Saturday, January 29, 2011

The best weekend to go shopping!

The January sales end this weekend, so take advantage of the final reductions and grab yourself some bargains. There are lots of amazing discounts to be had – both in-store and online.

My top pick is this silk shirt by tba at Urban Outfitters. Was £148. Now just £20! It's perfect for stepping into the new season with as you'll be seeing more blouses in floaty, parachute silks and lots of white. Plus, tuck this shirt into some cropped trousers, add some brogues and you've got spring/summer's preppy look sorted.

To make the most of the end of the sales, here's my shopping tactics:

1. Shop with the new season in mind. Research the spring/summer trends and pick sale items that will carry you through. As a quick heads up, here are some of the key trends: bold colour, white, florals, romance, the 1970s.

2. Don't just shop by the size label. If you can't find your size in the sale rails, try the next one up. It could look just as good. The silk shirt is a case in point – baggier looks better.

3. Think how you could alter a sale buy. For example, a maxi dress could be chopped and turned into this season's long skirt.

The places not to miss are French Connection and Urban Outfitters, where sale prices have been slashed by 70% or more. And check out the department stores, too. They sell numerous brands and will be discounting heavily during these last few days of the sales. Let me know what bargains you get.


  1. Was tempted by this

    Had an extra 20% off as well but sadly decided budget couldn't allow .......

    PS got the gap socks when they were full price and they are toasty and warm

  2. Wow that is one hell of a reduction! I'm going to check out the online sales right now!

  3. I managed to get a pair of Chie Mihara sandals for £59 (down from £205) and, of course, the Pierre Hardy for Gap peep-toe wedges you so kindly Tweeted about over a week ago. I'm really chuffed! :)

  4. Yeh! So glad you are back in the blogosphere. Hope all is well with you and family.


  5. great tips there, i definitely agree on forgetting the size when it comes to shirts

    ♥ elle

    elle & the fashion folk

  6. i've had some great bargains, got some shorts for summer in newlook reduced from £20 to £4 and a denim jacket for £8. very happy

  7. couldn't find it anymore =(

  8. Wow, big reduction!

  9. Hey Deborah P,
    Glad the Gap socks were a hit with you.

    Little Miss Random,
    Fantastic footwear bargains! I do love Chie Mihars shoes. And glad my tweets helped with Pierre Hardy wedges, too.

    Aww, thanks October Bishop!
    Mum is still recovering. Will take time. So less time to blog, but will try my best to carry on bringing you all some fabulous bargains :)

    Good sale shopping, Sarah@Blusherobsession!

    You've got to be quick, theotheryou! A sale bargain like this isn't going to hang around for a week. Follow my blog, Facebook and Twitter to get everything as I blog/tweet and hopefully you won't miss out next time :)

    Bargainista Fashionista x x x



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