Shopping

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Mother’s Day presents that aren’t a load of old rubbish

A guide to gifts that won’t leave mum feeling angry, or even disappointed

20 Mar 2017

Is ‘duty free’ really duty-free?

Bargain hunting for booze can be a tricky business at airports

27 Feb 2017

Valentine’s Day presents that actually convey true love

Buy these presents for your beloved and your dignity will remain fully intact

9 Feb 2017

Five most read articles of 2016

From left wing berks to rip off wine lists, here’s a run down of Spectator Life’s most popular pieces from the last 12 months

23 Dec 2016

WH Smith has become a national embarrassment

The legacy of a once great chain has been frittered away

14 Dec 2016

Unusual jewels – and where to buy them

This Christmas there’s a whole of array of colourful and bold jewellery to hunt out

24 Nov 2016

Is AR shopping for life or just a gimmick for Christmas?

Covent Garden’s augmented reality experience aims to bring shopping bang up to date – but is it worth the hassle?

22 Nov 2016

Sparkling highlights from the Goldsmiths Fair

A selection of stunning jewellery and silverware from contemporary designers

30 Sep 2016

It’s not all about ‘experiences’. Buying stuff makes us happy for longer

Good news, just in time for the January sales: shopping can make you happy. A study published in the journal…

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It’s so sad the way they spoiled Selfridges

In my childhood it was a place of enchantment. Today it’s just another garish shopping mall

5 Dec 2015