Nico Rosberg

Could Lewis Nico the title? Data shows Rosberg’s worst performances are in Asia and the Americas

Americas and Asia are the F1 driver’s least successful destinations

Nico Rosberg, currently leading the Formula One drivers’ championship, may be feeling the pressure as both the Americas and Asia, home to the final three races of the year, are the German’s least successful destinations throughout his career.

According to data compiled by money saving website voucherbox.co.uk , Rosberg has finished on average sixth on tracks in the Americas and seventh at circuits in Asia1 across his career, compared to his favoured region Australasia where he typically finishes fourth2. With the final three events in Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi, this could provide his teammate and world title rival Lewis Hamilton with the opportunity to race in and scoop the F1 crown.

In comparison to Rosberg, things are looking up for Hamilton as results show he achieves an average podium finish on tracks in the Americas and Asia, with him achieving one win and three second place finishes last year alone. His worst drives traditionally take place on European tracks3, where he is statistically more likely to finish fourth, one place lower than on all other continents. As a result, he may have good reason to keep the faith in catching Rosberg despite being 26 points behind his fellow Mercedes driver.

The championship could yet be decided on the last day and if the gap between the rivals is as close as ten points, the history books suggest that Hamilton would be in with a shot of victory. Fuelled by Rosberg’s 14th place finish in the 2014 Abu Dhabi race, the German notches up an average seventh position in the capital of the UAE. By contrast, Hamilton’s previous drives suggest he would finish in second position in Abu Dhabi.

Much has been made of Hamilton’s recent car issues, with the reigning champion describing the fear that his car would not make it over the finish line during the last race in Texas, USA. However, history looks to be on his side as Hamilton has only failed to complete a race in the Americas once in his ten-year career, during the Brazilian Grand Prix of 2011. In the same continent, Rosberg has been forced to retire twice.

Despite his range of final positions in the drivers’ championship over the years, Jenson Button could be considered Mr Consistent across the globe as he shows no real preference for a specific continent, with him finishing on average between 6th and 8th on almost all circuits.

Interestingly, the study reveals evidence of home advantage in Formula 1. For example, Australian Daniel Ricardo, has averaged a sixth place finish on home soil, compared to worse performances in Asia and Europe, with his most inferior results giving an average of ninth place in the Americas4.

Shane Forster, UK Country Manager of Voucherbox.co.uk said of the findings, “This analysis has provided a fascinating insight that the title is still very much up-for-grabs. We have compared the drivers against their own performances to see where they have travelled best over their careers. The fact that the final three races take place in some of Rosberg’s least preferred venues could make for a very interesting end to the season.”

The study analysed the performance of each and every one of the current drivers’ races throughout their careers and has looked to predict the final stages of the season based on historical performances across the globe. The findings go as far back as Jenson Button’s debut season in 2000.

If you’re looking to go to any of these destinations yourself, have a look at voucherbox’s Virgin Atlantic vouchers to knock some money off your flight.

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

 

Research carried out by Voucherbox.co.uk:

1 Nico Rosberg has an average finishing position on 6.47 in races in the Americas and 6.61 in races throughout Asia

2 Nico Rosberg has an average finishing position on 4.33 in the Australian Grand Prix across his career

3 Lewis Hamilton averages a finishing position of 3.96 in Europe, compared to 2.57 in Australasia, 3.00 in Asia and 2.93 in the Americas

4 Daniel Ricardo averages a finishing position of 6.33 in Austalisia, 7.20 in Aisa, 8.38 in Europe and 8.63 in the Americas.

Source: http://www.f1-fansite.com/f1-results/

What do we have to fear?

48% of people spend over £100 a year on fighting their fears

 

  • UK’s biggest fears include personal failure, insects and judgment from others
  • Google fear related searches increase by 40% during the month of Halloween
  • Fears most commonly effect confidence, self-esteem and the ability to live a normal life

Research from Voucherbox.co.uk has found that 48% of the 1,000 people surveyed have spent between £101 – £1,000 on treating their biggest fears. In a topical survey conducted during the month of Halloween, some of the biggest fears for men and women include personal failure (12%), insects for women (13%) and for men there is a fear of being judged by others (9%).

 

Purchasing out of Fear

The cost of treatment is not the only financial impact that fears have on people. Survey respondents also reported that their fears forced them to make certain purchases. The most common was self-help books and therapy, with 29% of respondents opting for hypnotherapy and psychotherapy to overcome their fear.

