January sales! Love them or hate them?
I tend to browse online these days and rarely hit the shops until a bit later in January. Being small I find that quite a lot of the bargains are small sizes and I often do quite well. But if there is anything I am particularly keen on then I search online.
Currently I am looking for a fur coat - I am very tempted with this Whistles one, but I really needed it in XS and it was sold out and I was looking for black. They do still have it in Medium though if anyone else is tempted, reduced from £275 to £160.
I will also stock up on a Karen Millen dress or two during the sales. Having a few good dresses just waiting in your wardrobe is a good tip - if I leave it until I need a particular dress I can't find what I need and then end up panic buying.
When I went to Milton Keynes before Christmas I spotted this one. I waited for it to be reduced and it went down to £130 then £90 but when it arrived I didn't feel it was quite right for me, lovely dress though, just a bit short I felt. Fringed Tassel Dress.
Another thing that is good to buy in the sales - winter coats and ideally this year I'd like to replace my very warm North Face one, it is a longer length and keeps my legs warms during winter walks but it is brown so not very exciting and started to look a bit tired now so I am on the look out for a replacement. I have my eye on a Jack Wolfskin one but it is only £20 off and that isn't much of a bargain! Something like this maybe? Image from Pinterest.
Another retailer I like to look at during sale time is Hobbs, their knitwear is classic and long lasting and they have good reductions too. Left to right below - Cassidy, Abbie and Cesci all available online at Hobbs.
And of course no sale post would be complete without a peak at Boden. Really good reductions now, I always think the Boden sale is good for basics like a really classic coat or tailored jacket.
The Alberta Puffa Coat looks stylish and warm (priority)! And there is a fairly good selection of colours and sizes available.
I'm also loving this jacket - it is available in a good selection of sizes in all colours - navy, acorn and red, Cropped Sienna.
And finally some Boden knitwear. I've had the Grace Jumper in Chalky Rose in the past and loved the shape, there are lots of other colours too and a good selection of sizes. The Emilie Curved Hem Jumper would make another good spring addition to your wardrobe, sadly sold out in Small but Medium upwards available. I'm also tempted with the Avery Button Back Jumper - it is available in some sizes and comes in Navy, Silver and Pink.
Just a few ideas, some things I am considering, I have placed an order with Hobbs, I am still waiting for a coat to arrive and the rest of my Karen Millen order. I've yet to decide whether to order a few things from Boden - however, their new catalogue arrived yesterday and they do have some beautiful items in their Spring range!
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