What have you been buying in the sales?

(59 Posts)
addictedismoving Thu 27-Dec-12 14:54:29

I'm reallynosey and wondered what bargins you have all been buying?

And I need some inspiration!

awaywego1 Thu 27-Dec-12 15:12:31

Some cosy slippers from white stuff and shower gels from lush. That is all.

usualsuspect3 Thu 27-Dec-12 15:13:35

Some fancy festive twigs for 38p from tesco.

I just made a vair good purchase!! Black slinky sequinned dress from Karl Lagerfeld...got it at TK Maxx reduced to £99. JOY!!

Hopefully Thu 27-Dec-12 15:17:10

Leg warmers ordered from Toast. [stylish]

usualsuspect3 Thu 27-Dec-12 15:17:27

Oh sorry this is in style and beauty <backs out>

Absy Thu 27-Dec-12 15:24:02

A sparkly biker jacket from warehouse this one which will be very useful for the 5 million weddings I'm attending next year.

and a silk blouse from Massimo Dutti.

knitknack Thu 27-Dec-12 16:02:11

A cashmere shawl from the White Company, a dress from Brora, a dress and jumper from Great Plains, TWO ted baker coats for DH, some bedding from Zara home, pj bottoms from Hush and two jumpers from phase eight. A mahoosive amount of money, but had a really really horrible year and an inheritance (the two are very much linked!).

knitknack Thu 27-Dec-12 16:02:54

i LOVE that sequin jacket < sits on hands >

Beaverfeaver Thu 27-Dec-12 16:25:48

A nice sleep cami set and a book

Karbea Thu 27-Dec-12 17:06:36

I've got myself a Kate spade clutch, earrings, bracelet and green silk blouse... All whilst DH was taking a nap... That'll teach him!

uptheamp Thu 27-Dec-12 17:07:52

lots of crap from zara sale grin

2madboys Thu 27-Dec-12 17:25:09

Brown leather handbag from John Lewis sale - was £119, I paid £49.50 grin.

RooneyMara Thu 27-Dec-12 17:27:42

A few things from Toast (I hope - no confirmation email yet! Probably all sold out) and some half price plastic boxes from Staples, to help with new toy overload. Thrilling grin

An Alexander Wang Rocco, Sandro jumper, Whistles cardigan, White Company scarf and an American Vintage cardigan. Oh and before Xmas a Zoe Karssen sweater.

JessBrodysTits Thu 27-Dec-12 17:48:01

Ahhhhhhhhh! Nothing! I can't find ANYTHING worth my spendies. And not for the want of trying.

NotEnoughJamOnTheBread Thu 27-Dec-12 17:49:39

A lovely mirror from Laura Ashley reduced from £200 to £100. Didn't even have to move my bum from the sofa as I used my new Nexus to do it smile

Zwitterion Thu 27-Dec-12 19:12:17

A couple of unstructured jackets from Great Plains. A Jaegar quilted leather evening bag, and an enormous slouchy tan leather hobo type bag from House of Fraser.
Two pairs of sparkly flats from New Look.
Black and grey striped wool sweater with burgundy sleeves from a boutique near me.
Two cheapy cocktail rings - one pale blue and silver, one diamanté bow.

Still hunting for some black suede wedges (Clarks haven't discounted theirs yet)

Djembe Thu 27-Dec-12 19:36:55

Bright pink knitted sweater - Next
Long really soft grey cardi - Next
Fur jacket - Next
Navy jersey skater dress - £6! - New Look
Claret peplum top - £7! - New Look
Sparkly black ankle boots - £10! - New Look

And have a basket of Hush goodies... currently it's 25% off everything in their 'pre-sale' and it's a gamble whether to wait til their proper 60% off sale or not... not sure my items will go into sale or not! hmm

My dream bag hasn't gone into sales <huff>

Corygal Thu 27-Dec-12 19:53:08

Sky blue capacious skinny-sleeved cashmere jumper from Uniqlo (thanks to dexter73) for a lean 50, but I'm holding out for mega-cheapness final reductions for everything else.

