UK Shopping

Best Black Friday And Cyber Monday Deals In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.11.2014 | 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 07.11.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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...

The End Of 'Unexpected Item In Bagging Area' Is Upon Us!

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Tech

Everyone knows the rage caused by an 'unexpected item in bagging area' message at a self-service checkout. Well the company that developed the first s...

Kinsale Arts Festival, September 19-28: A Mecca for Foodies

Peter McGuire | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter McGuire

Kinsale, Co. Cork: Ireland's foodie paradise. Fishy Fishy, Crackpots, The Bulman's... There's no shortage of renowned restaurants in this small fishing village, just 25 minutes from Cork City.

10 New Innovations In eCommerce

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

It should come as no surprise if future eCommerce innovations stem from these regions, rather than more established areas like North America and Western Europe.

How Much Is Enough?

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

'I want, I want, I want!' We all have greed for one thing or another. Are you aware of your 'wants'? When you get what you want, do you find yourself wanting more? And when you get it all, are you satisfied? For how long?

Top Sights in Mumbai and Karnataka, South India

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

Travelling from state to state can often feel like entering a whole new country. It's food, the people, architecture, the weather, literally everything may seem completely world's away from wherever you might have just been. Though you may have just ventured mere miles in reality.

Spending the Round Pound - A Plus Size Girls Guide to Shrewd Shopping

Becky Barnes | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Barnes

There has been much talk in the past month about the plus size woman, how and where she should be spending her hard earned cash and which brands deserve it. Plus size blogger Chastity Garner of Garner style, this month called to arms fellow chubs to boycott American store Target on account of them revealing yet another designer collaboration with no plus sizes in sight.

Why Don't We Like Multiple Grocers Anymore? Ask Teddington

Mary Portas | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Mary Portas

As the saying goes, if you stay in the middle of the road for long enough, chances are you'll get run over. Today, the 'Big Four' are matched (or beaten) on quality and price by competitors and new arrivals. It's increasingly apparent that nobody really loves them, nor can they think of a reason to keep shopping with them anymore.

Heat Wave Style Observations: The Good, the Bad and the Bang on Trend

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

Having an actual British summertime is amazing. On the matter of style, it's all too easy to throw everything up in the air and opt for something cool and comfortable - I get this, I really do - but in the last few weeks I've seen some real no-nos.

Living in the Future of Retail: Why the Jetsons Were right

Claude Nahon | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Claude Nahon

It's been over 50 years since The Jetsons first began to show the world a futuristic vision of the mid-21st century; from flying cars to jetpacks and friendly maid-bots, the future isn't quite here yet but from a shopping perspective, The Jetsons was more than prophetic...

How Important Is the High Street?

Naomi Kerbel | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK
Naomi Kerbel

It seems that vast variety isn't as enticing as it once was. Think of the number of times, you've stood staring at rows and rows of washing powder, an odd trance-like state sweeping over you as you try to remember what it was you were after in the first place.

Shoppers of the World: Unite and Take Over

Rodney Collins | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Rodney Collins

"SHOPPING SHOULD BE FUN!" Earlier this month, we stepped aboard the H.M.S. Saxifrage in London for a half-day summit, The Big Shopping Pop-Up. Th...

Gents: What to Wear this Summer

Zahra Razavi | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

From well-known high streets brands through to brand new independent boutiques and labels, there's a lot of great male fashion on offer this summer. If you need a little inspiration for a wardrobe refresh this season, check out my men's fashion highlights for this August below.

Supermarket Tax Would Boost Local Business

Natalie Bennett | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Twenty councils, among them Green-led Brighton and Hove, asked the government for powers to put a levy on big supermarkets in their area. The money is to be used to support local communities damaged by the business practices of these giants... small businesses and cooperatives could again flower and grow in communities around the country.

10 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to London

Ronnie Joice | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ronnie Joice

My cousin e-mailed me and asked me a few questions about moving to London that I felt compelled to share with you all...

School's Out For Summer

Caragh Little | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Anticipating coffee and a bun on the second morning of the holidays, I was assaulted by the first Back to School display of summer. No sooner have the holidays begun than we're preparing for them to end: hardly had I dragged myself home on that final half day of term, than the postman assured me with a cheeky grin that the break would be 'gone before I knew it.'