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Blog: Bargain bonanza

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.

Readers' comments (4)

  • Ana Santi....I am so sorry, but this is the most uninformed bit of writing I have read in a long time (and I confess to reading the odd Daily Mail...only for the horoscopes and recipes of course).
    Please don't upset me further by telling me that you actually got paid for this awful article because that just adds insult to injury...............do you know nothing about margin and how the chains put the markdown into the original selling price...and how 80% of sale goods on the High St are engineered?????

    OMG ...I'm off....this is just tooooo painful.......Drapers....please employ reporters who know how it works....not ones who are suckered into the whole High St con.

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  • 1st rule of journalism; don't write what you think you SHOULD write
    This entry was trite in the extreme.
    OK! I am feeling a bit bolshy tonight but don't you guys read any other stuff?? Like The FT, Moneyweek etc? You should as it all leads to the bigger picture. Just ONE thing trendwise......all those late teens / twenty somethings wearing a higgledy piggledy mish mash of colours and styles; layered one on top of the other.
    Were they delivered it on a plate by Top Shop et al? No, it was derived from Primark retailing leftover + clearance styles in off season colours at bargain price.they then created their own look from what was available. Are Drapers employing work exp at the mo?????

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  • 1st rule of journalism; don't write what you think you SHOULD write
    This entry was trite in the extreme.
    OK! I am feeling a bit bolshy tonight but don't you guys read any other stuff?? Like The FT, Moneyweek etc? You should as it all leads to the bigger picture. Just ONE thing trendwise......all those late teens / twenty somethings wearing a higgledy piggledy mish mash of colours and styles; layered one on top of the other.
    Were they delivered it on a plate by Top Shop et al? No, it was derived from Primark retailing leftover + clearance styles in off season colours at bargain price.they then created their own look from what was available. Are Drapers employing work exp at the mo?????

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  • Dear Laura Lovett, I cannot respond to your credit crunch blog as the reader response thingy isn't working but I have to say; perleeeeze. As the common man can only type out a worthy 700 characters, I have had to split my response in 2. So this is the 1st and below is the second.......thank you!!!
    PS; can we have emoticons please????

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