Bought a nice Johnstons tartan blanket for our cat, hem.

oooh Oooh

I was in Tesco today, dragged off to clothes by my DD (who at 10.6 yo is unfeasibly tall,, slim and gorgeous) who wears ladies size 6 or 8 not girls clothes now.

I saw some half price cashmere (£20 from £40)
Alot of lairy colours and sizes limited selection. But I got a camel V neck jumper.
And machine washable (unlike the Uniqlo that is dry-clean)

I've got a gentle hand wash cycle on the machine and lingerie bags plus nice gentle washy liquid.


Decameron Thu 27-Dec-12 21:53:36

Anya Hindmarch bag, DvF coat, Pure Collection silk shirt, DvF jacket, Hush pajamas.

Djembe Thu 27-Dec-12 22:44:46

Decameron Hush are only on their presale with 25% off - the pjs will be 60% off from 8th Jan! Although I am worried they will sell out of popular dresses and may succumb early too...

Mumelie Thu 27-Dec-12 22:52:50

Boots, boots and more boots ;0)

libertychick Thu 27-Dec-12 23:19:07

I have bought this jumper in the blue/gunmetal. It's a keeper.

Ordered this dress and this blouse but they haven't arrived yet and I'm already thinking they may go back.

I want some boots, watching an anglomania top and also poised for the Hush sale.

FrancesFarmer Thu 27-Dec-12 23:26:34

These boots from Toast.

This dress and this dress by Jaeger.

Waiting for the Brora sale as I hope to pick up a cashmere sweater or two...

Feelingdetached Thu 27-Dec-12 23:46:14


I got 16 pairs of socks for £16 from
Spring coats and winter coats for both DCs
Extra bits of clothes for DD
Big snuggle dressing gown £10!
Nike trainers
Adidas trainers
Two pairs of jiggers
Botanics hand cream sets for teache presents end if year
Leather gloves for me
Set of fearne lip glosses
Little milky cat stamp set and bath bombs dd nexts years stocking fillers
Ted baker sets for DH
Xmas cards
Xmas wrap
Snow boots
Black knee high half block heel boots
Plum military coat
Two phase eight dresses
One now browns dress

Help that looks a lot when I've typed it all out.

MonaLotte Thu 27-Dec-12 23:52:10

A scaramanga satchel - their customer service was excellent when I had a query
A new Filofax compact size
An Orla Kiely bag
Some Kipling bags for holiday next year

MonaLotte Thu 27-Dec-12 23:53:08

I like bags blush

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 28-Dec-12 00:00:42

Stuff for the house- new curtains/cushions for living room so far. Getting some new pictures and accessories to dress the room and a new floor lamp. I'm pathetically excited about our new cream and teal color scheme never liked the red stuff in there before

CointreauVersial Fri 28-Dec-12 00:11:25

Warehouse top, reduced from £30 to £13.
Necklace from Accessorize that I admired earlier in the year but never got around to buying.
Slippers from Next for £4.
Makeup for my mum's birthday, half price at Boots.

Have also done a big Zara order, but won't be keeping it all.

And (naughty) the boots I bought a month ago at Clarks had gone into the sale so I re-purchased them and returned with the original receipt. Well, we've all done it.....blush

WoodRose Fri 28-Dec-12 00:20:45

I have been splurging in Whistles. So far, I have bought: a "structured" black dress; a slinky purple/black animal print dress with full
Zip down the back (channelling my inner Kat Slater ); a black jacket which goes with both dresses; olive green skinny jeans; grey double breasted coat. Yikes! That is a lot for me, but my wardrobe was in need of a serious revamp. Now, all I need are a pair of black shoe-boots. Suggestions anyone?

izzysmydog Fri 28-Dec-12 00:26:47
addictedismoving Fri 28-Dec-12 07:05:45

ooo lots of great purtchaces!

