However, what I have been excelling at in these last few days is sale stalking, keeping an eye on those items which have caught my eye, which I'm hoping will be reduced further in the sale. There have been some heart-wrenching moments, when items I was hoping would go down in price in fact sold out instead - but most of them miraculously came back in stock, and when they did I pounced.
There's one strange thing I noticed though in Reiss - the prices on their website didn't match their prices in store. The prices in store were cheaper - my black leather and suede skirt below was £195 on the website but £95 in the shop. Also the Londra trousers in navy were £49 online, but £39 in the shop. So it's worth calling in to your nearest branch.
Top row, left to right
Leather bag with rigid handle, £69.99 Zara; Marmaduke crew-neck jumper, £80 Gerard Darel; Tortoiseshell resin necklace, £39 Jaeger; Cotton shirt by Kin, £19 John Lewis - I could only find the full price white one on their website, but there are plenty available still in blue in store in the sale. I found mine in Reading.
Middle row, left to right
Tribal Linton tweed jacket, £45 Jigsaw; Londra black straight legged trousers, £49 Reiss; An alternative to the blue Kin shirt - this one in the sale is available with a gold sequin side panel - swoon! £44 J Crew; Hayden textured leather skirt, £95 (in store) Reiss.
Bottom row, left to right
Snake skin effect ballerinas with leopard print, £54.90 Uterque; Cat flat point leopard print Chelsea boot, £36 Office.