The Current Economic Situation

Monday, June 29, 2009
One world's dark and gloomy recession, is another girl's luxury: cheap meal ticket and heavily discounted Prada!

With the downturn in the economic crisis, there has been standstill in the economy; people are protecting and stretching their pennies to last till next pay day. However, among the millions of civilians wondering how they are going to pay their next mortgage installment or whether they may face redundancy, there is that small minority that are seeing the highlights of a struggling economy. With few consumers paying money back into services and retailers to rebuild the economy, many are slashing the prices in a bid to seek new custom. This is a complete bonus for a student with no responsibilities and no bills to pay, the money I earn is mine to keep (and spend). There are endless restaurants and bars offering cheap meals and cocktail hour is fast becoming every hour! Both high-street and designer stores have been forced to bring their summer sale forward, with Selfridges sale starting a week early on 18th June and other high street stores offering discounts left right and centre; its now the time to stock up on classic pieces that will be wearable next year and though to the Autumn/Winter fall. Whilst many are abandoning their hopes for a summer holiday and resulting to the British seaside, tour operators are also slashing prices on last minute deals resulting in 4 star holiday in Egypt, all inclusive hotel for a week could set you back as little as £370 per person a far cry from prices last August. 

So as i plan my retail therapy trip to the sales of Guilford, with a cut priced meal and cocktails included, I'm safe in the knowledge that at least I'm doing my part to help the rebuild the economy of my country ;).

Highlights of the sales so far 

Missoni - All over floral silk scarf
£32.00 (was: £65.00)
Harvey Nicks

Christian Louboutin - Lillian Patent Shoes
£310.00 (was: £515.00)
Browns Fashion

Christian Louboutin - Yopi Patent Pumps
£210.00 (was: £345.00)
Browns Fashion 
Mui Mui - Shoulder Bowling Bag 
£424.90 (was: £607.00) 

Luella - Jacquard Envelope Clutch 
£150.50 (was: £215.00)

Preen Line - Tricks Cotton Drill Dress
£178.50 (was: £255.00)

Alexander McQueen - Side Peplum Dress
£1,360.50 (was: £2,613.00)

3.1 Phillip Lim - Silk Floral Print Dress
£269.50 (was: £385.00)

There are my top picks from the high end designer fashion online. Naturally, I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Topshop sale, to see if it shows any of their cute summer dresses! so chow for now! And watch this space :)

On my wish list: everything on this list!
Currently listening to: Run DMC - run this way