If you’ve a) got any cash at all at this stage in proceedings, b) love designer goodies and c) don’t really care that what you’re after is a season old (who does, really?), then sale time – particularly post AW – is a great time to get a bargain on some standout shoes or boots.
If you hunt hard enough, you should be able to get something in the way of 40%-50% off retail without too much trouble. Even better if you’re an awkward size: 3s and 8s aren’t as sought-after as 5s and 6s, so you could get up to 70% off.
I’ve had a hunt about to see what’s on sale and to my not very big surprise, there’s a lot. Have a look at my top 10 picks – would you buy any of ’em?
These Miista Pandora White Buckle Boots were €242.86 and are now €194.29 on Asos.
My queendom for a pair of Charlotte Olympia, well, anything. These'd do: Snag the AW14 Imperial sandals at half price for €542 on Charlotteolympia.com.
Sophia Webster's collab with J. Crew was one I watched with interest but as it wasn't much cheaper than her own line, I didn't indulge. These Eva pumps, however, are now down from €654 to €494, with another 40% off if you use the code STYLE2015. What are you waiting for?
Folkster's shoe offer is great; these Jeffrey Campbell Soiree Gold Hologram shoes with €56 off, bringing them down to €95, are my pick of the sale bargains.
€85, down from €190, for these Galaxy shoes from Carvela by Kurt Geiger, peeps. Which is a pretty damn decent saving, huh?
We've checked out these Twiggy for M&S Collection Leather Lace Up Brogue Shoes before but now that they're down to €43 from €75, that's a whole 'nother ball game, huh? Buy 'em here.
Oh Marni. #dreamy. These Embellished leather sandals were €600 and are now €420, meaning you'll save 30% on Matchesfashion.com.
Not exactly bank-breaking to begin with, these River Island heels started out at €80, and are now €35. Run!
If I'd €311, I'd definitely nab these Toga Pulla boots, down from €445 on Farfetch.
One of the year's most copied shoes, YSL's AW14 Babies Mary Janes are seriously discounted at £245, down from £485, on Selfridges.