Ooh, it’s my favourite part of the sales – y’know, when the 70% reductions start getting thrown around. Oh, yes, the time if ripe to grab some bargains. I always use the sales to acquire things I’d baulk at spending full price on. I can’t get excited about £15 off a £65 top (looking at you, Whistles), but £300 off a £450 pair of shoes? My interest is piqued.
So, because I’m a caring sharing kind of person, I thought I’d do a little round up of the best designer buys at insanely low prices. Hide your purse and read on…
Christopher Kane peach lace flower cotton and cashmere t-shirt – NOW £50 Was £180
This Christopher Kane top was THE tee of the season! I know some don’t like to buy memorable items like this as they are so intrinsically linked to the season they went down the catwalk, but the way I see it, you’re getting a little piece of fashion history for only £50! Harvey Nichols have lots of pieces from the Botanical collection heavily reduced.
By Malene Birger Uminni black jersey jumpsuit – NOW £49 Was £165
I knew I shouldn’t have written this post – I now NEED this jumpsuit. I’ve had my eye on it all season, and here it is, in my size, hugely reduced. I love the silk inserts, which elevate the simple jersey style to something elegant and evening-appropriate.
Saint Laurent monochrome printed canvas skate shoes – NOW £78 Was £260
Saint Laurent for £78? Yes indeed. And they’re also my size. Snap them up if you’re a 39, if only to stop me doing so!
Isabel Marant Bekett High Top Trainer – NOW £145 Was £145
Another insane footwear deal here – the iconic Isabel Marant Bekett High Top Trainer. These will be a boon come A/W as they are SO WARM. I bought my zebra print pair from Morgan Clare back in December and haven’t regretted it for a second. And dare I say this neutral pair may even be a tad more versatile?
Alexander McQueen classic skull silk scarf – NOW £115 Was £165
Another legendary piece her, the McQueen skull scarf. These are so rarely discounted I had to shout about this one – the vibrant orange is so on trend, and come A/W this bright beauty will breathe new life into a navy or great winter coat.
Toga buckled suede ankle boots NOW £97.50 Was £325
I won’t lie – money has changed hands and these boots are now in my possession. I pinned them to my wish list WAY back in February, so it feels rather serendipitous to have snapped them up for so little. Frabjous day! I’ll be wearing them all winter long, with super-skinnies and a pea coat, Left Bank stylee.
Issa Wrap-effect silk-jersey top – NOW £88.50 Was £295
If you did want to invest in something a little more timeless, you’d be hard pressed to go wrong with this Issa wrap top. This top could be fabulous for a wedding with fitted trousers or a pencil skirt and killer heels, or equally it could be a really useful part of your work wardrobe.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Melita drape front jersey dress – NOW £114 Was £228
If you have an event coming up soon, you won’t go far wrong with Anglomania. Viv knows how to dress a woman’s body! I’m sorely tempted myself!
So, lots of designer buys, all at under £150 – don’t say I never do anything for you. And if you needed further proof that girding your loins and playing sales chicken is worthwhile, behold…
Alexander Wang Lovisa Pumps NOW £136.50 Was £445
I have wanted a pair of Lovisas for SO long, but I bided my time and pounced as soon as NaP did their further reductions. I’m so glad I did. It’s love.
Right, I’m off to definitely NOT order that Malene Birger jumpsuit. Happy Saturday all!