Designer sales online: best women's fashion bargains
This has been a year in retail like no other: the great pause of spring 2020 will go down in history for many reasons, and the unprecedented shuttering of shops up and down the country will be just one of them. Even after the ban on the opening of non-essential shops is lifted, it's highly likely that there will be a reduced number of international visitors to London in the months to come, which will have a long-lasting impact on the department stores and boutiques of the capital, which have become important cultural landmarks in their own right.
But business needs to go on and the strange times in which we now live means many retailers are fighting for survival and they're sure to use one of the tried and tested methods of driving sales: discounting.
The spring sales have long been a chance to boost your summer wardrobe with discounted designer wares, and this year the discounts are set to be even deeper. Read on for the Culture Whisper guide to the fashion sales on now, and starting soon.
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There's currently 30% off thousands of new-season fashion items, shoes and accessories for men and women at Harvey Nichols. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the choice, we recommend starting in the shoe department, where there are a host of stylish strappy sandals that just scream summer and will look as good with a slinky dress as casual jeans, all with picnic-friendly
block heels. The promotion runs until 22 May – use the discount code HNSPRING30 at checkout.
#Gannigirls get yourself over to Matchesfashion.com's sale post haste, as an abundance of pieces from the super-cool Swedish brand have been added to the luxury retailers sale with a helpful 30% discount. There is also 40% off pieces from Khaite (the New York brand responsible for that cashmere bra and cardi combo made famous by Katie Holmes) and brilliant jeans by Re/Done Originals.
Shop the Matchesfashion.com sale here
Up to 40% off in the designer fashion sale of Liberty including menswear, womenswear and accessories, plus up to 50% off Liberty's own collections and up to 30% off Liberty-print fabrics.
Canadian retailer SSense gets the Culture Whisper seal of approval for its impressive roll-call of designers bringing together luxury streetwear, emerging labels and avant-garde designs plus heaps of denim. And the news that it's offering up to 50% off everything including pieces by Pleats Please Issey Miyake, Alexander Wang and Undercover means that it's more affordable than ever to add some attitude to your wardrobe.
More than just a one-stop shop for hot new fashion items and pre-loved designer wares, Farfetch brought together the stock and individual buying eye of boutiques from around the world. Its sale is offering up to 50% off new-season pieces and you can filter by categories such as bags, shoes or clothing as well as site-specific ones including sustainability and same-day delivery.
CULT BRANDS ON SALE
It's not just the cool-girl LA aesthetic that has won Reformation a place in our hearts: its embrace of sustainable and ethical practices, from using deadstock fabrics to supporting American production is pretty great too. The brand is currently offering 30% off everything in its online shop, including new-in items, which is a chance not to be missed, especially as small brands (and their workforce and supply chain) are particularly at risk from financial difficulties due to coronavirus.
Parisian style is a source of endless inspiration, and thanks to the summer sale at Sandro it can be yours for less right now. With discounts of up to 50% off the summer collections, we're eyeing up oversized cardigans and pretty dresses to add to our summer wardrobes.