I'm just brousing fat face and have found a dress I like, here I cant decide if I like it tho, I may get it and return it if I dont

I also spent £50 in matalan yesterday, I bought 3 bras and as a 32E was impressed that they came to £16 in total, I struggle to find decent bras anywhere else other than bravissimo, so I'm really hoping they are nice quality.
I also bought this cardigan and this jumper I'm not sure on the jumper as it was cheep to begin with, so it may be going back (although hoping its really nice!)

Nothing very exciting or stylish, but I need basics as I have lost weight and nothing fits me anymore!

2 pairs jeans
3 long sleeved black tops
black gilet

2 patterned Mantaray tops
wrap dress

black cable knit cape

I also bought quite a lot for the DC in Next.

Pinkflipflop Fri 28-Dec-12 10:14:00

Not overly exciting but I bought this from Fat Face

Think it will look nice with a skirt and emu boots.

<desperately hopes it will fit when I am no longer pregnant in 6 weeks>

PeppermintonCandyCane Fri 28-Dec-12 10:20:27

Two cardigans and some socks in Monsoon
this and a long grey one that's not on the website.

Just basics for work really.

Decameron Fri 28-Dec-12 10:21:58

Djembe, I know but my size is selling out fast!

E320 Fri 28-Dec-12 10:53:03

All online as I hate shopping, but:
Basler blazer, trousers and skirt
Poetry blazer and trousers
Brax 2 pairs of trousers, one cord one velvet (50% off)
Tommy Hilfiger leather boots (were in the sales online, but the Amazon price was marginally lower again)
Needless to say most of this is for work as I like to wear suits or trouser suits.
Saved quite a significant amount on the pre-sales prices, too :-)

novelsituation Fri 28-Dec-12 11:05:14

Dark green suede boots from Jigsaw.

Last purchase for a very long time as my NY resolution is to do no shopping for clothes for a full year. V happy with my wardrobe but feel I've got far too much and need to spend time enjoying the nice things I do have without accumulating more.

Casmama Fri 28-Dec-12 12:06:34

these in plum and have just ordered in red as they are pretty and really comfy.
these are really nice quality.
this slightly too big in the hips but fine for work so will keep.
this which will probably need a camisole as it is quite low cut.

Amothersruin Fri 28-Dec-12 12:22:47

No clothes yet as havent seen anything wow. Am waiting another couple of weeks as Monsoon usually reduce their stuff to 70% off and I have my eye on 2 dresses and a coat.

Bought some new perfume even though I got 2 gifts sets for xmas!-Naughty Alice by vivienne westwood and thierry muglers Alien.

Some underwear and stockings from ann summers-I like their hosiery and it was 3 for 2.

chickensarmpit Fri 28-Dec-12 12:28:50

Nothing yet as i have been ill but my cousin has spent over £5000 in Next. She then waits a month, then puts it on ebay and makes a fortune. I think she's a greedy mare.

itsallinthememories Fri 28-Dec-12 12:33:41

A leather tote and a scarf from Zara, a pair of patent chelsea boots and sparkly flats from Bertie and have my eye on 2 gorgeous work dresses from Laura Ashley which I discovered when I went in to look at a mirror, I had no idea they had such nice work clothes

Yama Fri 28-Dec-12 12:43:30

Casmana - I'm tempted by the Wallis skirt.

Casmama Fri 28-Dec-12 12:45:35

Go for it Yama - you can't go wrong for £20 although delivery was £4 and delivery to a store was £2 which I though a bit cheeky but hey ho.

