Following in the footsteps of Boxing Day, the January sales are now upon us, and there are plenty of deals to be had.
While some people use this month to recover from overindulging, for others, it’s an opportunity to grab a bargain. After all, there’s no better hangover cure than treating yourself to a bit of retail therapy.
If you’ve been smart enough to save some of your pay packet for the January sales and need some guidance on where to find the best offers, then you have come to the right place.
To alleviate the January blues, we’ll be busy hand-selecting the very best bargains from all of your favourite retailers, so you can shop without any hassle.
As well as the deals, we’ve come up with some handy advice on how to make the most of the January sales, and which retailers will be taking part this year.
So whether you’re looking for a new sofa, laptop, TV or a designer handbag, you’ll find the best deals here to start 2020 off right.
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Best January sales deals
Never to miss out on a sale, Amazon’s event covers everything from home appliances to smart speakers and TVs.
Nespresso Creatista Plus by Sage, Brushed Stainless Steel – was £449.95, now £289
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa– was £44.99, now £24.99
eve Sleep Hybrid Foam and Spring Mattress | King – was £549, now £406.15
Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II – Black – was £195.95, now £149
Philips AC3259/60 Series 3000i Connected Air Purifier – was £495, now £392.99
Samsung 43-Inch Ru7400 Dynamic crystal Colour HDR Smart 4K TV – was £509.99, now £359
Sony Bravia KDL32WE613BU (32-Inch) HD Ready HDR Smart TV – was £349, now £254
The retailer’s clearance sale has started, with thousands of discounts across home, fashion, tech and toys. With its price matching “Never Knowingly Undersold” tag line, expect the best deals around.
John Lewis & Partners Fluted Armchair, Light Leg, Mustard – was £299, now £150
Silentnight Sleep Genius 3000 Pocket Geltex Mattress, Medium Tension, Double – was £799, now £639.20
John Lewis & Partners + Swoon Wren Coffee Table, Natural – was £249, now £174
Whistles Star Flocked Sweatshirt, Grey – was £79, now £55
Reiss Lily Suede Pointed Toe Boots, Red Chestnut – was £225, now £110
Kin Miller Pindot Slim Fit Suit Jacket, Navy – was £109, now £54
John Lewis & Partners JLWD1614 Freestanding Washer Dryer, 8kg Wash/4kg Dry Load – was £679, now £579
Panasonic 55GZ1500B 4K OLED TV – was £1,999, now £1,699
KitchenAid Artisan 4.8L Stand Mixer, Candy Apple Red – was £499, now £329
John Lewis & Partners Spectrum Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, Teal – was £35, now £17.50
The health and beauty retailer’s mammoth sale is here, with up 50 per cent off fragrance, electricals and Christmas gifts. Big brands such as Oral B, No7, and FitBit are featured in the sale.
Oral-B Pro 2500 rechargeable electric toothbrush black – was £40, now £20
Yves Saint Laurent black opium 50ml eau de parfum & body lotion gift set – was £75, now £49.99
Soap & Glory Sweet Tin-Tations – was £60, now £30
Braun Series 9 9399PS electric shaver – gold – was £449.99, now £224.99
Estee Lauder Prep and Protect Essentials – was £75, now £35
Oral-B GENIUS 8000 Silver Electric Toothbrush Powered by Braun – was £280, now £90
Fitbit Ionic – Slate Blue/Burnt Orange – was £219.99, now £189.99
The reliable high street shop is offering great deals on homewares, tech, mattresses and toys.
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music Smart Watch – Black – was £274.99, now £199.99
Lenovo IdeaPad S145 15.6in i3 4GB 128GB Laptop – Black – was £399.99, now £279.99
Philips Lumea BRI920/00 Corded IPL Hair Removal Device – £239.99, now £214.99
Dyson V8 Animal Extra Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – was £374.99, now £299.99
Silentnight Hatfield Memory Foam Single Mattress – was £175, now £140
The brand’s “Emma original mattress” won our IndyBest award in our best mattresses feature (read the full review here). The brand is offering a huge 40 per cent off everything. Use ‘JAN40’ at the checkout to receive the discount.
Save up to 40 per cent on more than 1,000 products in the tech retailer’s sale.
Sodastream Spirit Sparkling Water Maker – Black – was £90, now £39
Sony HT-X8500 2.1 All-in-One Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos – was £349, now £244
Dyson V7 Motorhead Plus Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – Blue – was £274, now £199
LG OLED55C9MLB 55“ Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV – was £1,799, now £1,249
HP Pavilion 14-ce3501sa 14“ Laptop – Intel Core i5, 512 GB SSD, Silver – was £649, now £499
Apple iPhone 11 – 64 GB, Black – was £729, now £699
Fitbit Versa 2 with Amazon Alexa – Petal & Copper Rose – was £199, now £159
The reliable furniture and interiors brand is offering up to 50 per cent off sofas, storage furniture and living room furniture and up to 30 per cent off dining room furniture, bedroom furniture and lamps.
