How to Plan the Perfect Luxury Shopping Trip in London During the 2017 January Sales
Christmas is all wrapped up, December is behind us, and for the team at Smart City’s Oxford Street serviced apartments, that only means one thing: Time for the January sales.
Over the next few weeks, a good number of our incoming guests will be heading to the capital looking to hunt down the biggest bargains of the year. If that sounds like you, help is now at hand ensure your luxury shopping trip in London is as perfect as can be.
Having lived through numerous January sales seasons since we first opened our Soho apartments several years ago, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to really make the most from the occasion.
Below, we offer our top tips on how to beat the crowds, find the best bargains, and really make it a shopping spree to remember.
Arrive Early to Bag the Best Deals
To you, the January sales represent the opportunity to really treat yourself to the trip of a lifetime. This is your chance to truly indulge yourself, and to splash out on the finest goods at the lowest possible prices.
However, there is one thing you need to remember: You’re not the only one thinking of enjoying a little Me Time during the sales. Scores of eager bargain hunters will descend upon London’s most prestigious department stores and unique boutiques over the coming weeks, meaning all of the best deals are likely to be snapped up pretty early.
To avoid missing out, plan your visit to London for the first part of January. It’s also worth hitting the stores early to land the kind of one-off daily deals many of the capital’s bigger stores are known for at this time of year.
Do Your Research and Know Where to Shop
Another benefit of arriving early is, of course, that you avoid the biggest of the crowds. For guests at our serviced apartments on Oxford Street, huge numbers of shoppers piling in and out of London’s most iconic flagship stores will be a familiar sight.
Add the allure of a post-holiday bargain into the equation, and we’re talking some serious footfall this year.
The good news, is that you can avoid most of the crowds with a little planning and research. Simply by knowing what kind of bargain’s you’re hoping to find, and where to find them, you’ll be able to spend less time queuing and more time shopping.
Those looking to rejuvenate their home with a new look this year, may find it beneficial to make the huge John Lewis department store their first port of call after leaving their Soho apartment, before heading over the way to Debenhams and finishing up at the mecca of premium quality shopping in London; Selfridges.
Meanwhile, those looking to spice up their wardrobe are likely to find they’re better off actually starting at Selfridges, before taking in the likes of Urban Outfitters, Zara, and Niketown.
End in Style With Dinner or a Theatre Show
Flagship stores and world-class boutiques aren’t the only thing we’re famous for around these parts. Just a short walk from Oxford Street, you’ll find a wealth of hit theatre shows and michelin starred restaurants.
Whether you’re in the mood for something sophisticated or a little light-hearted entertainment to end the day, adding a meal and a show into your itinerary can go a long way in making your luxury shopping trip an experience that is truly special.
Stay Close to The Action with Luxury Accommodation in Oxford Street
Having spent the day immersed in a wonderfully indulgent shopping spree, the very last thing you want is to travel half-way across the capital, just to cram all your new goodies into a small, undersized hotel room.
Rather, what you want is spacious, luxury accommodation based only a short walk away from London’s most illustrious stores, first class entertainment, and exquisite dining.
With Smart City’s serviced apartments on Oxford Street, you’ll enjoy all of that, plus a wonderfully relaxing night’s sleep in our warm, comfortable beds, a fully fitted kitchen, and complimentary WiFi, all at prices truly befitting the January sales.
To secure your Oxford Street accommodation for the 2017 January Sales, book online today, or call Smart City Apartments now on 020 7952 6088