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DMs, DHL and Dolce & Gabbana: Inside the world of personal shoppers

DMs, DHL and Dolce & Gabbana: Inside the world of personal shoppers

They used to be the domain of the wealthy, an exclusive corner of shopping for only those who could afford it. But now anyone with an iPhone can join the club.

  • by Hannah-Rose Yee

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Stuck in their bubbles, more women turning to 'milestone jewellery'
Jewellery

Stuck in their bubbles, more women turning to 'milestone jewellery'

Despite a general mood of austerity, designers and retailers are reporting strong sales in fine jewellery, particularly among female clients.

  • by Melissa Singer
Mining magnate Andrew Forrest tries on RM Williams for size
Retail

Mining magnate Andrew Forrest tries on RM Williams for size

Iconic bootmaker RM Williams may soon return to Australian hands with Andrew Forrest emerging as the leading bidder for the luxury retailer.

  • by Dominic Powell
The incredible allure of Princess Diana's clothes
Royal family

The incredible allure of Princess Diana's clothes

Twenty-three years after her death, Diana's style remains a point of intrigue. Through her wardrobe, she transformed from shy royal bride to fashion muse.

  • by Annie Brown
'Don’t wake up for less than $10k': The allure of the '90s supermodel
Sunday Life

'Don’t wake up for less than $10k': The allure of the '90s supermodel

They were groundbreaking and so powerful that only their first names were required. Claudia Schiffer reflects on 30 years of catwalk and cover domination.

  • by Caroline Leaper
Counter couture: the designer duo behind Ralph & Russo
Style

Counter couture: the designer duo behind Ralph & Russo

While no longer a couple in their private lives, Australians Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo still have big plans for their decade-old British couture house.

  • by Bethan Holt and Melissa Singer
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Fashion frivolous? Not when it comes to encouraging the young to vote
Style

Fashion frivolous? Not when it comes to encouraging the young to vote

Fashion offers sophisticated social media messaging, great products and the chance to show off. The challenge is to use it to get young Americans to vote.

  • by Marion Hume
Why selling second-hand designer items is very on-trend
Style

Why selling second-hand designer items is very on-trend

A shift in consumer sentiment and the pandemic has seen fashion's resale business grow exponentially.

  • by Kellie Hush
Can luxury fashion ever regain its lustre?
Fashion retail

Can luxury fashion ever regain its lustre?

The ground beneath the industry is heaving under the weight of a pandemic that has caused a plunge in sales, shocked global supply chains and pushed household brands to bankruptcy.

  • by Elizabeth Paton
Why Ganni's creative director doesn't dress to trends
Sunday Life

Why Ganni's creative director doesn't dress to trends

The Danish label's Ditte Reffstrup also shares why she wears sneakers most days, and her three essential wardrobe items.

  • by Georgie Gordon
'A bit sexy and mysterious': What makes a $1000 face mask?
Trends

'A bit sexy and mysterious': What makes a $1000 face mask?

With masks here to stay, some local designers are finding a market for statement pieces, as more luxury brands launch styles costing hundreds of dollars.

  • by Melissa Singer