London’s best stores and boutiques for the January sales.
The post-Christmas weeks mean only one thing: sales, sales, and more sales!
From Boxing Day until the end of January, prices are slashed all across the fashion sphere. Now is the time to invest in some designer goodies at the most exclusive boutiques and department stores in the capital. The luxury labels of Bond Street and the hip Kings Road boutiques await all ye merry bargain hunters. Of course Oxford Street and the neighbouring Carnaby or Seven Dials are also key areas where you’ll find excellent sales, if you don’t mind the over-crowding that is. Personally, I’m more of a department store girl, it’s just so much easier when everything’s under the same roof, including a much needed coffee stop. Make the most of London's winter bargains with our guide to the Boxing Day and January sales this year.
Fortnum & Mason.
Since 1707 Fortnum and Mason has been one of the most luxurious department stores in the world, providing a range of gourmet goods including hampers, tea, coffee and delicacies. An intrinsic part of British history, Fortnum and Mason has become London’s epitome of fine goods. Sales from 27 Dec to 31 JanFortnum & Mason.: 1
Synonymous with style and luxury, the iconic Knightsbridge store’s winter sales are famous for big savings on luxury goods. This year, you can save up to 50% off luxury brands. From 26 Dec at 10am to 17 Jan at 6pm.Harrods.: 8
It will seem like Christmas has come round all over again after you stagger out of Selfridges loaded with neon bags full of designer goodies. Luxury brands like Stella McCartney, Lanvin and Pucci will slice prices off and sell their clothes for a song during these in-store sales of up to 70% off. From 26 Dec to 31 Jan.Harvey Nichols. : 1
Famous for its English eccentricity, the renowned Tudor-revival building filled is full of high-end fashion and luxury home-ware, and boasts its own fabric line. Dive into the Liberty sale to receive up to 50% off their home-ware range and fashion collections. From 26 Dec to mid-Jan.Liberty.: R
Selfridges’ stores are tourist destinations in their own right thanks to their architectural innovation and excellent range of fashion, beauty and food. Once more, its six floors will be packed with items on sale this month. From 26 Dec to 31 Jan.Selfridges. : 4
LN-CC is no ordinary boutique, it’s a progressive retail concept appointment-only store for hip designer fashions, music and books, plus bar. The store’s FW15 collections are on sale for up to 60% with free returns on all orders. The jaw-dropping interior is practically decorated with avant-garde designer stock, which is separated into themed zones by art director Gar Card. Brands include Rick Owens, Acne Studios, Lanvin, ValentinoLN-CC. : 1
, Damir Doma and more. LN-CC also houses a record and book store, and an invitation-only in-house disco.
Wolf & Badger.
Wolf & Badger was founded in Notting Hill in 2009 by brothers Henry and George Graham.With stores now in Mayfair and Notting Hill that promote, support and retail the most exciting independent luxury brands from the UK and beyond, Wolf & Badger is an essential destination to discover new British designers. This month their chopping their prices down by up to 40%, don’t miss out!
Since it’s launch in 2004, Kabiri leads the way in contemporary designer jewellery, with a refreshing selection of new brands each season. This indisputable treasure-trove of unique jewellery collections are brought to London by Nathalie Kabiri, who scours the globe and curates these individual pieces. This season’s sales offer shoppers 50% off these striking trinkets.Kabiri.: 9
Darkroom is an independent design label, with 2 shops based in London. The store provides a “stimulating antidote to the generic and bland, whilst also recognising the basic human desire for beauty and comfort.” Their flagship store on Lamb’s Conduit St is inspired by graphic contrasts and structured geometry that showcases their range of eclectic handmade accessories for men, women and the home, including bold jewellery, objets d’art, graphic prints, textiles, stationery, homeware, soft furnishings, leather goods, bags and more, all made by undiscovered designers and artisans. Since its launch in 2009, Darkroom celebrates craftsmanship, colour and texture. Their January sales go up to 50% off all designs.Darkroom.: 5
Dover Street Market.
Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo’s ground-breaking six-storey space is having in-store sales of up to 70% off across their range of luxury brands including Azzedine Alaïa, Comme des Garçcons, Givenchy, Loewe, Miu Miu, Saint Laurent, Valentino and many more. Sales end on the 14th Jan.Dover Street Market. : 1
Sensible shoes and a determined attitude are non-negotiable if you're to make the most of the capital's best offers on luxury goods. From big names like Harrods and Liberty, to smaller independent boutiques like LN-CC and Kabiri, London's brimming with bargains aplenty. Many flagship shops, department stores and exclusive boutiques are offering eager shoppers the very best discounts this winter season.
Apart from famous department stores across the capital, we've come up with some pretty interesting up-and-coming independent brands we're sure you won't have heard of yet. From a progressive appointment-only concept store for hip designer fashions with its own invite-only disco, to leading contemporary jewellery designers and colourful accessories designers, we've made sure this guide won't disappoint.
So put your walking shoes on and hit the sales, Christmas isn't over just yet. Ready, steady, shop!