 

Facing your fears

More than 37 percent of people surveyed said that they face their fears head on, while 25 percent said they tend to procrastinate but eventually deal with their fear. 22 percent said they don’t have a strategy, they simply wait and hope it goes away on its own.

 

The fear effect

The number one reported effect of fear is the loss of confidence (26 percent), followed by self-esteem (20 percent) and the ability to lead a normal life (13 percent). 5% of survey participants reported losing a job due to their fear and 11 percent experienced bad health as a result and 7% lost a relationship.

 

What are our greatest fears?

The number one fear in the UK is the fear of personal failure which includes financial loss, unemployment and being alone with 12% of respondents confirming a fear in this area. 10% have a fear of social situations such as sex, relationships and public speaking, while 7% have a fear of death or sickness. 11% have a personal anxiety such as fear of clowns, heights and flying.

When it comes to gender split, 13% of women are afraid of insects, while 9% of men are afraid of being judged by others.

 

The Halloween fear factor

Voucherbox.co.uk has also found that the number of Google searches that include the words “fear” and “phobia” normally reach their apex around the end of October each year – right before Halloween. Feel like making some savings on self-help books? Take a look at our WHSmith vouchers.

For more details on the fear survey, check out the infographic here:

 

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Playground politics: Do you dislike your children’s friends?

41% of UK parents admit to disliking their child’s choice of friends

Research has revealed that over 40% of parents admit they actively dislike one or more of their children’s friends and that one in three can’t stand the parents of their kid’s pals either.

The survey, carried out by voucherbox.co.uk uncovers whether parents fight in the playground as much as their children.

The reasons for disliking their children’s friends vary drastically, but the most likely reasons are because they are badly behaved, spoilt, bullying or manipulative.

15% of parents dislike their child’s friend for misbehaviour, while 12% of parents think their kid’s best mate is spoilt.

29% of mothers dislike their children’s friend’s parents while 31% of dad’s can’t stand ‘em. Mum’s are less likely to do anything about it while dad’s are more likely to actively encourage their kids to make pals elsewhere.

So what can the long-suffering parents do about it? 29% of parents will subtly attempt to encourage other friendships, while 24% will keep quiet and silently seethe as their child spends time with a seemingly bad influence.

To deter these friendships from blossoming, 24% of parents will discourage their child from spending time with the family while a further 13% will speak to other parents for support (or a bit of a gossip).

35% of parents won’t invite the naughty child to their playdates in an attempt to freeze them out and discourage any further bond forming.

But the drama doesn’t stop there – parents across the UK have also admitted to disliking their children’s friends’ parents. 30% of parents have an issue with the parents of their child’s friends, with 17% claiming the reason is because they don’t control their child properly and 7% feeling as though they can’t be trusted with their children.

Shockingly enough, the parents that have issues with their kids aren’t just the parents of teenagers as might be expected. 34% of the children that parents dislike are actually aged between 2 and 5 years old, proving that age has no limit when it comes to making enemies.

Shane Forster, Country Manager of Voucherbox.co.uk says “Starting school and making friends is always a worry for parents. However, we don’t often think about what to do when they do make friends, but the grown-ups don’t like them! We are more used to learning about tension on the playground between kids rather than between adults, but it has been very interesting to see that when it comes to the parents they can often disapprove of their child’s choice of playmate!”

If you’re looking to sidetrack your child from spending time with this badly-behaved buddy, take a look at our Odeon vouchers for a distracting day out.

 

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The true cost of your degree

Arts students pay over 3 times as much per hour

As fresh-faced students embark on their first term of university, the days ahead are likely to be focused on raving rather than saving. Students aren’t likely to think about money in the first few weeks of term, but soon reality will set in and money and budgeting will (begrudgingly) become a large part of their adaptation to university life.

Voucherbox.co.uk has conducted new research into how much your degree actually costs based on how many hours spent in the seminar room. What degree is the best value for money and which gives the least bang for your buck?

The research reveals that those who study an arts degree (History, English Literature, Theatre etc.) are paying over 3 times as much per hour as a student specialising in a Science subject.

A biology student will have on average of 22 contact hours per week while a history student will have on average of 8 hours per week. As a result, a history or literature student will pay £38.50 per hour while a biology student will pay £18.10 per hour – that’s a significant amount of pints.

A degree in nursing requires 26 contact hours per week, which means that a nursing student in the UK will pay £8.63 per hour while a language student will be paying on average £27.50 per hour.

