The coronavirus pandemic has meant all non-essential businesses were closed when lockdown was announced on 23 March.
It’s had a detrimental impact on fashion shops across the UK. B2B magazine, Drapers reported in-store sales have dropped 84 per cent compared to 2019, and – despite online grocery sales surging – for the rest of the retail landscape things also look bleak.
Debenhams is closing five more stores across the UK, while Oasis and Warehouse have both permenantly closed after administraitors failed to find a buyer, which also includes around 2,000 jobs losses.
That said, prime minister Boris Johnson announced that all non-essential retailers can now reopen in England , including clothes shops, in the latest easing of lockdown restrictions. Wales following suit, and Scotland reopened non-essential shops from 29 June.
Many shops are currently offering generous discounts on stock they’ve been unable to shift since March.
Here are all the details on what stores are offering what, so you can get ahead of your shopping list.
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Well-loved accessory brand Accessorize is currently offering up to 50 per cent off selected items, including bag, headbands, beachwear, hair clips and hats.
We’ve got our eye on this Kathy tote bag (was £32, now £16.50), which is just as perfect for returning to the office as it is for reuniting with friends at the pub.
Everyone’s favourite sportswear brand is offering up to 50 per cent off selected products including trainers, tracksuits and more across men’s, women’s and children’s fashion.
Pick up a pair of these Nmd R1 shoes (was £119.95, now £83.97) that will keep your feet protectively cushioned and comfortable for running, walking and any other daily exercise you have planned.
The edgy brand known for its luxurious leather jackets, has up to 60 per cent off in its clearance sale, with an extra 20 per cent off all outlet styles.
On our list is this Fayre dress (was £198, now £79.20) even if we can only wear it on our dog walks and barbecues in the garden for now.
Fashion brand Arket is offering up to 50 per cent off in its summer sale, offering discounts on lines including women, men, kids and homeware.
This silk jacquard dress (was £125, now £63) is perfect for lounging around the house on hot days while still feeling like you’ve made a little bit of effort to get dressed out of your pjs.
Host to more than 850 brands as well as its own clothing line, Asos is the go-to place for eagle-eyed fashionistas. It’s currently offering up to 50 per cent off in its sale, with discounts on everything from shoes to dresses and jumpsuits.
Top of our list is this Asos Design wrap mini dress in hot apricot (was £38, now £16.15), for a summer showstopper.
Popular online fashion store Boohoo is 70 per cent off everything in its huge sale.
This leopard print midi dress (was £20, now £9) is a super easy to wear style (not to mention comfy) and with the floral print and a little frill, it’s perfect for summer.
The brand is offering up to 50 per cent off underwear, swimwear, bags, nightwear, shoes, coats and gym kit.
Snap up this lock small leather bag (was £180, now £108), which will fit your mask and hand sanitiser perfectly.
Cult knitwear brand Chinti & Parker’s outlet sale has as much as 60 per cent off some pieces.
A cosy knit like this royal-blue riviera cashmere polo neck sweater (was £250, now £87.50) will keep you warm when the sun goes down but the BBQ is still in full swing.
Famous for its modern luxury accessories, Coach is currently offering 50 per cent off in its summer sale.
Nothing’s more classic than a black leather bag, and this Coach saddle bag (was £395, now £197.50) fits the bill perfectly.
British high street label Coast is known for its occassion wear and wardrobe essentials, and it is currently offering 50 per cent off everything.
These tie belt wide leg trousers (was £85, now £47.50) are the perfect alternative to loungewear, yet still be comfortable.
Online luxury fashion retail platform, Farfetch is home to over 700 boutiques and brands from around the world. It is currently offering up to 60 per cent off in its season sale.
Snap up these Khaite Noelle mid-rise wide-leg jeans (was £444, now £178) – the perfect trousers for a cold summer’s evening.
Get 60 per cent off French Connection’s spring fashion selection.
See in the summer weather with a colourful shirt like this palm print lyocell shirt (was £55, now £19)
Plus-size fashion retailer Evans has offered up to 50 per cent off in its sale, which includes dresses, skirts, tops, shoes and coats.
A red floral print patchwork kimono (was £36, now £20) is perfect for layering over a plain t-shirt and shorts.
With some of the prettiest designs on the high street, Ghost is our go to for boho pieces, and it is currently offering up to 50 per cent off selected lines.
Add a pop of colour to your wardrobe with this Annie dress (was £99, now £49.50)
The brand is offering up to 50 per cent off selected lines across men’s, women’s, kids and homewares.
We’ll be picking up this puff-sleeved mesh top (was £17.99, now £10) to pair with jeans, shorts and skirts, while tapping into this summer’s puff-sleeve trend.
You’ll find a bargain in Hobbs sale which is offering up to 70 per cent off.
This Frederica floral midi dress (was £149, now £87.20) is modern and sophisticated for dressing up on hot summer days.
