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London in January = SALE

If you’re a true shopaholic, you know that London in January means only one thing – SALE! And in case you don’t get the Christmas gifts you wished for – book a trip to London in January and shop till you drop. Get up to 30 – 75% discount on clothes, shoes, electronics, toys and everything in-between! Many high streets and department stores start their sales immediately after Christmas.

Here are a couple department stores you should not miss:

Sales starting December 26
Harvey Nichols

Get great discounts on designer brands, accessories, beauty, home and much more.

John Lewis
With nearly half a million products, ranging from buttons to cufflinks, beds to pillows – it’s no wonder this is a popular destination during the January sales.

Liberty
At this beautiful department store you can find everything from books to shoes by Manolo Blahnik.

House of Fraser
This is the place for the younger audience with high street names such as Miss Sixty and Warehouse. House of Fraser has great discounts during the January sales.

Debenhams
Offers British designer brands such as Jasper Conroan, Frost French and many more. Debenhams also has 153 stores across the UK and Ireland.

Selfridges
Here you’ll find everything from the world’s biggest shoe destination to household products.

Sales starting December 27
Fortnum & Mason

Renowned for their fine food, hampers, tea and wine. This is your chance to buy luxurious food on sale.

Harrods
Visit one of the world’s most famous department stores and get up to 75% discount.

Date to be confirmed
Westfield

With over 265 shops under one roof – you won’t be walking out of here empty-handed when it’s January sale.

…I can go on forever, but you get the picture – there are a lot of great bargains to be made if you’re heading to London in January! I’m already looking for tickets, are you?

Useful links:
> VisitLondon’s Shopping News
> Department stores in the UK
> London shopping guide

See you in London!

/Siska

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Primark Passion

Here are our baragins of the day © Jackie EhrlingWhen in London I HAVE to bargain hunt at Primark!

Jessica (my 18 year old daughter) and I knew a plan was needed for this shopping adventure (as we had very little time!)

1. Leave dad at hotel / pub 17:02

2. Run for bus with oystercard in hand, jump onto first available going towards Marble Arch 17:08

3. Arrive at Primark, grab a shopping bag at the entrance 17:15

4. Fight the crowds, bit like dodger cars at Gröna Lund, hearing  “sorry” from polite customers all around, as we bump into one another.

5. Mum (me!) starts joining the long queue for checkout 17:30, throwing in some socks ( always by cashiers ) well £2 for 5 pairs who wouldn’t! Whilst Jessie continues her journey round the store for any other purchases ?

6. Queue moving fast and by 17:40 we’re at the cashiers and paying  £20 for our goods, well satisfied and exhausted!

Total time spent 38 minutes.

Fact information.
> Find Primark on our Britain Map

> Primark Clothes Store
> Oystercard information

/Jackie

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London top 5 – by Pernilla Wahlgren

Swedish popstar and musical performer Pernilla Wahlgren is in London at the moment and I asked her to give us her top five experiences in the city.

Most Swedes will know that Piccadilly Circus was the song that made Pernilla famous in the 80’s.  But there is more to London than Piccadilly Circus. Even if you’re name is Pernilla Wahlgren!

Pernilla’s London top 5 :

1. Selfridges for great shopping!
2. Go and see at least ONE musical!
3. Madame Tussauds if you visit London with your family.

4.
Afternoon tea at the Berkeley Hotel!
5. NOBU for great food!

And Piccadilly Circus – Of course!! 🙂

One of Pernilla’s favourites below – Selfridges – heaven for shoe lover Pernilla – and all the rest of us around the world! I wonder how many shoes Pernilla will have in her closest after this…

Read more about Pernilla’s great experiences in London in our previous post Pernilla Wahlgren’s favourite London on her own blog Pernillas Värld.

-Helene

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World’s Biggest Destination for Shoe Lovers

Drumroll, please. Selfridges are opening “The World’s biggest destination for shoes” on 23 September! I’m so excited, so please excuse me while I pick my jaw up from the floor and try to collect myself. Ladies, if you’re like me, a shoe addict, you know what this means – book your ticket to London and visit Selfridges, now!

With about 4,000 shoes, 120 various brands, 35 new brands and over 30 exclusive styles, you better start putting away some money because you don’t want to come home ‘empty-shoed’.

Find Selfridges on our Britain Map.

Pack light, practice your credit card swiping, exercise your shopping arms and be prepared to enter the gates of shoe heaven and spend hours and hours with Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Tod’s, Prada, I can go on forever so check out which brands you can find at Selfridges here.

How I long for some new Louboutin’s…
//Siska

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