Saturday, 22 December 2012

Boxing Day: a guide to making the most of this day

The biggest shopping event of the year is just a few sleeps away.
On the 26 of December forget Christmas presents, it's all about the bargains now!
In London, the key areas to target for a Boxing day bargain hunt are Oxford Street, some of the major department stores and a couple of the big shopping malls (Selfridges, Harvey Nicks, Debenhams, Topshop and Primark).

Here are our 5 tips on surviving Boxing Day sales in London:

1. Bookmark the sites and products on your list and create an account with all your billing and shipping information ahead of time.
Planning your route is the key and plan your route using the tube lines.

2. Leave the big box outlets for later and hit up your favourite small retailers first because they usually offer deeper discounts than the big guys but they usually have limited inventory.
3. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes such as sneakers or any kind of flat shoes.
4. Check the retailer’s website before you go. Many retailers’ websites allow for in-store pickup for items purchased online and almost all offer free shipping. 
5. Don't buy for the sake of it. There is a tendency to grab anything in sight, just because it's on sale but it's importantly to think clearly and calmly about whether you are making a saving.

Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts from their superiors or employers, known as a "Christmas box". 
Today, Boxing Day is better known as a bank or public holiday that occurs on 26 December, or the first or second weekday after Christmas Day, depending on national or regional laws. It is observed in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and some other Commonwealth nations.
Boxing Day is primarily known as a shopping holiday, much like the day after Thanksgiving in the United Stated.
It is a time where shops have sales, often with dramatic price reductions. For many merchants, Boxing Day has become the day of the year with the greatest amount of returns.

Enjoy your shopping and Merry Christmas from Boutique London Lets

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