Retail Survey: Rip-off Republic

A Sunday Business Post survey highlights that Irish people are still paying more for fashion goods than shoppers in Britain, writes Samantha McCaughren, Siobhán Brett and Róisín Agnew.

24th February, 2013
Monsoon Sorella shift dress: Cost in Ireland: €199; cost in Britain: €148.90; mark-up: 33.6%

A sharp fall in disposable income has hit shoppers' purses hard in the past five years, with consumers now scrutinising price tags more closely than ever before. Impulse buying is largely a thing of the past and retailers in clothing have seen revenue plummet by up to 50 per cent.

Despite this, international retailers continue to charge Irish people more for fashion goods than their British counterparts. A survey of retailers - most of them British...

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