Category Archives: Discussion

The Problem with Shoes

With purchasing online becoming more and more common retailers are having to adapt the way they do business in order to maintain their share of the market. This is particularly true of fashion retailers who must overcome the issue of … Continue reading

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Returning to Sewing

A modern fashion landscape principally made up of designer labels, aspirational brands and discount stores seems to have made creating your own clothes a thing of the past. People either want to be wearing the right name or to spend … Continue reading

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The Future of Cashmere

Cashmere was once the preserve of the wealthy as garments fashioned from this most luxurious of yarns were too costly for the average consumer. Things changed back in the 1990’s when cashmere began to enter the mainstream. Big brands and … Continue reading

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Bikini Body Shame

A new survey has revealed that more than half of British women hate their body to the extent that they would rather stay at home than have a holiday on the beach or by the pool.  Of course beach holidays … Continue reading

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Those All Saints Sewing Machines

I remember the first time that I clapped eyes on the window of an All Saints store. I was shuffling around Bluewater shopping centre in Kent feeling underwhelmed as usual. Those giant malls just depress me with their rows of … Continue reading

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The Comfiest Shoes in the World?

I have all sorts of problems with my feet and so any headline screaming about comfortable shoes will instantly grab my attention. Personally I find most shoes to be instruments of torture and discovering footwear, other than trainers, which don’t … Continue reading

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A New Way to Shop Online

A new fashion website is helping consumers to choose the right clothes for them by using six models with different body shapes. Sizeable, founded by an Australian fashion writer Larissa Thorne, aims to take the guesswork out of shopping by … Continue reading

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Footwear Fashions for Summer 2014

I am unfortunate enough to have really troublesome feet. I suffer from gout, have the beginnings of bunions, wide balls and narrow heels. All of this usually means that any footwear which could even vaguely be described as stylish is … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Wear Sheepskin Boots

The media has been awash with controversy over the popularity of sheepskin boots and more specifically those produced by UGG. Those seeking to protect animal rights are naturally offended by the use of their skins to provide footwear for the … Continue reading

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Do We Have Too Many Clothes?

  A recent revamp of my house gave be pause for thought. I hadn’t realised quite how many clothes I had managed to accumulate and seeing them all in one place was a sobering experience. With garments, shoes and accessories … Continue reading

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