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Trainers with heels

Love everything by French label Isabel Marant but these wedge trainers (hidden heel!), called the Willow Wedge, are an aboslute must-have – comfie and cool.

Burberry bargains

London/ Bicester village- The London one can be found in deepest east London (bit of a trek but worth it). Large fancy store but no changing rooms, so either know your size or be prepared to subtly try on garments. Purchase a style classic, ‘the unimitable burberry trench’ for nearly half price. Go regularly to [...]

Covetable stationary

Smythson- How can I buy Smythson without a loan? Well, buy from Bicester village (often half the price). Then, go to the London branch and have it engraved and packaged as a gift. Plan B, try Ebay, bargains to be had. Plan C, wait for the sales in Harrods, Harvey Nics, flagship store. SHOP NOW [...]

Net a porter is a designer junkies dream. Go to website now as there are further reductions ( a massive upto 70% off). Time to invest in some designer classics eg buy a Vanessa bruno dress from £500 to £150 or a covetable Carven piece…….buy buy buy.

Once known as the January sales have already started (great for last minute Xmas pressies!). Online sales usually start at 30% off, so if you have been eyeing up that wonder blouse on net a porter buy at this point so you don’t miss out. However, sales often will then go up to 50-70%off, so [...]

Web: sign up on www.LynkU.com for their alerts on the best sales around. It does the work for you so you don’t have to sign up to individual brand/shop sites like Matches, Jaeger, Mulberry, Reiss, etc. Plus it gives you heads-up on sample sales coming up (in London only).

Web: Ebay France is worth a try, especially for those French labels that are hard to get hold of, eg Isabel Marant, Maje, Carven, Sandro, etc…

Ebay treasure trove

Web: EBAY shopping can be an addiction and is a gamble. However, if you decide to play, suddenly, pricey designer goodies are no longer inaccessible and are within high st budgets. Top buys include Louis Vuitton scarf (the leopard print one) for £100, Hermes leather bracelets for less than £100, Smythson (normally soooo expensive but [...]

theoutnet.com – the best online bargain shopping

Web: www.theoutnet.com is the website for those who need a regular fix of designer bargains. Register on their site and sign-up to their email alerts – this way, you can look forward to bargains twice/thrice a week from labels ranging from Alexander Wang (oh-so-cool), Marc Jacobs, Paul & Joe (Sister too), Sigerson Morrison, Sonia by [...]

Label love part II

London/ Berlin: Enter TK Maxx and make a beeline for the sign that shines Gold Label… you’ll find designer clothes, shoes and accessories (Chloe, Pucci, Costume National, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen etc.) at seriously knock-down prices.  There’s no buzz quite like a bargain buzz…