Harrods Ushers in the After Christmas Sales

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Pictured: Jerry Hall and Lizzy Jagger kick-off the Harrod’s Winter Sale.

Jerry Hall and her look a like daughter, Lizzy, kicked off the Harrods’ after Christmas sale this morning in London as shoppers queued up for bargains.  While, at least bargains in Harrods’ terms. The word bargain can mean so many different things depending on the target market 🙂  According to the Daily Mail. “Sale highlights at the Knightsbridge store include a Marc Jacobs sequined evening bag reduced from £670 to £399 and a Sony 3D TV bundle package down from £3,549 to £2,828.”

In the US, there is no comparable sale going on.  We don’t have any celebrities cutting sale ribbons to welcome in lines of shoppers this morning.  Bloomingdales, Saks and Macy’s are all advertising sales, but to me, the sales look about the same as the pre-Christmas sales.  Look for extensions on after Christmas sales as storms throughout the US, are preventing shoppers from getting to the malls for after holiday sales. 
Sales on my radar this morning are J Crew’s clearance sale offering an extra 30% off final clearance items and  Banana Republic’s 50% off sale in-store and online.   For electronics, look for deals at the usual suspects today:  Walmart, Kmart, Target, Best Buy and Sears.  Deals include reductions on digital cameras, games and big screen TVs.

Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.