50 best fashion boutique shops to shop local from, across the UK in 2022

We’re a nation that loves to shop clothes, shoes and accessories, and luckily for us there are amazing boutiques the length and breadth of the country ready to cater to our every style whim.

Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, the idea to shop local really took off and since then, we’ve really stood by independent shops and boutiques – aiming to support smaller businesses when and where we can.

Fashion boutiques are a great spot to pick up clothes and accessories that you can’t find on every online retailer’s website – or that you won’t see worn by ten other women who went to Zara. They’re a great spot to pick up a treat for yourself or friends and family too.

If you’re on the hunt for a new look for the new year- and opting for something a little more unique – we have compiled

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Fashion Industry May Finally Face Accountability for Its Huge Toxic Footprint

 A model walks the runway at the Prada Resort 2019 Fashion Show on May 4, 2018 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at the Prada Resort 2019 Fashion Show on May 4, 2018 in New York City.
Photo: Mike Coppola (Getty Images)

A bill before the New York State Assembly could finally impose some standards on an incredibly polluting but little-regulated industry: fashion. The proposed law, known as the Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act, would make New York the first state in the U.S. to have any sort of environmental reporting requirements for the fashion industry.

The law would apply to apparel and footwear companies doing business in New York that earn more than $100 million in annual global revenue—a big umbrella that encompasses high fashion brands like Prada and Armani; mall staples like Nike; and fast-fashion companies like Shein and Boohoo. The law itself is essentially an accounting mechanism, designed to force companies to get a handle on their supply

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Old-fashioned candy shops satisfy sweet tooth | Food For Thought

I have to admit, I love candy. All kinds — sweet, salty, chocolate, chewy, gummy, nutty. The list could go on and on.

If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for candy and might be willing to drive a bit to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Here are three old-timey candy shops in Northeast Pennsylvania to help keep your candy stores stocked this winter.

Ballyhoo

Where: 128 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston

Hours: Wednesdays through Sundays, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Stepping into Ballyhoo in West Pittston is like stepping back in time.

The shop features ice cream sundaes and old-fashioned soda drinks in addition to the candy of your youth (and the youth of your parents and possibly your grandparents, too).

The candy is like you remember — a nickel, a dime and maybe a quarter for the satellite wafers, gummy bears and wax soda bottles.

If

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5 fashion trends you’ll see everywhere in 2022

Earlier this week, we discovered the beauty trends set to take over this year, but what should we expect from the fashion world?

While fashion trends tend to move fast, there are a few that you can get ahead of now before they take off with a little help from a stylist. Fashion expert Melissa Garcia joined the 3rd hour of TODAY to share the trends you should expect to see this year, for every member of the family. From gorpcore for men to sherpa for kids, Garcia has the scoop on the hottest looks — and how to style them.

Keep reading to discover the trends before everyone else and shop the looks that are easy to pull off.

Gorpcore fashion trend for men

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Gap Corduroy Joggers

A look inspired by hikers and nature enthusiasts, the “gorp” in gorpcore stands for the term commonly used for trail mix:

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