Thursday, March 3, 2011
Rip off britain
Global fashion chains such as Zara, Ralph Lauren and Forever 21 are picking the pockets of British shoppers with huge price mark-ups. The Spanish-owned and hugely successful label Zara is charging its British customers as much as 45 per cent more for its dresses, T-shirts, bags and shoes compared with other countries. A snapshot survey of 15 items from its new collection, available across Europe, shows UK shoppers are paying much more than in Spain.