Retail guru Mary Portas made her name overhauling the retail industry. But after all these years dishing out the advice, can this doyenne of the high street cut the mustard in her own fashion venture? Mary has spotted a gap in the market: high street style that works for women, not girls. She is about to stake her professional reputation on launching and successfully selling her own fashion range exclusively aimed at this market. And she's doing it during one of the country's worst recessions for decades. This fly-on-the-wall series follows Mary, warts and all, taking viewers behind the scenes with one of Britain's best known retailers.
Runtime: 50 minutes
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Mary Portas (née Newton; born 28 May 1960) is an English retail consultant and broadcaster, known for her retail- and business-related television shows, founding her creative agency Portas and her appointment by David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, to lead a review into the future of Britain's high streets.
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Since 2005, Mary has written a weekly column Shop!, for the Daily Telegraph magazine, reviewing shops across the country. She started writing the column in 2005 and it was her critiquing of shops that was the inspiration for the BBC documentary and accompanying book. Each week, Portas reviews shops based on their location, shopability, service and website - awarding retailers marks out of 10. Portas' top-rated shops include Louis Vuitton, Reiss, John Lewis, Liberty and APC. Between 2008 and 2010, Portas wrote a weekly column for consumer fashion magazine Grazia, offering career advice and mentoring to the magazine's readers.
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