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Debenhams confirms four-day Spectacular

Debenhams has confirmed that it will launch its pre-Christmas Spectacular on Wednesday, promising price cuts of £250m, more than the same Spectacular last year.

The department store - which factors in promotions as part of its annual budget - will slash prices by up to 25% for four days from Wednesday as revealed by Drapers.

Six weeks before Christmas, Debenhams will cut prices on tens of thousands of items across all categories in its 150 stores and online.

Debenhams is the first high street retailer to launch a blanket promotion in the run-up to Christmas and has fired the starter gun in the race to get customers shopping in the festive build up.

On the equivalent day last year, Debenhams kicked off a similar Spectacular which offered £200m of price-cuts and lasted for three days before being extended to cover the whole of the following weekend.

Marks & Spencer followed suit with a 20%-off promotion the following day, however, this year, M&S chairman Sir Stuart Rose vowed to remain full-price in the run up to Christmas.

Last year, retailers were forced in to a discounting war following a drop-off in consumer spend in the wake of the financial crisis.

Debenhams deputy chief executive Michael Sharp said: “Customers everywhere continue to feel the pinch in this recession. In fact many feel that there still is no light at the end of the tunnel. They want us to reduce prices now, so that’s what our Christmas Spectacular will do.

 “With VAT set to increase in the New Year we really are offering January Sale value at a time when shoppers want it most,” added Sharp.

Debenhams will open its stores from 8am until midnight on Wednesday and Thursday and from 9am to 10pm on Friday and am to 7pm on Saturday.

Sharp added: “We know that, at times like these, every penny counts, so we’re acting now to provide the Christmas value that our customers need.”

Discounts include:


25% off Pearce II Fionda, BDL Ben De Lisi, Debut, Collection including Petite and Pineapple

20% off Star by Julien Macdonald, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson, J by Jasper Conran, Betty Jackson.Black, Rocha.John Rocha. Red Herring, Maine New England, Mantaray, Classics, Casual Collection, Kookai, Warehouse, Alex and Co, Eastex, Jacques Vert, Kaliko, Planet,

Women’s Accessories

30% off selected:

Nine West Shoes, Radley bags and small leathers.

20% off selected:

Jewellery, watches, gifts, briefs, handbags, shoes tights, bras, sleepwear, hat gloves and scarves.



25% off selected toddler, girlswear 11-16 years, boyswear and accessories

20% off selected baby, girlswear 4-11 years, nightwear, schoolwear, socks, occassionwear, toys and underwear.

10% off Baker by Ted Baker


25% off St George by Duffer, Red Herring, Ben Sherman, Formal shirts, Ties, Craghoppers, Thomas Nash, Maine New England.

20% off J BY Jasper Conran, Rocha.John Rocha, Jeff Banks, Mantaray, Men’s denim, Maine FiveG, parkes and Wollfe, Sonneti, Levis, Lee Wrangler, Fred Perry, Animal, O’Neil, Quiksilver and denim.

Men’s Accessories

20% off toiletries, shoes, socks and loungewear.


50% off, plus and extra 10% off furniture.

25% off Cookshop, table linen, bedlinen, bathroom accessories and towels.

20% off Christmas decorations, gift food, cutlery, glasses, candles, photo frames, duvets and pillows.

10% off furniture and accessories

Sport  Leisure

25% off:

Nike, Adidas, Reebok and Puma.


Butterfly by Matthew Williamson Embellished Bandeau Dress£110£88
Betty Jackson.Black Red Dress£55£44
Debut Red Chiffon Dress£90£45
Red Herring Sequin Jacket£49£39.20
Red Herring Tiered Dress£55£45
Red Herring Sequin Top£18£14.40
Jasper Conran Batwing Top£25£12.50
J by Jasper Conran Fur Trapper Hat£20£10
J by Jasper Conran Suede Boots£75£55
Star by Julien Macdonald Bag£40£32
Red Herring Leather Cowboy Boots£50£40
Radley Grab Bag£130£91
Guess Polished Diamante bracelet£100£50
J by Jasper Conran Leather Jewellery box£65£40
Jeff Banks Shoes£65£32.50
J by Jasper Conran Italian Merino Jumper£39.50£29.50
Thomas Nash Shirt and Tie Sets£30£15
Stvdio Jeff Banks Suit£199£99.50
Jeff Banks Wool Overcoat With Cashmere£225£125
Baker by Ted Baker Coat£44£39.60
J by Jasper Conran£12£9
Butterfly by Matthew Williamson Knitted Hooded Top£17£8.50
Butterfly by Matthew Williamson Jeans£17.50£8.75
Rocha. John Rocha Coat£37£22.20
Butterfly by Matthew Williamson Coat£32£25.60




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