If you didn’t get your retail fix over Christmas, don’t fear: the January sales are here.
The London consumer fest continues well into the New Year, when most of the big department stores hold sales with some massive discounts on the biggest brands.
Many of the sales actually begin on Boxing Day (December 26) – but most don’t end until mid-January. Here’s our guide to the top places for a bit of bargain hunting.
Harrods: From December 26 to January 17 (6pm)
There’s only one Harrods. The iconic Knightsbridge store is offering up to 50 percent off some of the world’s most luxurious brands, from Balmain to MaxMara. In the menswear department, there are discounts on brands including Alexander Wang, Neil Barrett and Canali. And for cool kids there’s money off children’s clothes by Burberry, Paul Smith and Stella McCartney – just head to the fourth floor.
Fortnum & Mason: From December 27 to January 31
This upmarket Piccadilly store is offering up to 50 percent off everything from tea and biscuits to luxury homeware and beauty essentials.
Liberty: Online from December 24, in-store from December 26 to mid-January
This grand emporium of innovative design, located just off Regent Street, is offering big discounts this year. Check out Liberty’s bags, accessories, scarves and trademark fabrics.
House of Fraser: Online from December 24 at 12pm, in-store from December 26 to January 17
Billed as the ‘Big Brand Sale’, House of Fraser is offering money off names such as Ted Baker, Hugo Boss and Biba. Visit online or instore for discounts of up to 50 percent on clothing and shoes, and up to 70 percent on homewares.
Harvey Nichols: Online from December 24, in-store from December 26 to January 10
The sale is on at Harvey Nics. Visit instore or online for discounts of up to 50 percent on accessories and 60 percent on fashion.
Debenhams: Online from December 24, in-store from December 26
Fenwick: From December 26
John Lewis: Online from December 24, in-store from December 27 to January 17
London Designer Outlet: Most stores from December 26
One New Change: From December 26
Peter Jones: December 27 to January 17
Selfridges: From December 26 to January 31
Westfield London: From December 26 to January 17
Westfield Stratford City: From December 26 to mid-Jan
* Sale times courtesy of Visit London