Talking Sales – a preview

ag-as-sale-banner-coming-soonGeneral question – ‘What happened to the January Sales?’

Answer ‘They’ve become the Boxing Day Sales’ 

I suppose I am old fashioned and I simply can’t get my head round going to the Sales the day after Christmas. When I was a student I worked the Christmas period in Selfridges in London. We definitely did not work on 26th December. According to ‘Visit London’ most famous department stores and major shopping malls will start their sales either on the 26th or 27th December.

Of course, many shops with an online presence will go live with their sales offering at one minute past midnight on Christmas Day. This year I’ve decided to have a New Year Sale. That is I’m going to reduce many of my scarves by 20% and the odd one or two by 50%. These price reductions will be effective for five days from next Thursday, 29th December until midnight Monday 2nd January 2017.


Here’s a preview of some of the scarves and textile art that will be in my sale around the New Year. Oh and yes, as this is my last post before Christmas . . . . . .

S E A S O N’ S   G R E E T I N G S   T O    E V E R Y O N E.



Author: agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.

11 thoughts on “Talking Sales – a preview”

    1. 😁 Thank you and I hope you have a good one too offering plenty of source material to be heavily disguised in your amusing writings.
      🎄 Merry Christmas, Agnes. 🎄

  1. The same to you!

    As a note, I can remember as a child going with my mother to the department stores soon as the opened on Dec. 26, as SALES started then, a tradition in our area, and there was always a crowd at the doors of the stores. I disliked having to go, as it was always so hectic.

  2. Gosh – I hadn’t realised in your part of the world that the 26th wasn’t a public holiday. Our ‘Boxing Day’ holiday appears to be a more recent tradition, only 19th century, whereas the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ celebrations in England goes way back to medieval times.
    🎄 Merry Christmas, Agnes. 🎄

  3. Merry Christmas Agnes and I hope you have a wonderful day and fabulously successful sale. And yes, the Boxing Day sales have been a tradition in Australia for many decades now. Perhaps it started because it IS a public holiday – maybe the retailers thought people would have more time to shop?

  4. Retail workers have always been a much exploited group of workers over here…I remember my mother working regularly until 6pm on Christmas eve and then again in the crazy boxing day sales that followed. Hope you had a lovely christmas and that you had lots of success with your sale.

    1. Yes, you know I used to volunteer at an Oxfam Bookshop and even we got swept up in the Boxing Day shopping thing despite it being a bank holiday. We were only open from 11 to 3, but we did have quite a few customers. Interestingly, they all remarked they were surprised to see a charity shop open. Personally, I think a walk in the countryside is preferable to battling round the sales. Hope you are enjoying your ‘proper’ snowy winter and all the best for the New Year.

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