Sir: Please do not be so patronising about high-street shopping ("Christmas challenge in the high street"). I imagine that many of your readers, like myself, have neither the time nor the money to shop at leisure in London's designer outlets. We have to make do with Next, H Samuel, and Marks & Spencer on our "averagely dismal high streets" for our Christmas gifts.
Surely it is the thought, not the label, that counts.
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