Shop ’til you drop!!

I know we’re only half way through June and have at least 10 more weeks of summer ahead of us, but the retailers have decided it’s time for the 2012 summer sales, and who are we to argue with them?!  Not all stores have started their sales, but the majority have.  So today’s post is all about some of the items I’m coveting and may just purchasing two or three – ssshhhhh don’t tell the Domestic Prince!  As and when more sales start, I’ll write a little update.  And if perusing awesome bargains wasn’t enough, this week there might be some extra posts….  Don’t say I don’t spoil you lovely lot!!

I’ve tried to select pieces that have pretty much most sizes in stock.

  1. Cream low-neck chiffon dress, was £30 now £17 from Dorothy Perkins
  2. Lina Garden dress, was £115 now £57.50 from French Connection
  3. Nix Nights dress by French Connection, was £140 now £94 from John Lewis
  4. Pink frill dress, was £24.99 now £12.49 from H&M
  5. Paula knit maxi dress, was £75 now £49.99 from Banana Republic
  6. M by Missoni scalloped shift dress, was £412.50 now £247.50 from my-wardrobe
  7. Navy embellished shift dress, was £75 now £25 from Warehouse
  8. Anais maxi dress by Freda, was £496 now £297 from Matches
  9. Ditsy maxi dress, was £62 now £31 from French Connection
  10. Placement print dress, was £85 now £55 from Oasis
  11. Black strapless peplum cocktail dress by Stella McCartney, was £505 now £250 from Harvey Nichols
  12. Julia lace dress by L.K. Bennett, was £195 now £175 from John Lewis
  13. Priscilla lace dress by Damsel in a Dress, was £249 now £174 from John Lewis
  1. Vince wool blend cape, was £650 now £325 from Harvey Nichols
  2. Black blazer, was £24.99 now £12.99 from H&M
  3. Geo mohair trapeze jacket, was £129 now £35 from Kew
  4. French Connection April Spark hooded cape, was £170 now £85 from House of Fraser
  5. Aquascutum Franc trench coat, was £600 now £325 from John Lewis
  6. White cotton blazer, was £190 now £130 from Karen Millen
  7. Bicra belted wool cape, was £229 now £160 from Ted Baker
  8. French Connection Imperial Lux trench coat, was £185 now £92.50 from John Lewis
  1. Phase Eight Made in Italy Gypsy Vest, was £39 now £29 from John Lewis 
  2. Colour block cardigan, was £65 now £48 from Kew
  3. Cotton dreaming jumper, was £48 now £36 from French Connection
  4. Jersey sequin trim tank, was £89 now £49 from Jigsaw
  5. Mason crew t-shirt, was £12.95 now £9.99 from GAP
  6. Plain palette top, was £28 now £17, from Warehouse
  7. Blouse, was £12.99 now £6.99 from H&M
  8. Soft sheen blouse, was £29.99 now £14.99 from H&M
  9. Phase Eight Dana jersey top, was £39 now £29 from John Lewis
  10. Michael Kors belted poncho, was £165 now £94.95 from Harrods
  11. Eyelet detail jumper, was £75 now £29.95 from Kew
  12. Ditsy print blouse, was £180 now £99 from Jaeger

  1. Pleat front mini shorts, were £30 now £15 from Warehouse
  2. Floral print skirt, was £55 now £30 from Oasis
  3. Tailored shorts, were £40 now £30 from Oasis
  4. Broderie skirt, was £48 now £22 from Oasis
  5. Striped playsuit, was £12.99 now £6.49 from H&M 
  6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Clark twill shorts, were £163 now £97 from Matches
  7. Freda Amber full skirt, was £246 now £74 from Matches
  8. Ted Baker frill shoulder playsuit, was £99 now £50 from John Lewis
  1. Freda Rae flared trousers, were £188 now £112 from Matches
  2. Current Elliott Stiletto mid-rise skinny jeans, were £150 now £105 from Matches
  3. Mother Denim The Drama Flares, Joyride, were £240 now £168 from Donna Ida 
  4. Citizens of Humanity Ava straight leg jeans, were £215 now £107.50 from Donna Ida
  5. Delight cotton straight trousers, were £92 now £46 from French Connection
  6. Burberry Brit khaki slim cropped cargo trousers, were £195.83 now £136.67 from my-wardrobe
  7. James Jeans Hector Zeus high-rise jeans, were £195 now £97 from Harvey Nichols 
  8. Black cropped trousers, were £24.99 now £12.49 from H&M
Sales still to start:

Domestic Princess tips:

  1. Look at your wardrobe before you set out and make a list of the items you’re looking for.
  2. Research before you go.  Browse online and select your favourite pieces.
  3. The sales are the perfect time to buy luxury brands and fabrics that are normally big ticket items, and also wardrobe staples like a little black dress or a classic trench coat.
  4. Don’t buy an item just because it is on sale.  Ask: do I need it? do I love it? will I wear it? would I still like it at full price?
  5. Eat before you hit the shops, so your energy levels are high to help you deal with the masses!
  6. Check that the price you’re about to pay is the lowest around by using your Redlaser app.
  7. When hitting the shops, wear comfortable and easy to remove clothes.
  8. Know your body shape and what suits it.
  9. If you find a sweater or pair of jeans that fit like a dream, double up and buy two if you can afford it.
  10. Try everything on, or if you can’t face the queue for the changing rooms, check the exchange and refund policy.
Have you got your eye on anything in the sales?  Have you already been sale shopping? And have you ever bagged yourself an amazing bargain in the sales?  Please let me know in the comments section.  Happy shopping!
With much love
The Domestic Princess


  1. I feel a small shop coming on – thanks for the tips DP. I particularly like dress no 13 xx

  2. Some real bargains highlighted and in a range to suit all budgets; good tips as reminders of the benefits of being ‘sales’ prepared so that tough sales talk can be dealth with confidently.

  3. Here are some of the items I have purchased during the past few sales sessions – but I have to say that I hate clothes shopping!

    John Rocha dress reduced from £49.00 to £14.50:
    Monsoon dress reduced from £75.00 to £22.50:
    Planet skirt reduced from £89.00 to £19.00:
    Per Una jumper reduced from £35.00 to £19.00:
    Episode silk dress reduced from £150.00 to £22.50:
    Per Una top reduced from £29.50 to £17.00:
    Kaliko dress reduced from £85.00 to £25.50:

    Best bargain belongs to husband who bought an Aquascutum Limited Edition Bentley Trench Raincoat reduced from £795 (how much?!!) to £75.00.

    All above items were purchased in Exeter, Torquay and Birmingham.


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