shopping: June 2010 Archives

275x250.jpg Pairs of designer stiletto shoes which are made from solid gold and diamonds have gone on sale in the UK for £100,000.

The Eternal Diamond Stiletto was created by bespoke jewellers House of Borgezie to be the most extravagant pair of shoes ever created.

Each pair - which are made to order - are decorated with over 2,000 brilliant cut diamonds (30 carats) and are shaped out of solid gold by experienced jewellers.

Makers say the design was inspired by the "elegant stamens of a lily" and each shoe comes with a 1,000 year guarantee… unless you lose it on a night out. 

275x250.jpgA baker has started selling the most expensive bread in the UK -- for a whopping £21 per loaf.

Tom Herbert says his 'Shepherd Loaf' is pricey because it uses organic Somerset spelt flour, Cotswolds spring water, and Cornish sea salt.

But the upper crust prices are not putting customers off and Tom sells over 100 of the loaves each week from the Hobbs House Bakery.

Celebrities including Liz Hurley, Damien Hirst and Keith Allen are all said to be fans of the bread which take two days to produce.

Wow, and we think it it annoying enough already when we burn a slice of toast... imagine if you knew it had cost £2.14. 

275x250.jpgMany book shops are filled with CCTV cameras in a bid to catch would-be shoplifters -- but not this one, meet the Honesty Bookshop.

Based in the grounds of Hay Castle in Hay-on-Wye, Wales, the odd store allows shoppers 24-hour access to their secondhand books.

There are no staff (and certainly no CCTV cameras) and bosses rely on the honestly of buyers to make a profit.

All paperbacks are priced at 50p and hardbacks £1, with shoppers encouraged to pay by slotting their cash into 'pay here' boxes dotted around the shelves.

It's not known how many books get stolen from the store each year -- but when we visited the crime section was looking a little bit thin.




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