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  • Back-to-school shopping is a bargain hunt
  • Back-to-school shopping is a bargain hunt
    Florian Ramel (2014) ©

Back-to-school shopping is a bargain hunt

Young people are beginning to shop more like their parents – seeking out bargains and waiting for full-priced items to go on sale. As parents and children alike adopt thriftier habits  dodging big brands and reusing clothes back-to-school shopping sprees are on the decline.



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    Having reshaped the British grocery landscape, discount supermarket Lidl has announced its first fashion line. As competition for ‘top UK supermarket’ steps up, is selling jeans next to the milk aisle now non-negotiable? And what does it say about our changing shopping habits?