High street big hitters

EMBARGOED TO 0001 MONDAY AUGUST 20'File photo dated 6/12/2011 of a shopper carrying shopping bags on Oxford Street, London as people are no better off financially than they were a year ago and their ability to spend on the high street is likely to remain 'subdued' in the coming months, a study found today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday August 20, 2012. After inflation, people's spending power showed no growth at all in July compared with the same time last year, meaning consumers had no extra money to spend on discretionary items last month, Lloyds TSB found. See PA story MONEY Spending. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
EMBARGOED TO 0001 MONDAY AUGUST 20'File photo dated 6/12/2011 of a shopper carrying shopping bags on Oxford Street, London as people are no better off financially than they were a year ago and their ability to spend on the high street is likely to remain 'subdued' in the coming months, a study found today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday August 20, 2012. After inflation, people's spending power showed no growth at all in July compared with the same time last year, meaning consumers had no extra money to spend on discretionary items last month, Lloyds TSB found. See PA story MONEY Spending. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

shoppers have been having their say on their favourite retailer.

Zara has been crowned as Britain’s favourite clothing retailer according to a new survey.

A third of women (33 per cent) deemed the Spanish brand a wardrobe favourite in a survey of 40,000 women by fashion recommendation site Dressipi.com.

Zara was followed by high street big hitter H&M (26 per cent), Topshop (21 per cent), River Island (20 per cent) and Next managed to get 19 per cent of the vote.

While shoppers under the age of 40 showed themselves to be fans of fast fashion, women over 40 exhibited more brand loyalty.