The recession is no fashion beater, it has been said.
Fashion director for Cosmopolitan Shelly Vella explained that people will always be into their shopping in one way or another, though people are becoming a lot better at finding the best deals for their tights
She continued: "It is a tricky one but I think we are more careful and a little bit more picky about where we shop."
Ms Vella added that people make sure they are "not buying things that are not too cheap and disposable but have a little bit more longevity".
"I think the trend to keep shopping will continue."
Ms Vella said that she broke one of her own resolutions to not buy any clothing this week, picking something off the shelf in the early morning on her way to work - something others will struggle to resist too, she adds.
According to the latest figures from the CBI, UK retail sales have broadly remained flat in the year up to April.
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