Fenner 2 seater sofa – was £1,200, now £960
Tatsuma Ash Kingsize bed frame 150cm – was £425, now £340
Jacobs Teal velvet storage bench – was £275, now £192.50
Maldon Oak wooden floor lamp with white shade – was £230, now £161
Flokati Large cream and charcoal hand-woven wool rug 170 x 240cm – was £450, now £315
Celine Armchair Vienna Velvet Blue – was £225, now £180
With huge discounts across tech, home, fashion and footwear, Very’s sale is well worth checking out.
Beats by Dr Dre Studio 3 Wireless Headphones – Beats Skyline Collection, Desert Sand – was £299, now £179
Rio Fabric 3 Seater Standard Back Sofa – was £899, now £449
BOSS J-Ardem Padded Jacket – Navy – was £399, now £283.25
Nike Air Max 97 Shoe – Taupe/White/Blue – was £145, now £100
River Island Utility Longline Coat- Black – was £120, now £78
Olivia Burton Rose Gold Sunray Big Dial Black Leather Strap Ladies Watch – was £82, now £55
For all things skincare and beauty, the retailer is offering up to 50 per cent off selected products.
Alpha-H Black Friday clear skin trio – was £79.95, now £23.99
Anastasia Beverly Hills dewy set setting spray – was £27, now £21.60
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina eyeshadow palette – was £46, now £36.80
Lily Lashes Miami 3D mink lashes – was £30, now £24
Mario Badescu facial spray with aloe sage and orange blossom – was £7, now £5.60
Sand & Sky brilliant skin purifying pink clay mask – was £39.95, now £31.96
The electrical retailer has started its clearance sale, with deals across gaming, home appliances, TVs, smart tech and more.
Dyson V7 Motorhead Plus Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – was £274, now £199
LG OLED55B9PLA 55“ Smart 4K Ultra HD OLED TV – was £1,500, now £1,079
Nespresso by Magimix Essenza Mini & Milk 11377 – Black – was £139, now £99
Hisense RS741N4WB11 American Fridge Freezer – Black – A+ Rated – was £699, now £499
Shark DuoClean Cordless TruePet with Flexology – was £479, now £299
In its “biggest sale ever” Harveys is offering 50 per cent off with discount of up to 25 per cent.
Islington 3 Seater Sofa – was £1598, now £599
Brooklyn Large Corner Group with Media Tray & Electric Recliners – was £4,198, now £1,679
Maurizio 3 Seater Sofa – was £1,998, now £749
Kennington 3 Seater Sofa – was £1,398, now £524
Ramira White Extending Dining Table & 4 Alcora Chairs – was £1,149, now £749
A go-to for gold pieces, jewellery brand Missoma is offering up to 50 per cent off in its sale.
Gold radial hoops – was £129, now £65
Gold molten bracelet – was £79, now £48
Gold evil eye signet ring – was £85, now £43
Gold twine cuff – was £105, now £63
Gold inspire me amulet necklace – was £125, now £75
From high-end clothes, accessories, shoes, and homwares, the Harrods sale has huge discounts. Members also get an extra 10 per cent off.
Zimmermann Veneto Maxi Dress – was £595, now £289
Cult Gaia Mini Tortoiseshell Ark Bag – was £199, now £139
Lancome Confort Comforting Rehydrating Face Toner – was £40, now £32
Tom Ford western check shirt – was £525, now £209
Sage The Oracle Touch Coffee Machine – was £1,999, now £1,599
From fridges to mobile phones, this retailer is already offering up to 40 per cent off a range of lines.
Samsung RS50N3513SA No Frost Side-by-side Fridge Freezer With Ice And Water Dispenser – Metal Graphite – was £1,099, now £948.97
LG OLED55C9 55“ 4K Ultra HD Smart HDR OLED TV – was £2,499, now £1,249
iRobot roomba980 Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Dirt Detect WIFI Smart App – was £899, now £649
Google Home Mini – was £36.97, now £29.97
Evolve Black George Foreman 21610 Electric Griddle With Deep Pan Dish – was £123.97, now £73.97
The furniture brand is offering up to 50 per cent off selected products, plus an extra 25 per cent off all beds, mattresses and bedroom furniture.
Sensaform Airstream Memory 6000 Divan Bed Set – was £899.99, now 674.99
Pure Serenity Divan Set – was £1,299.99, now £974.99
Silentnight Serene Choice Eco 2000 Divan Bed Set – was £999.99, now £749.99
iGel Pegasus Divan Bed Set – was £1,249.99, now £937.49
Edgemont Ottoman Wooden Bed Frame – was £699.99, now £524.99
The fashion brand has kicked off its sale with 60 per cent off selected lines including dresses, coats and shoes.
