Retail ecstasy

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A survey by Shoparazzi, the member’s only shopping club, has revealed that over £3 billion is spent in the UK each year on fashion by tourists, with as many as one million people per annum visiting Britain solely to shop. Shoparazzi found that the average spend on fashion per tourist was £253, which equates to £3 billion in total.

I am glad that Britain’s economy is being given a boost by the influx of wealthy overseas shoppers, seduced by Selfridges, Harrods, Harvey Nichols et al. But budget conscious Brits in need of some retail therapy, should think about a pre Christmas break in Boston. I’ve just returned from a trip to the New England city where I discovered that there’s an amazing array of transatlantic bargains to be had. Case in point? An Apple iPod Nano (8GB) cost £87.74 in Boston, compared to £115.00 in London while UGG ‘Classic Short’ boots cost £175.00 in London, compared to £96.02 in Boston. To read our guide to Boston – a city known for its history, sport teams and perhaps soon its shopping – don’t forget to log onto the CD-Traveller website next week!

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