If you are anything like us, you would much rather prefer to save your holiday money so you expend less in accommodation to splurge on the things we love the most, like shopping… and there’s nothing like the summer sales to make your shopping budget go much further, so if you are like us, keep reading…
June, July and August are the best months to find bargains in London, thanks to the legendary Summer Sales! The sales in London are difficult to beat because they are so many brands competing for very demanding and educated shoppers. Thankfully, competition normally means better value for customers, so if you want to find quality products at bargain prices, read on… we have compiled a short list of shops and events during the summer sale.
- The Selfridges Sale
As one of the most famous shops at Oxford Street, Selfridges & Co featuring like every year discounts of up to 70% off their retail prices to all designer bargain’s hunters out there!
If you’re looking for the latests trends and fashion statements of the most famous designers at pretty affordable prices, do not hesitate to set a foot in there.
The Harrods Sale starts on June 15 and runs through to July 7! The sales at Harrods’ are offer a opportunity to buy designers items at relatively reasonable prices.
This is a good chance to upgrade your wardrobe with a few classics from one of the world’s most exclusive store, definitely one not to miss!
- Secret Sample Sale
Since 2003, the Secret Sample Sale event is a real opportunity for Londoners to acquire samples and excess stock of fashion designers, agencies and boutiques on a budget. Make sure that you don’t miss it and join their mail list to get the full details of the next sales. You just need to register. Some examples of designers: Prada, Superdry, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Galliano… And don’t be intimidated by the expensive labels names, because the reductions go as low as 90% off, from the retail prices!
- The Designer Sales UK Sample Sale
The Designer Sales UK Sample Sale is a perfect way to unearth items and bags made from renowned designers! With a huge range of womenswear, menswear, shoes and accessories’ collections to stock up your wardrobe! The designer labels include Prada and Burberry, among many others. The Designer Sales UK Sample Sale offers bargain’s hunters a real discount on the stock from 60% to 90% off the rack price on a range of designers labels.
- Oxford Street
With its 300 shops, Oxford Street, the Europe’s busiest shopping street is probably where you will find the widest choice of bargains in the UK. If you’re a woman, you should visit H&M, Zara, Topshop, Forever 21, John Lewis, Urban Outfitters, Bershka, Dorothy Perkins, Gap, French Connection, Liberty, Next, Cath Kidston, Old Shoreditch… We are sure that you will find what you’re looking for and more! As for blokes, it’s the options are also huge, we recommend Topmen, Urban Outfitters, H&M, French Connection, Next, Gap, Timberland and the Foot Locker but there are so many more! But you can’t afford to miss the uber reasonably priced (but still very trendy) Primark! Make sure to take at least half a day to visit Oxford Street and max-out the wardrobe revamp budget allowance!
- Home’s goods
For those of you who are in the market for home’s goods, the best shops you can go there, are probably Aria at Barnsbury St, Couverture & the Garbstore at Kensington Park Road, Anthropologie on Regent Street, Divertimenti on Brompton Road, Habitat, The White Company and Heal’s on Tottenham Road or Viaduct on Summers Street!
Most Londoners look forward to the summer sales because it’s a great time to acquire a lot of items at discounted prices. If you’re in London, do not hesitate and hurry up and make the most fabulous event!
And note that most summer sales often run until August -and the discounts tend to get better towards the end of the sales! So there’s plenty of plenty of time to book a trip in London! But be careful if you’ve decide to take to risk of holding on to the latter reductions because the stock on sale is often limited so the most popular sizes may be sell out rather quickly.
In any case, you won’t regret it and your wardrobe neither 😉
Staff Summer Sale Picks
Juliette, our marketing and sales intern at Palmers Lodge Hostel over a period of 2 months:
“One of my hobbies is to go to shopping and London is for me, the best shopping city. I like to go to Oxford Street and there are a lot of shops. During this 2013’s summer sales, it’s sure that I will go to H&M, Top Shop, Forever 21, Primark, Urban Outfitters, Esprit and all of those shops which have good prices all the year so during the summer sales, I suppose there will be real bargains! The items are fancy, fashionable, not too expensive so it’s an opportunity for a student like me, who has a limited-shopping budget!”