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Closure of Aubin & Wills is another sign that shoppers have tired of  high-end collegewear

Fashion: Army dreamers

Go out on manoeuvres in khaki this summer - shades of beige, green and brown all come under the banner, so it needn't look uniform. Styling by Lucy Ewing. Photographs by Jane McLeish

Architecture: Shopping in contemporary style

Ralph Lauren chose the man who refurbished the Statue of Liberty to design his new London store.

The secret of my success: Nicky Clarke

Hairdresser to the stars and royalty, Nicky Clarke has become a household name.

Check It Out: `We all love tea towels here' - designer ones, that is

Check out the minimalist display in Margaret Howell's new Brook Street basement, but don't, whatever you do, call it a home collection. It's not just that everyone else - from Ralph Lauren to Marks & Spencer - has now started one, but also that Margaret Howell sees her new range as more utilitarian than that. Expensive utilitarian maybe, but Household Goods nevertheless.

You are what you sleep in

It's time to say goodbye to those utilitarian poly-cotton sheets and make way for the luxury bedlinen renaissance. By Karen Falconer

The woolly pully is back with a V-neck vengeance

WHAT WILL 220,197 British men have in common on Boxing Day? They will all be wearing a Marks & Spencer chenille jumper.

Fashion: It's a wrap

This season, coats sweep to the floor in swirling cashmere, or button up modestly in double-breasted cotton. Whatever the shape, white is the colour that lets it speak for itself. Take a bold line for winter in the cool hues of ice, of snow, of cream

Investment: Dowdy show at House of Fraser

THINGS DO not look too smart for House of Fraser. The department store group is running hard to stand still in a tough high street trading environment.

The secret of my success: Saffron Aldridge

Saffron Aldridge is the face of Ralph Lauren. After 13 years in the industry, she has recently begun a contract for the launch of his new line, Lauren.

Television & radio: Don't give up your day jobs

The newest wave of docu-stars has nothing fresh to offer, says Tim Dowling. Frankly, they're boring

The roaring tweenies

Lock up your daughters. Now not even ten- to twelve-year-olds, dubbed tweens by evil marketing men, are safe from designer consumerism, and if they don't get that label, fast food or beauty product, they'll scream and scream and scream until they're sick. Cayte Williams reports

Shopping: What the best-dressed walls are wearing this season

When is magnolia not magnolia? When it's a heritage white. From clothes retailers to the National Trust, designer paint ranges are all the rage.

FASHION: A BIT OF WHAT YOU FANCY

If you could choose just one, money-no-object outfit, what would it be? Four generations of the Foord family told Melanie Rickey about their fantasy wardrobes

X-treme: High and dry

There are countless sports that consider themselves extreme activities, and there are others which seem to go beyond common sense. Sky-surfing comprehensively proves that there is nothing on this earth, (or above it) that cannot be surfed. In addition to highlighting the thin line between sanity and madness, travelling at 120mph, with a board strapped to your legs, must score highly on the extreme barometer.

Making It Up with Karen Krizanovich

Sometimes thirsty skin needs a treat - something smoother, smellier and luxurious. Only you will know what works best but choice is good, isn't it?
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