Whenever I walked into a store in the 1990s, my name over the shopfront and on the labels of the clothes that hung from the rails, I always experienced a mixture of excitement and pride. I’d become a part, quite literally, of the fabric of the High Street — the place I’d fallen in love with as a shopper in my late teens and early twenties. I can still recall the thrill of trying on endless outfits in front of the changing room mirrors, and the sheer delight when you found something that looked and fitted just right. The High Street of the early 1980s was a place of quiet revolution, with multiple stores offering exciting and affordable ranges to the consumer. Many will remember the excitement of walking into a Next store for the first time, with its co-ordinated outfits on display and staff who made you feel special as you parted with your cash. Karen Millen believes there is hope for the British High Street, if stores can use this time to reset. Pictured: Dress, £39, Topshop Back then, we cherished our purchases, with no shame in being seen in the same thing twice. Sadly, though, revolution slowly gave… Read full this story
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