Is this a case of Remainers refusing to accept the realities of Brexit or has the fashion industry really been unfairly treated? Probably a bit of both: fashion has been largely forgotten in this trade deal – quite the oversight given it represents 1.6 percent of British GDP. Equally, brands have known that this was coming since 2017 and there has arguably been a lack of preparation, resulting in the chaos we are seeing right now.
But as consumers, what we really want to know is whether clothes will become more expensive and whether our favourite brands will survive. Shopping in the UK will inevitably change – but by how much?
Will it always take a month for clothes to be shipped here from Europe?
This winter and early spring – yes, but after that, it’s unlikely. As Border Control and brands become more adept at working to new rules,