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Sunspel – Spring is Here!


There is nothing birthdays or farewells like the spring sales to get us in the mood. As the months pass and we see our budgets getting tighter you may start to wonder if it is worth it to buy clothes in the sales. Many people would say that it isn’t. However if you could buy top quality items at a fraction of the prices at a sale then you would surely be smiley. Sunspel may have been around for over 100 years but they could only just begin to compete with bigger companies such as Banana Republic and Victoria Secret when they started to sell clothes at discounts as low as 60% back in the late 1990s.

While Sunspel can claim that they sell designer clothes at over 50% off their regular price if you compare their prices to those sold in the sale to a premium designer clothing store such as Neiman Marcus they are still getting cheap prices.

In 2012 it was announced that 100,000 new jobs would be created in the UK as part of the stronger economy. This was a very welcome development and although Obama is not setting the world on fire like his predecessor he has done some damage limitation on the most expensive petrol prices in history.

Buying clothes through sales means that you can pick up the latest styles at up to 60% off the RRP which means that if you bought a pair of jeans from the sale they would be a RRP 15ipped!

It may seem harsh for people who enjoy shopping at the sales, however in a way it is a freeing experience. You may feel that you already have plenty of clothes but if you buy a new jacket or pair of shoes the bedroom is going to be a lot more comfortable! In addition to this the sales have now become a place where you can hang out with your friends and no one will know if you are shopping on a night out!

As shown on recent trips to the sales a night out does not mean that you need to travel far a side to shop. You can get similar bargains from various high street stores which are selling last season’s clothing in their overstock or clearance bin. However they will probably differ in scale to a small shop.

As said on a recent trip to a local sale a person could easily find:

• Designer dresses which are up to half price!• Clothing for up to 60% off the regular price.• Jeans for as little as £10 which is a steal!• Evening wear which is up to half price!• Sportsswear up to half price!

What’s more, there are many things you could buy from a sale which you would not normally buy from a shop. You may be surprised at the variety of bargains which awaits you!

Every sales event is a different and every sales lady is a different as well. How they selections vary from area to area as does their budget in which items they are looking to purchase. The stores areProfessional Socialritiesand many of the sales staff are also ordinary shoppers.

If you are a bargain hunter like me, it is always good on a sale to try various sales combinations. I have a personal rule, the sales event the I will buy the item commercially off that sale if it fits or in my case as a trialsman I will buy an item I have been dying to get my hands on.

On a recent occasion my girlfriend rowed me out for 5 days straight! Every day for the 3 weeks I was spending an average of 3 hours midnight shopping in the sales. To cut the cost back to my normal spending I am going to trade my girlfriend in her favourite pair of jeans for a pair of hers. She has worn them every day for the 3 weeks straight! I am sharing mine and her! Shelling out £15 in jeans and a t-shirt to make her happy! If only she would have done this! A bargain hunter on a bargain hunting mission!

From an ordinary working girl on a campaign to win back her man to a shop transplanted treasure in a very hostile environment the sales have provided me with great choice, a great deal of variety, some great prices and more importantly great service.

I am hooked!

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