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All Hail the Christmas Sales….

Ahh the sales, the best part about Christmas, well obviously after the giving and receiving and loving and giving and family and giving, hold on maybe there is a bit too much giving…well after all that altruism, how about you give to yourself a little or a maybe even lot’le and bag a bargain in the sales.  But before you enter the war zone, its best to be prepared and be strategic…so here is a quick run down off the best bits, so you can work out your plan of action.

WHERE: Yves Saint Laurent
WHEN: From December 26
DISCOUNTS: 50 per cent off ready-to-wear and accessories
BEST BUYS: Stock up on autumn/winter 2009-10’s sharp tailoring with this skirt suit; pinstripe jacket, was £1,025, sale price £512.50 and matching skirt, was £485, sale price £267.50.
LOCATION: 171-172 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9NR and 33 Old Bond Street, London SW1X 4HH or www.ysl.com

WHEN: From December 23
DISCOUNTS: 30-50 per cent off
BEST BUYS: Look out for season-less party dresses from BCBG Max Azria and beautifully tailored blazers from the Olsens’ label Elizabeth & James
LOCATION: www.my-wardrobe.com

WHERE: Stella McCartney
WHEN: From December 17
DISCOUNTS: Up to 50 per cent off
BEST BUYS: Cocktail dresses for the New Year
LOCATION: 30 Bruton Street, London, W1J 6QR

WHERE: Mulberry
WHEN: From December 26
DISCOUNTS: 50 per cent off women’s ready-to-wear, 50-70 per cent off men’s ready-to-wear and 30-50 per cent off shoes and accessories
BEST BUYS: Bayswater Clutch, was £495, sale price £346.50
LOCATION: Mulberry stores and www.mulberry.com
WHERE: Alexander McQueen
WHEN: From December 19
DISCOUNTS: Most ready-to-wear and accessories will be reduced by 50 per cent. Jackets will be priced from £554, leather will be priced from £1,549 and shoes will be from £209
BEST BUYS: Houndstooth handbag, was £675, sale price £339
LOCATION: 4-5 Old Bond Street, W1S 4PD

WHERE: Ralph Lauren Collection
WHEN: From December 27
DISCOUNTS: Exotic handbags, belts and shoes will have 50 per cent off; non-exotic accessories will have 30 per cent off; small leather goods and jewellery will have 30 per cent off
BEST BUYS: The London clutch, was £1,390, sale price £975
LOCATION: Ralph Lauren, 1 New Bond Street, W1

WHERE: Selfridges
WHEN: From December 26
DISCOUNTS: Up to 75 per cent off across the store
BEST BUYS: Designer fashion from super-cool labels including this Alexander Wang dress, was £735, sale price £441
LOCATION: Selfridges stores

WHERE: Astley Clarke
WHEN: From December 26 to January 20
DISCOUNTS: Up to 50 per cent off designer jewellery
BEST BUYS: The intricate Filigree collection, the earrings were £330, now £165
LOCATION: www.astleyclarke.com

WHERE: Lara Bohinc
WHEN: From December 29
DISCOUNTS: Up to 70 per cent off jewellery and leather goods
BEST BUYS: Timeless accessories such as the Apollo belt
LOCATION: 149F Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9BZ or www.larabohinc.com

WHERE: Liberty

WHEN: From December 26
DISCOUNTS: Up to 60 per cent off across selected lines
BEST BUYS: This Preen dress was £1,495, sale price £1,046.50
LOCATION: Liberty, Regent Street, W1B 5AH or www.liberty.co.uk

WHERE: Agent Provocateur
WHEN: From December 25 online, December 26 instore
DISCOUNTS: Up to 50 per cent off selected items
BEST BUYS: The Iona Leopard Print Body
LOCATION: Agent Provocateur, 6 Broadwick St, Soho W1 or www.agentprovocateur.com

WHERE: Nicole Farhi
WHEN: From December 11
DISCOUNTS: Up to 50 per cent off
BEST BUYS: This wear-forever shearling coat is half price:, was £1,695, sale price £847.50
LOCATION: Nicole Farhi, 158 New Bond Street, London W1S 2UB or www.nicolefarhi.com

WHERE: House of Fraser
WHEN: From December 26
DISCOUNTS: Up to 50 per cent off
BEST BUYS: Work the one-shouldered trend in Episode’s asymmetrical dress, was £140, sale price £50
LOCATION: House of Fraser stores and at www.houseoffraser.co.uk

WHERE: Urban Outfitters
WHEN: From December 16
DISCOUNTS: 50 per cent off designer labels including Luella, Peter Jensen, Anglomania and Urban Outfitters’ labels including Silence & Noise
BEST BUYS: Silence & Noise for on-trend treasures like this pink jacket, was £50, sale price £30
LOCATION: Urban Outfitters stores or www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk

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