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Discount divas dominate US fashion shopping says report

There’s been a general trend among retailers recently to try to wean consumers off discount prices. Sometimes that has meant offering “everyday low prices” or it might have been about add-ons to make us all happier to pay higher prices. Either way, discounts are bad for so many reasons: they hurt margins, they make shoppers…

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Chic, skinny French women: Exploding the sizing myth

There’s a well-known book called French Women Don’t Get Fat that conveys a picture of the average French femme as eating what she likes (but not overeating) while staying a chic size that will allow her to squeeze into even the most unforgiving designer labels. Well, new research shows that the book’s basic premise is……

Bras, from structured to sheer to push-up and sports

Guess which bra type Millennials love most?

We hear a lot about Millennials on a daily basis, what they do, what they wear, what they eat, and how they do everything. So what’s the latest nugget? Well, it’s about the bras they buy. Yes, researcher NPD informed us this week that the bra of choice for Millennials is… wait for it ……

John Lewis AW16

John Lewis list: Enlightening or indulgent?

It was fascinating this morning to read about John Lewis’s list of the10 must-have items it thinks will sum up the AW16 season. Each item says a lot about us as consumers, the way John lewis has changed and how much money some people are prepared to pay for some items. OK, we all know…