Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Shopping The Sales!

So the sales have started and as usual, I've been incessantly browsing the online stores for the best deals and discounts up for grabs this season. I've actually yet to purchase anything as I'm *meant to be saving for my trip to LA next week but of course, I'm a total shopping addict, so can't resist a good browse! I thought I'd share my favourite sale picks with you all.

*please note 'meant' to be, and actually managing to resist sale purchases are two very different things and there will no doubt be a haul video coming up on my You Tube channel very soon!

Get your wallets at the ready...

My first port of call when it comes to the sales are of course the high end designers. I especially cannot resist looking at handbags in the sale.

The best offerings from Mulberry this year (in my humble opinion) are the Oversized Tilly in Winter White Cotton Tweed and the Oversized Taylor Satchel in 'Red Onion'. Both are 40% off, and if I hadn't just made a major handbag purchase I would be sorely tempted by both of these!

Mulberry Oversized Tilly in Winter White Cotton Tweed £525 (Previously £875) at Mulberry.com

Mulberry Oversized Taylor Satchel in Red Onion £570 (Previously £950) at Mulberry.com

I also clapped eyes on this cute Marc by Marc Jacobs cross-body/clutch bag. I have the same style bag in turquoise and I use it so much in the summer months. Inside they are like a wallet so perfect for carrying everything you need on a night out without having to tow your whole wallet around with you.

Jane Disco Bag £135 (Previously £225) at Harvey Nichols

If you're looking for a similar thing on a lighter budget, I also spotted this cute little evening bag in Topshop a few weeks ago, so was pleased to see it was in the sale for only £12! (it's real leather too... bargain!)

Metallic Leather Cross Body Bag £12 (Previously £28) at Topshop

Another bag that I've had my eyes on for a very long time has also hit the sales. The DVF Elaine Bag in Burgundy is as gorgeous as it is practical, and it's now 30% off.

Diane Von Furstenberg Elaine bag in Burgundy £338 (Previously £483) at Matches

Moving on to my second favourite type of sale shopping... shoes!

I clapped eyes on these in the Matches sale, but I think but the time this goes live they may have already sold out (must be faster next time!) I'm guessing you'll be able to detect a trend in my taste at the moment... purple and burgundy seem to be calling out to me. These gorgeous suede Vicky boots by Christian Louboutin are 50% off at Matches. I can dream.

Vicky Booty in Burgundy by Christian Louboutin £317 (Previously 635) at Matches

Back down to earth in both budget and stature, these ankle boots from New Look are also tempting me.

Leather Buckled Ankle Boots £30 (Previously £54.99) at New Look

If you're looking for some shoes to ring in the New Year then you could be in luck with these super sparkly numbers from Topshop. I love the idea of glitter shoes but rarely find ones that I would actually wear. These are definitely an exception.

Glisten Glitter Points £40 (Previously £65) from Topshop

As for clothing, I haven't spotted too much over the past few days, but one item that I do have my eyes on is this gorgeous (Burgundy again!) duffel coat from Topshop. It's cute yet chic at the same time, and it's even better than half price!

Metal Clasped Hooded Coat £40 (Previously £85) from Topshop

Last but not least, I have of course been on the lookout for what beauty bargains are to be had! My first port of call when it comes to Christmas sales beauty is always Laura Mercier gift sets. I'm totally obsessed with her Bath & Body range and you can always grab a bargain in the sales, if they aren't already sold out that is! This year the only ones I managed to find online were at Harrods - move fast if you want one girls!

Laura Mercier Body Souffle Sampler £22 (Previously £50) from Harrods

Laura Mercier Warm Roasted Chesnuts Candle £17.50 (Previously £35) from Harrods

On the subject of candles... It's not a 'real' sale but feelunique.com have various discounts across whole brands at the moment, and there is currently 15% off my all time favourite candle, Miller Harris' L'Air de Rien (and the rest of the Miller Harris range). Mine is almost finished so I may have to treat myself to a new one of these.

Miller Harris L'Air de Rien Candle £33.15 (Previously £39) from FeelUnique

There is a rather fabulous sale over at SpaceNK too, with a large selection of their makeup brushes and gift sets on sale. My favourite is this cute Kabuki brush, currently half price.

SpaceNK Kabuki Brush £9 (Previously £18) from SpaceNK

The last item I've clapped my eyes on is this gorgeous nail set from Illamasqua. There are three lovely winter nail colours and a base coat. I'm particularly taken with the iridescent blue shade 'Prism'. Currently £10 off.

Illamasqua White Christmas Nail Varnish Quad £29 (Previously £39) at Selfridges 

That's it for my guide to shopping the sales... happy shopping ladies! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Fx


  1. ah a very helpfull post. has certainly increased my list of 'things to buy in the sales' though ;) x

  2. ahh love sales! these are some great finds! x


  3. Wow, some of those really arn't sale prices ;) but some of them look awsome.
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  4. i adore the sales! nice picks, might have to go and check them out :)

    check out my recent blog post about what i got at the sales on Boxing Day!

  5. I agree, Mulberry has the best sales, and thus, every year! How I wish I was in the UK right now! Sales don't start until mid-January here, an I'll already be back in London by then. Oh well, I guess I'll have to hit the shop when I fly back on Tuesday. : )


  6. i wanted the red onion bayswater but i was too slow on xmas eve and it sold out! :( so instead i settled for the black mitzy messenger which will be a good everyday bag. the mulberry sales are always amazing! i never buy mulberry at full price. xx

  7. Nice picks, gonna have to check them out xx

  8. I snapped up the Burgundy Topshop coat a few days ago, can't wait for it to arrive! :D xx

  9. Illamasqua nail polishes look so gorgeous!


  10. I adore the Mulberry bags, I think I'll go and have a wishing session on their website now!

    Mollie xo

  11. Yey! Just used some of my Xmas money to buy the Topshop coat, thanks for the recommendation Fleur :) x

  12. AH, I’m such a sucker for online shopping! Those are some great picks any one of them would totally be awesome.


  13. LOVE the jane disco cross-body bag and the sequin heels!

    XX Kathryn

  14. love the bags and the shoes :)

  15. I hate sales so to shop online is the way forward methinks!

  16. Some great deals there Fleur. Loved your sales haul :). X

  17. i love that first handbag. and those new look shoes are just needed in my wardrobe! Thanks Fleur!xo


  18. Some amazing stuff. Unfortunate that most of us are on a tight budget though!


  19. Love the first Mulberry bag ♥

  20. Great post Fleur!! I too am VERY tempted by the Mulberry sale and their website, Matches, Net-a-Porter and MyWardrobe.com are always the first ones I check out for the sales. The candels are a good shout out-so I may pop to them websites now and treat myself...xx

  21. The firs thing I look for in the sales is handbags too! Some great sale picks there :)

  22. Those louboutins are incredible! Did you buy them?

  23. Liking that Illamasqua quad!

  24. I too love the sales!


  25. love candles they make me feel very relaxed and calm instantly xx

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  26. I love the Metallic topshop bag! What a great price!

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  27. hmmm im in love with your handbag picks :D


  28. I soo love the Topshop court, that burgundy colour is really nice. Certainly going on my wish list at



  29. That mulberry bag is gorgeous! <3
    i love illamasqua as well so much

    Great post hun xx <3


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  31. This shopping list amazing, if only i didn't already have a shopping spree haha. Love you Fleur



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