What’s hot and what’s not this week

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1 Evening wear

Men’s suits and jack­ets are mak­ing a come­back thanks to smart celebri­ties such as Gary Bar­low, with depart­ment stores re­port­ing a rise in sales.

2 Cau­li­flower

Celebrity chef Yo­tam Ot­tolenghi de­scribes it as ‘one of the most ex­cit­ing veg­eta­bles in the world’; sales at M&S are up by a whop­ping 68 per cent in a year.

3 Yel­low beetroot

Speak­ing of veg­eta­bles, a va­ri­ety of the beetroot that won’t stain is now avail­able — but you’ll have to grow it your­self. The seeds are avail­able to mail or­der from do­, £1.49 (€1.80) for 200 seeds.


1 Sun­day lunch

The tra­di­tional get-to­gether could be­come too ex­pen­sive for cash-strapped fam­i­lies as the price of beef, veg­eta­bles, gravy gran­ules and var­i­ous roast din­ner trim­mings have soared by up to 30 per cent.

2 Men’s Groom­ing

With beards back in fash­ion – Prince Harry, Ryan Gosling – it’s no won­der sales of ra­zors, mois­turis­ers and af­ter­shave lo­tion plum­meted last year.

3 Tex­ting

We’re say­ing B4N – ‘bye for now’ – to the mo­bile phone ser­vice, with twice as many mes­sages now be­ing sent via apps such as What­sApp and Viber.

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