Debenhams Removes VAT From Almost 200 Cosmetic Products

Debenhams has announced that it is offering customers the chance to save the trouble of travelling outside of the European Union (EU) in order to grab a duty free beauty bargain by taking the VAT off nearly 200 top name cosmetic, skincare and fragrance lines – until 28 July 2010.

Debenhams Removes VAT From Almost 200 Cosmetic Products

The move comes 11 years after duty free laws were changed to exclude EU members, effectively removing duty free from the grasp of the millions of people who holiday in Europe.

Sara Stern, director of Beauty Merchandising at Debenhams, said: “We wanted to give our customers a kick start to their summer, with duty free savings across a range of premium and own buy cosmetics and that’s exactly what we have done.”

With no VAT on certain products, customers will be able to save money when shopping at Debenhams with a 17.5% reduction in the price.

Among the names included in the limited offer are top cosmetic houses like Estee Lauder, Lancome, Clinique, Elizabeth Arden, St Tropez, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Benefit and Ralph Lauren.

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Topshop Announces Its New Autumn/Winter Collections

Topshop have just launched their autumn/winter collections, High Performance, Out of the Wild, Dark Nouveau and Outsiders.

Topshop Announces Its New Autumn/Winter Collections

Continuing on from the summer’s sportswear inspired craze, High Performance features panelling, clashing textures and high-tech fabrics. Giving sportswear a tougher feel for winter, styles are layered, worn under and over one another, while panels of aertex, mesh, lace, jersey and leather sit together to create a new look. Finishes use sportswear technology; seams are fused, while edges are bonded and laser cut for precision. Prints are also central to this look and are at once tribal and technical – a car tyre print adorns a loose-fitting chiffon trouser while graphic prints adorn dresses which feature mesh panels.

Tapping into the colours of autumn, the Out of the Wild collection is founded upon the elements. Faux fur, bondage-style strapping, dishevelled fabrics and patchwork feature heavily, making textured knitwear and mixed materials central to this trend. With pieces that are knotted, laddered, and adorned with feathers and wild trims mixed with checks and tweed, the collection has an outdoors throw on feel. Softer elements combine with tougher pieces and feature photo real-prints inspired by nature; a leaf skeleton print decorates a pleated chiffon maxi skirt that also features animal markings and looks great teamed with cable knit knee high socks and oversized, chunky knits.

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