THIS SHOP HAS ALREADY SALED
High Street snubbed over same old deals
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