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The Fashion Audit: Amnesty Intimissimi/ Atomic cosmetics/ The midas touch


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Amnesty Intimissimi

Parting with an old pair of pants can be surprisingly difficult, but a new initiative from lingerie brand Intimissimi is encouraging shoppers to trade in their old grundies in order for the materials to be recycled and in return they will receive an in-store voucher. intimissimi.com

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Atomic cosmetics

The guilty pleasure of ITV2's Big Reunion has been soured somewhat by Atomic Kitten cashing in with a range of lip glosses and nail polishes. Let's hope said merch isn't too pricey – otherwise fans may need a payday loan as endorsed by ex-kitten Kerry Katona.

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The Midas touch

Deprived of preppy American brand J. Crew for so long, that its first UK flagship can't come soon enough. Great news than that it's shipping to our shores from its website then, where this mini-collaboration with premium denim label Goldsign can also be snapped up. From £120, GOLDSIGN x J. Crew, jcrew.com

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French fancies

He may be best known to young'uns for dressing up Diet Coke cans in a Breton stripe, but designer Jean Paul Gaultier's impact on fashion far outweighs such a project. A new exhibition “From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” includes “that bra” as worn by Madonna herself.

From 9 April, barbican.org.uk

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Cracking stuff

The scumble glaze finish of the new “Craquelle” range from Miu Miu has made The Audit all misty-eyed for Changing Rooms - in which neighbours decorated each other's houses with rag rolls and stencils under the watchful gaze of Carol Smiley. Tote £870, miumiu.com