UK Shopping

The Rise Of The Social Shopper

Jon Lord | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jon Lord

We don't need to look too hard to uncover some of the motivation between these frequent m-shopping trips. Social media feeds are awash with inspirational images and every product imaginable. This means that every day, shoppers are flicking through catalogues-worth of products, styled and validated by their friends as well as an army of digital influencers that comprise their online network.

This Is The UK's First Mannequin Based On A Real Customer's Body

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Style

For the first time ever in the UK, a mannequin has been designed to look exactly the same as a real customer’s body. Retailer Long Tall Sally, which...

Sephora Is Not 'Not' Coming To London

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Style

Rumours Sephora is set to open a store in London first set our pulses racing in September and now a company spokesperson has done little to bestill ou...

Why It's Easier Than You Think To Make Sustainable Choices

The Huffington Post | Jen Barton | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Every day of our lives, we’re faced with lots of small decisions. Should we cycle to work or drive? Enjoy a salad or hamburger for lunch? Buy organi...

Here's How To Make Sure You're Shopping Ethically

The Huffington Post | Jo Carrigan | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In today’s consumer driven world, the breadth and variety of choices we are faced with on a daily basis is mind-boggling. From clothes to cars, and ...

Primark's Winter 2016 Collection Is A Total Velvet Dream

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Style

Velvet, aka this season’s hottest fabric, plays a starring role in Primark’s winter 2016 womenswear line. The Christmas party-ready collection con...

How Beyond Retro Created A Vintage Clothing Empire

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Style

In just 14 years Beyond Retro has gone from side-street treasure trove to the most recognised vintage clothing store in the UK. The brand’s influenc...

Are Sephora And Missguided Both Opening Stores In Westfield?

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK Style

London shoppers, prepare yourselves. We have some potentially life-changing news. Sephora is rumoured to both be opening a store in the Westfield Stra...

15 Blue Velvet Pieces You Need In Your Wardrobe Now

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Style

Who run the world? Velvet, apparently. Spotted on every Fashion Week catwalk and celebrity worth their style salt, it’s officially back and bigger t...

In Search Of The Classic British Sitcom And Why It's No Laughing Matter

Paul Marshall | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Not wanting a repeat (strange that, they normally love a repeat ) of Alex Mitchell, who in 1975 supposedly shuffled off to heaven while howling hysterically at the 'Kung Fu Kapers' episode of the Goodies, they (the BBC) therefore decided that for the sake of the nation's health, they'd make the current Sitcom Season as unfunny as possible.

Sainsbury's Launches 'Slow Shopping' For Elderly And Vulnerable Customers

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK

A British supermarket is trialling a weekly ‘slow shopping’ session to help elderly or vulnerable people shop in a “safe” and relaxed environm...

Here's Where To Buy The Duchess Of Cambridge's Engagement Dress

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Style

The Duchess of Cambridge’s slinky royal blue (how apt) engagement dress is the gown that launched a thousand replicas - but now we’ve got one righ...

Top Five Things to Do In Hollywood

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Hollywood is home to the rich and famous. As someone who has grown up watching the city on screen, there's something very magical about visiting Tinseltown in person. It has a vibe like nowhere else in the world - with a culture that is very much its own and sprinkled with a long history in film and television. After recently spending a week in Los Angeles and taking in the array of sights the city has to offer, I can now bring you my Top 5.

Dip Advisor

Caragh Little | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Tech
Caragh Little

I've always loved bad reviews. Opening the weekend papers, I hope that AA Gill or Giles Coren will have had a negative restaurant experience or watched some bad TV, because their negative comments are written with such exquisite disgust and delicious, satisfying venom.

12 Primark Men's Shoes To Update Your Summer Look

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Style

Summer is officially upon us, which means new footwear is most definitely needed. So it’s high time to set your feet free from desert boots, leather...

The 15 Best Drunk Purchases Ever Made

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Millennials have to deal with many problems that their parents never experienced in their youth. Not being able to buy a house, peak avocado, Brexit m...

Customers Now Prefer Shopping Online To In-Store

Mark Hillary | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

I have been reading several research reports from both sides of the Atlantic recently that talk about how customers are starting to favour the online shopping experience over the real, in-store experience. How could this be? Haven't retailers always found that some customers prefer to see and touch products before purchasing?

High Street Shops Cover Up Mirrors To Make Shoppers 'More Comfortable' With Their Bodies

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Style

A series of UK shopping centres have covered up changing room mirrors in a bid to make customers "less body conscious". Oh, and to boost their sales -...

Aldi Has Had Multiple Food Ads Banned For Being 'Unfair'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK

Three ads for Aldi claiming customers could make significant savings compared with the “big four” supermarkets have been banned for being unfair a...

This Amazing 10p Food Shop Is Taking Dover By Storm

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK

A pop-up shop selling food for just 10p has become a runaway success in Kent. A weekly shop could cost just £3 at Niftie's in Dover, which has sold s...

Robotic Trolley Could Help Elderly And Disabled People At The Supermarket

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Tech

A Scottish schoolboy is the brains behind a robotic shopping trolley, which could help thousands of elderly and disabled customers with their weekly s...

Brexit Could Make Zara More Expensive

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Style

As if today couldn't get any worse for those who didn't want to leave our friends in the EU, another horrifying realisation has come upon us. Zara. Co...

16 Reasons Why Summer Sales Are The Absolute Worst

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Style

Unless you are a glutton for punishment and terrible discounts, everyone knows that summer sales are the worst. The crowds, the squabbles, the constan...

How Different Supermarket Shoppers Will Vote In The EU Referendum

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK

A poll of British shoppers has revealed how those who frequent some of the nation's most popular supermarkets are likely to vote in the EU referendum....

Here's Where To Buy Caroline Flack's 'Perfect' Summer Dress

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Style

Caroline Flack gave us all summer style goals when she shared her latest purchase on Instagram "Topshop's PERFECT lil summer dresses are everything to...