Hot Pink Extreme Skirt By Topshop Boutique – was £39, now £10
Quilted Coat By Topshop Boutique – was £140, now £50
Brown Corduroy Mom Jeans – was £42, now £15
BELIZE Burgundy Smart Boots – was £39, now £20
RIGA Black Cage Block Heels – was £56, now £15
GARLAND Velvet Frame Bag – was £25, now £15
For all things tech, visit Laptops direct for up to 50 per cent off laptops, phones, tablets and PCs.
Samsung Galaxy S10e Prism Black 5.8“ 128GB 4G – was £711.97, now £449.97
Samsung UE65RU7100 65“ 4K Ultra HD Smart HDR LED TV with Freeview HD – was £1100, now £756.97
HP 290 G1 SFF Core i5-8500 8GB 256GB SSD Windows 10 Pro Desktop PC – was £597.97, now £539.97
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Prism Black 6.4“ 128GB 4G – was £956, now £699
Samsung Galaxy SM-T515 Tab A 2019 32GB LTE 10.1 Inch Tablet – was £269.97, now £199.97
Top sleep brand Simba is still offering up to 35 per cent off sleeping bundles.
The Ultimate Simba Hybrid Bundle – Simba Hybrid Mattress (double), a Hybrid Duvet, two height adjustable Hybrid Pillows (one with single mattresses). And a Deluxe Mattress Protector – was £1,151, now £748.15
The Hybrid Pillow Bundle – Simba Hybrid Mattress (double), two height adjustable Hybrid Pillows (one with single mattresses) and a Deluxe Mattress Protector – was £1,002, now £701.40
The Simba Essentials Bundle – Simba Hybrid Mattress (double) with a Deluxe Mattress Protector – was £804, now £603
The brand is offering up to 70 per cent off with an extra 20 per cent off with the code “BATH20’”.
Lisbon double ended freestanding bath – was £999.97, now £399.97
Quadrant Steam Shower Cabin with 6 Body Jets 900 x 900mm – was £949.97, now £699.97
Traditional Bathroom Heated Towel Rail Radiator – 963 x 637mm – was £269.98, now £119.98
Dee Left Hand P Shape Bath with Front Panel and Screen – 1675 x 850mm – was £319.97, now £189.97
Vira Square Riser Slide Shower Rail Kit with Dual Valve – was £149.98, now £89.98
The make-up brand is offering up to 33 per cent off some of its Christmas range.
The Luxe Eye Shadow Rich Gemstone – was £27, now £18.09
Luxe Liquid Lip High Shine – was £28, now £18.76
Hydrating gel cream – was £44.50, now £29.82
The well-loved fashion accessory brand is offering up to 50 per cent off sale items.
Emily tote bag – was £29, now £14.50
Dallas double zip shoulder bag – was £30, now £15
Velvet star embroidered alice band – was £16, now £8
Rose quartz huggy hoop earrings – was £15, now £7.50
Flower gem alice band – £16, now £8
The luxury department store is offering up to 70 per cent off in its sale.
Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh diagonal-striped cotton-jersey jogging bottoms – was £500, now £95
Yuzefi Doris leather shoulder bag – was £465, now £190
Reformation Rylee cropped stretch-jersey jumpsuit – was £100, now £40
Max Mara Studio Acqui leopard-print silk-satin blouse – was £285, now £95
Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Eye Shadow Palette – was £46, now £23
ghd platinum+ white straightener – was £189, now £160.50
A go-to for all things luxury beauty, Space NK is offering up to 50 per cent off its sale items.
Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Luxe Body Collection – was £70, now £49
This Works space to dream set – was £39, now £19.50
Kevyn Aucoin Jewelpop Face & Eye Palette – was £47, now £23.50
SLIP sleep mask plum kiss – was £50, now £35
Nars studio 54 hyped eyeshadow palette – was £56, now £39
When do the January sales start?
The Boxing Day and January sales mark the final peak in yearly trade for retailers, following Black Friday and early December, meaning it’s the best time of year to grab a bargain – that is, until November’s event comes around again.
Traditionally, high street stores start their sales immediately after Christmas on Boxing Day, and online retailers tend to follow suit. But as the market has become more competitive in recent years, retailers are beginning to kick off their sales earlier and earlier, with some even starting before Christmas Day.
The deals then continue for most of January, with some discounts getting even better as the month progresses, as retailers will be keen to get rid of stock.
How can you get the best January sales deals?
When it comes to making the most of the January sales, preparation is key and, with many of us now shopping online, that’s where you can expect to find the very best deals.
