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Why Beauty Is Booming

Another night out? Another round of selfies? But hang on – was I wearing the same top last week? With fashion sales not exactly flying at the moment, it seems a cruel truth that we’re taking more photos than ever before. And the fashionistas amongst us need to know that they’re tweaking their look in

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Move Up or Move On!

Each time I get one of those “congratulate Bill Bloggs for x years at y” notifications, my heart sinks. 9 years. 12 years. 18 years. There comes a point when – putting it bluntly – there’s just not a lot to congratulate. The dinosaurs were great. In the Jurassic era. But nobody wants to employ

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Are Women in B&M Treated Fairly?

Happy International Women’s Day: here’s to strong women everywhere. I know I’ve never hesitated to do the things I wanted in life, and have not seen any gender barriers blocking me. I grew up in a very female household; I went to an all-girls school; most of my bosses have been female; I’ve seen two female

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A sense of nostalgia sees retailing go full circle

Fashion famously goes round in cycles – no sooner have we bid a (not so) fond farewell to the mini dress, the maxi dress is in. And nobody would have ever thought they’d welcome a midi length with open arms – least of all in combination with flats or brogues. I’ve recently been observing how

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London – the holy grail of retailers everywhere

The recent news that Inditex are bringing their Stradivarius concept to London has been greeted with rapturous applause this month. On top of that, rumours abound that US teen fashion brand Aeropostale and South Korean 8Seconds are both on the hunt for locations has piled on even more excitement. J Crew’s recent forage into The

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