Newspapers might lead us to believe that the poor old high street is ready to implode, leaving us in a fashion ghost town, but we say NOT TRUE Mr Finance man! For shops are continuing to open. The latest is the first-ever stand alone Missoni shop in the UK, which threw open it's Sloane Street doors on Saturday. It is no small boutique either, this is a Missoni mecca, complete with three floors housing womenswear, menswear, home, a VIP suite and plasma televisions (very important when shopping with the unenthusiastic!). "We are extremely excited about this addition and look forward to being part of the vibrant London scene," said Massimo Gasparini, the company's CEO. We are excited too Massimo! And just in time for Christmas too. We have been thinking that we deserve to gift ourselves and a stripy Missoni scarf could be just the thing.