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The issue with Edinburgh charity shops

It is no secret that Edinburgh’s supply of charity and vintage shops are practically endless – especially down Nicholson Street – and full of paraphernalia. The prices, however, are up…

How to really afford student travel

As students living in Edinburgh, we are spoiled. We live in a historical capital city. People travelthousands of miles and endure sleepless red eyes just to walk around the cobble…

In Memory of the High Street

One of the most recognizable parts of Edinburgh, the High Street, has seen better days. I remember the first time I walked up the cobblestoned street all the way from…

Five lockdown charity shop alternatives

Lockdown(s) have triggered us all to take conscious steps towards improving our lives. For many, this has taken the form of clutter clear outs and closet purges, making way for…

Racial bias in retail

There has long been a racial bias in retail, from racially profiling customers in corner shops, to a lack of diversity amongst make up products. The majority of people do…

One-size-fits-all: except wait, it doesn’t

I vividly remember buying my uniform for sixth form college; the dress code was “business-like” (cue the eye roll) and so I found myself in H&M’s suit section, aged 16,…

Post-covid fashion: will it be the glitz and glam we imagined?

As we approach the one year anniversary of the first lockdown, it has become increasingly difficult to remember a time without masks, social distancing or loungewear attire every day. And…

The death of window shopping: Is browsing a thing of the past?

As with the majority of things in today’s world, the pandemic has completely reshaped shopping as we know it. Gone are the days of blissful browsing through Armstrong’s: instead ‘armchair…