pain and remorse, they say.

Paris Hilton And Lidl?

Rachel Sinanan | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Style
Rachel Sinanan

I know Paris is getting older - she is 35 now...so not far off being a #Mags herself! But this doesn't mean she has to sell her stuff through Lidl surely? She seems to do very well for herself financially, I can't imagine she needs the cash?!

Here's What Happens When Everyone Does A Last Minute Online Christmas Shop

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK

If you were thinking about putting in a last-minute online order ahead of Christmas, you may need to think again. Shoppers could be facing chaos as ...

Christmas In Cardiff

Mik Scarlet | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

As a wheelchair user Cardiff proves what is possible around the concept of inclusive design. It's so accessible for me that it's one of those places that means I can forget I live on wheels from the moment I arrive.

Crack The Code To The SW Vault To Get Half-Price Sophia Webster Shoes

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Style

Sophia Webster has made all our Christmas dreams come true by offering some of her signature styles from her archive at up to half price - but there...

How To Minimise The Stress Of Picking The Perfect Christmas Present

Sara Griffiths | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Griffiths

Sometimes it's difficult to find the right time, the place or the words to express how we feel about someone, but don't wait until it's too late. Maybe Christmas is the perfect opportunity! Heal that rift. Say it while you can and put the 'Happy' back into Christmas.

Five Types Of Eccentric Shoppers Every Family Has

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ripu Daman Singh

Shopping has been our family sport since generations. We sweat over it like a bunch of honeybees. Working relentlessly without taking a vacation. And yet none of us qualifies to come even close to being a seasoned, respectable shopper.

Here's Where To Buy Kat Von D Makeup In The UK

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Style

Wondering where to buy Kat Von D makeup in the UK? We’ve got you covered. For IRL stockists, head to London. Debenhams Oxford Street and Debenhams L...

Christmas Lust List: Fitness Gift Guide For Her

Alana Gray | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alana Gray

I've finally had time to put pen to paper (fingers to keyboard) after a month of blogging hiatus. Recently it's been all work, work, work, work, work,...

Greatest Gifts

Caragh Little | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Maybe I need to forget about the artificial construct and endless to-do lists of 'the festive season' - constructed piece by piece to generate the best income of the year - and focus on the glimmers of light Christmas brings to dark months and bleak times.