Are you an impulse buyer? Discover strategies to stop

Look up ‘impulse purchases’ online and you might well see my name somewhere in its definition. Case in point: I’ve just got back from seeing friends in Brixton and popped into one of my favourite shops, TKMaxx, to pick up a pair of white trainers. Only I didn’t return with white trainers in my bag;…

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Shopping Hauls: The high street split

I’ve always believed in shopping local to support my community when I can. But sometimes there’s just no competing with online retail shops; and due to financial constraints, I often shop online. But according to a recent survey by Together Money, three in four Brits are with me in believing it’s important to support shops…

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Shopping Hauls: Emerging shopping trends for 2020

I recently had the pleasure of attending Exclusively Homewares 2019 showcase in London, where I got to discover the emerging interior trends for next year. But it was interesting to see that these trends – which placed a heavy focus on sustainability, eco-friendly products and reusable solutions have spread to other industries – including beauty,…

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Shopping Hauls: The psychology of shopping

Have you ever stopped to wonder the lengths that some retailers go to tempt us to buy from them? Think about when you walk past Lush and their distinctive smell fills your nostrils – or when the smell of baking bread or croissants from a bakers hits you – it’s enough to lure you inside…

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Shopping Hauls: How to be supermarket savvy

Since I resigned from my full time job last August (and decided to hire myself instead), money has been….well, on the tight side let’s say. I’m always considered myself a savvy individual; being raised by a northerner made sure of that, but when money gets really tight, you have to examine all areas of your…

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