Although we are all excited for Christmas I know that the Boxing Day sales are already in the back of a lot of peoples mind. I personally have never gone shopping on Boxing Day but often opt for doing it all online or going the day after Boxing Day and hoping I can still get a few bargains.
1. Know what you want before hand
Take an hour or so to browse the shops online, make a list of what you want and where to get it. Remember to list different retailers as it might be on sale in one place and not the other. If it’s likely to sell out quickly it might even be worth book marking.
2. Chose if you want to do it all online or in-store
I personally prefer online as I don’t really like the crowds and early morning but it’s personal preference and they both have their perks.
3. Keep an eye out for preview sales- lots start pre boxing day
Sales seem to start earlier every year so keep an eye out Christmas Day and even Christmas Eve if you can online but otherwise they tend to start in the early hours of Boxing Day.
4. Don’t buy items that you don’t need just because they’re a good deal
This is often a hard one but if you didn’t want it when it was full price you’re unlikely to wear it just because it’s £10 cheaper.
5. Check back at the end of the sales
I love going back a week or so into the sales and getting staple items for really cheap, you do have to rummage a little as there is often just one as they’re a return from someone who over bought on the first day of sales. After a week or two sale items often get reduced even more so I go back for t-shirts and blouses which I can wear daily. I’d recommend doing this in-store and I always bag incredible bargains towards the end of the Zara sale which often become favourites.
Check back early Boxing Day for my top picks of the sale items