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Don't Buy Jewellery On Amazon

Because Valentine’s Day is this weekend, Amazon is heavily promoting jewellery bargains. Makes sense! But are these discounts really a deal? Not exactly.


London's Giant Shoebox Is Actually An Adidas Pop-Up Shop

Pop-up shops are a dime a dozen these days but, when a brand decides to get weird, it’s often memorable.


How Well 100 Popular Online Retail Sites Look After Your Password

Ever wondered if the site that you’re typing your credit card details in can really be trusted? Well, a new report reveals how well 100 top retail sites look after your details.


Reddit Is Trying To Actually Make Some Money

90 million unique visitors a month has to be good for something. But so far Reddit hasn’t been able to stay consistently profitable even with all those people (yeah, you) banging down the door.


Rumour: Amazon Will Open A Wholesale Store Called Pantry In 2014

USA Today is reporting that Amazon is planning to launch a wholesale store in 2014, which will take on warehouse store businesses like Costco.


Report: Apple's iBeacon Location-Aware Shopping Available In US Stores Today

The Associated Press is reporting today that Apple will switch on its new iBeacons service — which will provide location-aware services to phones — across its 254 US stores today.


Black Friday Really Is The Crappiest Day Of The Year For American Retailers

You’ve heard of Black Friday, the darkest day for American capitalism; Cyber Monday, where everyone gets out their latent shopping aggression online; now there’s even Grey Thursday, as retailers open on Thanksgiving Eve to get an edge on the competition. But, friends, have you heard of Brown Friday?


In The Future, Shopping Centres Will Be Halls Full Of Screens

Westfield Labs is partnering with eBay this Christmas to offer the world a sneak peek at the shopping centre of the future. And it’s just a bunch of touchscreens.


11 Photos Of 1980s Shopping Centres That Will, Like, Totally Blow Your Mind

Of the thousands of images that photographer Michael Galinsky took in US shopping centres during the winter of 1989, this one really seems to strike a nerve, but not necessarily because of the big bangs and acid-washed leggings, he says. “I get so many comments about Tape World.” Memories of lost stores and dubious fashions abound in his new book, the gloriously nostalgia-soaked Malls Across America.


The 12 Most Popular Items From The Hammacher Schlemmer Catalogue

When most people think of Hammacher Schlemmer, they probably think of zany inventions like the golf cart hovercraft or the hot tub boat. But true loyalists to the over 160-year-old mail-order catalogue company know that the real magic happens where you’d least expect it.