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Four hours, one cup of posh coffee and £117.32 spent – the perfect shopping trip

The perfect shopping trip involves a four hour trawl around stores, one cup of posh coffee and a cake – and a modest £117.32 dent in the bank balance, it has been revealed. Researchers, who polled 2,000 women who are regular shoppers, also found the ideal expedition to the local shopping centre would include a [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Shopping with friends is great for your wardrobe – but terrible for your bank balance

Shopping with friends is great for your wardrobe – but terrible for your bank balance, a new study has revealed. Experts found 62% of women who trawl the shops with a female friend will spend more money than those who venture to the high street on their own. In fact, girls tend to fork out [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Judgement Day- when it comes to Christmas shopping, at least

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Forget the 21st, it’s judgement day today- at least when it comes to Christmas shopping. Today is the day when millions of Brits will be hit by an attack of festive panic – because they have done little or no Christmas shopping. With just five days to go until the 25th and even the next [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

An hour a day Christmas shopping… at work?

Slightly cheeky ‘multi-tasking’ Brits will conduct much of their Christmas shopping from their desks, research has revealed. On average,  we’re spending at least one hour a day buying and researching gifts for friends and family without even leaving the office. Two thirds of those polled class a bit of Christmas shopping as a break from [...]


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Back on the market- couples can’t bear shopping together

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One in two adults can’t bear shopping with their other half, research has revealed. A study found disagreements over spending and friction over time spent making decisions mean one in three of us will do all we can to shop alone. Around one in six of the 2,000 adults polled admitted their relationship has ended [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Savvy Silvers- women think their shopping-skills peak at 57

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Women don’t get the hang of clothes shopping until they reach the grand old age of 57, it has been revealed. According to a report, it takes around 40 years of trawling stores before women find the their ‘perfect shop’, discover what truly suits them and learn how to barter if needed. It also emerged [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

A third of women now prefer shopping for clothes online

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Over a third of women now prefer to do their clothes shopping online, research has found. The results come as it is revealed that scores of women actually hate clothes shopping, with snotty staff and trying on clothes amongst friends making a third feel as though it wasn’t worth their time. Two thirds of women [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Women actually HATE shopping?

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More than a third of women actually HATE clothes shopping, research has found. Never finding anything they like, getting tired and being patronised by snotty sales assistants were just some of the reasons given for loathing a trawl round the city centre. Two thirds of women said they hate trying things on, 43% said they [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Death of the Big Shop- 19 supermarket runs a month-for-mums

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The big weekly shop is dead and buried – with the average busy mum now making 19 dashes to the supermarket every month, as research reveals hectic schedules, unannounced guests and hungry kids mean it is impossible for mums to limit their shopping to one trip a week. The study found that while typical mums [...]


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Death of the High Street- 60% head elsewhere for everyday purchases

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Six in 10 shoppers no longer consider the high street their first port of call for everyday household purchases, a study has revealed. Researchers found the majority of shoppers now turn to malls or the internet, rather than get in the car and drive to the local high street. The study of 2,000 adults found [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

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