UK Travellers and Tourists’ Holiday Fashions Rated in New Survey

Poll carried out by leading consumer offers site illustrates the trendiest travellers and fashion faux pas

• Holiday Fashion Mistakes in Order –
1 ) Socks and Sandals
2 ) Exposed beer bellies
3 ) Tight small trunks on men
4 ) Thongs on women
5 ) Sunburn
6 ) Football tops on women
7 ) Logo overload on clothes
8 ) Football tops on men
• Tourists from Birmingham and the Midlands have worst fashion sense in the UK, followed by Newcastle & the North East and then Scotland
• Americans voted as having worst fashion sense in world, Italians as best

As lots of Brits head off on holiday for the summer, new research carried out has shown up the holiday fashion faux pas committed by people. The new survey has illustrated that socks and sandals are the worst holiday fashion mistake, and exposed beer bellies are also considered a big mistake. The survey also revealed that people who come from the Midlands have the worst holiday dress sense.

The survey took in the views of 600 people and their views on what British holidaymakers wear on the beach. Men’s skimpy and small swimming trunks, women’s thongs, sunburn and having too many logos on clothing were highlighted as the worst fashion mistakes on holiday. A third of people believe that women wearing football shirts on holiday is a mistake, and 20% of people also reckon men in football shirts on holiday is unfashionable.

The survey reported that people from Birmingham and the Midlands have the worst fashion sense while away on holiday, followed by those travellers and tourists from Newcastle and the North East, Scotland, Essex and then Manchester and the North West. Travellers and tourists from Yorkshire and East England were considered to be the best dressed on holiday in the poll.

The research was carried out by money saving website DiscountVouchers.co.uk and one of the questions also focused on tourist nationalities. The Americans are thought to be worst dressed when on holiday, with the poll mentioning their loud shirts as well as socks and sandals. Next up in the worst dressed were the Germans, the Greeks and the British, while the Italians and Spanish were voted best dressed.

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Debenhams Reveals Shoppers Are Pocketing Luggage Charges

Debenhams has revealed that instead of paying expensive charges for stowing cases in the hold of the plane, canny holidaymakers are using their free hand luggage allowance and “wearing” the rest of their baggage. The fashion retailer has seen sales of coats and jackets with multiple pockets rise by as much as 350% over the summer holiday period.

The retailer is putting the new trend down to reports from the shop floor that customers prefer to pack heavier items such as books, towels, electronic net books and cameras, into large pocketed garments, rather than pay fees up to £40 return charged by some low-cost airlines for suitcases stowed in the hold.

As a result, sales of Debenhams’ John Rocha navy blue parka with six pockets have gone up by 350% and sales of the beige Mantaray five pocket bomber jackets, which even have a discreet pocket in the sleeve, have jumped by 200%. Sales of Debenhams Mantaray shower proof coat with 7 pockets have also leapt by 181%.

Carie Barkhuizen, spokeswoman for Debenhams, said: “Worn strategically, multi-pocket coats and trousers can offer up to 10 pockets to stow everything from spare pants and socks, to bikinis and sarongs. It’s traveling light like we have never seen before.

“Our sales assistants have even reported some customers coming in with specific items like net-books and paperbacks, to check if they will fit in the pockets before they buy the coat or jacket.”

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Parents Save On Back-To-School Shopping With Online Coupons From CouponChief.com

The back-to-school shopping season has arrived, which means online coupons are in great demand. CouponChief.com has thousands of valid coupon codes, covering everything from school supplies to uniforms, from hundreds of popular stores. Online coupons are even available to help with the most expensive back-to-school shopping list of all: that of a teen heading off to her first year of college. CouponChief.com never requires registration to use its coupons codes, but shoppers who do register can participate in the website’s Pays-2-Share program, in which they upload coupon codes themselves and earn money when shoppers use them.

August 2010 – A new school year calls for new supplies: pencils, notebooks, clothes and anything else the school or student deems necessary. Smart parents know that CouponChief.com has online coupons for many of the items on their student’s back-to-school shopping list. They use the website’s valid coupon codes to save money, and some parents even make money during this busy shopping season through CouponChief.com’s Pays-2-Share program. The program pays members who upload online coupons to the website two percent of all sales resulting from the use of the coupon codes.

Throughout the back-to-school shopping season, parents will find plenty of useful coupon codes, including these recent savings opportunities:

$30 Off a $150 Purchase at Office Depot – Families with multiple students will find that Online Coupons such as this one offer significant savings.

30 Percent Off and Free Dictionary on $50-Plus Orders at the Scholastic Store – This is just one of more than 25 online coupons available for the Scholastic Store, which features books, games, crafts and more.

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Debenhams Highlights Staggering Sales Rise In Low Necklines For Men

Debenhams has reported that for the first time men are using to their advantage what women have known for hundreds of years – that a low neckline can have a hypnotic effect on the opposite sex, sending sales of low cut v necks and their like spiralling.

Inspired by the successes, romantic and otherwise, of the likes of JLS, Peter Andre and Russell Brand, British men are snapping up tops with low necklines – to wear themselves. Sales of revealing men’s tops have doubled over the past year, according to fashion store Debenhams.

No longer opting for the standard crew or v neck, male shoppers are seeing no limits as to ‘how low to go’ and are searching out low scoop neck men’s t-shirts and plunging Y-necked men’s vests, perfect to show off a toned he-vage, the male cleavage.

Their wives and girlfriends are even in on the act, with 68% responding when questioned by the High Street retailer that they do like to see their partners in an outfit which reveals a significant portion of chest*.

Add to this the increase in slimmer-fit shapes and the demand for lightweight cotton styles giving a sheer look, and it appears men are wising up to how to draw female attention to their hard work in the gym and salon.

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