I’m somewhat of a sucker for a good sale. I don’t like rummaging through messy racks or elbowing people out of the way for the last ill-advised printed jumpsuit but fortunately (or unfortunately, depending how you look at it), most retailers host their sales online too – with free delivery and plenty of discount codes to be found, it’s far too easy to indulge in a spot of sale shopping from your sofa.
This year, however, I had a plan. I wanted to invest. I had some money from Christmas to spend and I wanted to buy well-made, timeless pieces that would last beyond next year’s sales. So here’s what I got…
A coat was number one on my ‘must buy’ list, and I’d had my eye on this one since I saw it on Wearing It Today. It’s beautifully cut and so warm – a real bargain.
I tried on this gorgeous gilet when it first hit the rails at Zara and very nearly made it to the till, but the hefty price tag put me off. When I spotted it at more than 50% off I snapped it straight up – very satisfying.
Cos is a brand I admire from afar. I love the clean simplicity of their designs but always think the prices are too high for such minimalism. When I found myself browsing the online sale, I had to stop myself buying every last piece. Great reductions meant I came away with a classic breton stripe and this eye-popping dress – definitely one for Fashion Week!
The Gap sale is amazing. AMAZING. Clearly I have an addiction to grey tailoring, and I got my second fix with this cute blazer which I know I’ll be wearing as soon as the weather allows.
Okay, okay. My mission was to invest in classic pieces and these jumpers are… not. But I couldn’t resist the bright colours and quirky details. These two beauties will look great with jeans and flats. Hurry up March!
I’m allowed one designer piece, right? This amazing necklace was calling my name from MyWardrobe.com and I simply couldn’t say no.
Topshop’s underwear sale is a treasure trove of cheap yet pretty pants. I stock up every time to keep my underwear drawer looking beautiful.
I’m really pleased with my January Sale purchases – I didn’t go overboard, get sucked in by huge discounts or buy anything I won’t wear. I got the items I’d been stalking for months, stocked up on the practicalities and allowed myself a little bit of frivolity. And I completely revamped my wardrobe too – a job well done, I think!
Did you buy anything in the sales? What was your best (and most useful) bargain?