It’s never too soon to start planning for the Boxing Day sales! There are always some fantastic bargains to be had and savvy shoppers plan out what they’re looking for ahead of time.
If you want to make the most of the potential savings, keep an eye on the items on your wish-list at the following stores, as they’re sure to be discounted steeply after Christmas:
Top 10 Boxing Day Sales 2016
For big savings on luxury brands, Harrods is the place to shop. The Boxing Day sale always has huge queue, with thousands hoping to snatch up half-price designer goods and people come from all over the world to shop the sale.
Harrods is also one of the most comfortable places to queue outside in the dark and cold. Shoppers literally get the red carpet treatment with complimentary mince pies and hot chocolate.
87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL
If you’re after designer fashion reductions, the Selfridges sale is bound to have some amazing bargains and frequently offers up to 70% off during big sales. It’s also possible to pick up some great deals in quality brand name electronics and homewares such as Bose and Le Creuset.
Selfridge bargains can also be found online, with designer shoes and bags, jewellery and luxury beauty all slashed in price.
400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1U 1AB
Customers are known to queue overnight to make sure they’re first in line for the Next sales, so you know there must be some huge bargains to be had. The Next Boxing Day sale is expected to have savings of up to 70% across all departments.
You can also start shopping the sale online from Christmas Eve or check out the items that will be discounted in store but you’ll need a VIP invite to get the first look – these are usually offered to credit account holders and customers who have ordered recently.
203 Oxford Street, Soho, London W1D 2LF
Debenhams Blue Cross sale events are always worth a look, with discounts of up to 70% off clothing, accessories, beauty and items for the home.
The Debenhams website usually starts the sale a day earlier than stores so keep an eye out for bargains and make sure you’re on the mailing list to be the first in line for savings.
334-348 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1C 1JG
5. John Lewis
John Lewis stock a wide range of fashion for men, women and kids and their sales are always hugely popular. Expect to find lots of items at 50% off, with further reductions later in January. You can also get some great deals on furniture and appliances.
Remember that John Lewis’s “never knowingly undersold” promise means that they will price match any other high street store with a lower price.
300 Oxford Street, London W1C 1DX
6. Marks & Spencer
At the Marks & Spencer sale you can expect to find discounts of up to 60% on clothing, beauty, homewares, and even wine!
If you don’t feel like braving the crowds, the Marks & Spencer online sale usually starts from midday on Christmas Day so you can enjoy your shopping in comfort while waiting for your Christmas dinner to settle.
458 Oxford Street, London, W1C 1AP
Fenwick department store on Bond Street always offers generous discounts at sale time and as they stock a huge range of fashion from different designers, it’s a great place to stock up on outfits for the season.
Expect to find discounts of up to 50% (reduced further to 70% later in January) and keep an eye on the website to find out store opening times and the biggest bargains.
63 New Bond Street, London W1S 1RQ
The Liberty Boxing Day starts a little later than many sales, at 12pm, so you can enjoy a lie-in and a more relaxing start to the day than queuing in the dark.
Expect to find discounts on designer clothing of up to 50% and don’t forget to stop by the Christmas shop to stock up on bargains for next year. It’s also worth logging onto the website from midnight on Christmas Eve to check out the online sale.
Regent Street, London W1B 5AH
9. Westfield London
Westfield London is one of the biggest shopping centres in Europe, so there are sure to be bargains galore to be found at its 350+ retail outlets.
With so many brands and stores, there are discounted goodies for everyone, from clothing and footwear to electronics and appliances. Don’t forget to visit The Village with its luxury brands, most of which will be offering generous sale prices too.
Ariel Way, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 7GF
10. Bicester Village
Bicester Village designer outlet is a great place to pick up discounted designer clothing even when there’s not a sale on, but after Christmas there are even bigger bargains to be had. Brands including Mulberry, Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen can all be purchased at huge discounts.
It’s best to head out in the morning to beat the traffic and get a parking space, or leave the car at home and head in by bus or train instead.
50 Pingle Drive Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 6WD