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How to win at Sales Shopping

Here is what the editors are buying in the Black Friday sales, just in case you need any more excuse - or inspiration

Team Buro | 28.11.2019

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We have some strict rules around sales shopping. In the spirit of sustainability, you’d think the two aren’t hugely compatible. In fact you’d be right, but there is a sustainability scale and if you’re trying to do better, you could definitely do worse than indulging in some bargain hunting. Why? Because there are some amazing forever pieces you might have been lusting after for a long time that are finally feasible. You can take the opportunity to clear out your wardrobe, donate some older pieces to charity, then do some considered replacing with pieces you actually ‘need’ (emotional need counts when it comes to sales shopping), and will actually wear/use/love/enjoy.

Herein lies the key; don’t buy anything just because it’s a bargain. It’s not a bargain if you spend your money then never pick it up again, what a waste of a £400 Cecilie Bahnsen frock. Bona fide sales sacrilege.

Here is what the BURO.editors will be buying from some brilliant sales this weekend (or today, since they might sell out soon). If you need some inspiration, keep scrolling.

N.B. Also doubles as a Christmas wishlist, hint hint other halves.

NET A PORTER

by Sophie Beresiner, Beauty + Style Director

1/6

TRAVEL RIGHT

Stella McCartney Printed Canvas Suitcase, £995 £696.50

Of COURSE I need a goldfish embellished wheelie case. I actually do, my carry-on is on its last legs so I’m swapping it out, but make it fashion.

2/6

dress of dreams

CECILiE BAHNSEN Oversized cloqué dress, £920 £644

Drop everything. Add to basket. OMG

3/6

SEQUIN SEASON

BELLA FREUD 1970 SEQUIN EMBELLISHED JUMPER, £320 £224

The moths love my Bella Freud jumpers more than I do, so I’ll get this and keep it in a cashmere bag to preserve the amazingness

4/6

holiday-planning

SLEEPER Atlanta off-the-shoulder shirred gingham linen midi dress, £255 £178.50

The dress of the summer. I didn’t manage to get one, and I love buying in anticipation of a holiday, this versatile linen dress is perfect.

5/16

iconic investment

SIMONE ROCHA DRIP BEAD EARRINGS, £195 £136.50

Perfect for this time of year, love the pink tone and the classic Simone style

6/16

keep it cool

PUBUMÉSU PRINTED LEATHER AND HORN FAN, £115 £80.50

I never go anywhere without a paper fan, this is the ultimate beautiful upgrade

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By Phoebe McDowell, Beauty Editor

1/6

THE IT-COAT

VINCE Brown faux fur coat, £595.00 £357.00

A brilliant, Max Mara alternative, and in chocolate brown it's more life (read: coffee) proof.

2/6

WARDROBE STAPLE

Rejina Pyo Sand wool-blend blazer, £625.00 £375.00

I adore everything Rejina Pyo makes, but this biscuit-coloured, double-breasted blazer takes the actual biscuit. Easy, elevated workwear.

3/6

CHECK PLEASE

TOTEME Novara checked trousers, £220 £132

Tailored trousers that mean I don’t have to exert much brain power in the morning. I’ll wear with, er, absolutely anything.

4/6

ESSENTIAL EVERY DAY-ER

Proenza Schouler Chunky Chelsea black leather boots, £745.00 £447

The serrated sole and oversized stitching riff of the perennially-classic Chelsea boot, but are just a bit more me.

5/16

CLASSIC COLLECTABLE

Equipment Essential Mustard Shirt, £230 £138

Do I need another? Perhaps not, but this one had me at mustard.

6/16

chain gang

anni lu, Cross 18ct gold-plated chain necklace, £55.00 £38.50

Yes, it’s just a chain but it’ll go with everything.

MATCHES FASHION

By Sujin Mackellar, Global Brand Director

1/6

BLAZING SQUAD 

GABRIELA HEARST checked double-breasted wool-blend blazer, £1,595.00 £1,116.00

I adore my Turquoise Gabriela Hearst Wool blazer I got on sale last time and of course need one in pink!

2/6

DOMESTIC BLISS 

KILOMETRE PARIS Bay of Naples embroidered cotton apron, £318.00 £222.00

In my previous life (pre-BURO.), I was working as a professional chef, so I genuinely have an excuse to collect as many aprons as possible.

3/6

HIGH ROLLER 

JIL SANDER High-neck checked-jersey top, £810.00 £405.00

I tried this top on in the Milan Jil Sander store a few months ago and it's been on my wishlist ever since. With one remaining in my size, it’s meant to be.

4/6

the cover up 

RAEY Bubble-knit cashmere scarf, £395.00 £158.00

I’ve recently discovered RAEY. Simple, black cashmere scarf? Yes please. 

