We are spoiled for sales at the moment, aren’t we? And after a washout of a summer so far, with racks and racks of unsold floaty dresses and beachwear stacking up, the sun has finally decided to show itself – just as the summer sale season begins. In retail boardrooms across the country, sweaty-faced executives must be cursing. Meanwhile for me, the challenge is to hold off buying up lots of lovely summer clothes at knock-down prices: much as I’d love to get carried away, I have a sneaking suspicion that the sun will go in again next week and it will be game over…
That said, I do make special exceptions! I’ve featured Atterley Road fashion sales here a couple of times now and they have proved popular, so here are a few of the latest bargains. These are the final reductions (up to 70% off) and the sale is in its last few days, so if you see something you like, get in there sooner rather than later.
Jigsaw – asymmetric pleat T-shirt. £39 reduced to £15. Move your screen around if you can’t see this properly: it’s a flattering cotton top with a (literal) twist.
NW3 – sleeveless fox blouse. £89 reduced to £25. Are foxes the new owls? Hmm, I wonder.
Great Plains – Artist roses dress. Reduced from £50 to £30. I love this print but I gotta warn you, it’s one of those SHORT dresses. You know: the ones that retailers currently insist on churning out en masse despite the fact that nobody with an ounce of wobble will wear one.
Petit Bateau – Tulu striped dress. Reduced from £58 to £30. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love the quality, as well as the style, of the Petit Bateau output.
Great Plains – Balinese summer dress. Reduced from £50 to £35.
It’s pretty (click through to see the larger picture), it’s different, it’s cool in this hot weather and it’s super-flattering. The latter quality is the clincher: momma’s coming to get you, Balinese summer dress…
People Tree – Alexis button wide trousers. £75 reduced to £29. I am a newcomer to People Tree, but bought a jacket in the last Atterley Road sale and I really like it. It’s good quality, and well cut.
Jigsaw – stretch cord trousers. £79 reduced to £29.
Farhi – flannel bootcut trousers. £145 reduced to £49. These trousers have been kicking around (no pun intended) on Atterley Road for a while now. I bought a pair in a previous sale, and I love them: smart enough for work, but comfortable too. I was sorry to see that Farhi went into administration this week: the clothes are good, damn it.
Hobbs – Bridget sleeveless dress. Reduced from £159 to £40. Different.
NW3 – fox dress. Reduced from £149 to £55. Another foxy item and another garment from a previous Atterley Road sale, which has now popped up on the bargain rack again. It’s very pretty. If the price came lower I would be sorely tempted. You may be less of a pennypincher than I am though!