Why Topshop is falling out of fashion with the Instagram generation

While the Oxford Circus flagship store is a ‘destination’ shop, many branches outside London feel like relics from a pre-digital age Instagram influencer and fashion lover Ono Bello takes a selfie. Photograph: Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty Images 31 Ellie Violet Bramley Wednesday 7 June 2017 17.47 BSTLast modified on Wednesday 7 June 2017 22.57 BST There was a time, for many British teenagers, when no Saturday was complete without a trip to Topshop. It was a name that had cache – and fashion editors didn’t think twice about dressing in Topshop threads. But now…

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Why the Word ‘Fiancé’ Is Falling Out of Fashion

The day after my wedding, I turned to my partner of many years and, for the first time, called him “husband.” I was thrilled. Sure, it was a sign of our commitment and the deeper love and comfort that comes with marriage. But mostly I was happy I never had to utter the word “fiancé” ever again. Why I hate it: It sounds silly, feels pompous and even precious. It’s the verbal equivalent of wearing a monocle, or using an encyclopedia when Wikipedia is at your fingertips. During my yearlong…

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Producer prices flat in August with food costs falling

WASHINGTON — U.S. producer prices were unchanged last month as the biggest decline in wholesale food costs in more than three years helped to keep a lid on inflation. The Labor Department says its producer price index, which measures cost pressures before they reach the consumer, was flat in August after a 0.4 percent decline in July which was the biggest drop in 10 months. Food prices at the wholesale level fell 1.6 percent in August, the largest drop since a similar decline in April 2013. Core inflation, which excludes the…

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