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Get the Look: Bag a gift for a fashionista who's ahead of the curve

Dune's mushroom grey mini saddle bag from Chloe's Spring-Summer 2017 Ready to Wear fashion collection

Looking for a Christmas pressie for a fashionista who's always ahead of the curve? Dune's mushroom grey mini saddle bag has more than a whiff of the standout Chloe SS17 collection about it, but you don't have to wait until spring to get one.

:: Dune Ebonnie Grey Circle Detail Saddle Bag, £50 (www.dunelondon.com)

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If a cat lady is on your festive gift list, Cath Kidston's new feline fashion collection will have them purring with delight. From Secret Santa-friendly £6 socks, to a pair of gorgeous kitty knits, there's something 'fur' everyone...

:: Cath Kidston Cat Intarsia Jumper, £60 (www.cathkidston.com)

FASHION FLASH

:: MORE PLANNING THAN PARTYING?

The average Christmas party lasts three-and-a-half hours, but women spend more than eight hours planning their outfit – from shopping to styling – according to a poll from AX Paris. Why? Well it's not to attract the attention of men, as 67 per cent of those questioned say they get dolled up to make themselves feel good, and 89 per cent admit they dress to impress other women.

:: DO YOUR PYJAMAS FALL SHORT?

Plenty of retailers offer a variety of leg lengths for trousers and jeans, but if you've got longer pins than average, you might struggle to find pyjamas that fit your frame. To remedy this nightwear nightmare, British brand PJ Pan has become the first retailer to sell PJs in three lengths (regular, tall and extra tall), so you can find your perfect pair (www.pjpan.co.uk).

STYLE STEAL

Monogrammed designer pieces are phenomenally expensive, but here's an affordable way to tap into the personalisation trend. Each pair of Genevieve Sweeney sparkly socks can be stitched with up to three initials, making them perfect for showing off with ankle boots or platform sandals and your festive-season finery.

:: Genevieve Sweeney Serora Navy Stripe Socks, £20 (www.genevievesweeney.com)

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