Meet Selfridges "Elfridges: Department store hires stylish Santa"s helpers to take the stress out of Christmas shopping

The Selfridges 'Elfridges: Department store hires stylish Santa's helpers to take the stress out of Christmas shopping 'Elfridges will help shoppers find presents, gift wrap them, carry bags and even hail taxis Female helpers dressed in stylish Vivienne Westwood dresses | UPDATED: 14:29 GMT, 23 November 2012 Shopping in central London can be a nightmare – and never more so than during the festive season. But department store giant Selfridges have launched a bespoke shopping service to take the stress out of Christmas shopping. Meet Selfridges' 'Elfridges: the band of helpful elves dispersed around the Oxford Street store to make present purchasing more pleasant.

Karl Lagerfeld and Henry Holland create designer stockings for the Selfridges Christmas shop

Festive feet: Karl Lagerfeld and Henry Holland create designer stockings for the Selfridges Christmas shop | UPDATED: 14:53 GMT, 22 November 2012 Known and loved for its opulent and glamorous Christmas decor, Selfridges is once again basking in all its creative festive glory this winter. The Oxford Street shop is an institution of fashion and high-end designs, so staying true to its style the deluxe department store has asked designers including Karl Lagerfeld and Henry Holland to create fashionable festive stockings. If you fancy adding some glamour to your fireplace this Christmas, there are also designs by Moschino Cheap & Chic, Maison Martin Margiela and Barbour on offer

Never play Brad Pitt at Boggle or get in Barbra Streisand"s way when she needs the loo: Owain Yeoman – Office star Lucy Davis"s ex-husband -…

Never play Brad Pitt at Boggle or get in Barbra Streisand's way when she needs the loo: Owain Yeoman – Office star Lucy Davis's ex-husband – on life as Hollywood's hottest Welshman | UPDATED: 22:46 GMT, 16 November 2012 'I was basically going from being in the school play to auditioning for a 100 million movie,' says Owain Yeoman Owain Yeoman was barely 25, an Oxford graduate and fresh out of RADA when he got his very first audition, for a part in a swords-and-sandals war film based loosely on Homer’s Iliad. The film was called Troy and its star happened to be none other than Brad Pitt.

UK recession means British people bargain hunt says Poundland research

We're a nation of savvy shoppers! British people spend up to 130 days of their lives bargain hunting Due to recession, 56% of British families have halved their weekly spendAnd 44% now omit alcohol from their shopping basketsAnd 5% would even damage an item in store to get a discount | UPDATED: 13:25 GMT, 24 October 2012 Britain is a nation of bargain hunters, with the savviest among us spending up to 130 days of our life searching for the ultimate value-for-money deal. Hit by major recession, Brits are increasingly going to remarkable lengths to save money. A decade ago customers spent an average of five minutes contemplating prices, but many of today's shoppers spend at least 20 minutes in the aisles – and nine per cent of keen bargain hunters take a calculator with them

Emma Watson catches up with boyfriend Will in between filming and preparing to return to university

Making time for love! Emma Watson catches up with boyfriend Will in between filming and preparing to return to university | UPDATED: 17:46 GMT, 21 October 2012 It was revealed on Sunday that Emma Watson is going to be returning to Brown University in January. But before she makes her third attempt to get her English degree, Emma is doing her best to spend as much time with boyfriend Will Adamowicz as possible.

Primark gets the X-factor as Little Mix launch their debut children"s clothing range

Primark gets the X-factor as Little Mix launch their debut children's clothing range | UPDATED: 17:33 GMT, 24 September 2012 They have taken the world by storm since they won last year's X-Factor and with their savvy style and inspirational attitudes have become overnight role models for young girls. And now Tulisa's 'little muffins' are chanelling their superstar status to launch a clothing line with high-street value chain Primark for their younger fans.

Primark"s success continues as bargain High Street giant launches "posh" flagship store in Oxford Street

Primark's success continues as bargain High Street giant launches 'posh' flagship store in Oxford Street | UPDATED: 16:14 GMT, 20 September 2012 Bargain hunters flocked to Oxford Street today as High Street giant Primark launched a new London flagship store. The four-storey unit, which is near Tottenham Court Road, has a capacity for almost 2,500 shoppers

Amy Childs promotes her new fragrance with boyfriend David Peters

Amy Childs slips into cleavage baring dress as she promotes her new fragrance… with doting boyfriend David Peters in tow | UPDATED: 23:06 GMT, 21 August 2012 Last week Amy Childs was left a little disappointed when only a handful of fans showed up to the launch of her first fragrance at Boots on Oxford Street.