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Sales, Bargains and Discounts This Week

By Gillian Brett

The Americans have long had the tradition of Black Friday, where many retailers offer jaw-dropping discounts to kick-start the holiday shopping season.

We don't have a Black Friday per se, but the cleverest retailers are offering early-season discounts, and we've cherry-picked the most fashionable ones here:

Who: Christmas Shopping Evening

What: For one night only, the whole of Seven Dials will be transformed into a car-free pedestrian shopping haven for a night of hassle-free shopping and entertainment in which over 120 stores and venues will be offering 20% off.

When: 5-9pm Thursday 29th of November

Where: The Seven Dials and St Martin’s Courtyard, Covent Garden

Why: Well, the shopping obviously, but there’s also complimentary manicures from WAH nails, vintage tricycles serving mulled wine, gifts with purchase, free food and a buzzy Christmassy atmosphere to get you in the spirit of the festive season. Hurrah!

Who: Nicolas Kirkwood

What: TheOutnet.com debut

When: Tuesday 27th November

Where: www.theoutnet.com

Why: 55-60% off Kirwood’s quirky stilettos

Who: Selfridges’ Christmas Comes Early Event

What: 20% off your shopping in-store and online as well as 10% off fragrance, beauty and wine

When: Thursday 22nd November – Sunday 25th November

Where: Selfridges stores and Selfridges.com

Why: A great reason to start your Christmas gift shopping early this year

Who: Designer Lingerie Sale

What: Up to 80% savings on luxury underwear lines

When: 10am – 9pm Wednesday 28th November

Where: 20th Century Thatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, W112QA

Why: Lovely lacey bits from Lascivious, Mimi Holiday, Beautiful Bottoms and many more at a snip of the usual price

Who: YMC Sample Sale

What: Up to 80% off designer names

When: Friday 30th November 4pm – 8pm, Saturday 1st of December 10am – 6pm and Sunday 2nd of December 12pm – 4pm

Where: Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, E27DP

Why: Brands including YMC, Oliver Spencer, Chinti & Parker and many more with prices slashed by up to 80% plus the £1 entry fee goes to the Roundhouse Charity. Just remember it’s a cash only event.

Who: Ingenue London Sample Sale

What: A huge selection of womenswear from previous collections

When: Thursday 13th of December from 8am-8pm

Where: Unit 1S, Hewlett House, Havelock Terrace, Battersea, SW84AS

Why: As well as all the great bargains, the £2 entry fee is donated to Ickle Pickles

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