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It's official- the shops have lost the plot and gone into bargain overdrive, with 'Sale' signs glaring at us in neon brights from almost every shop on the high-street. Okay, first things first- try to keep calm girls and plan your shopping manoeuvres carefully before pouncing on something that looked totally divine in the shop- possibly because three other girls were looking at it while you were looking at it! When you examined at close quaters and at every angle physically possible it in the comfort of your own bedroom and in front of your tried and trusted full length mirror in the hallway- funnily enough, a pink mid-thigh skater skirt didn't seem like such a good idea after all.
So, before you read on and learn of the amazing, eye-poppingly fabulous bargains and discounts that are out there waiting to be snapped up out there right now as we speak- promise yourselves that you will exercise restraint (some, at least!) and obey the golden rule of sale shopping. Repeat ten times after me- 'I will not buy anything in the sales that I would not consider buying at full price'. If you stick by this rule with your life- I promise you, you will not be a broke and strung out babe in tears on, and with nothing nice to wear on a Saturday night, but instead- a rather smug style queen queen with rails and rails of stylish options and a dazzling array of accessories to wear and wow in, for your night on the town- AND with money left over for cocktails!
Okay- so here's the lowdown on the bargain hotspots- read with caution and prepare to enjoy some kung-fu style bargain-busting! One of my all time favourite department stores, Brown Thomas are slashing 20% off of almost everything until Monday, October 28th- with the generous discount applying to men's, women's and children's clothing and selected shoes, as well as 10% off of luxury beauty brands, Lancome and Clarins. Head to rival department store Debenhams for more great value, where for every spend of e60 or more- you'll get a e10 gift voucher to spend in store!You can definitely afford to wrap up warm this winter if you snap up their 25% discount on coats and boots. Avail of their 'buy one- get one half price' offer on knitwear, and you'll be sizzling (in every sense of the word!) in time for the big freeze!
If you're a fan of classic, quality high-street shop, Coast- get down there pronto! They have 20% pulled off of selected coats and jackets until Monday, October 28th- as well as a great mid-season sale with discounts of 50% and more, hanging on the rails waiting for you! You can also snap up the coats and jackets offer online by typing in the promotional code: COATS20 at the checkout.
If your wardrobe is in some dire need of some serious funking up and general bejazzling- totter down to to highstreet faves- River Island, AWear, Oasis and Warehouse where they have mid-season sales with up to 50% ripped off of the original prices. AWear are also knocking 20% off of new season arrivals for a limited period, to tempt you even further!
Finally, if luxurious, preppy Americana in classic designs and colours is what floats your yacht- check out the Tommy Hilfiger mid-season sale, where they're slicing a cool 20% off of selected items. Their stylish handbags are on my lust-list this AW season- effortlessly adding a bolt of colour and touch of class to your wardrobe.
All images are from the Tommy Hilfiger store in the Crescent Shopping Centre in Limerick.