High Street snubbed over same old deals

Daily Star - - NEWS - By ANTONY THROWER [email protected]­

BAR­GAIN hunters are be­ing turned off by Jan­uary sales be­cause they have al­ready bagged of­fers on Black Fri­day and preChrist­mas deals.

Tra­di­tion­ally, browsers hit the shops as the new year ar­rives.

But peo­ple on Lon­don’s Ox­ford Street re­vealed yes­ter­day they are snub­bing shops as many stores had the same deals avail­able be­fore Christ­mas.

Oth­ers were left frus­trated as the only clothes left were in ex­treme sizes such as XS or XXXL.

Shop­per Katie Casey said: “Black Fri­day deals were avail­able al­most all of the way through De­cem­ber and they’re the same now.

“That’s why the High Streets aren’t as busy to­day as they would have been. There’s noth­ing new in the sale we couldn’t get be­fore Christ­mas.”

Pal Caro­line Samuels, vis­it­ing from Cam­bridge, said: “They’re cer­tainly not what they used to be. “I bought some­thing on­line in the sale and later got an email say­ing it was out of stock. But then it ap­peared in store at its full price. It’s not on.”

In sev­eral stores vis­ited by the Daily Star yes­ter­day, rails were full of clothes avail­able in sizes not likely to fit the av­er­age man or woman.

De­spite there be­ing hun­dreds of

peo­ple about, few were hold­ing shop­ping bags.

Lon­doner Noor Boua­gal, out with pals Jef­frey Diaz and Sara Gouz, added: “I shop on­line. Most shops are run­ning out of what I’m af­ter, just jeans and the like.”

Linda McAlis­ter, who was in Lon­don to take in a West End show with daugh­ter Sarah, said: “I just feel that the sales have been on for so long now and that’s why it’s not busy.

“You can see it’s dif­fer­ent shop­ping in the Jan­uary sales than it once was.”

BYE BUY: Katie Casey, her daugh­ters and Caro­line Samuels in Ox­ford Street

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