Often underused, occasionally outrageously overused – a concierge can be the secret to a special escape.
No one was more surprised than the staunchly republican Independent when we landed the scoop of the decade – the world’s first photoshoot with the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George. Take that, Kay Burley!
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Styling: Gemma Hayward
New York design duo Proenza Schouler takes inspiration from the beach for an online exclusive, says Rebecca Gonsalves
If you favour a more boutique shopping experience in real life there’s no reason you have to sacrifice it when you go online, says Stephanie Hirschmiller
Browse the shops, connect with other fashionistas and share your street-style photos – all from your smartphone
New label Each x Other works with artists to create wardrobe staples with an andogynous twist
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She enjoyed worldwide fame as a Spice Girl, married one of the most celebrated footballers of all time and has a hugely successful eponymous fashion brand.
Main image: square wristlet clutch by Kenzo, £230; pink clutch by DVF, £300, both from Selfridges; frames, from £5, John Lewis
Yesterday was a big day for Karl Lagerfeld. Not only did he present his spring 2013 collection for Chanel, he also announced the opening of a new own-line boutique in Paris next February.
Sculptural, sparkly or downright sensible – there's a shoe to suit every taste this season, says Gemma Hayward, so put your best foot forward
Who wants to trudge down the high street when you can do it all from home? Emma Akbareian has all the top bookmarks for savvy fashion fans