Usually, Boxing day and January sales feature current season markdowns but occasionally retailers also take out left over Summer stock to get sell off. Fashion trends tend to follow a pattern so it’s likely that some on-trend pieces for summer 2013 will be back in style for 2014.
Think tactically before hitting the shops. Department stores are a good idea as everything can be found under one roof. Head to Harrods in London for great designer discounts up to 60% off, this sale starting at 10am on Boxing Day and running throughout January 2014. For more designer bargains head to Harvey Nichols who will feature up to 50% off in store.
Can’t be bothered bashing through the crowds? Try theoutnet.com, who had a massive 70% off attractive designer goodies for Boxing Day last year, we predict the same this time round.
Preparation is key! Make a list of items you need for next season and bear in mind the following trends for S/S 2014:
Metallic clothing, metallic leather accessories, or pieces with a sheen and light reflecting surfaces. These kind of textures were popular on Catwalks for S/S 14. Look for sugary pastels - pale pink and baby blue on metallic surfaces. This trend shown on David Koma, Preen, Felder Felder and Burberry Prorsum. If you’re after a brand spanking new bag, something along the lines of the shiny Anthropology satchel for S/S will do the trick.
|Cacharel, Felder Felder and Philosophy satchel|
Another fabric to look for is lace. Pastel shades in lace like Burberrys or vibrant juicy pops of lace and croquet like L’Wren Scott or Bora Aksu’s collection.
|Bora Aksu, Burberry and L'Wren Scott|
Fringing detail on clothing and bags were large on the Catwalks, CarrieMe’s favourite were these Gucci bags!
|Gucci S/S bags|
|L'Wren Scott and Gucci S/S 2014|