MONEY

Vogue for second hand fashion means boutiques are booming

17 Mar , 2010  

Vintage chic is causing a stir on Hackney’s high streets. We take a closer look at why second-hand fashion is making a comeback.

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NEWS

Recession hits Hackney families sending money home

26 Mar , 2009  

Families from Nigeria and the Caribbean are suffering the effects of the credit crunch as cash-strapped relatives in Hackney are forced to wire less money home.

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MONEY

Lingerie is a thriving business in Hackney

19 Mar , 2009  

Some women binge on chocolates. Others watch hours of chick flicks. But in North Hackney, women are beating the credit-crunch blues by stocking up on brand name bras.

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FEATURES

The swish new fashion craze for the credit crunch

12 Mar , 2009  

It is the latest fashion phenomenon to come out of the credit crunch. Based around the idea that one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure, swishing is the only way to update your wardrobe without opening your wallet.

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NEWS

Artist at East Festival introduces an ice cream currency

9 Mar , 2009  

The City may be fretting about sterling’s slide against the dollar, but that’s no worry for Mexican artist Minerva Cuevas.

Ms Cuevas has introduced a new currency to the streets of Shoreditch – the S.COOP – which is being circulated among traders in Petticoat Lane market as an interactive art project funded by East Festival.

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