New Year’s Day sales 2019 – which stores in the UK have the best deals this January?

CHRISTMAS is over but the shopping frenzy is only just beginning – thanks to the arrival of the New Year sales.

Retailers are slashing prices on everything, from clothes to electronics, homeware to handbags – and things you’ve never known you needed.

Shoppers gather outside Selfriges last Boxing Day
Shoppers gather outside Selfridges last year

How long do the January sales last?

The clue for the start date of the sales should be in the name but actually there isn’t a set length of time that the January sales are on for.

These days the January sales are joined together with the Boxing Day sales, with dozens of bargains already for the taking.

For example, Simply Be kicked things off on December 22 and House of Fraser began its discounts online from Christmas Day.

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What retailers are offering deals?

You’d be hard pushed to find a shop or website that ISN’T offering discounts in the January sales, but these are some of the retailers to particularly look out for….


The online superstore is always one to look out for, and its annual New Year Sale is back with thousands of ‘lightning deals‘.


The offers have included everything, from top sports brands and designer togs, to high-quality watches and beauty products, with savings of as much as 70 per cent.


The Boots sale kicked off on Christmas Eve and is still running.

Boots are famous for clearing their Christmas stock out at cut-rate prices so it’s a good time to hunt for a bargain on fragrances and gift sets in particular.


Debenhams is currently in the middle of its winter sale which began before Christmas.

The store has discounts on thousands of items including cosmetics, fragrance, electricals and fashion.

Womens clothing and handbags, lingerie, shoes, beauty and menswear are all on sale for up to half price, with electricals, luggage, furniture and homeware heavily discounted too.


The Halfords BIG SALE includes bikes, helmets, trackers and the retailer has even thrown micro-scooters into the bargain.

It started on Boxing Day, and continues well into January, but you might need to move quick to grab the best deals.


From Boxing Day and throughout January, as Hamleys holds their epic ‘Super Sale’.

Shoppers can save up to 50 per cent on selected lines in store and online, with things for grown up and littles on available at bargain prices.

All Hamleys stores take part in the mega sale, including their Regent Street Flagship, as well as their Lakeside, Cardiff, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin stores.

House of Fraser 

Expect big savings across the board – the department store is knocking prices down by up to 75 per cent.

Discounts started online from December 25 and look set to carry on well into the New Year.

Pets at Home
Pets at Home‘s Big Paw sale began on Boxing Day and runs into January.

It includes savings of up to 50 per cent across selected products.

The online retailer has slashed prices on men and women’s, clothing designer perfume, electronics and PJs – with some prices slashed down by 70 per cent.


If your sofa is worn out from a Christmas TV marathon, then you might want to check out DFS’ New Year deals which will see hundreds of pounds knocked off some of their best selling ranges.

Wynsors World of Shoes
Wynsors‘ sale is well under way and will run until mid-January at least, with shoppers able to make savings of up to 50 per cent are on big brands including Adidas originals, K Swiss and Skechers.


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