If you are one of those Christmas Scrooges who wishes you could postpone Christmas for a week so you could do all your shopping in the January sales, your dreams have come true this year.
Every year the sales seem to start a little earlier. Liberty has reduced most of its fashion merchandise by 25 per cent. "It's an early Christmas present," said a Liberty spokesman. People are panicking for that last- minute dress and they all know that by Saturday, prices will be slashed. They might as well have that little extra incentive to buy now.
Among the bargains worth searching out at the Regent Street store is a rose embroidered dress by the designer of 1997, Alexander McQueen. Other sales that will be starting fashionably early include ...
Plum velvet tie coat was pounds 570 now pounds 400
Sparkly lurex dress was pounds 115 now pounds 79
Black pencil skirt was pounds 110 now pounds 55
Mens suits were pounds 425 now pounds 295
Ladies cashmere coat was pounds 1,295 now pounds 895
Ladies 100 per cent wool suit:
jacket was pounds 350 now pounds 225,
skirt was pounds 150 now pounds 95
Comme des Garcons
Navy long wool/chiffon dress was pounds 325 now pounds 230
Navy woollen/chiffon skirt was pounds 390 now pounds 275
Brown wool cardigan was pounds 325 now pounds 230
Long chocolate olive suede boots were pounds 450 now pounds 295
Red snakeskin court shoes were pounds 225 now pounds 139
Black ankle cowboy boots were pounds 295 now pounds 195
Red crepe wrap-over dress was pounds 1,520 now pounds 912
Long camel coat was pounds 1,740 now pounds 1,045
Pinstripe trouser suit was pounds 1,590 now pounds 954
Black dress was pounds 50 now pounds 25
Long cashmere trimmed coat was pounds 179 now pounds 120
Velvet fur-trimmed jacket was pounds 120 now pounds 80