Tag: shopping

December 26, 2012 | fashion

Slow Down, Shop Right

Post-Christmas everyone goes a little nuts for the sales. I’m not sure who these people are who start lining up at 2am for the Next sale, but I don’t think I could ever be one of them. I am by no means knocking the urge to get a bargain, but I do think that people...

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November 27, 2012 | fashion

Sales and Stampedes

Stuff is expensive and times are hard which is why it makes sense that people love a sale (or take to a life of crime, whatever). But there’s loving a sale, then there’s camping out for days beforehand or punching people in the face if they get their hands on the thing you wanted. Everything...

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September 2, 2011 | life

Behind the Scenes of Westfield Stratford City

I was lucky enough this week to have a very exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the new, not-yet-open-to-the- public Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, East London. To say I was excited would be an understatement. Anyone who lives in East London knows what this centre, along with the 2012 Olympic stadium, will do for the area,...

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January 4, 2011 | fashion

Sale Hate

My God, I hate sales. I hate shopping in general really, but that hideous experience is compounded tenfold when there are sales on. The world and its mother can’t resist getting their grubby little mitts on anything that has a few pennies slashed off it. I tend to avoid these clusterfucks at all costs, but...

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September 23, 2010 | fashion

Westfield Car Boot(ique)

As part of Fashion Week, which just ended yesterday (*single tear dribbles down cheek*), Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd’s Bush, London have staged a car boot sale. It’s not your average car boot with old tat, obviously. Some of the best shops in the centre are displaying their new season goodies. Most of them are...

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May 4, 2010 | fashion

Summer Shoe Hell

Ahh May, welcome! Traditionally, this is the time of year where I kick my wardrobe change over into overdrive and begin my quest for light, fun spring/summer wear. This past weekend, I decided to shop (read: surf the interweb) for shoes. As is well documented on this site, I have a deep, intense love of...

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March 4, 2010 | fashion

Dear Shopping,

I came to a realisation recently that has shaken me to my very core: I hate you. Yep, BB King said it best, ‘The Thrill Has Gone.’ It just doesn’t feel the same anymore. I don’t yearn for you, I don’t long for days off so I can indulge in you. I cheated on you...

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January 4, 2010 | life

Diary of an Italian Vacation

Day 1 – Land in Trieste. Fall in love twice before leaving the airport. – Arrive at apartment. Eat. A lot. Day 2 – Up early. Go to wander around shops. Make a few purchases. – While crossing a street, see a devastatingly handsome man, impeccably dressed, smoking a pipe. I follow him for a...

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November 2, 2009 | fashion

Shop at Your Peril

This past Saturday, I decided to engage in two things one should never engage in on a Satuday: Primark and Ikea. My game plan was to get to Primark when it opened. Who the hell else wants to get up at some ungodly hour just to get some discount clothing? Well, a lot of people...

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March 23, 2009 | fashion

The Shopping Experience

  I was out shopping on Saturday for a dress to wear to my New York birthday extravaganza. (In case you were wondering, I got a grey, silk, short-with-pockets adorable number, inspired by the Sharks and Jets, on account of the fact I’ll be seeing West Side Story while in NYC – anyhoo, I digress…)....

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