Happy new year everyone! If I'm honest, I'm getting kind of bored of the sales now. Trawling through pages and pages of reduced items, shuffling through sales racks - I'm pretty much over it and ready for some brand new shiny stock to arrive. However, if you can persevere, a couple of weeks into the sales is actually the best time to shop. Sure, you'll have missed any super-popular bargains, but this is the point at which many retailers drop prices further, so if you can hold your nerve, you're more likely to cash in. Take Zara and Whistles: both only drop some prices by around 20-30% initially, waiting until a couple of weeks down the line to slash prices to 50-70% off. So here are my picks of what's still available to be snapped up. Hurry though, because you don't have long until the sales racks are cleared in favour of shiny new spring '17 wares (exciting)...
Larsson & Jennings Lugano watch / £129 (reduced from £215)
As you will probably know by now, I'm a big fan of Swedish/British watch brand Larsson & Jennings. The sale is the perfect time to invest in one of their classic designs, and this cream/gold beauty is a steal.
Mango Premium leather ankle boot / £79.99 (reduced from £159.99)
You can't go wrong with a classic heeled ankle boot. I love the simple elegance of this pair.
Kurt Geiger Saffiano Chelsea tote / £115 (reduced from £230)
If you're looking for a classic work bag but you have enough black, try this wine coloured tote as a very reasonably priced option.
Made Starkey table lamp / £35 (reduced from £45)
I'm a sucker for an industrial lamp. I love the simple black lines of this one from Made.com and the hint of brass with the exposed bulb.
Chaintecaille Protect the Wolves eye shade trio / £45.5 (reduced from £65)
Eyeshadow sets don't get more decadent than this. Snap it up now and give as a gift to one of your nearest and dearest: they'll thank you for it, trust me.
Topshop tux suit jacket / £45 (reduced from £85)
If you don't already have a jacket like this in your wardrobe, why on earth not? Luckily you can now right that wrong with this half-price beaut.