One of the fastest-selling ranges in Nice Irma's West End shop is their multiplicity of bedspreads in various sizes, colours, styles and materials, from cotton to plaid. I'm told that most people use them as throws to hide disgusting draylon and the kids' Ribena stains on their sofas, much cheaper than nipping to Habitat across the road for a new sofa. A single bedspread retails at pounds 19.80, doubles at pounds 23.90 and the king size at pounds 34.20.
Nice Irma's, 46 Goodge St, W1 (071-580 6921. Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 10.00am-6.00pm. Thur: 10.00am-7.00pm. Sat: 10.00am-5.00pm. They also have a mail order catalogue. All orders can be sent to Unit 2, Finchley Industrial Centre, 879 High Road, N12 8QA (081-580 6921)