To me an average shopping trip involves a mixture of high-street chains (e.g. New Look for dresses & shoes, H&M for basics, Boots for make-up & River Island for handbags), department stores (e.g Debenhams for the beauty counters), pound shops (for craft materials, bargain beauty and essentials) and charity & thrift shops (for bric-a-brac, jewellery and for clothes not boxed into ‘seasons’ and trends).  I’m very thrifty by nature, it…

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