I tend to do most of my shopping online these days, especially around the festive period. It’s always nice to come home to a parcel waiting and it cuts out all the stress associated with shopping!
I’m not usually one for the January sales. I always end up panic buying something because its a bargain and then immediately regret it. I have now learnt to first ask myself “would you buy it at full price?” and if the answers no, then its not necessarily something I need or want. Theres something therapeutic and satisfying about having numerous products in your online basket and then closing the browser. On the other hand it then justifies buying the other stuff you want. Right?
Heres a few things I have picked up recently.
Vans Classic Old Skool – Urban Industry Was £51.95 Now £35.95
Well, you can’t really go wrong with a pair of vans can you? Ever since I purchased the ‘grape’ suede version of these last summer I have wanted this particular pair in black and navy. The classic retro style of these will no doubt look good with any outfit, and will be perfect for summer and my upcoming travels. I’m really pleased with them.
Universal Works Urban Sock – Smith & Morris Was £14 Now £4.19 (per pair)
British Menswear brand Universal Works just keeps getting better. The quality of these socks are great, the blocks of red and white are a great addition and the fact they are made in England just tops it off. I couldn’t usually justify spending £14 on one pair of socks, but after seeing these I could be persuaded.
Nike SB x Poler – Nike £28
While this wasn’t in a sale, it is something I have wanted. 2014 was the year of collaborations between brands, this being one of the better ones mixing Nike SB’s casual skate style with the outdoor vibes of Poler. The shirt itself is pretty basic, you can’t really fault a short sleeve grey t-shirt, but with the inclusion of dri-fit technology this shirt will be perfect during those warmer summer months (wishful thinking).
Did you pick anything up in the sales?