With university fees tripling in 2012 and being increased by £250 this year, students will now be left with around £27,750 of debt after their degree.

These findings show that although the arts are often the most appealing subject to students, a degree in science will actually be of much better value. A history student should think twice about skipping that Monday morning seminar – it could cost you close to £50.

Students: if you’re looking to save money on your food shop, have a look at our Sainsbury’s vouchers to take some money off your weekly (or monthly) shop.

 

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Data sourced from which? University and Voucherbox.co.uk

 

iPhone 7 heaven with handset offers for up to half price

A shoppers guide to the iPhone 7

With the UK sale date of the iPhone 7 taking place on the 16th September, money saving expert Voucherbox.co.uk has conducted the necessary research to ensure Apple enthusiasts get the most out of this hot new handset. From half price online deals to checking out the latest features and how they can benefit you, Voucherbox has it covered.

Shane Forster, Voucherbox UK Country Manager said, “Following the 9th September pre-release of the iPhone, there has been a lot of information – some of which has been misleading. The following guide will help clarify all of this in a concise and compact way so that consumers can affordably get their hands on the latest pieces of tech.”

 

Where to buy

The iPhone 7 will be available on the Apple website for purchase outright. It will also be available with major providers such as Vodafone, EE, Three and O2.

Voucherbox’s research into the best deals with the top network providers in the UK reveals that it is much cheaper to buy the phone outright. An iPhone 7 with 32GB storage costs £599 directly from Apple, whereas a 24-month contract with EE will see customers paying £1,202 altogether – more than twice the value of the handset. The best value provider is Three, with a 24-month contract costing £37 per month and £1,037 in total. Alternatives could also include buying a sim only package, with 02 these start at £5 a month and then your £599 handset is fueled for just £120 for 24 months.

 

What to expect

As ever, there was plenty of speculation prior to the launch as to what we could expect from the new iPhone and many of those predictions were spot on.

A new iPhone often means a new design, but this time the designers made small but significant changes to their winning formula. They have built on the iPhone 6 design rather than changing it completely. Here’s a run-down of its new features:

  • A new pressure-sensitive home button meaning fewer technical glitches and greater ease-of-use.
  • Water-resistance has been upgraded to the international protection standard IP67; something many accident-prone users have been waiting for.
  • Two new colors have been introduced: simply, Black and Jet Black.
  • The new camera on the iPhone 7 Plus is touted as being nothing short of revolutionary, with its dual telephoto and wide-angle lenses.
  • Most notably the 3.5-mm headphone jack is no more, with music-lovers needing to invest in wireless headphones. With this move Apple are paving the way for the next generation of mobile audio.

 

New features

One of the main changes with the iPhone 7 is the AirPod wireless headphones which come with 24-hour battery life and can sense when they are put in the ear and when they are taken out. AirPods will be available in late October for £159.

Although Apple has done away with what they call “ancient” technology in the 3.5-mm audio jack, that does not mean owners of the new phone will be left out in the cold without a pair of Lightning-connected headphones.

Every new iPhone 7 will come with the following: EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, 5W USB Power Adapter and a Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter.

Voucherbox have also created a comprehensive guide to the best wireless headphones on the market, whatever the budget.

For those looking to save money on your iPhone 7, Voucherbox.co.uk has some fantastic Vodafone vouchers including a £85 Amazon gift card with the purchase of a 24 month plan at Vodafone, valid until September 25th.

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Dull, Bland and Boring: The best named Twinned Towns in the UK

Over 47 counties in the UK alone pair with towns worldwide

Since the 1940s, Brits have been pairing towns with fellow counterparts worldwide in order to encourage trade relations and tourism. Money saving website Voucherbox.co.uk has dug deep and compiled a list of the most interesting pairings.

From rural Dull in Scotland being twinned with Boring in the States and Bland in Australia, to glamourous Le Mans, home to the prestigious French grand prix since the 1920’s, being paired with Bolton.

Most of England’s twin towns are in France and Germany, with West Midlands towns mostly twinned with those from the United States. Some pairings are a match made in heaven while others require a little more use of the imagination. Here we look at some interesting twinning (or ‘tripleting’ in some cases) and what they have (or don’t have) in common.

 

Dull Dull, Bland and Boring: The best named Twinned Towns in the UK

 

Feeling Fed Up

Dull, Boring and Bland are three small towns in the U.K, U.S and Australia whose pairings proceed them. Each town often holds annual twinned city days, celebrating each others name sake and designing souvenirs that poke fun at their mediocre names.

