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Sales: time to unleash the hyenas

The January sales have been a Miss Thrifty-free zone this year, partly because (as you may have noticed) I haven’t been around much, and partly because I like to hold off until the last possible moment, when the pickings are … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 February 6, 2010

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When “cheap” and “Manolo Blahnik shoes” go together

“Manolo Blahnik” and “cheap” are mutually exclusive terms, right? Even on eBay, it’s difficult to get a Manolo bargain. New, they go for £400 a pair, which is probably more than I’ve spent on footwear over the past decade. Before … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty9 January 6, 2010

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Hey Jo B? Mauricio? Hope you haven’t spent your Threadless vouchers yet…

…Because I just received this: Hi! I wanted to get in touch with you because I work in the PR department of Threadless. We saw your post of a Threadless Tee giveaway and we’re so excited that your readers love … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 September 8, 2009

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Designer knickers for £10 a pop

Andrex has hooked up with top British lingerie designer Ayten Gasson (no, me neither) to promote Andrex Shea Butter toilet tissue. The result: a limited edition set of knickers, available to buy from the Andrex website. Saucy. Apparently the knickers … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 July 29, 2009

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Local eBay Bargain Finder

Hey, remember that post from May about cheap eBay bargains? Miss Thrifty reader Matt saw it too. He  e-mailed me with details of another method for digging out eBay bargains in your local area. It’s a dusty-looking website that … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 July 5, 2009

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Save money on clothes by organising your wardrobe!

This is a Miss Thrifty-endorsed, frugal fashion spreadsheet. If you click on the image above to get a better look… well, don’t say I didn’t warn you! Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 June 4, 2009

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How to get better at finding eBay bargains

The eBay trick, I have found, is to do this when you are viewing large, general categories. Women’s Clothing, for example, or Pushchairs & Prams. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty11 May 26, 2009

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DISCOUNT: 20% off at Karen Millen

Thanks to the Chiconomise girls for pointing me in the direction of this one: from now until 11 June, you can get 20 per cent off purchases at Karen Millen Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 May 19, 2009

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THEOUTNET.COM: The Miss Thrifty Verdict

Ha! I’m turning into the frugal online version of Arlene Philips. Yesterday I gave Chiconomise the once over; today I’m turning my gimlet gaze upon the new online venture from Natalie Massenet, the businesswoman behind the super-expensive (and rather splendid) … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 February 12, 2009

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Chiconomise: the Miss Thrifty verdict

Now then. Do you remember when I wrote about Chiconomise at the end of last year? It’s the new online venture from Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry. I promised to update you after I’d checked it out. As I noted back … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty10 February 11, 2009

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FRIDAY BARGAINS: 25% off at Oasis

From now until 15 December, the clothing chain Oasis is offering 25 per cent off everything. Click here for the printable voucher (thanks to Money Saving Expert). The discount also applies to Oasis concessions in House of Fraser and Debenhams. … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 December 12, 2008

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Angels Vintage Sale – the aftermath

Now then, who made it to the Angels vintage clothing sale at the weekend? I couldn’t make it after all and I was gutted; sadly, I just couldn’t offset the cost of a round trip from North Yorkshire against the … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 December 10, 2008

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UPDATE: Angels Vintage Clothing Sale

  If you are planning a trip to the Angels Vintage Sale  (aka The Clothes Sale of my Dreams) on Saturday 6 December, have you seen this? Angels is running a prize draw to give a small number of vintage fans … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 November 27, 2008

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20% off at M&S – for one day only!

Short notice, I know, but on Thursday Marks & Spencer is holding a one-off, one-day sale with 20 per cent off. The Times reports: Tomorrow’s sale at M&S, which starts online at one minute past midnight, is its biggest pre-Christmas … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 November 20, 2008

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Angels Vintage Clothing Sale

I’m back! I’m jetlagged and should be in bed in right now, but instead I’m trolling the net and I just came across this:   I love Angels: it’s an amazing theatrical costumier in London. The owner wants to clear some … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty7 November 19, 2008

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Sharon Rose’s thrifty shopping guide

I love reading Sharon Rose’s Vintage, Fashion, Me blog. Sharon Rose has an admirable talent for excavating gorgeous clothes from charity and thrift shops: a Marc Jacobs dress for £5, anyone? So I took the opportunity to ask, how does … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 November 10, 2008