Monday, 26 November 2012


The word 'sale' tends to divide the camp. There are those who run screaming at the mere site of that unforgiving red background and those four white letters. Others, embrace it with enviable persistence, hunting down those bargains you never seem to be able to find.

I've found my attitude to sale shopping has evolved. Or more appropriately, devolved. As a teenager, Boxing Day was one of those rare occassions where I was up at the crack of dawn, trawling Princes Street, contentment increasing with every purchase. Now, I shudder at the thought. I do still love a bargain, but this is where the hallowed Internet comes into its own. Why would I leave the house and battle the crowds when I can order anything I want and have it delivered at the click of a button. And as for the post-shopping cocktails, do I miss those? Why have a French Martini post maxing out your credit card, when you can do it whilst your phoning the bank to extend your credit limit?

One item on my sale wishlist this year is this beautiful Ganni dress. If I could justify the £125 price tag it would be hanging in my wardrobe now - I guess I'll just have to wait and see what Boxing Day brings.

Are you a sale shopper? Tell us your sale-shopping style, we'd love to hear about it!


  1. I think my experience is quite similar to yours. While I'm very much partial to a bargain I prefer to go online or to a specific shop looking for a particular garment I've chosen before-hand, hoping it'll be on sale. Whenever I go for Boxing Day mass hysteria sales these days I end up buying the new items anyway!

    1. I find the same thing Astrid - when I just "go to see what's about" I end up with a whole heap of stuff just because it's in my size! I've enjoyed seeing what's been on sale for this Cyber Monday, just regret that I'm so skint I haven't been able to take proper advantage right now!