Shop and save: an A to Z of the sales
The sales will be a bargain-hunter’s dream, but remember, only buy if you’d love it at full price
114 Ranelagh, Dublin 6, 01-4912037
Sale starts on Thursday at 10am, with discounts starting at 50 per cent. Labels include cult denim brand Current/Elliott as well as M Missoni, Sportmax by Max Mara and Heidi Higgins.
Henry Street, Dublin 1, arnotts.ie, 01-8050400
The sale kicks off on St Stephen’s Day, and the Dublin department store’s claim to fame this year is that 30,000 pairs of shoes from its Shoe Garden – Ireland’s largest shoe department – will be discounted by up to 50 per cent. Discounts continue across all departments. Glittery short Uggs may seem an oxymoron, but if you can’t have a laugh with a pair of Uggs, really, when can you? Reduced from €225 to €155.
Asos’s sale is on now and includes items at up to 50 per cent reduction. Be specific about what you want, and think ruthlessly: if you wouldn’t have loved it at full price, you don’t love it now.
Stores nationwide including Suffolk Street, Dublin 2; Rathcoole, Co Dublin; Malahide, Co Dublin; and Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow, avoca.ie
The sale starts on December 27th, with discounts across womenswear, menswear and its extensive homeware range. Star buy: Rain is the one thing you can utterly depend on, and a mac will keep you dry in a downpour. Reduced from €120 to €99.
Grafton Street, Dublin 2, 01-6056666; Patrick Street, Cork, 021-4805555; Eglington Buildings, Galway, 091-565254; O’Connell Street, Limerick, 061-417222, brownthomas.com
Brown Thomas’s sale starts on St Stephen’s Day at 9am, with the exception of Brown Thomas’s Cork store, which will open at 10am. All will have reductions of up to 60 per cent off womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, accessories, footwear, lingerie and home. Star buy: Fabulous Stella McCartney scuba dress reduced from €2,295 to €850.
Grafton Street, Dublin 2, 01-6056747, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, 01-8606540, Dundrum Town Centre, Co Dublin, 01-2968400, bt2.ie
Details as at Brown Thomas. BT2 Grafton Street will open from 9am, with Blanchardstown and Dundrum locations opening from 10am.
16 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, 01-6712492; and Arnotts, Henry Street, Dublin 1, 01-8050400
Buffalo has already started a “soft sale” (early discounts before the January sale kicks off) in Arnotts, but its sale starts on St Stephen’s Day in Arnotts and on December 27th in its Exchequer Street store.
Expect big discounts on ankle boots, wedge trainers, heels and flats. Star buy: Designer-inspired wedge trainers are €100, reduced from €175.
Burgess of Athlone
1-7 Church Street, Athlone, Co Westmeath, 090-647 2005,
The sale kicks off at 1pm on December 27th, with up to 70 per cent off Irish and international labels including Fran Jane and Betty Barclay. Star buy: Oui’s royal blue coat is €206.50, reduced from €294.99.
Stores nationwide including Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin, 01-2988690; Whitewater Shopping Centre, Newbridge, Co Kildare, 045-430 488; and Corrib Shopping Centre, Galway, 091-535914, Carraigdonn.com
Sale starts online at carraigdonn.comat 5pm today, and in-store on December 27th at 10.30am. Discounts of up to 70 per cent in ladies’ fashions, jewellery and gifts. Delphi pottery reduced by 50 per cent.
Lower O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, 01-878 6000
The Clery’s sale is now on, with discounts of 50 per cent on all departments’ winter stock, and up to 70 per cent off at some concessions, which include Miss Selfridge, Oasis and Karen Millen. Star buy: Gorgeous print dress (pictured) is €39, reduced from €165. And it has sleeves – win-win.
Stores nationwide including 77 Patrick Street, Cork, 021-4279757; St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, 01-6770206; and Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin, 01-2967482,
Sale is now on, with up to 50 per cent off eveningwear, party dresses and accessories. Its higher-priced dresses are fairly timeless, so worth the investment if you have a wedding on the cards. Star buy: Navy dress, reduced from €225 to €159.