We put Aldi SpecialBuys dupes to the test for the perfect summer garden

Aldi SpecialBuys have become essential for UK shoppers when picking out the most perfect items for the impending summer months.

Now, we spent last summer and new products for this year, reviewing some Spring/Sumer items from across numerous retailers, but sometimes it seems we can get a better bargain at Aldi for similar items.

For instance, egg chairs were the must have piece of spring garden furniture last year and we managed to get our hands on two (one single and one double) but you can absolutely buy them at a bargain price at Aldi.

Here we have tried & tested log burners, BBQ’s, egg chairs and much more.

Here’s Gemma Sherlock’s thoughts on the Aldi log burner last year which was one of the store’s bestsellers.

Now there are plenty of alternatives on the market to choose from.

Aldi shoppers are going wild for a special wooden log burner.

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The Most Stylish and Comfy Men’s Sweaters For Spring

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Spring is an ideal time to be shopping around for an ideal sweater. As temperatures rise, you might be looking to lighten up on your outerwear, which likely also includes hoodies or zip-up jackets. There’s always room in your outfit rotation for a good sweater, especially one that will carry you through the warmer seasons as temperatures fluctuate.

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However, a good sweater doesn’t have to simply be a grab-and-go piece of clothing. There are a few factors to consider, such as the material, design and fit in order to find the right one for your personal style. It’s also increasingly important to have something

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Then and Now: The Surprising Start and Success of Your Favorite Technologies

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Part 2: E-Commerce, Smartphones, and Robots

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically accelerated the adoption of technology in business, enabling companies to optimize their operations and meet changing consumer expectations. In Part 1 of this article series, we discussed the origin and success of department stores, supermarkets, and the retail bar code.

Let’s continue this exploration of the past to discover the success of the future. In Part 2, we review e-commerce, smartphones, and robots. Now ubiquitous in our lives, how did they get their start and what can we expect in the future?

First Item Purchased Online

cyber monday 3870916 1920Sometimes it seems hard to believe there was a time before online shopping. Today, we can order basically anything, from books and housewares to groceries and cleaning supplies, to be delivered right to our door in just a few days. That convenience has certainly paid off, but how exactly did we get here.

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The Best Men’s Fashion at the Oscars

While red carpet dresses usually steal the spotlight each year at the Oscars, the men’s fashion has proven to resonate with fans just as much over time.

Men’s fashion has seen its own evolution on the Oscars red carpet in each decade’s leading Hollywood men, such as Paul Newman, Marlon Brando and Cary Grant in the 1950s and 1960s, and now with the likes of Timothée Chalamet, Michael B. Jordan and Pharrell Williams.

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Traditional men’s suiting has always reigned as the popular fashion trend at the Oscars, but in recent years, styles have shifted where men have increasingly looked to bold colors, patterns, textures and modernized takes on the traditional suit. This was most prominently seen during last year’s awards season where many male celebrities eschewed the traditional tux for more couture-like and stylish pieces, such as the hot pink sequined Versace look worn by Colman

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