Inspiration: Winter essentials

For those of you still in the throes of winter (and for those of you whose summer is tailing off), I’ve put together some essentials for winter dressing.

Shopping: how to buy affordable (and authentic) luxury items

So you want to buy a designer item because of its longevity and quality. BUT you can’t afford the retail price, which is understandable. You might then look at getting a second hand one instead, and might check out eBay. When shopping for luxury or designer items second hand, how do you know if what you’re buying is legit?