But, whether you’re shopping in-store or bargain hunting from the comfort of your sofa, it’s important to shop around and research items you want to buy well in advance rather than splashing out on a whim. That way, you’ll know if a sale deal really is a bargain or not.
We suggest writing a shopping list of items that you know you actually want ahead of the sale, setting yourself a budget and watching out for additional discount codes online. The key is not getting drawn into seemingly “good looking” deals that you don’t actually want or need.
It’s also a good idea to check retailer’s returns policies before buying and to check the terms and conditions for sites you’ve not used before.
Deals will be available both on the high street and online, so whichever way you prefer to shop, everyone can benefit from the offers.
Can I get cashback on January sales deals?
This all depends on your debit or credit card provider.
During the January sales period, a number of retailers offer cashback on purchases, while websites such as Quidco also offer cashback for new customers of big brands. So, make sure you look into these policies before the sales start.
Which stores are taking part in January sales?
Here’s our roundup of some of the retailers to watch out for and quick links to their pages:
Amazon – The online giant was one of the biggest retailers taking part in Boxing Day sales last year, so in January we expect major reductions on everything from electronics and toys to consoles and home appliances.
AO – The online electrical retailerwill be offering a wide range of deals on its products, from appliances and TVs to smart home products.
Argos – You can expect to see deals appearing online across technology, home and toys.
Apple – The tech giant Apple has traditionally resisted taking part in sales but we predict that there will be great savings on iPhones, iPads, Macbooks and other accessories from third party retailers.
Asos – Host to more than 850 brands as well as its own clothing line, Asos is the go-to place for eagle-eyed fashionistas. It’s currently offering up to 70 per cent off 700 styles.
Anthropologie – Well loved for its fashion, homeware and furniture, last year Anthropologie offered 50 per cent off selected lines.
Boots – Everyone’s go-to for all things health and beauty, Boots regularly takes part in January sales, offering up to 50 per cent off selected products online last year
Currys PC World – This January, we expect Currys PC World to offer exciting deals across top brands in tech and hope appliances. It’s already offering “crimbo deals” ahead of the event.
DFS – Looking to invest in a new sofa? Hold out for DFS’s January sale, as it offered up to 50 per cent off selected lines last year.
Debenhams – Known for impressive discounts during Black Friday and Boxing Day sales, expect slashed prices on thousands of products from Debenhams in January.
Emma Mattress – We all need a good night’s sleep after the madness of Christmas and New Year, so now is the time to treat yourself to a new mattress in the sale. Last year, Emma offered 30 per cent off its popular original mattress.
Habitat – Homeware company Habitat has already launched its sale with up to 50 per cent off selected lines.
H&M – The fashion brand slashed its prices by 60 per cent on coats, dresses, jeans, footwear and accessories in its 2018 January sale. We’re hoping for similar discounts this year.
House of Fraser – The department store is already offering up to 50 per cent off a range of its lines, including women’s, men’s, beauty, home and kids.
John Lewis & Partners – Last year, John Lewis & Partner’s clearance sale began online on Christmas Eve. The retailer is expected to price match rivals on popular tech, home and fashion lines thanks to its “Never Knowingly Undersold” tag line.
Laura Ashley – The brand is already offering 50 per cent off certain lines, including lighting, cushions and throws and home accessories.
La Redoute – The French brand is known for both fashion and furniture. Last year it offered up to 50 per cent off selected products online. It’s already offering 40 per cent off fashion, home and gifts in its Christmas event.
M&S – During last year’s January sales, M&S offered up to 50 per cent off selected furniture and cookware.
Missguided – Known for its party wear and collections designed by celebrities, the online fashion brand offered up to 70 per cent off its products in last year’s sale. It’s already matching that right now.
Next – A big hit with shoppers who brave the high street during the January sales, Next’s sale usually starts at 6am on Boxing Day, but will continue into January.
River Island – Check out River Island’s sale this January, as it offered up to 70 per cent off lines last year, both online and in store.
Selfridges – Last year the department store discounted its designer goods post Christmas, so we’re expecting some great deals this year too.
Simba – Another popular sleep brand, Simba is currently offering 20 per cent off everything, but we expect to see even better discounts in January.
Topshop – Last year, the fashion retailer offered 70 per cent off coats, dresses, footwear, jeans and accessories, both in store and online. We’re hoping for similar discounts this year.
Urban Outfitters – Vintage lovers need to keep an eye on Urban Outfitter’s offering this January, as last year it offered up to 75 per cent off both in store and online.
Very – With impressive discounts on fashion, home, tech and gifts, Very should be on your sale shopping list this January.
Zara – Famed for that polka dot dress, last year Zara offered between 50 and 60 per cent off coats, dresses, footwear, jeans and accessories, both in store and online.
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