Even with the recession in Britain, there was a huge sale of champagne and an increase in the number of visitors to lap-dance clubs, reports have indicated.
According to Tesco, it sold 500,000 more bottles of fizz this month than last December, which is a 45 per cent rise, and that Birmingham was the UK champagne capital - ahead of Manchester and Kensington in West London.
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And a top London operator revealed that numbers at topless dance clubs are back at pre-crunch levels.
The Secrets chain has been boosted by the return of City bankers, and a surge in female guests, who make up a fifth of punters at its Covent Garden venue.
"Numbers are back up," chief Stephen Less said.
"City boys are returning and we see more ladies than ever. Younger people have a different attitude to sexiness and fun than ten years ago," he added.
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