Alice in Westgateland

‘It doesn’t feel like I’m in Oxford anymore’, said a lady I overheard on the escalator. And with the new Alice in Wonderland-themed opening, perhaps that’s what is intended. I am of course talking about the opening of the new Westgate centre on Tuesday 24th November, finally opening its doors after 2 years of construction. […]

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The Luxury of Abstract Shopping

When shopping, it can be easy to forget that amongst global industries, the fashion industry ranks as the second most environmentally polluting and also as one of the largest operators of child and slave labor. For this reason, I try to say that I “only shop ethically,” but sometimes, my resolve crumbles as soon as […]

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High Street versus Online

I can still remember the first time I made an online puchase. A few years back, I was sitting tentatively in front of the computer, with my debit card in one hand and the mouse in the other. On the screen was the online shopping page of NEXT, and selected was a pair of khaki […]

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