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Wear What When Why: Could discounting be the new luxury?

I wonder if Bicester Village is the future of fashion? For the uninitiated, I’m referring not to the sleepy Oxfordshire civil parish, but rather an adjacent shopping outlet  a friend of mine described as “Bond Street via Brookside,” the latter due to the quaint, parochial barn-styled building that house its shops, then former because of the shops themselves, running the gamut from Dior to Balenciaga to Fendi to Céline. The highest-profile absences are Hermes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton - the CEO of the latter, Michael Burke, once disparagingly comment to me that outlets weren’t luxury. Which is a fair enough comment. They are big business though: 6.3 million customers flock to Bicester each year. 

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Fashion foists flapper fringing on to shoppers to coincide with

Retailers are desperately trying to foist flapper fringing and all things Jazz Age on to shoppers to coincide with the long-awaited release of The Great Gatsby. But, with the great Miuccia Prada designing some of the costumes for the big-screen version, everything else just pales into insignificance – no matter how many paillettes it’s been strewn with.

Behind the velvet rope

The fashion set's favourite label pops up in London with a temporary private members' club to launch its new resort collection

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Brazil’s Robert Scheidt snatches the world championship of the Star

The continuing battle between Brazil’s Robert Scheidt, reigning Olympic gold medallist Iain Percy, and Britain’s top sailors ramped up another notch in Hyères today as Scheidt, with crew Bruno Prada, snatched the world championship of the Star keelboat class from Percy and crew Andrew Simpson.

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