Byline: Lorraine Fisher
EBAY OUTLET eBay has just launched Outlet, a new way that big brands and shops can sell their goods with huge discounts. The latest store to sign up is Debenhams, which is offering up to 70% off home goods and fashion on the site.
WHAT'S HOT For years, velvet has been associated with the likes of Austin Powers, but this autumn it's been reclaimed by fashionistas -- and the catwalk. Consequently, sales of dresses made from the luxury fabric have soared by 98%. Yeah, baby, yeah!
IT'S FOR CHARIDEE... Fancy five days in a luxury eco-hotel in Colombia, VIP tickets to the UN Day Concert or a blissful day's pampering at Clarice House Spa? They're just a few of the lots donated by celebrities for an auction in aid of charity TVE, which produces films about the environment. www.tve.org/auction BREAK THE BANK Much-loved animated twosome Wallace & Gromit celebrated their 20th birthday recently (sniff, they grow up so fast! …