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How to Go Plastic Free

How to Go Plastic Free

Author: Caroline Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2018

Packed with simple and practical ways to start reducing the amount of plastic you use, How to Go Plastic Free will show you how to eliminate plastic from your life, one step at a time. With 100 easy-to-follow tips championing the plastic-free cause, this is the stress-free, guilt-free guide to: Getting started simply Plastic-free eating and drinking Maintaining the lifestyle you love, without plastic Shopping responsibly and resourcefully Creative ways to phase plastic out of your life From consuming zero plastic to producing our own weight in plastic every year, the last 100 years have seen global plastic usage reach epic proportions. The devastating impact this has had on our planet is clear, and so is the solution: to go plastic free. But with a plastic habit this bad, how can we give it up?

Shop London An insider's guide to spending like a local

Shop London An insider's guide to spending like a local

Author: Emma McCarthy, Kim Lightbody Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2017

''Great if you're interested in finding a treasure trove of London's tucked away shops. From the best place to buy your Bretons to the loveliest bookshops, find them all in this brilliant guide.'' The Pool London has always been a shopper's paradise, tempting to every taste, mood and budget. Shop London helps you narrow in on the most talked-about, tucked-away, unique, and exciting retail experiences, opening doors to 200 of the best independent boutiques, fashion stores, specialist shops, markets, vintage meccas and more. It also explores the capital's shopping districts and hotspots, from the super smart Chiltern Street to the endlessly cute Columbia Road.

London's Best Shops & Markets

London's Best Shops & Markets

Author: Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/08/2016

The UK is a nation of diehard shoppers. Retail therapy is the country's favourite leisure activity - an all-consuming passion - and London is its beating heart. It's one of the world's most exciting shopping cities, packed with grand department stores, trend-setting boutiques, timeless traditional traders, edgy concept stores, absorbing antiques centres, eccentric novelty shops, exclusive purveyors of luxury goods, mouth-watering food emporiums, bustling markets and much more. You'll find them all featured in the pages of London's Best Shops & Markets, including many hidden gems.In the 18th century Napoleon allegedly dismissed England as 'a nation of shopkeepers' - and he wasn't wrong. Today there's an army of would-be entrepreneurs eager to follow in their ancestors' footsteps, despite the not inconsiderable financial risks, and make their fortune by ringing the tills. London's Best Shops & Markets is (with a few exceptions) a celebration of the city's independent shops, both traditional and avant-garde, many unique to the city and selling British (designed/manufactured) products; shops with lovely interiors, original goods, unique atmospheres and outstanding customer service. Independent retailers are the life and soul of any town - and London is no exception.The city has its fair share of vast shopping centres, ubiquitous chain stores and supermarkets, yet small independent shops manage to survive (and even flourish) against the odds. Despite increasing competition, particularly from the internet, and the ever-present shadow of recession, London's independent shopping scene goes from strength to strength, and is constantly reinventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Although it's possible to spend a king's ransom in London, particularly in Bond Street - one of the world's most expensive shopping streets - you don't need a bulging wallet to enjoy shopping. The city is one of the world's leading fashion centres, where great design is available to everyone whatever their budget - and browsing is free! Most stores hold at least two major sales a year (some seem to have permanent sales), traditionally in January and July, when you can snap up extraordinary bargains. For the shrewd shopper there's a wealth of discount stores, charity shops, markets, car-boot sales and auctions.London boasts a huge number of lively markets, from the behemoths of Borough and Portobello to the bustling weekend honeypots of Brick Lane and Camden and the more sedate charms of Greenwich and Spitalfields. Markets are a rewarding hunting ground for savvy shoppers, selling everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to handicrafts and vintage clothes, artisan foods to household goods, secondhand books to collectables. They're also great fun, particularly if you like haggling! Not much beats the thrill of finding a bargain and the city's flea markets are a great place to seek out hidden treasures. Whether you want to revitalise your wardrobe or restock your larder, buy a new computer or an antique chair, track down a designer watch or a rare first edition - or find a gift for someone who's impossible to buy for - you're bound to find inspiration in London's Best Shops & Markets, which features some 300 of the capital's very best shopping destinations. We hope you will enjoy visiting them.

London Design Guide

London Design Guide

Author: Max Fraser Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2015

111 Shops in Milan That You Must Not Miss

111 Shops in Milan That You Must Not Miss

Author: Aylie Lonmon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2015

Milan is one of the fastest moving and fashion forward cities in the world. Here, trend is everything and only the present and future seem to count. What's hip in Milan influences boardrooms, runways, and commerce all over the world. But you needn't shop like a Hilton girl to find extraordinary and unexpected treasures in this urban hive of high style. Secreted away are many special, intriguing, and ultra-cool shops that even most Milan hipsters have never heard of. This guide will lead you right to their doorsteps, and remind you what makes this ancient city so thrillingly modern. Far from the mainstream Via Montenapoleone, discover the historical neighbourhood of Isola, brimming with contemporary designers, artists, and artisans. Or visit the traditional farmer's markets near Porta Garibaldi, purchase a newly crafted harpsichord that's an exact replica of a 1600s original, and shop for botanicals in an urban Garden of Eden. Experience the true spirit of Milan, a city of endless contrasts and creativity - and host of Expo 2015.

111 Shops in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss Unique Finds and Local Treasures

111 Shops in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss Unique Finds and Local Treasures

Author: Desa Philadelphia Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2015

Beyond the crowded star-paved boulevards of Hollywood and famously posh boutiques of Rodeo Drive, is another Los Angeles; a hidden shopper's paradise, brimming with hundreds of charming, eclectic, curious, nostalgic, glamorous and quirky neighbourhood stores, restaurants, and bars that are practically unknown to tourists. From Pasadena to the Pacific Coast Highway, discover the secret haunts and favourite local specialty shops of starlets and mere mortals alike. Wear the hottest designers before they get famous; get your knit on at a yarn-filled emporium; satisfy your sweet tooth at the world's first cupcake ATM ; indulge your devotion to handmade American craftsmanship with a pair of custom-designed kicks; score some cast-off celebrity bling at a Beverly Hills pawn shop; navigate a two-block alley crammed with 150 discount shops. It's all yours for the taking in the City of Angels.

Tales from Behind the Fitting Room Curtain

Tales from Behind the Fitting Room Curtain

Author: Molly Hanger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2014

The Best Flea Antique Vintage

The Best Flea Antique Vintage

Author: Pamela Keech Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2013

I Brake for Yard Sales:And Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, And Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, and the Occasional Dumpster

I Brake for Yard Sales:And Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, And Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, and the Occasional Dumpster

Author: Lara Spencer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2012

Good Morning America correspondent Lara Spencer is a self-confessed frugalista with a passion for shopping at yard sales, thrift shops, and estate sales, and for decorating her home and friends' homes with her fabulous finds. In I Brake for Yard Sales, Lara shares her secrets for bargain hunting and tells you where to shop, what to look for, how to pay for it, how to restore it, and finally, where to put it in your house. Looking for the newest arrivals at your local thrift shops? After busy Saturdays and no-pick-up Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are generally the best days to shop for fresh items. Peppered with wisdom from world-renowned appraisers whom Lara knows from her previous work on Antiques Roadshow as well as contributions from well-known designers, this book also features the house of comedienne and good friend Kathy Griffin, which Spencer herself refurbished and decorated.