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TOPSHOP UNIQUE AW13

Topshop Unique autumn/winter 2013

Michael Polish, Kate Bosworth, Louis Tomlinson of One Direction and Eleanor Calder attend the Topshop Unique show at the Tate Modern

Front-row eyes for a high-street bargain

Topshop and Whistles show London Fashion Week reaching out to bigger audiences

Cara Delevingne is way out in front of the model crowd

All runways lead to Cara Delevingne. But what's so special about the new Kate Moss?

Not since the days of Kate Moss’s dominance has the name of one girl been on the lips of so many people in fashion.

Top bags to tote your campus wares

Student fashion inamorata Alice Tate picks her favourite bags to keep you looking fresh in your seminars

Glasses £179, Alexander McQueen, 01423 520 303; silk printed shirt £45, and silk printed tapered trousers £55, both Vera Moda Very, veromoda.com
Vivienne Westwood Gold Label a/w13

Hard as nails

The trend for daring talons is clawing out an extreme new niche. And it's putting all sorts of unusual effects to use, says Harriet Walker

Wild and woolly: Pretty jumpers for Spring that you can wear right now...

Banish winter-weather blues with pretty jumpers from the first spring collections, says Gemma Hayward

Wild and woolly: Pretty jumpers for Spring that you can wear right now...

Banish winter-weather blues with pretty jumpers from the first spring collections, says Gemma Hayward

New year street party celebrations in Edinburgh

Want to actually stick to those resolutions this year?

My favourite part of the New Year’s holiday is New Year’s Day. The glitz, glamour and extortionate prices of the night before are easily forgotten after 24 hours of laziness, good food and laying in bed looking forward to the upcoming year. It’s traditionally been the last week of slovenliness before we head back to school, sixth form and now university.

£37.50, marksandspencer.com

The shape of things to come

Even if you've over-indulged of late, modern shape-wear will ensure you don't feel trussed up like a turkey, says Emma Akbareian

The perfect gift for the beauty-obsessed

Paint away those winter blues

Those struggling to find a gift for the beauty-obsessed in their life still have plenty of time to nip to the high street for a gift set or two. Where hampers are rather an ostentatious gift more style than substance, the beauty equivalent often represents true value.

Anthony Hilton: Green's new partnership could go with a bang

I was too optimistic recently in saying next year would be a bigger challenge for retailers than this one, because this week Stead & Simpson announced the closure of 90 of its 227 stores, and then came news HMV was also in dire straits.

Sugar plum: dresses for party season

Forget the LBD. This winter, party dresses are purple-hued and sparkly

Sir Philip at Topshop's flagship Oxford Street store with model Kate Moss

Topshop and Topman valued at £2bn as Sir Philip Green sells 25% stake

Topshop and Topman were today valued at a staggering £2 billion after retail tycoon Sir Philip Green sold a 25 per cent stake in the fashion brands.

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Main image: sunglasses, £150, Henry Holland; watermelon necklace, £85, Browns; frame, £5, John Lewis

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