Even though the Sales have been on for a couple of weeks now, there is something to be said for waiting until after the initial rush before you purchase. Of course it can be great to be the first one in as the sale begins and get those sought after bargains that everyone wants but I often find that the real discounts don’t happen until mid way through… and as I love a bargain so much I’m not prepared to spend when there is anything less than a 50% discount!
So with that in mind I have decided to do a mid sale edit and bring all of the best and newest bargains to you. First up is the High Street heroes…
1. Best for Pastels (and super hot heels)… ZARA
Clockwise from the left. Pink Studded Collar blouse. Was £40 now £25, Pink Tulle prom dress. Was £70 Now £40, Embellished collar Necklace. Was £20 Now £10, Printed Messenger Bag. Was £40 Now £20, Pink Blazer. Was £70 Now £50, Silver Biker Jacket. Was £70 Now £50, Nude Perspex Heels. Was £70 Now £40, Orange Suede Heels. Was £60 Now £50.
The sale I looked forward to most this year, Zara’s choice of product didn’t disappoint. Their offering for the Spring Summer season has been fantastic, an ode to Louis Vuitton it was all ice cream pastels, soft chiffon fabrics and effortless cuts, and I was glad to see that all of their gorgeous studded collar shirts, Chanel esque cardigan jackets and broderie anglaise dresses were reduced.
My favourite aspect of the Zara sale however had to be the shoes… I’ve been a fan of Zara shoes for a while so to see all of their designer look sophisticated strappies at great prices made me a little giddy. If only the sizes had been available I might well have bought nearly every pair. The Orange pair above however have been haunting me as I absolutely love them and have searched high and low in every Zara in London to no avail. If anyone knows where I can get my hands on a pair I’d be eternally grateful…The only gripe I have with the Zara sale is that the prices just weren’t slashed far enough to offer a true bargain on many of their statement pieces. The jackets came down from £60 to £50 and dresses from £55 to £40…. so for that reason I’m holding out just a little longer…
2. The best for the Pyjama trend (and amazing discounts)… RIVER ISLAND
Seperates clockwise from the left. Polkadot Blazer. Was £40 Now £10, Printed Ipad case. Was £16 Now £8, Scalloped Hem Shorts. Was £20 Now £10. Trousers from left to right. Blue Scarf Print Tapered Trousers. Was £30 Now £10, Peach Palazzo Pants. Was £35 Now £15, Orange Scarf Print Trousers. Was £30 Now £15, Blue Print Palazzo Pants. Was £30 Now £15.
If you are not afraid of a rummage then get yourself down to River Island as their sale only just began this week and personally I was really impressed with the discounts. If you are a fan of clashing prints and keen to get in on the pyjama trend then River Island needs to be your first stop. They have rails of great silky tapered trousers in so many great prints it’s a struggle to choose and if you are lucky you might just find the printed blazer to match your shorts/ skirt/ trousers to make a great print-tastic outfit. I love a sale that can offer me a whole outfit for under £50 and even if you can’t afford a big spend you will find lots under £10 in here to buy! That’s my kind of sale…
3. The best for Hipster extras… TOPSHOP
Clockwise from the left. Pink Silk Dress. Was £48 Now £20, Metallic Pleat Skirt. Was £20 Now £7, Holly Fulton Tee. Was £30 Now £10, Cut Out Tie Dye Dress. Was £35 Now £20, Printed Backpack. Was £28 Now £10, Lilac Heart Sandals. Was £50 Now £25
Overall I wasn’t impressed with the Topshop sale this year (as you can see from my sparse pickings) and in general all season I have felt that the quality and individualism which used to make Topshop stand out has been lacking, but despite my rant
, I did manage to find a few quirky bargains. If you didn’t manage to pick up on of the designer collab tees when they first launched then now is your chance as they are all reduced to £10. My favourite is the Holly Fulton one above. I have the metallic skirt in it’s longer silver counterpart already and love it, so the short one for only £7 is tempting and I love the fun lilac and yellow suede sandals (but be quick with these as they are selling fast)
4. The best of the rest… OASIS, KURT GEIGER, DUNE, NEW LOOK, MANGO AND WAREHOUSE
Clockwise from the left. Oasis Dip Hem skirt. Was £40 Now £20, Kurt Gieger Ladybell flats. Was £160 Now £60, Dune sandals Was £45 Now £22, Warehouse Pyjama suit. (combined price) Was £102 Now £67, Mango Silk Top. Was £28 Now £13, New Look Wedges. Was £28 Now £13.
And a few other picks from the rest of the high street. I have already bagged this skirt from Oasis and it’s beautiful. I had bought it in White for my birthday back in March and couldn’t resist the other colour when it went into sale, the Kurt Geiger shoes have been top of my wishlist for some time but at £60 they are still quite pricey for a flat and those Dune sandals are already in my wardrobe too!
So that’s my pick of the sales on the high street… stay tuned for my next edit of the all that the online retailers have to offer.
Have you managed to bag any bargains from this season’s sales? Do share your picks and purchases with me…