Riches to rags

In a contrasted pairing, Bolton is twinned with Le Mans– the home of French Formula 1 and the luxuriously named Bugatti Circuit. These two towns don’t have much in common and their residents lead very different lifestyles.

Walt Disney meets Wiltshire

Swindon, a small town in Wiltshire which boasts an average temperature of 10°c and 1,600 hours of annual sunshine a year was paired with Walt Disney World, boasting temperatures of up to 43°c with 3,200 hours of sunshine. Walt Disney World is home to the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Cinderella Castle, while Swindon boasts a health centre where in 1892 a doctor could prescribe a haircut or a bath to a patient, which interestingly went on to become a blueprint for the NHS. The towns partnered for a 12-month period in 2009.

Added glamour

It isn’t just towns which are benefiting from a reputable twin, it’s cities too. Birmingham the UK’s second biggest city is flattered by it’s pairings with Chicago the birthplace of President Obama and hip and happening rapper Kanye West.

Meanwhile in the north, Liverpool, famous in it’s own right thanks to the likes of the Beatles and Cilla Black enjoys a twinning with the likes of Shanghai and Rio De Janeiro, the home of carnival in Brazil.

London also has its fair share of credible twin towns which include Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and China’s most populous city Shanghai.

Fictional friends

If you go down to Wincanton in Somerset today you can wander down Peach Pie Street and Treacle Mine Road, named after Sir Terry Pratchett’s famous fantasy series Discworld. Pratchett himself visited the town to unveil the road names at a new housing estate. Wincanton was twinned with the city of Ankh-Morpork from the novels in 2002, becoming the first UK town to link with a fictional place.

Commenting on the importance of twinning and the partnership Bernard Pearson, Director and co founder of the Discworld Emporium said: “Over 90 million copies of Terry’s books are in circulation and read by people the worldwide. Wincanton is hugely proud to be twinned with an imaginary place. It gets visitors from all over the world which is a sort of magic in itself when in reality, just like a myriad of other towns, cities, villages, and car parks throughout the land we just get on with life making sure tomorrow happens.”

If you fancy visiting any of these exotic places, whether Bolton or Chicago, Voucherbox.co.uk has loads of Hotels.com vouchers to knock some money off your stay.

Ten things that are cheaper now than they were ten years ago

It’s not all doom and gloom…

Ever since the economic crash in 2008, it’s been mostly doom and gloom for the UK economy, especially in the capital. Prices have inflated, wages have stayed the same and the housing bubble refuses to burst. Prices for trains continue to rise, you’ll be 50 before you can buy a house and you’re forking out over a fiver for a pint without batting an eye lid.

As firm believers in a fantastic deal, Voucherbox.co.uk has conducted new research to prove that’s it’s not all bad. The money-saving voucher website have researched ten things that are significantly cheaper now in London and the rest of the UK than they were ten years ago.

Mini cabs

Back in 2006, a mini cab from Twickenham to Gatwick Airport would have cost £70 with a mini cab. Now with Uber pushing prices down, the same journey would cost £61.

Eyebrow threading

Back in the day, the only place to get your eyebrows threaded in London was Harvey Nicks for an eye-watering £38 a pop. Now you can get your eyebrows shaped professionally in hundreds of venues around the UK for around £5.

The gym

In the last few years the budget gym has really taken off. With people tired of spending £70 a month on a sauna they never use, the likes of Pure Gym and The Gym Group have drastically lowered the price of a monthly membership.

A membership at LA Fitness back in 2006 cost £41.94 a month. Now with each LA Fitness taken over by Pure Gym it costs on average £19.99. Bargain.

Consumer electronics

One thing that has consistently plummeted in price over the last ten years are consumer electronics. Anything from kettles to TV’s to laptops have continued to be more affordable and higher quality. These days you can buy a 50 inch Panasonic TV for £749 – significantly less expensive than the average £3300 ten years ago.

Get your hands on even more savings with the latest and greatest deals from UberPure Gym and a whole host of TV offers.

This isn’t all – take a look at the below infographic to see what else is greater value in 2016…

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How much does it cost to become an Olympian?

You Too Can Go For Olympic Gold (in Tokyo 2020)

It may be too late to be selected for Team GB in Rio 2016 but new research has shown how almost anyone could become a future Olympian – with a lot of training and more than a little cash.

