Tips for Shopping in the Sales

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.

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Check back early Boxing Day for my top picks of the sale items


  1. 24th December 2014 / 9:23 am

    Great tips! Especially to go back at the end of the sales, I find it very satisfying getting wrapping paper and xmas decorations at hugely knocked down prices!

    Josie XOXO
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  2. 24th December 2014 / 6:13 pm

    Great tips. I promised myself that I wouldn't be doing any sales shopping….it's not even Christmas day and I've already taken advantage of the Monica Vinader and Next sales. No more after this!!!

    Lorna // Scared Toast x

  3. 24th December 2014 / 10:40 pm

    I think that 1 and 4 are soooooo important!

  4. 26th December 2014 / 8:26 pm

    I am going shopping tomorrow, I am so excited but not looking forward to the mayhem x

  5. 27th December 2014 / 12:09 am

    YES! I loved all of these, knowing what you want is SO important to me, otherwise I'll buy the whole store because "it's such a good deal", haha! Also, checking back towards the end of the sale is something I love doing!!!

    Beautyosaurus Lex

  6. 1st January 2015 / 9:57 pm

    I actually don't agree with number 4 here… There are a lot of pieces of clothing, for example, that I'll see and really want to wear but don't necessarily think they are worth the full price. I still want to buy it and I know I'll wear it, but just not at the full price. That's how it with me usually at least. A great post otherwise with really good tips!

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