Big fashion throw away

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Seems sewing lessons from grandma might be in order...

Under 30s are the biggest culprits of ‘throwaway fashion’, preferring to splurge on new items rather than mend old clothing.

Even though there’s a recession on, the art of fixing damaged clothing appears to be dying out among the young, with less than one in 10 (9%) of men and women under 30 saying they try to repair items, according to a study by

In contrast, a third of those aged 30-50 claimed they fix clothing themselves, with figures rising to 55 per cent for the thrifty and nimble-fingered over 50s, the generation who grew up with the make-do and mend philosophy.

Shoe stores’ ladies’ night

Discount shoe stores Brantano are to throw a ladies’ night, with pampering treatments and discounts lined up.

Shops at Heeley Retail Park, Sheffield Parkway and Parkgate’s Retail World will be opening their doors to female customers on Thursday, September 27.

Planned activities will include hair and beauty mini treatments, dance classes, pop-up clothing and jewellery boutiques.

Nibbles and refreshments will be served and there will be 20 per cent off everything in-store for one night only.

Ignore the office politics

Power dressing is one of the biggest faux pas you can make in the modern British office.

Rather than expensive designer wear, heels and full-on make-up, the looks likely to earn respect and admiring glances are seasonal colours and easy glamour, according to a new survey by

TV personality and working mum Holly Willoughby (35%) has the best look for a modern British office according to the 1,000 female office workers aged 18-40.

She trumped the likes of The Apprentice’s Karren Brady (14%), and Dragons Den’s Hilary Devey (1%).