We all have that friend that finds all the best sale offers and always in the right size – we can’t guarantee our top tips will bring you the same success but they’ll definitely put you in the right direction to ‘sale like a pro’.
Here’s 8 simple tips to help tackle your present buying with ease…
1) Time is off the essence
Make the most of the extended opening hours on Boxing Day (we’re open from 8am – 10pm) as well as your lunch break to work through your list one step at a time.
2) It’s in the bag
With the average shopping bag weighing 5-10lb, bring your own tried and tested shopping bags to ensure maximum comfort, even when they’re packed full of the sale steals you couldn’t resist! Opt for bags with thicker straps and alternating strap lengths so that you can adjust them as you shop; a backpack is also a great option to keep your hands free and weight evenly distributed!
3) Put your best foot forward
Female shoppers rack up an impressive 7,300 steps on an average shopping spree, and with Oxford Street stretching over 1.5 miles long, comfortable footwear is essential. Swap your heels for trainers to keep those unwanted blisters at bay.
4) Reserve now, pick up later
Click and collect has never been more of a life-saver! Reserve your sale-buys in stores along Oxford Street then pick them up at a time that suits you. Be sure to stagger your collections so that you’re not carrying them all home at once though.
5) Know your destination
Oxford Street is the ultimate shopping haven, housing everything from fashion to fragrance, homeware to electricals and everything in between! Map out your hit-list of stores before you arrive to make your shopping trip that much more relaxing.
6) Invite your shopping crew
Bring along your style-savvy friends and make a day of it! Don’t forget to include some well-earned pit stops along the way to put down your shopping bags, sit back and relax at some of the glamorous in-store salons, cafes and bars on Oxford Street. Discover all our dining options here
7) Experience personal shopping
Pressed for time and not sure where to start? Cue, personal shoppers! Ready to offer a helping hand and inspire your style choices – book one of our free one hour sessions here to have a stress-free shopping experience.
8) Once is not enough…
Sale shopping isn’t a one time thing if you want to make the most of it. Hit the sales when they start for those must-have pieces that are sure to sell out quick but then plan another trip to shop the new lines added in January and some stores further reduce their sale so this is when you can find the ultimate steals.