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A woman walks past a Marks & Spencer store at Oxford Street, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in London, Britain.(REUTERS)

UK retailer Marks & Spencer cuts 7,000 jobs due to pandemic

By Associated Press | London
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2020 02:47 PM IST
London-based Marks & Spencer said Tuesday the job cuts would take place over the next three months in its central offices, regional management and UK stores. The reductions represent about 9% of the company’s workforce.
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“India is one of the youngest nations in the world,” says Niki Haylett, head of international buying, Marks & Spencer, and “is embracing a new way of dressing for work”. This could mean a “mix of casual and formal pieces and rethinking about how we style outfits. We’re seeing tailored blazers over jeans and T-shirts and dresses and trainers as key looks for work that transcend into the weekend,” she says.(Photo: Shutterstock)
“India is one of the youngest nations in the world,” says Niki Haylett, head of international buying, Marks & Spencer, and “is embracing a new way of dressing for work”. This could mean a “mix of casual and formal pieces and rethinking about how we style outfits. We’re seeing tailored blazers over jeans and T-shirts and dresses and trainers as key looks for work that transcend into the weekend,” she says.(Photo: Shutterstock)

What women wear to work

By Poulomi Banerjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 09:41 PM IST
Skirt suits, formal trousers, dresses, tunics and kurtas with pants or jeans and a T-shirt... as many offices relax their norms and designers and brands go all out to woo their customers, the Indian working woman’s wardrobe is an eclectic mix of styles
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Meghan has made a handful of public appearances since son Archie was born in May but the launch of the fashion collection marks her first official engagement.(HT Photo)
Meghan has made a handful of public appearances since son Archie was born in May but the launch of the fashion collection marks her first official engagement.(HT Photo)

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle returns to work to launch new charity fashion range to help unemployed women

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 04:07 PM IST
Meghan has made a handful of public appearances since son Archie was born in May but the launch of the fashion collection marks her first official engagement.
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Marks & Spencer made a vegan wrap, and called it a ‘biriyani’!
Marks & Spencer made a vegan wrap, and called it a ‘biriyani’!

When does a roti become a biryani?

By Vir Sanghvi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2019 09:10 PM IST
Answer: When a British chain sells a vegan wrap and calls it a biryani! Understanding the mislabelling of Indian food abroad
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No matter what your taste or your budget is, you can buy pretty much the same stuff in your own city(iStock)
No matter what your taste or your budget is, you can buy pretty much the same stuff in your own city(iStock)

Bye-bye buy-buy

By Seema Goswami | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2018 09:22 PM IST
Don’t waste time shopping on your travels; enjoy the destination instead
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