Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Retai Therapy

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Retai Therapy

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Who wants to look like an idiot on April Fool's day?

Wearing one of these new `Effects' bras from Wonderbra will make you look fabulous, not foolish. But it would be foolish not to buy one during April because you'll receive a free pot of Pout Bustier soufflA crAme worth pounds 25.

Choose from Rounded, Plunge, Uplift and Cleavage bras (this is Divine from the Cleavage line, pounds 22, with matching thong, pounds 10) and apply the crAme to the dAcolletA area for a subtle pink sheen with a skin tightening effect which is also anti-wrinkle and anti-ageing.

Wonderbra promise it will "reaffirm your best assets." From Debenhams and House of Fraser, both MetroCentre, Gateshead. For other stockists call (0500) 362 430,

IF you're buying a pair of shoes from Faith at Eldon Square, Newcastle, or the MetroCentre, Gateshead, be sure to pick up this free copy of Love Colour & How to Wear it by Ariel Colour & Style. Yes, the bleach-free washing detergent.

They've produced a clever book written by Axia Gaitskell-Kendrick, Emma Meredith and Anna Wright, with a comprehensive look at the rules and hidden fashion powers of colour, shopping hints, comments from designers and care tips. Go to for more information.

YOU can see more of Wealth of Nations, the recent mail order acquisition by Penny Plain, any day now when the new spring/summer collection arrives (like this stretch cotton jacket, pounds 85.95, daisy print T-shirt, pounds 35.95, and tailored linen trousers pounds 69.95 in sizes 8-20), at the PP store in Gosforth, Newcastle.

Since the acquisition, the brand has had its own shop in Corbridge, Northumberland, and continued with mail order. But the new Gosforth layout will house both brands. "We will be able to strengthen our relationships with existing customers and extend our appeal to those who prefer to browse, touch and feel before purchasing," says Christine Kerr, retail director and a Penny Plain founder. …

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