Talking Shop: Beth Ditto

The singer and fashion icon shares her enthusiasm for London's shops and jersey knit dresses

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Where do you always try to go when you’re in town?
Primark, Beyond Retro and Liberty.

What do you spend all your cash on?
Jersey knit dresses. If I added up all the money I spent on jersey knit cheap dresses I could have bought Alexander Wang's entire collection for the past year or so!

Are you extravagant?
I'm not rich, but I have some extra cash here and there. I always feel like a lot of reasonable and a little fancy pants goes a longer way than just a tiny bit of fancy.

Who do you consider really stylish?
Yoko Ono. Kiddysmile.

What is the best shop in the world?
[US charity store] Goodwill; I spend 50 percent of my time there and Vivienne Westwood on Bond Street! Shout out to my home girls!

If you had just a tenner, where would you spend it?
£2 at McDonalds, £5 at thrift stores, £3 on spray paint.

What is good and bad about shopping in London?
It's so cheap and STILL so expensive! The exchange rate is the bane of my existence when shopping there.

Of all the places you’ve been, where has shopping been the best?
Seriously? London! My home away from home.

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