Normally, spring is the time of year when fashion fans head to the shops to update their wardrobes with the latest warm weather styles.
However, in recent weeks typical shopping habits have been thrown out the window due to the coronavirus lockdown, which has seen people stuck at home and all shops deemed to be non-essential forced to close.
Drapers reported in-store sales have dropped 84 per cent compared to 2019, and – despite online grocery sales surging – for the rest of the retail landscape things look bleak.
On Sunday, Boris Johnson announced that restrictions as part of England’s lockdown will begin to ease in the coming weeks with updated guidelines on travelling to work, exercise and meeting family and friends.
But what do the new rules mean when it comes to shopping?
The Independent has spoken to a number of retailers including Arcadia – which