1 Dary Rees Original, pounds 33 Clear plastic soap dish inset with wire spirals and coloured glass beads. A bit eccentric but immensely stylish, although perhaps not very practical - sludgy soap gets trapped beneath its spirals. From Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1.

2 Harrods Vine soap dish, pounds 109 Made from resin with embedded gold leaf. Very ornate for those who think bath time is about decadence. And the price is decadent, too - if you're feeling rich this would make a good present for someone who already possesses all of life's necessities. From Harrods, Knightsbridge, London SW1.

3 Mac Products bath taps soap dish, pounds 16 This soap dish comes in white fine bone china with a green illustration of a distinguished gentleman. One for those who like the look of Victorian memorabilia. From Selfridges, Oxford Street, London. W1.

4 Metal soap dish, pounds 13.95 The upper tray has holes to drain away excess water on to the bottom tray. Very clinical: for those who like their bathrooms minimalist, modern and masculine. From Liberty, Regent Street, London. W1.

5 Heals, pounds 19.95 You can't really go wrong with this blue-and-white soap dish - it's so simple and fresh. From Heals, 196 Tottenham Court Road, London W1 and 234 Kings Road, London SW3.

6 The Conran Shop, pounds 6.95 A very good price for something that look so stylish. Rests on three pronged feet and is very user friendly as the shape is perfect for scooping out slippery soap. From The Conran Shop, Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, London SW3.

Stylist: Charlie Harrington

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