I don’t know about you but I’ve found the sales to be rather disappointing this year. I don’t usually get swept up in January sales bargain hunting and I would much rather be watching Christmas films and eating chocolate in my PJs on boxing day than queuing for a bargain so I don’t feel that I’ve personally missed out on any deals, but I’m sure that this year the sales starter earlier and were over sooner than ever before.
I spotted a number of sales starting online on Christmas eve – I assumed that was because any chance of getting a mail-order delivery before Christmas has passed so the shops might as well start promoting their seasonal discounts and maximising their online sales? – and many sales were scheduled to go live on Christmas day. Even though I would never consider heading out to the high street over the holiday, with so many shops shouting about their sales online, I couldn’t resist having a look.
So I found myself checking a couple of websites on Christmas eve to see whether the items that I’d had my eye on during the year had been reduced at all (just things like matching pillowcases for my bedding set etc) and found that all my shopping list items were still full price so I quickly logged off and got back to my amaretto hot chocolate and watched The Snowman.
After Christmas I was sucked in again. I made the mistake of checking my email and there were hundreds (not kidding) of emails about online sales, extra discount codes, further reductions and free postage so I clicked through and browsed a few more websites to see what bargains were out there. I know that 50% off would be a great discount for many people, but I’m such a bargain hunter that I wanted my shopping to be half of an already low price so I ended up shopping at Matalan, Asos, F&F and Boohoo to name a few. I’m still waiting for most of the deliveries to arrive and I only managed to get one jumper from Boohoo when I had added 3 to my basket (tip: you have to bag and buy straight away on Boohoo.com because the items are not reserved for you when you add them to your online bag) plus I later discovered that a pair of shoes that I’d ordered and paid for had been refunded so I wouldn’t be getting a pair of those pumps in my delivery either. However, the shoe bargains that I DID find online were rather cool and after ordering a 3rd pair of metallic shoes I started to wonder just how many silver shoes did one girl need?! But I loved them and, more importantly, I loved the price. I found these silver brogues at Tesco for just £7 and a pair of metallic lace-up shoes at only£5. The T-bar shoes from Boohoo.com reminded me of Elsa’s pointed-toe shoes in Frozen so of course I had to snap them up at only £4.
My love of metallic shoes has definitely stemmed from my bronze Liberty birthday pumps (I wrote about this charity shop find on my blog back in December) and I just can’t get enough of all things gold, silver and bronze. I think I’m all set for silver shoes now, but if I spot some more bargains when I’m out shopping on this high street this week, I’ll probably find it hard to leave them behind. Let me know if you picked up any deals online and whether you ventured out to the shops during the sales – leave me a comment below and let me know how you got on with your bargain hunting!