The study by money saving website Voucherbox.co.uk has revealed exactly what it would take for an average person to take up a new Olympic sport and reach world class level in just four years.

Researchers looked at the time and money investment required to master a wide variety of Olympic disciples in time for Tokyo 2020.

They researched the costs of hiring Olympic level coaches for one on one sessions and researched gyms and trainers across the UK to get an accurate insight into the number of hours it might take a person with average fitness levels to gain Olympic level competence.

They found that aspiring Olympians train for an average of five and a half hours per day, six days a week. But the vast differences of hiring world-class coaches and buying equipment across different sporting disciplines led to some huge differences in the cost of achieving that elusive Olympic dream.

Sport Hours required Total Cost over 4 years
Archery 6240 £156,000
Boxing 7488 £299,520
Triathlon 5200 £322,400
Badminton 6656 £155,418
Judo 6864 £79,373
Weightlifting 5720 £273,000
Equestrian 6240 £468,000

Perhaps surprisingly Voucherbox found that triathlon was the quickest discipline to master – requiring an average time investment of just 5200 hours over the next four years or 25 hours of training each and every week.

Would be triathletes also need deep pockets with a total investment of £322,400 required to have any real chance of making the podium in Tokyo.

Yet that looks like a snip compared to the enormous costs involved in mastering an equestrian sporting discipline.

To start now as a novice and be ready for Team GB’s equestrian team in 2020 you’ll have to put in a massive 6240 hours of training, or 30 hours a week, and make a huge investment of £468,000.

Those on a tighter budget might decide to focus on judo. With a projected investment of less than £80,000 researchers judged this to be the least expensive sport to master to Olympic levels.

But that doesn’t mean it’s an easy option. To go from novice to Olympian judo star in just four years would require a massive 6864 hours of training – or 33 hours every week between now and the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony.

Perhaps surprisingly badminton was found to be one of the most difficult sports to master to this top level requiring 6656 hours training over four years, or 32 each week, and an investment of £155,418.

Boxing will set you back almost twice as much cash with a total investment of £299,520 needed to have any hope of Olympic selection.

Researchers also found boxing required more time to master than any other sport with a massive training commitment of 7488 hours needed in the ring and at the gym between now and Tokyo – that’s 36 hours every week.

Shane Forster, UK Country Manager at Voucherbox.co.uk says “There’s no greater accolade than competing for your country at the Olympics. Our Olympic medalists are celebrated for years to come. Although our research shows that it’s costly to achieve your goals, you can’t put a price on success.”

Don’t let the gear add to your costs, get kitted out for less with the latest deals from adidas, Sports Direct and Footasylum.

 

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Cost of becoming Olympian

Where for a Wearable?

Don’t let your search wear you out

Wearable technology in the shape of fitness bands and smart watches has become almost as popular as the mobile phone. Now new research has identified the most popular brands and highlighted which retailers offer the best value deals.

Money experts Voucherbox.co.uk surveyed 2,000 tech fans and researched more than 20 retailers to uncover the up to date picture of the UK’s wearable tech habit.

What are the most popular wearable brands?

Our research shows that the most popular type of wearable was the Fitbit, with 37% of those surveyed favouring the product over Apple Watch (23.4%) and Samsung Gear (20.9%).

The Fitbit appeals to those wanting to make a health change in their lives. Fitbit have various product ranges that can cater to different lifestyles – from a professional athlete to someone who simply wants to track how many steps they take a day.

Our research also showed that 18 – 24 year olds were most likely to be interested in the Samsung Gear Smartwatch, perhaps because of its innovative design and reasonable price tag.

Which wearables have the best prices?

The research unearthed the best deals out there for those looking to buy their first piece of wearable technology. The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 was the most reasonably priced at £28.62, with Tag Heuer Connected as the most expensive coming in at £1,100.

Xiaomi shifted over 10 million Mi Band fitness trackers in the first nine months of 2015 and continues to nip at the heels of Apple and Fitbit in the wearable tech space.

The highest value product with the most features and app compatibility compared to price is the Fitbit Blaze, which is compatible with over 200 devices and costs from £144.99.

What are the best wearable retailers?

There are hundreds of retailers in the UK competing for space to shift their wearable products. It can be confusing to know where you can buy the best product for the best prices.

Voucherbox also researched more than 20 retailers on the best place to buy your wearable tech, showing that Amazon.com had the most competitive price and largest variety by 40%. Coming in second with 26% was Currys online store with great deals and sales, and finally Argos was number 3 in value with 15%.

