UK Shopping

Five Pop-Up Stores Popping Off This Spring

Bwoywonder | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bwoywonder

The trend of opening a store with limited edition items for a short period of time, closing, (popping down) before moving to another location, has worked wonders for many niche brands. Consumers rush to purchase items knowing they only have from a weekend, to a few weeks, before the store closes for good.

These Are The Best Sales To Hit This Weekend

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Easter's fast approaching, bringing with it the chance to overindulge in chocolate, eat your bodyweight in lamb and (probably) spend your life's savin...

Criminals Shopping for Your Data

Graham Welch | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Loss of trust, though, goes far beyond the cost of lost orders and visitors; many studies have concluded that businesses that suffer a significant data breach or hack experience record drops in innovation and staff numbers as a result.

Flares Are in This Spring, But Can Anyone Actually Pull Them Off?

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Style
Daisy May Sitch

Sure, Victoria Beckham, Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevingne give good flare game but are we non-model, non-celebrity types actually likely to trade in our skinnies and move into bell-bottom territory? Yes, but all summer?

The 'Kate Effect' Is As Strong As Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

The Duchess Of Cambridge has grown more confident in her maternity style during her second pregnancy and is sticking to styles she feels most comforta...

Mr Selfridge: All Window Dressing and Very Little Else

Paul Marshall | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

We long for him to stomp along the corridors ranting and raving like a mad man. In a fit of uncontrollable rage, we want him to smash office equipment to bits as he humiliates and insults another of his employees. More than anything though, we hope for a few choice expletives to come out of his mouth.

The Fashionable Student: Guide to Smart Shopping

Natalie Turco-Williams | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Natalie Turco-Williams

We often indulge in the idea that clothes shopping is the ultimate therapy, and back in the good old days when shopping was simply a case of picking out something nice and heading to the bank of mom and dad for a quick cash withdraw - this would probably be true...

Happiness Comes From Giving and Helping, Not From Buying and Having

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor PhD

So many of us strive so hard for material success that you might think there was a clear relationship between wealth and well-being. From school onwards, we're taught that long term well-being stems from achievement and economic prosperity - from 'getting on' or 'making it', accumulating more and more wealth, achievement and success.

How Did Milk Become Cheaper Than Water?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

World politics and a lower demand has caused the price of milk to plummet, sending the UK's dairy industry into dire straits. British dairy farmers...

Where NOT to Buy your Turkey at Christmas!

Jenny Florence | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Florence

A few days before Christmas I bought a free range turkey at Lidl's, use by date 26th, drove home and put it into the fridge, still in its carrier bag. On Christmas morning I opened the bag to discover a somewhat unpleasant smell. The turkey was just on the turn.

Zombie Apocalypse? No Just A Bunch Of Desperate Xmas Shoppers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK

These were the chaotic scenes at London's Smithfield Market on Christmas Eve as people desperately fought for last minute meaty deals... Oh, ha...

Screen Culture - Why Retailers Need to Understand How Customers Use Different Devices to Shop

Peder Stubert | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
Peder Stubert

Shoppers these days are as likely to get blisters on their thumbs from swiping a screen or clicking a mouse as they are to get them on their heels from traipsing around crowded streets.

Panic Saturday, an Exercise in Sensationalism

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

In their 10 o'clock bulletin, the BBC spent their time asking shoppers how busy it was (very, obviously) and following a family down a packed Oxford Street. If that is what's newsworthy, rather than Britain's social divide and economic progress, we should despair for sections of modern journalism.

Which Retailers Offer The Best Bargains At Boxing Day Sales?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.12.2014 | 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 17.02.2015 | 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 15.02.2015 | 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 07.02.2015 | 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 07.02.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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 28.01.2015 | 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...