Retial Therapy

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Make a point of visiting the MetroCentre on a Tuesday and you could take advantage of some free advice from fashion consultants and personal shoppers Gail Little and Belinda Alexander, who are well known faces to readers of The Journal's sister magazine, Exclusive.

They're known at the MetroCentre as Shopping Angels and are hoping to help and advise anyone and everyone on style and trends, both on fashion and homeware, alongside demonstrating, in the nicest possible sense, make-up artists, nail technicians and hairdressers.

They've been trialing their presence for a couple of weeks and so far "it's been great fun shopping for such a wide variety of customers," says Gail. Find the Shopping Angels next to Goldsmiths on the first floor of Town Square, the Green Mall, today and every Tuesday between 12pm-7pm.

NO one needs advice on whether this is a great buy. It's a beautiful fine linen knit three-piece from Silbury Hill mail order (ex-Roxtons, who've decided to concentrate fully on fashion rather than country clothing).

The Willow Linen drawstring wide leg trousers and wrap in leaf are pounds 69 and pounds 49 and are worn with a single button fastening long line black cardigan at pounds 65 (SML sizing). There's also a paper beige colourway and the pashmina also comes in mint and fuchsia. Available online at www.silburyhill.co.uk, (0870) 240-6054.

THIS rather nice sandal with a trendy heel is from Clarks, whose fashion sense seems to improve every season.

Because it's from Clarks, it will be comfy, good quality, at a reasonable price ( pounds 34. …