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Going Dutch with HEMA

What comes to mind when you think of the Dutch? If you said tulips, hang your head in shame. (They originally were cultivated in Turkey.) Now. Think again. Anything? No? Well allow me to introduce to HEMA, huge in its native nation of Holland with 660 outlets across Europe, this chain of value lifestyle stores has begun its steady climb to capture the UK with three branches opened since June including its first one in London’s Victoria station. HEMA is like IKEA on a tiny scale. And it won’t give you a headache. It also won’t serve you meatballs but hang on, that’s

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Personal Beauty Shopping at Selfridges Birmingham

At the weekend I paid a visit to my beloved Birmingham. ‘Beloved’ because it feels like a second home. Less than 90 minutes from London, it’s a city I can escape to for good company, entertainment and crucially, shopping. You see, Birmingham is home to (probably) my favourite spot for retail therapy, the Bullring, and since the redevelopment of New Street station, the temptation starts as soon as you disembark off the train with shops lining the way towards the heart of Brummy’s shopping central. What I was most excited about was seeing my dear friend, Rucksana from Walking in

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