On your marks, get set…the Selfridges sale has begun

And so the sales season continues, with Selfridges the latest to announce their big summer savings. The Selfridges sale is the one that can most likely be classed as an event, they hold very few sales throughout the year, and the savings are always massive, with many items with up to 50% off.

This year the sale includes designer items from Isabel Marant, Alexander McQueen, Markus Lupfer and Vivienne Westwood Anglomania. There are also great items from The Kooples, Diesel and a great pair of shoes from KG Kurt Geiger which are a spitting image of my all time favourite pair of shoes – the Carrie Bradshaw blue wedding shoe (and don’t say you don’t remember them – they are the shoes by which all others are judged…Olivia Palermo has them too.)

The Selfridges sale has a reputation for items selling out very soon, so if you see something you love, I wouldn’t wait around making a decision – it will soon be gone. So get those button clicking fingers flexing in the same way you would use those elbows in store, and fill that online basket with some of the best bargains you will see all year.

Are you ready?

 KG KURT GEIGER Bryony court shoes       Was £135.00     Now £79.00 click to visit Selfridges

KG KURT GEIGER Bryony court shoes
Was £135.00
Now £79.00
click to visit Selfridges

 ANGLOMANIA Cobalt aztec skirt       Was £330.00     Now £150.00 click to visit Selfridges

ANGLOMANIA Cobalt aztec skirt
Was £330.00
Now £150.00
click to visit Selfridges

 MARKUS LUPFER Sequin-print jogging trousers       Was £190.00     Now £95.00 click to visit Selfridges


MARKUS LUPFER Sequin-print jogging trousers
Was £190.00
Now £95.00
click to visit Selfridges

 KENZO Graphic jacquard dress       Was £450.00     Now £175.00 click to visit Selfridges


KENZO Graphic jacquard dress
Was £450.00
Now £175.00
click to visit Selfridges

 DIESEL Star-print t-shirt now £25 click to visit Selfridges

DIESEL Star-print t-shirt now £25 click to visit Selfridges

 ARMANI COLLEZIONI Cap-sleeved top was £190 now £95 click to visit Selfridges

ARMANI COLLEZIONI Cap-sleeved top was £190 now £90 click to visit Selfridges

 VALENTINO So Noir leather sandals was £600 now £419 click to visit Selfridges


VALENTINO So Noir leather sandals was £600 now £419 click to visit Selfridges

 MICHAEL KORS Kiki pouch now £59 click to visit Selfridges

MICHAEL KORS Kiki pouch now £59 click to visit Selfridges

 MARKUS LUPFER It's only rock n' roll sweatshirt now £95 click to visit Selfridges


MARKUS LUPFER It’s only rock n’ roll sweatshirt now £95 click to visit Selfridges

 BARBOUR International Polarquilt jacket now £75 click to visit Selfridges


BARBOUR International Polarquilt jacket now £75 click to visit Selfridges

 ACNE Draped jersey dress now £95 click to visit Selfridges


ACNE Draped jersey dress now £95 click to visit Selfridges

 ISABEL MARANT Felix stripe top now £50 click to visit Selfridges

ISABEL MARANT Felix stripe top now £50 click to visit Selfridges

 STELLA MCCARTNEY Falabella faux-suede tote now £475 click to visit Selfridges

STELLA MCCARTNEY Falabella faux-suede tote now £475 click to visit Selfridges

To view all the current sale, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The final Summer sales; What to choose?

The Summer sales signs are everywhere, designed to enticing and seducing us with some amazing bargains. Sales are great and you can pick up some real bargains, but, if like me you’ve recently been on holiday and money is tight, you may need to have a sort out to sell some unwanted stuff before you start buying even more.

And this is definitely worthwhile, as when the sales are almost over, the savings get bigger. We are now coming to the end of the summer sales and the Autumn collections are now hitting the stores.  But there are still some bargains to be had, and if you follow a few simple hints and tips you may find yourself a real bargain.

1. Look for sale items that are out of season. I often buy knitwear sales, knowing I will get far more wear out of this than swimsuits. Many companies bring out last season items, to pad the sale out; hence you can pick up jackets, jumpers and cardigans even in summer.

Colour Block Cotton Rich Cardigan

Gold Thread and Sequin Open Front Cardigan

2. Avoid anything that is obviously ‘fashion’. Many sales are selling those horrible Harem trousers that look like rejects from MC Hammer’s wardrobe – but listen to his advice and ‘Don’t touch this’. Fashion mistakes from this season can never be an investment buy and are best avoided.

3. Look out for items marked as special purchase.

One example of this is Debenhams, who are selling many beauty sets and fragrances at 50% off. These can be stored away as birthday and Christmas gifts for loved ones.

‘Glow’ -ho-ho Gift Set

Moschino Pink Bouquet 50ml Eau de Toilette Gift

4. Think ahead. I look for toys and electrical gods that can be kept until Christmas. I always used to buy beach bags, kaftans, sandals and sundresses as Christmas presents for my mother-in-law.

She spent every Christmas somewhere hot and really appreciated things she couldn’t buy in the middle of a British winter.

Evans Pink Diamante Flower Wedges

5. Stick to classics. Leather handbags, simple flip-flops, plain t-shirts and maxi dresses seem to always be in style, so you will use them again and again. For men, look for plain coloured polo tops that can be worn under jumpers when the weather turns cooler, and thin knits that can be layered in autumn, are good buys.

6. Ask yourself – Am I buying this because I love it, or am I buying this because it’s cheap? Be honest with yourself – you will thank yourself later.

If all else fails, set a budget, shop with just cash and leave the credit cards at home. Look around first, until you decide what you really want. Then you might actually enjoy your purchases when you get home.