Have a look below for the full study and to see which one suits your lifestyle and wallet the best. Also, check out the top voucher codes from Amazon to make sure you get the best deal.

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90 Years Since the LBD… here are 20 fashion classics that followed

“Fashion changes, but style endures” – Coco Chanel

As we approach the 90th anniversary since Coco Chanel’s  timeless cocktail party staple the Little Black Dress (LBD) first graced the cover of Vogue magazine, money saving experts Voucherbox.co.uk explore a number of other iconic fashion investments throughout that have stood the test of time.

The study reveals men and women’s fashion pieces dominate alternate decades. The 1920s saw the emerging of Coco Chanel’s womenswear revolution with the LBD and classic 2.55 handbag, followed by the pioneering 1930s for menswear with the birth of Aviators, the Louis Vuitton bag and Chuck Taylor’s Converse.

In a watershed moment in fashion history, the LBD paved the way for other iconic fashion garments for both men and women. But how much will these items cost you today? Here’s a capsule collection of further decades famed for shaking up the fashion industry.

The classic 1800s

Perhaps surprisingly, fashion from the 1800’s continues to dominate the fashion circuit. Why? A designer from Dorking called Thomas Burberry created the Westminster Trench Coat and a German-American called Levi Strauss invented the most recognisable jeans of our time, Levi’s 501 Original Fit jeans (£150.00).

Thomas Burberry created the first version of his timeless trench coat design in 1850. Since then the item has been firmly established as a wardrobe classic. The coat was most recently given a boost of life when Romeo Beckham modelled the trench in Burberry’s 2015 Christmas campaign. Fans of the trench coat can buy it in Burberry’s online shop for £1,395.

Chanel’s 1920s

Coco Chanel stole the fashion spotlight this decade. 2016 marks the 90th anniversary of the Chanel’s LBD design published in Vogue. The concept was controversial as up until then as black had only been worn as a symbol of mourning.

The LBD was accessible to women of all classes and social levels, with the style’s popularity sky-rocketing after Audrey Hepburn wore it in Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1962. Today you can buy Givenchy’s take on the classic style for £1,710.00.

That decade also birthed the Chanel 2.55 chain strap bag – a fashion staple despite today’s hefty price tag of £3,250..

Accessorising men in the 1930s

This decade was dominated by men’s fashion with the introduction of Ray-Ban’s Aviator Classic (£134), a style that has continued to flourish almost a century later. Louis Vuitton’s classic lightweight men’s bag Keepall Bandouliére 55 (£1,094) transformed men’s accessories during this period, as well as Chuck Taylor’s All Star Classic – the oldest and most popular sneaker of all time, available from £24.99 on the Converse online shop.

The price tag has managed to stay reasonable since its creation in 1917. For perspective, in US the shoes cost $6 in 1957 which is the equivalent to $50 now.

One giant leap for the 1960s

Voucherbox’s study looks into the history of fashion through the 1960s, where men dominated iconic fashion again with style items including Yves Saint Laurent’s turtle neck (£385.00), Dr. Martens Arthur Boanil Brush boots (£200.00) are still a must-have for punks around the world.

The OMEGA Moonwatch (£7,100.00), made history and rocketed to fame after the watch took a trip to the moon in 1969.  

The heart and sole of the 1990s

The 1990’s reveals another unique and trendsetting decade of fashion, defined by the discovery of supermodel Kate Moss. An item she brought to the forefront of fashion is the Calvin Klein slip dress which is still available for an accessible £37.00. The decade also saw the increasing popularity of Christian Louboutin and his staple Pigalle Patent red-soled shoe (£425.00).

Other items that champion Voucherbox’s list include the Hermes Birkin Bag, which can range in price from £10,000 to £100,000, Chanel’s Tweet Twinset (£4,280.00) and Yves Saint Laurent’s Le Smoking (£1,940) – a tuxedo-style suit that transcended gender and lay the foundations for female power-dressing in the 1960s.

Shane Forster, UK Country Manager at Voucherbox.co.uk stated, “It’s not surprising to see these iconic items continue to sell year on year. Some things are considered priceless, and those who can afford it will go to any length to bag a piece of fashion history.

Voucherbox are experts on saving money but we’re also experts in shopper behaviour and for many, making a fashion statement is more important than the price tag.”

Priceless doesn’t mean you have to snub a good deal… voucher codes from Zalando mean you can shop from high street to high end guilt-free.
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