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Is payment service Klarna too good to be true?

Is payment service Klarna too good to be true?

Fashion, Featured, Lifestyle, Shopping
“I really need this in my life” is just one of many ways we justify our crazy shopping habits. In this technology driven world, more and more millennials have turned to online shopping. The reason is obvious – convenience, everything we need is only a few clicks away from us. Not only that, but you can online shop now even if your bank account is on the verge of a breakdown. How is this possible? Well, the answer is short and simple – Klarna, a buy now pay later service which has exploded over recent months. Klarna is one of Europe’s largest banks which provides payment solutions for 60 million consumers across 90,000 merchants in 14 countries. You may have noticed their pink sunglasses icon when choosing payment options on sites such as ASOS. According to Klarna’s team in the UK
Amazon meets the concrete jungle of Baker Street

Amazon meets the concrete jungle of Baker Street

Fashion, Lifestyle
After launching its first pop-up stores in America two years ago, Amazon has finally crossed the pond. This week, Amazon Fashion opened its first UK pop-up store in London. The US based e-commerce giant entered the fashion industry in 2012 and set high ambitions to become one of the industry’s shaping forces. Having overtaken American flagship Macy’s in sales, Amazon is estimated to gain a further £35b-£66bn in retail sales. Located near Baker Street, the pop-up store features luxury brands, live performances and convenient phone-scan purchasing. Each of the five days offers a different collection and theme for customers. To make the shopping experience easier, customers can purchase products by using Amazon’s ‘SmileCode’ scanning app, with the added bonus of discounts and home d
Still haven’t done your Christmas shopping? Here are 5 websites to help you out

Still haven’t done your Christmas shopping? Here are 5 websites to help you out

Fashion, Featured
When it comes to shopping in London our feelings are mixed. The variety and amount of shops to go to? We love that. Shopping surrounded by thousands of people and queueing for hours? No, thank you. Even if you are the type of person who prefers in-store shopping, you have to admit that Christmas is an exception. Going to Westfield or Oxford Street around this time of the year is a challenge. It feels like millions of Londoners have decided to do their shopping at the exact same time as you. Queues for the changing room, queues for the cash desk, it seems that people are everywhere. The ultimate goal is to get from one shop to another without being punched by someone in a hurry. But are holidays not supposed to bring peace and happiness? So how about we help you to avoid unnecessary

11.11: Treat yourself this anti-Valentines Day

Lifestyle
As Britain starts November with fireworks and wearing poppies, the whole of China awaits Singles’ Day. It could be understandable that you haven’t heard of it yet, although in China 11.11 has already become something of a modern phenomenon. 11.11, so called 'Singles' Day' is a made-up festival. It started as an anti-Valentines Day for young Chinese singletons. However, ever since 2009 the e-commerce giant Alibaba has reformed it into an online shopping festival by offering discounts across its entire platform. In 2009, the sale was just with 27 merchants on board. This number has escalated to 140,000 this year and around 15 million products will be discounted. It was reported by BBC that the company reached 121bn yuan ($18bn; £14bn) of sales last year. Presumably, this record w
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