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The winnners of UK’s Best Young Stylist in association with New Look and Nintendo Presents: Style Boutique will be announced today in a catwalk style-off at the Trafford shopping centre in Manchester. The competition, which launched in September, will give two young hopefuls the chance to kick-start their styling careers with a course at The London College of Fashion, tickets to a fashion show, a shopping spree with New Look and a Nintendo DSi to get practising with their new Style Boutique game.

If you’re a gadget loving fashionista..this game’s for you! You have the chance to set up your own virtual clothing store… without the stresses of rising rents and dwindling sales! I’ve had a go..and it’s actually quite good fun and strangely addictive- even for a games console luddite like myself! In the game, you’re woken from your bed as a shop assistant on your first day and you work your way up to store manager after successfully completing numerous challenges. These involve styling new customers, by picking from the clothes on offer in store, and customer service training. Once you’ve reached the dizzy heights of store manager you can start choosing your own shop interior, styling manequins and going to fashion shows to pick up on the latest trends. Further down the line, you can even open your boutique for other Nintendo players to visit and you can shop at other people’s boutiques to expand your collection.

If you fancy your chances as a shop manager, and want a no-risk strategy, have a might suprise yourself! It’s the perfect stocking filler for an aspiring, young fashionista! You can buy it online at Game, which also has some good pre-Christmas deals on at the moment.

fashionbite xx

Emily Seares is an award-winning magazine editor and journalist and the founding editor of FashionBite. She was featured in VOGUE's Digital Powerlist Top 100 and is a quoted style expert for most national newspapers and magazines.

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