Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity for retailers to rip off consumers.
If anyone wanted to make a film about the American fashion industry, and needed a protagonist who embodied the business, in all of its strongest and weakest qualities, they would do well to look to the life and times of Tommy Hilfiger: a plucky, can-do kid who decided to start a fashion label despite having no training in fashion design or business.
'I don't think there is a higher end," says John Lees of his work as architect to the super rich.
"This is the way young women dress nowadays," pronounced Karl Lagerfeld, explaining why his Chanel haute couture show in Paris today was built around T-shirts, slim trousers and flat shoes, with barely a cocktail frock to be seen and not a pearl in sight.
It is a silo for oligarchs, a warehouse for sheikhs.
The strong jawline, the "blue steel" brow and the manly forearm.
Jimmy Choo, the glitzy accessories label, has branched out into men's shoes and – in shock fashion news – insiders are proclaiming their footwear to be unexpectedly manly.
Bang right in the middle of a matrix of offices is a little oasis of restaurants and shops that offers something different from your big brands. And as it is after Christmas, there are bargains galore to be had across the board.