I always used to hate Sale shopping. The idea of elbowing past hundreds of people to get hold of the only piece of clothing left in my size didn't appeal to me, but I've changed my mind this year.
In fact, I would urge everyone to hit the shops to get their hands on some really great stuff.
Earlier this week, a retailer told me that the best day of the Sales is the first day and that after that, all the best product has gone. Rubbish. Or so it is this season anyway. Last night I went to London's Oxford Street to find it packed full of people, all of whom had their fair share of great clothing offers.
Individual items were available in a range of sizes and the stores themselves were impressively laid out - none of the mess I normally associate with the Sale period.
Analysts may be predicting a gloomy 2008 for the UK high street and "credit crunch" has been the key phrase in 2007, so let's at least start off 2008 on the right note and get shopping. With such great, discounted product out there, no-one can lose out.