Stuff the sales starting Christmas Day – M&S start theirs online TODAY – and here's their pick of the best bargains
19:13 GMT, 24 December 2012
Much has been made of Amazon's decision to start their sale on Christmas Day – but in actual fact, many online stores have already started their sales – and M&S joined in today as they launched their big sale online at midday – with the stores to follow suit on Boxing Day.
From clothing and beauty to kitchenware and toys, here the store reveals the top bargains to be had online. Most are 50% off – and some are discounted even more.
Top tip: Buy trends you know will last until next season. Leather is likely to stick around for another year as a main trend, and beyond that, will become a classic look – and it lasts too.
Shift dresses are classic and will never date – and it's a good time to update knitwear as M&S's knitwear collection has never been stronger.
And if you're that way inclined, decorations and Christmas accessories have been reduced by as much as 75 per cent. Snap them up now and have them ready for next year.
Now get clicking before someone else does…
LEFT TO RIGHT: Autograph Flatter-Me Lace
Padded Push-Up A-DD Bra, was 25, now 13. Rosie for Autograph French
Designed Rose Lace Padded A-DD Plunge Bra with Silk. Was 22.50, now
14. Per Una Animal Print Floral Lace Non-Padded B-DD Bra. Was 22.50,
M&S Woman Shift Dress, was 39, now 24
Per Una pleat shoulder jacquard dress, was 69, now 28
Limited Collection Swan Lake Dress, was 45, now 18
Tux Collar Coat, was 89, now 55 and Per Una Speziale Leather Top, was 129, now 51.50
LEFT: Leather treggings, were 99, now 50; RIGHT: Leather peplum dress, was 246, now 125
Scarf and glove sets, were 16, now 7
Autograph Clutch with Swarovski Elements, was 89, now 55, Autograph Stud Quilted Clutch, was 69, now 35
Saville Row Inspired Pure Cotton Shirt, was 49, now 35, and Pure Wool Trapper Hat, was 22.50, now 15
Blue Harbour Quilted Jacket, was 59, now 39, and Spot Knit Dress, was 6.50, now 3.90
Quilted Jacket, was 12, now 7.20, and Velvet Dress, was 16, now 11.20
Fragonard Riviera Cherie, was 25, now 12, Leighton Denny Ultimate Collection, was 30, now 15
Nuxe Christmas Coffret, was 35, now 17.50, and Clerkenwell Giant Mug, was 8.50, now 4.50
Kensington Dinner Candle Holder, was 45, now 24, and M&S 2 Slice Toaster, was 25, now 12.50
M&S Kettle 1.5L, Was 35 now 17.50, and Roy of the Rovers Table Football, was 22.50, now 12.50
ELSEWHERE IN THE SALES…
Warehouse: 50% and more off everything. BEST BARGAIN: Hoop earrings, were 6, now 1
New Look: Some items reduced by 50%, others 40%. BEST BARGAINS: Christmas jumpers 50% off; snowman hooded top, was 16.99, now 7.99; Italian wool mix coat, was 64.99, now 34.
LEFT: Snowman hooded top, was 16.99, now 8, New Look; RIGHT: Fox jumper, was 29.99, now 19.99, New Look
Hobbs: Up to 50% off. BEST BARGAINS: Cawthorne leopard card holder, was 20, now 15. Lisset snake bag, was 199, now 149.
LEFT: Lisset bag, was 199, now 149, Hobbs; RIGHT: Marisa leather peplum belt, was 99, now 79, Hobbs
Accessorize: Up to 50% off, some items even more discounted, online now, sale starts in-store on Boxing Day. BEST BARGAINS: Statement rings at half price; gold number keyrings, were 5, now 2. Straw trilby, was 15, now 4.50.