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Meet your new favourite shopping destination (and be inspired by its owner)

As much as we love the high street is for a quick fix, as we get older we like to make sartorial investments. Our secret weapon on such occasions is a boutique where the owners' taste tallies so perfectly with your own that it's as though they've edited the collections just for you. A boutique like Iris, for instance. It now has eight gorgeous branches across London (and a burgeoning website), selling exactly what we want to wear. Co-owner Annie Pollet tells us about building a business, having an eye for a great brand and somehow managing family life on top of that. …

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Party Dressing: Sorted

Party dressing isn't what it used to be. Not because we've abandoned the brief dresses of our youth (we were more of the jeans-and-a-pretty-top generation) but because we have less chance to get dressed up, so we make more of it when we actually do. Nice dress for dinner with girlfriends? Absolutely. Jumpsuit and fabulous heels for a 40th? Bring it on (this is what Alex wore to my 40th and very fabulous she looked in it, too).…

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Needle Knits’ Founder Lizzie Burckhardt on building a brilliant brand

Needle is destined to become one of those great British brands: covetable, luxe knits that are high quality, thoughtfully designed, perfectly made – each one a wardrobe enhancer. Founder Lizzie Burckhardt talks frankly about going in feet first, finding the perfect partnership (and the perfect name), surviving mistakes – and combining a new business with a new baby (think zero maternity leave). …

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10 Bargain Buys

  There are times when we labour over posts, but there are others when we simply want to bring you The Good Stuff. Today is one of those days. So here are ten bargain buys I’ve spotted and hankered after (and may even have in my shopping bag right now).…

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The Coats You *Really* Need

How’s your coat collection looking? In need of an update? Or an addition, perhaps? Allow us to be of assistance: here are the coats you need in your life now. And – what’s more – there’s a discount in the offing. Tempted yet?…

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Why You Should Wear Red

Let us today discuss the joys of red. Not just the colour of my true love’s lips, it’s also a one of the shades of autumn 2017- and one we embrace most enthusiastically. Here’s how to wear red…

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Style Around the World: Barcelona

Barcelona. A seaside city of culture, beauty, late night suppers and 'faff-free' styling. Londoner-turned-ardent-Barcelona-fan (and resident), journalist Gemma Askham, lets us in on the city's style secrets. The labels to shop, the Instagrammers to follow, the joy of jumpsuits, eschewing a bra if it doesn't suit an outfit...…

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5 Autumn Looks (Bring on the chill)

Ah, Autumn. The season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and wardrobe updates. To save you time getting dressed in the morning, we've got the five essential looks that'll take you from now through to Christmas.…