High street stores often place soon-to-be discounted items at the front of the shop before the sales start. Check these out and start putting your wish list together. Don’t despair if you can’t get there in person: it’s still worth comparing prices online.
While you’re at it, note down opening hours – these can change during the sales. Most shops are open seven days a week in the UK, but hours are shorter on Sundays and times vary from store to store. Check for loyalty events, too: high-end department store Harvey Nichols offers access to sales previews and other promotions through its loyalty app, Rewards