Yama Fri 28-Dec-12 12:48:14

Yes, think I will. Buying clothes might motivate me to stop eating all the bloody time and go out for a walk.

wonderstuff Fri 28-Dec-12 21:04:43

Today went to Oxford St and I bought
Levi super curvy (or whatever the jeans for people with bottoms are called) jeans for £34 in House of Fraser (was £85)
Lovely Dickens and Jones dress (£40 from £80)
Plus sheet and duvet cover from John Lewis on 'special purchase' 200 count cotton for £40
Then had lovely boozy lunch at Carluccios. grin

libertychick Fri 28-Dec-12 21:45:23

All I seem to be doing is buying and returning! Linked in previous post on this thread to a dress and top from Atterley Road - arrived today. The dress is awful - type of material M&S make slips from! Top ok but 100% polyester which I hadn't realised as the website description says silk! On the details section it does say polyester but very misleading to say silk in the front blurb. So they are going back.

Nipped into Monsoon today and bought a grey poncho which isn't on the website - loved it at the time, now not so sure so will return tomorrow as only 7 days to return on sale stuff.

I have dreadful PMT this month - one lousy purchase after another then all the faff of returns - think I am just going to give up and try again next week. Anyone else lose all sense of what suits you at certain times of the month?

Djembe Fri 28-Dec-12 22:16:04

Haha libertychick I have horrendous PMT or possibly early pregnancy hormones atm and have succumbed to the Hush pre-sale. Have ordered a charcoal Sloppy Joe dress (which is not a tunic) and may have accidentally also ordered a Marc by Marc Jacobs tomato red purse from Farfetch hmm

wonderstuff Fri 28-Dec-12 22:19:20

Last year I did that libertychick haven't bothered with online this year, returned so much last year. Though am now off to Hush website grin

libertychick Fri 28-Dec-12 23:18:07

Bloody hell Djembe - you have just given me a fright with the mention of pre preg hormones! It is horrendous this month - better stop guzzling so much wine just in case.

wonderstuff I have a loaded Hush basket and debating whether to buy now or hang on.....how fast does the stuff go when the main sale starts?

wonderstuff Fri 28-Dec-12 23:26:48

No idea - I looked and decided to go back after sale starts - hoping it gets further reduced. Got 70% off Levi's earlier - 25% seems pitiful now..

Turquoiseblue Fri 28-Dec-12 23:37:25

Oh dear am afraid to list - but in my defence hadn't bought anything much really in months and it was also my birthday so had lots if vouchers and gift cards to use up.
Maje dress in mustard / yellow colour, maje embroidered mini
Sandro black knitted dress
Acne jeans
Kooples top

Bumblequeen Sat 29-Dec-12 00:31:16

I am very envy of you. I did not buy or receive anything special for Christmas--unless you count a £10 pack of M&S underwear-- I have no plans to go to the sales either.

Think I need to stop reading style and beauty. It only serves to remind me of how little I treat myself.

Bumblequeen Sat 29-Dec-12 00:32:37

unless you count a £10 pack of underwear

icovetthee Sat 29-Dec-12 00:54:49

I bought a gorgeous knee length bottle green wool coat with gold zips and double breasted buttons for £25. I also got a pair of black glittery (subtle glitter if you can imagine such a thing) loafers for £5, quilted riding style boots for DD for £8 and an off white chunky knitted long jumper for £5. £7 for a reversible pair of skinny jeans, £4 for some Spanx-alikes and £6 for some platform suede and glittered ankle boots.

I've been quite lucky that I've got everything I wanted and needed much cheaper than I would have paid. No dud buys yet although the jeans are slightly too big.

addictedismoving Sat 29-Dec-12 09:35:57

I decided not to get the fatface dress, I couldnt find anything else I liked and didnt want to pay postage for 1 item blush

I did however go to dp and order 3 dresses and a cardigan. I cant find them now to link tho.

bellechristmas Sat 29-Dec-12 20:27:35

Jacket and skirt from la redoute and debating a purse from Osprey reduced to £35 to match the lovely handbag dh bought me for Christmas. It would be a crime to miss out on the purse, wouldn't it?

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now