Winter Sales Haulage!

Hiya! I'm not one to go to the sales. I'm not really up for fighting it out with battle-hardened, seasoned pros over some clot...

Hiya!

I'm not one to go to the sales. I'm not really up for fighting it out with battle-hardened, seasoned pros over some clothes and what not. Usually I go about 5 or 6 days later when all that's left is the junk that no-one in their right mind would even look at twice!

This year, I spotted that the sales started online on christmas eve! I never knew this happened! I woke up at 6:30am that day to check out the topshop online sale but most of the good stuff was already gone! OMG!

I really wanted to go to the high street asap to bag some bargains, but after hearing so many horror stories about boxing day I thought I'd hold out til the 27th.

Even then it was horrific, in the Topshop at the Manchester Arndale Centre there were just so many crazed women with fire in their eyes pushing, shoving and elbowing other crazed women out of the way in the name of bargain-hunting! At first I was all "Oh, excuse me, can I just have a look here..?" or "Can I just squeeze past you there please?" but no. No amount of politeness got me anywhere.

So what did I do? I rolled up my sleeves, upped my game and started putting myself about a bit. Ended up walking out of Topshop pretty happy in the end! I nabbed a few more bargains from Boots, H&M, Miss Selfridge and a special mention for my Space NK bargain bag!
 

So here's the goodies:

TOPSHOP

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Cost me £3.00! I'm usually the type to go for smokey, neutral eye shadow. But seeing as turquoise is my fave colour, I'd love to see how I get on with this.

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This bronze purse I nabbed for £8.00 is an absolute beaut.

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I remember really wanting this a couple of months ago but could not justify buying it for £35. I was over the moon to see this for £15. Woop woop!

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This glittery oversized kimono I bagged for £20.00. It was originally £45!

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But this is my fave from all of the above. This camel toned mesh dress was once priced at £50 was dropped down to £25! I was one happy lady when I whipped it off the rails.

H & M

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I'm really into minty colours at the moment. From nail polish to clothes. This went from £20 to £10. I had no choice to but to buy it!

HABITAT

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I have no idea why I walked into this shop but I'm glad I did. I stumbled across acrylic storage boxes for £6. So I bought 2. And as you can see, I've already filled some of them up. :)

BOOTS

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This was a neccessary purchase. My Toni n Guy hairdryer broke a few months ago so I've been living with a travel dryer which was rubbish! The hairdryer cost me £25. LoveloveLOVE the Zebra print.

MISS SELFRIDGE

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Miss Selfridge had some stunning pieces of jewellery on sale. The store in Manchester city centre is pretty tiny and cramped and there was no way I was going in there. So I bought these online. Super glad they weren't sold out :)

& Last but not least..

SPACE NK

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Yep, that's Frederic Fekkai! I seriously could not believe my eyes when I saw these were half price! So all together it cost me around £18.00? But apparently I had £5 on my Space NK card so I got another few pounds of the price to bring it to around £12!! BARGAIN! I'll start using these when my Himalaya Protein Shampoo & Conditioner runs out.

And that's it!

This has been the best sale EVAR. For me, anyway..

What did you buy from the sales? How was it for you? Aggressive? Or not too bad? Let me know, ladies!
 

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22 comments

  1. i used to work in topshop so that's kinda killed my enthusiasm for any sale shopping after seeing how people behave haha! you got some amazing deals though! x

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  2. I bought nothing much of note this year.. Only that Boots mirror, a Hench cardigan, some work shirts from TM Lewin and some DVD's from HMV..

    Having said that, maybe that's a good thing because I need to have a clearout..

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  3. @ Emma - Lucky you! I bet you used to love the staff discounts! xx

    @ Rhamnousia - Yes, I've seen your twitpic of the mirror. I think I need one of those. Although, the size of my pores would freak me out, haha! xx

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  4. Wow that is an impressive haul! I've hardly hit the sales at all, I've done some online shopping (no one is elbowing ME in the ribs this year, no sirree!) and picked up some bits in Sephora but that's it! Well done on your purchases :D xx

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  5. Miss Selfridge do amazing little buys in their sales & Topshop too :)

    Kaushal xx

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  6. Ooo well done! You got some lovely bargins! I didn't really get that many bargins after Christmas cos I felt so ill last week that there was no way I was going out. I did go out on New Years eve in the day to try to find something to wear but ended up buying a huddy, a camera case and a body shop gift set for myself hehe.. xx

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  7. Bloody good haul! I love that first ring from Miss Selfridge. GORGEOUS!
    I think you've got to be in a certain frame of mind to deal with the January sales and I just really wasn't this time around! Left it a good few days before I braved the madness, but did manage to get a few bits and bobs including a dress from Zara and some Soap and Glory goodies from Boots, which I just couldn't resist ;)

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  8. You got some cool things! I cant believe you got the Frederick Fekkai for half price though, thats an amazing find - Well done :D lol! Love the Topshop dress too. I had a crap sales experience, hardly bought anything, my highlight was an electric blanket from Tesco which didnt even work :-s xxx

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  9. Tell us how you like the Frederik Fekai products you got !

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  10. You got some fab things, those drawers will be sooo handy for jewellery and make up!
    I got loads of things in the Accessorize sale, some really great brooches and purses
    xx

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  11. Great bargains! Love all your topshop stuff, especially the bow top! Those habitat drawers are amazing, i love that store, but i restrained myself this year lol!

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  12. the miss selferidge rings are gorg!! xx

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  13. I love the Miss Selfridge rings! I have the wing one :D Great haul xx

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  14. Fantastic haulage! The Topshop border dress and the mint dress will look stunning on you, and the leopard cape is fab too.

    I think the sales were great this year (though I went to Bluewater on Boxing Day and it was mental and I bought... 2 potato peelers!) I think this past season's been ace for clothes so the bargains are decent too.

    Oh - and my boy uses the Himalaya shampoo religiously, he carts shedloads back every time he goes to India!

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  15. wooow! You got some gorgeous things! I am loving that that sweater and the rings. Drool! Cool blog!

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  16. Oooo you did good babe! Those jewelery pieces you nabbed are just so prettyful! and looove the H&M dress! They had some nice stuff didn't they? Hehehe well you know how I fared this year...but err was "dragged" back to the shops this weekend & managed to pick up some more yummy things :) will hopefully post about em soon! :)

    Aysh xoxo

    trulymadlybeauty.blogspot.com

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  17. you got loads but the acrylic storage boxes are my fave x

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  18. Wow you are so lucky and i love your choices...I'll really want to see you in these sweaters and ring one by one...haha..hey I miss your eye makeup buddy with winged eyeliner.

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  19. Wow you found yourself some great bargains! I'm so jealous, i went on boxing day and came home with nothing but bruises lol.
    The arndale topshop was mayhem, you did the right thing and waited! I got elbowed in my freaking eye and my feet trampled on and in the end found nothing but tack in my size!! NEVER AGAIN! x

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  20. Great haul! By the time I got to Topshop there was nothing good left :'(

    I love the rings from Miss Selfridge and that mesh dress is gorgeous! :) xxx

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  21. Fab sale haul - i gt absolute crap dis year x2 wrk tops lol sad I knOw ryt?! Tho I picked up a huge heart with lace detailed ring from miss selfridge that I'm loving and a river island bag for 15squids bargain!

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