5/16

BEST DRESSED GUEST 

CHLOÉ Open-back knitted midi dress, £1,415.00 £424.00

The simplicity of this knitted winter dress is perfection.

6/16

ON POINT 

THE ROW Champagne point-toe leather pumps, £825 £412

Getting The Row point-toe leather pumps under £500 is an absolute bargain (trust me)!

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By Naomi Barling, Fashion Editor

1/6

haute halter 

Jacquemus La Double Maille Knit Sweater, £295 £206.50

I love how unexpected the halterneck is on this!

2/6

CHAIN REACTION 

Saint Laurent Chain Gourmette Necklace, £520 £364

Adding to my jewellery collection is always on my list come the sales. 

3/6

skirting the issue 

Rick Owens Short Grace Skirt, £890 £623

I’ve been buying a lot of bold tops recently, so I guess a skirt wouldn’t go amiss in my wardrobe. 

4/6

The re-boot 

Acne Studios Curved Heel Boots in Black, £580 £406

These look smart but would be comfortable enough to walk in.

5/16

PADDED OUT 

Off-White Puffy Small Padded Bag, £1,030 £721

Every bag I love is on the pricier side, so sales are the perfect justification to actually buy them.

6/16

DREAM JEANS 

Vetements Branded Jeans, £990 £693

You can’t go wrong with jeans, can you?

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By Heather Gwyther, Contributor

1/6

power pants 

Hyein Seo Shirring Wide Leg Trousers, £200 £160

There tends to be something (ironically) vanilla about black trousers, but not THESE ones - anyone would dominate a room in these.

2/6

excess baggage 

Paco Rabanne Metallic 1969 Pixel Shoulder Bag , £620 £496

Paco Rabanne chainmail is an overlooked classic and therefore a wardrobe essential.

3/6

cardi cool 

Bottega Veneta Brushed Wool Wrap Cardigan, £810 £648

Bottega Veneta needs no introduction. I’d wear this as both a dress and a cardigan.

4/6

rise and shine 

Attico Keyhole Sequin Midi Dress, £755 £604

Would I ever wear this? Who knows. But do I love it? Completely.

5/16

lady in lilac 

Kalda Purple Simon 85 Sandals, £270 £216

I’d probably slip over on a pile of dead wet leaves wearing these but at least I’d look good doing it. 

6/16

SAY IT ON A T-SHIRT

Coperni Tonight I’m Yours Printed T-Shirt, £270 £216

I love an ironic slogan t-shirt above all else. 

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By Emma Firth, Features Editor

1/6

the sound of silence 

BOSE Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, £349 £314.99

Tuning out my neighbour having an obnoxiously loud business call next to me will be a thing of the past with these bad boys.

2/6

lip service 

Smartech lipstick powerbank, £49.99 £44.99

I am fast falling into the ‘terrible texter-backer’ friend zone. “It’s not my fault, I ran out of battery,” no more.

3/6

the fitness companion 

FITBIT Inspire HR Smart Fitness Tracker, £89.99 £80.99

Maybe this techcessory is just the motivation I need to get me back in the gym. 

4/6

retro redux 

TEAC TN-400BT Turntable with Bluetooth, £399.99 £359.99

Finally, my dad’s 70s record collection can actually be played. 

5/16

monogram mania 

MARC JACOBS Monogram clear iPhone XR case, £65 £52

My hashtag basic black leather phone case is in desperate need of an upgrade.

6/16

louder, please!

MARSHALL Woburn bluetooth optical input speaker, £249.99 £224.99

Bar copious amounts of booze and good company, a quality sound system is high on the party priority list.

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By Ella Brown, Office Assistant

1/6

IN THE RING 

Maria Nilsdotter Gold Plated Boom Ring, £240, £144

I am known for my chunky and funky gold rings! So why not add a little bit of boom to my collection this black Friday?

2/6

full bodied 

Off-White Athletic Logo Body, £2,229, £1,561

Off-White is a lifestyle which I support whole heartedly especially with a black Friday deal!

3/6

future kicks 

Stella McCartney Eclypse Sneakers, £455, £319

In my opinion a luminous chunky trainer is a must have.

4/6

specs appeal 

George Keburia White Pearl Cat Eye Sunglasses, £150, £45

I will without a doubt be that person who wears sunglasses 365 days a year. And why not?

5/16

fendi fever 

Fendi Flip Regular Handbag, £2,781 £2,735

My little Frenchie has a “Furdi” dog sweater so naturally I need a Fendi bag to match with my fur baby.

6/16

HEADS UP 

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Metallic Hat, £717, now £645

I personally cannot think of a better way to avoid the rain than this hat. Can you?

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