HOLIDAYMAKERS jetting off for some winter sun should change their pounds into dollars or euros now to get the most for their cash, experts are warning. MPs are due to cast their votes on Theresa May's Brexit deal in the Commons tonight, which could end up causing the pound to crash. If sterling weakens, so will the exchange rates and your money won't stretch as far when holidaying abroad, but of course it could also strengthen making it go further. Today, the pound is down 14 per cent against the Euro, and down 13 per cent against the dollar compared to the day of the Brexit Referendum in 2016, giving you £158 fewer euros on £1,000 and £149 fewer dollars, according to FairFX. Political decisions and speculation can cause the pound to soar, plummet or remain the same but there's no guaranteed outcome, making it "almost impossible" for experts to predict. If you're worried, you can always exchange half of your money now and the rest later to avoid paying … [Read more...] about Why you should buy holiday money NOW before today’s Brexit vote
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Yet for the fashion graduate, who now works in design and styling, it provided a handy alternative to overpriced vintage shops in Dublin's city centre. And there were serious bargains to be had: "I remember buying a pair of vintage, barely-worn Reebok shoes for about €30, after seeing them for €100 in town." Lucan native and master's student Titilola Akande (31) went even one better in terms of lucrative finds: "The best bargain l've ever bought was a pair of vintage Deadstock Levi jeans from the 70s," she enthuses. "They're like a piece of history." In the last few years, the cohort of young fashion trailblazers that raid their own wardrobes and sell (and buy) on the app has swelled considerably, both in Ireland and elsewhere. Founded in 2011, Depop now boasts 10 million users, a great many of them women aged between 13 and 24, and the site takes more than $400 million (€350m) in sales a year, a figure that has doubled every 12 months. Ireland, according to Rachel … [Read more...] about Meet the young fashion lovers making a mint by trading vintage online
Business By Lucy Hooker Business reporter, BBC News 28 December 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46386557 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The rise of online has helped revive the second-hand book market, but what impact has it had … [Read more...] about The booming trade in second-hand books
A man from Northern Ireland has spoken out about receiving a “dangerous” motorbike helmet that he believed to be counterfeit. The customer, David, ordered a motorbike helmet online, only to receive a “one size fits all” product that he claimed looked like a child’s toy. He contacted the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) in late October 2018 to report the item, however, PIPCU found that the helmet was not a counterfeit, but an example of poor standards. It also had no recognised safety standard markings. The fraud agency has now issued a warning against poorly designed and hazardous driving equipment which could cost lives. "It doesn’t take much to imagine the damage that could be done if this helmet was worn by a rider involved in even a minor accident," a spokesman at the City of London police said. Counterfeit or not? A counterfeit item will use a logo and claim to be from a brand, usually well-known and … [Read more...] about Police warning over dangerous ‘one size fits all’ motorbike helmets sold online
Sneakerhead culture began 30 years ago as an underground movement. Now, thanks to the casualization of fashion and increasing dominance of ‘athleisure’ and streetwear, it has, in recent years, well and truly exploded into the mainstream. As the numbers of people interested in copping super hyped trainer releases increases, the brands that sell those trainers have profited from the opportunity by leveraging scarcity as their business model, creating a disparity between demand and supply in order to generate maximum brand hype. It’s a demand that motivates people to camp for days outside stores in order to be able to get their hands on a pair of limited edition Yeezys. It’s also a demand that has, in isolated cases, led to violence. In Chicago in 2005, two men murdered a 17-year-old for a pair of Air Jordans. In 2012, two teenagers who had successfully purchased Air Jordan 11’s were robbed and shot in New Jersey. In 2016, over 500 people lined up overnight … [Read more...] about Should you be investing your money in sneakers?