Instantly order washing tablets, toilet roll, coffee and more as Amazon Dash launches in the UK

Amazon Dash, Wi-Fi-connectedxx buttons that reorder household products with a single press, has been launched in the UK.

The e-commerce giant has so far only made the technology available in the US, but now more than 40 brands in the UK will offer buttons to Amazon Prime customers that can quickly resupply everyday products.

The small devices are designed to be placed close to where users keep the product in question, so that when supplies are low items can quickly be reordered. The buttons will cost £4.99 and are each only linked to a single product. However, Amazon said customers will receive a £4.99 discount on their first purchase using one of the buttons.

Andrex, Gillette, Listerine, Olay and Right Guard are among the list of companies to offer buttons at launch.

Daniel Rausch, director of Amazon Dash, said: “Dash Buttons offer the convenience of 1-Click shopping from anywhere in the home – they can be placed near those frequently used items you don’t want to run out of, and when you see supplies running low, the Dash Button makes it easier than ever to order more. Just press the button and your item is on its way.”

 The technology firm also announced a new service called Dash Replenishment, which combines with sensors built into smart appliances including printers and washing machines that will automatically reorder ink or detergent when supplies run low. (BT News)

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A NEW fashion drama depicting Alexander McQueen’s infamous relationship with his muse Isabella Blow is in the works.

Titled The Ripper, the film will document the tumultuous friendship between the designer and the fashion editor, according to Variety. The pair, who frequently worked together, were both considered mavericks in the industry and continue to be renowned for their extroverted styles. Blow died from an overdose in 2008, two years before McQueen committed suicide.

Details of the drama are scarce currently, with no suggestion yet regarding who will take the main roles. The script has been written by Gesha-Marie Bland and it will be produced by Maven Pictures. (Vogue)

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TODAY Anthony Vaccarello has announced that he will be put his eponymous brand on hold to concentrate on his new duties as creative director at Saint Laurent.

“This adventure has been amazing but I now feel the need to fully focus on this new project,” the designer said via a statement, which also thanked those who have supported the label since its launch in 2008. The Vaccarello brand will not present a collection for spring/summer 2017, which will be the designer’s debut season in his new role at Saint Laurent.

In April it was confirmed that Vaccarello had left his role as creative director at Versus Versace, with his new position at Saint Laurent announced later the same day. “Mr Saint Laurent is a legendary figure for his creativity, style and audacity,” said Vaccarello as news of his appointment broke. “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the history of this extraordinary house.” (Vogue)