Money News: Outrageous underwear

❚ Queen Victoria’s 1860 knickers sold for £9375 this month. The knee-length silk garment was embroidered with the initials ‘VR’ for Victoria Reginato.

❚ Victoria Secret’s Red Hot Fantasy bra and panties will set you back £9.4m. The red- satin set is covered in 1300 gemstones, including 300 carats of rubies. Let’s hope he’s worth it.

❚ One of Madonna’s legendary corsets (with nipple tassels intact) sold for £45,000 in October. The bustier, made 24 years ago, was worn during the star’s 1987 Who’s That Girl tour.

❚ Miranda Kerr returned to the catwalk this month to model a £1.6m bra adorned with 142 carats of gold sparklers at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show.

Save Money: Best Deals in London

Scrambling for some extra cash this week? Read up on our money-saving advice:

The Drink Specials iPhone app lets you find happy hours and drink specials in more than 200 cities (including London). You’ll make a return on the cost – £1.24 – by locating budget beers or super-cheap margaritas.

Make huge savings on your rent by becoming a ‘property guardian’, where you can live in various properties as a security option for owners worried about squatters and vandalism. The pay-off for staying short term is living centrally. See

Eat at any All Bar One restaurant for just £5 by printing off a voucher from the chain’s website ( have to pick from a list of seven dishes, but at five quid, who cares? The offer ends November 30.

How You Spend It!

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Michael Cummo, 20
Job Fresh Media Group intern
From New Jersey
Lives Kensington

How do you budget?
I don’t mind spending money on big trips, so I do, and just keep track of everything else.

Any money-saving tips for living in London?
Always check your account and what’s pending. A lot of times, things will go through days later, and then I’ll have less money than I thought. Getting caught out sucks.

Last big blow-out?
A camera lens. It was a £500 gift to myself. I had to tighten my belt a little afterwards.

What non-essential items do you spend money on?
Alcohol and eating out. I really don’t like to cook, so I’m always trying to hunt out cheap restaurants. I also spend on awesome tourist experiences, like the London Eye – I like to get as much out of a city as possible.