With payday still a million minutes away (though who’s counting) this is the week to knuckle down and bag a deal or five. For now, only sensible tees, practical shoes and BOGOF bags will do. You can justify your had-to-have-it buys with lines like: ‘It’s an investment,’ ‘It’s timeless,’ or ‘THERE WAS ONE LEFT IN MY SIZE, IT’S FATE!’ before hiding all evidence from your parents/ partner/judgy Judy from next door.
Pre-payday shopping doesn’t mean you’re destined to a week of dredging the sales aisles, though, and neither will you be found searching for shoes that are ‘sort of my size’. Oh no, for Look has found you the best 271 bargains in the business, from 99p exclusive deals (p14) to zero-bs bargain beauty buys (p16) and bagillons of chic cheats.
A word of warning: when people compliment you on your new purchase – and they will – you’ll struggle to suppress the urge to shout: ‘Thanks, Topshop, £12!’ whether they asked the price or not. And they didn’t. Embrace it; you bagged a brilliant bargain and the world deserves to know.
4 3 1 Hat, £9.99, New Look 2 Top, £10, Primark 3 Dress, £20, Matalan 4 Bag, £12.99, Bonprix