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House of Fraser: Reaction to 'devastating' closures

<b>For decades they have stood as bastions of the High Street.</b><p>But as House of Fraser announces it is to close 31 of its 59 stores, many towns and cities across the UK face losing a major shopping draw and, in some cases, a piece of their history.<p>The company that grew from a shop in the centre of …

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8 incredible vegan dinner party recipes

Vegan cooking is in the throes of a renaissance at the moment, with chefs creating plant-based dishes full of incredible flavours and textures that …

Vegan

Maison Bonnet’s Exquisite Eyewear Proves the Power of Bespoke Frames

And thanks to the brand’s new London outpost, its tailor-made glasses will be easier to get your hands on than ever.<p>When it comes to bespoke, …

French Government

Mary Katrantzou combines Bauhaus and Arts and Crafts graphics in fashion collection

Fashion designer Mary Katrantzou has created a series of dresses, jackets and other garments that juxtapose visuals from the modernist Bauhaus …

Bauhaus

Menswear’s new cult labels

Like many men, I buy clothes from just four or five labels regularly. I know which brands’ clothes fit my body better than others, and which have a …

Men's Fashion

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'Best pasta sauce in the world' contains just three ingredients – and one might surprise you

Jamie Oliver would be happy to learn you're thinking about making your own pasta sauce.<p>The jarred stuff is full of sugar. So much so, in fact, Dolmio …

The Best Things We Saw at Milan Design Week 2018

See highlights from Salone del Mobile and beyond.<p>We combed the fairs, galleries, and design districts of Milan to find the most original, unexpected, and delightful design of 2018. From literally thousands of exhibitors, we picked a handful of favorites.<p>It was a big year for Bodil Kjaer, the …

40 Men's Fashion Fails That Are Crimes Against Humanity

Over the course of numerous years we've managed to see a lot of progress and milestones in the men's fashion world. But with great responsibility …

Lifestyle

Update Your WordPress Website with These 4 Plugins

Give Your WordPress Website a Fresh Update with These PluginsPerforming regular updates on your WordPress website will keep it running smoothly, and …

An Anti iPhone X: The 'Light Phone' Is Tiny, Minimalist, And Cheap

The iPhone X is a featured-packed technological marvel. The Light Phone isn’t. But each represents a vision of the mobile phone future.<p>For a part — albeit small part — of the device-toting population The Light Phone is a godsend. A tiny, eminently-pocketable, credit-card-sized mobile phone stripped …

Prototyping

Brick and Mortar Isn't Going Away, 3 VCs Recently Declared -- Among Other Intriguing Tidbits

Another of the VCs' five insights: Don't fight Amazon. But do bring emotion, soul and delight to your online shopping features. That's something Amazon has zero interest in.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last month, my company put on a one-day, C-level business and …

Picasso in 1932: Ingenious, Exhausting, Relentless

LONDON — As the sun set on the last day of 1932, President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt waited to take office, while American banks continued to buckle. The last chancellor of Weimar Germany sat in a Rococo palace in Berlin; the last emperor of China was installed on a puppet throne in Manchukuo. …

Retail apocalypse watch: Malls are becoming graveyards, but there’s a plot twist

Across the U.S., there are now more graveyard malls than ever before. The vacancy rate in big malls increased by 8.3% in the first quarter–which is at its highest since the fourth quarter of 2012. Reis Inc, a real estate data firm that studies 77 metropolitan areas, says 41 of those areas …

Best Image Compression Tools for WordPress - Lossless, Lossy, JPEG, and PNG | Beaver Builder

Today, we're going to talk about a subject near and dear to my heart, image compression! I'm half-kidding, but there is something oddly satisfying …

Virgil Abloh Is Louis Vuitton’s New Menswear Designer

Louis Vuitton has revealed that Off-White designer Virgil Abloh will be succeeding Kim Jones as Men’s Artistic Director, presenting his first …

Bill Cunningham Left Behind A Secret Memoir

Upon his death in June 2016, legendary street style and society photographer Bill Cunningham left behind an archive valued at $1 million, and, it …

My Fashion Life: Jeremy Hershan, head of design, RM Williams

RM WIlliams head of design Jeremy Hershan<p>Self-confessed menswear geek Jeremy Hershan spent his career working at British heritage brands before …

Angela Ahrendts touts Apple’s investment in Japan, says ‘several’ new retail stores coming

Earlier this week, Apple officially announced that it will open its new Japanese store in Tokyo’s retail district of Shinjuku on April 7th. Now, Angela Ahrendts is teasing that Apple has a lot more planned for Japan customers, with this store only being the beginning…<p>Apple’s retail head, Angela …

Japan

Online reseller ThredUp plans to open more than 100 stores

Online consignment marketplace ThredUp will go from two to 10 stores by the end of the year. But CEO James Reinhart has big plans: He foresees a …

Instagram Fashion - Our list of inspirational designers to follow

Our carefully curated list of Instagram Fashion designers illustrates innovation, artistic expression and originality.<p>These are the fashion designers …

Miu Miu

Suits, Jackets & Trousers | Designer Menswear

The father of the world wide web is one disappointed dad

Today is the World Wide Web's 29th birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, its creator has told us how bad it's become. In an open letter appearing in <i>The Guardian</i>, Tim Berners-Lee painted a bleak picture of the current internet -- one dominated by a handful of colossal platforms that have …

Internet

LONDON show ROOMS Paris features TRIBE female mannequins

Bonaveri is once again supporting LONDON show ROOMS Paris by supplying new TRIBE female mannequins to each of the participating designers.<p>18 female …

Fashion (UK)

Burberry Announces Riccardo Tisci As Chief Creative Officer

BURBERRY has named Riccardo Tisci as the brand's chief creative officer effective March 12.<p>Tisci will replace Christopher Bailey who announced he was …

What Are Render-Blocking Resources & How to Fix Render Blocking Issues

Render-blocking resources are one of the most common reasons for slow loading websites. And if your website is not fast enough, not only are you …

Web Development

Move over, Prada: Millennials can't get enough of Koio, an Italian sneaker company that sells luxury shoes for a fraction of the cost

What do millennials want from their footwear?<p>It's a question that Johannes Quodt and Chris Wichert have explored ever since they booked a one-way ticket to Italy in 2014 with the quest of creating a shoe tailored to the taste of today's up-and-comers.<p>Millennials, Quodt and Wichert know, are …

Shoes

Commonwealth Fashion Exchange features Bonaveri eco-mannequins

One of the highlights of the London Fashion Week calendar was Monday night’s Commonwealth Fashion Exchange at Buckingham Palace, attended by HRH The …

Buckingham Palace

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