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Smooth take-off for new airport terminal

Rachel Wells Kym Hann had no idea Melbourne Airport's newly opened Terminal 4 even existed until a couple of hours before he was due to board a flight to Sydney.

Crowns reign at the track

Rachel Wells They call it the sport of kings but this year the racetrack will be overrun with queens and princesses as crown and tiara-inspired headpieces turn up as the biggest headwear trend of the season.

Lingerie company sues David Jones, Target and Myer over use of 'Hottie' label


Rachel Wells and Alana Schetzer A successful Australian lingerie company is suing Pacific Brands and some of Australia's largest retailers including David Jones, Myer and Target for copyright infringement over the use of the word...

Lingerie Stoush

Bonds in Hottie water over lingerie range

Bonds' 'Hottie Brief' breaches trademark laws, a rival lingerie company says.

Rachel Wells A Brisbane-based lingerie company is in the middle of a fiery legal stoush with Pacific Brands over the use of the word "hottie".

Myer takes stake in Topshop, plans to have outlets in 20 stores nationally

Topshop was founded in England in the 1960s, has over 500 stores worldwide and opened its first Australian store in Melbourne in 2011.

Rachel Wells Fashion industry experts say Myer's 25 per cent stake in Topshop Australia will help refocus the department store's fashion offering after a "mish mash" approach in recent years.

Australian clothes 'ill-fitting', claims apparel sizing guru Ed Gribbin

The Sunday Age, News.American-based clothing fit guru Ed Gribbin.Pic Simon Schluter 17 January 2014.

Rachel Wells Australian clothing brands offer some of the poorest fits in the world, a leading sizing expert says.

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Melbourne couple Misha Hollenbach and Shauna Toohey stamp their label on world stage

Rachel Wells When the director of London's Tate Modern museum visited Australia last year, he described Melbourne label Perks and Mini as 'one of the strongest fashion designers in the world right now'.

Local retailers feel the heat from international invasion


Rachel Wells After decades spent selling their over-priced clothes in relative isolation, Australian retailers have suddenly found themselves in the midst of an international fashion invasion.

Click Frenzy passes the million mark

Click Frenzy

Rachel Wells More than half a million shoppers have jumped on the Click Frenzy website in the first 12 hours of the 24-hour online shopping bonanza.

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Click Frenzy pulls in shoppers


Sarah Whyte, Rachel Wells The online shopping bonanza Click Frenzy is under way for a second year, but not without a few glitches.

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Retailers bank on glitch-free Click Frenzy

Online shopping.

Rachel Wells It was supposed to be Australia's answer to Cyber Monday - America's online shopping phenomenon which last year saw close to 130 million shoppers spend more than $US1 billion on online bargains.

Dolly and Cleo merger reflects magazines' failure to follow teen readers online


Rachel Wells ''Is there a simple way to improve my bust measurement ... Nature hasn't been very kind to me,'' a reader asks one of Australia's most famous magazine columnists in the first issue of Dolly magazine.

Women rising up as breadwinners of today’s modern family

Melissa Seto and Philip Carr with their daughters Sophia, 5, and Isabella, 3.

Rachel Wells, Lara O’Toole More Australian women are bringing home the lion’s share of the household income with females nominated as the breadwinner in one in four Australian households.

Women bringing home the bacon in more households


Rachel Wells, Lucy Carroll More Australian women are bringing home the lion's share of the household income, and are nominated as the main breadwinner in one in four Australian households.

Supermarkets charge more to buy online


Rachel Wells Australia's major supermarkets are charging consumers significantly more for purchasing groceries online.

Experts slam Coca-Cola's obesity 'weight-wash'

Cans of Coca-Cola Co

Rachel Wells Public health experts have labelled Coca-Cola's new campaign to help combat obesity a "smokescreen".

It's click and easy for clothes to maketh the man

Rachel Wells A new breed of online fashion retailers are enticing consumers to spend up by making shopping easier than ever.

Smokers cost employers $3000 a year each

Smokers in the Sydney CBD. 21st February 2012. Photo by Tamara Dean

Rachel Wells Workers who smoke cost their employers more than $3000 a year each, a study has found.

Groceries may get health star ratings

Shopping trolley.

Rachel Wells Groceries could soon carry a health star-rating label similar to the energy efficiency ratings that feature on fridges and washing machines, if state and federal ministers agree on the proposal at...

Swisse ads did mislead as complaint is upheld again

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Julia Medew and Rachel Wells A new assessment of Swisse vitamins advertisements has again found the company misled consumers about what its products can do with insufficient evidence to prove it.