The high street destination for timeless pieces that can be worn season after season, Karen Millen is currently offering 40 per cent off everything.
Tap into the athleisure trend with this sporty collared top (was £65, now £39).
If you’ve got your eye on a new pair of sandals or heels, be sure to check out Kurt Geiger’s sale which has discounts of up to 50 per cent off selected styles.
Step into summer in this pair of red snake print flared heel sandals (was £79, now £59).
Luxury department store Liberty London is offering up to 70 per cent off luxury men’s and women’s fashion favourites.
This 70s inspired Acne Studios mini leather satchel (was £800, now £320) will stand the test of time as a worthy investment wardrobe staple.
The luxury fashion outlet stocks more than 450 designers, from Prada to Balenciaga, and is currently offering up to 60 per cent off selected lines on its website.
These Garrett Leight breeze 51 round metal sunglasses (was £260, now £130) will add some Eighties charm to your summer wardrobe.
The European brand is offering up to 50 per cent off selected pieces.
We love this Puffed sleeves knit dress (was £39.99, now £9.99), an easy throw on and go piece for a walk around your local park.
Home to a whole host of deals, currently Marks and Spencer is offering 20 per cent off selected chinos, 30 per cent off strapless bras and 20 per cent off all women’s shoes and sandals, as well as other discounts.
These men’s skinny fit vintage wash stretch jeans (was £29.50, now £9) are an inexpensive way to update the most worn item in your wardrobe.
Fashion retailer Meshki is offering up to 70 per cent off in its sale, including tops, dresses, knitwear and loungewear.
This Corsette mini purse in lilac (was £31, now £16) is a vibrant pop of colour to a neutral outfit.
Online clothing brand Missguided has up to 70 per cent off in its sale, as well as 20 per cent off everything sitewide.
Try on this black cami midi dress (was £20, now £18) that you can dress up or down, depending on the occasion.
Known for midi dresses, accessories and party outfits with an edge, online clothing brand Nasty Gal is offering 50 per cent off everything, including its sale.
Treat yourself to this polka dot button front dress (was £35, now £21) to catch the rays in the garden.
Fashion brand New Look is offering up to 25 per cent off selected pieces from its women’s, men’s and kids lines.
For sunbathing plans, or perhaps a dip in a pool if you’re lucky enough to have one, pick up this red belted crinkle wrap swimsuit (was £25.99, now £19.49).
Home to some of the most popular designer brands, Net-A-Porter is offering up to 60 per cent off clothing, shoes and accessories.
With bold florals a key trend for spring/summer, we love Faithfull The Brand’s fran floral-print crepe midi wrap dress (was £172.08, now £68.83).
If sportswear is your thing, visit Nike where you can expect discounts across everything from clothing to footwear.
We love these men’s joggers, down from £79.95 to £43.97, for the ultimate lockdown comfort.
Shoe brand Office is giving customers up to 70 per cent off.
This pair of Swordfish buckle sandals in black leather (was £49, now £35) is a bold summer essential for your closet.
Well known for all things fashion, jewellery, accessories and homewares, the brand’s summer sale is now live with up to 60 per cent off selected lines from clothing to jewellery.
Bag a pair of these Hollywood round orange sunglasses (was £45, now £18), a stylish and essential purchase for summer.
Online fashion brand PrettyLittleThing is offering 60 per cent off everything, excluding beauty products.
We’d pair this white oversized hoodie with leather-look trousers and chunky trainers for a relaxed weekend fit.
Fashion retailer Pull & Bear is offering up to 50 per cent off selected items, from dresses to trousers.
This lilac puff-sleeved dress (was £25.99, now £12.99) will suit both zoom calls with your boss and Saturday night drinks in the garden.
Known for its leather goods, fashion brand Radley’s sale is offering up to 50 per cent off selected items.
This Liverpool Street small zip around grab multiway bag (was £159, now £127) caught our eye for its simple and timeless design but with an added pop of colour.
Sportswear apparel brand Reebok currently has some great deals in its outlet section. You can also sign up for the first look at its end of season sale which promises up to 65 per cent off.
Add this classic vector men’s T-shirt (was £21.95, now £22.36) to your basket for a basic workout essential.
The footwear retailer has kicked off its sale with discounts off some of our favourite brands such as Dr.Martens, Adidas and Nike.
Selfridges currently has 50 per cent off selected items across men’s and women’s fashion.
Treat yourself to some luxury summer wear while engaging with the polka dot trend with this Reformation meyer polka dot-print crepe top (was £80, now £40).
The affordable fashion brand is offering 20 per cent off when you spend £80 or more and 15 per cent off when you spend over £45, using the code “HEATNOW”. It also has up to 80 per cent off in it’s sale section.
This cold shoulder ditsy floral dress (was £13.99, now £6.99) is ideal if you want something floaty to wear during the summer months.
Known for its quality clothing from pyjamas to cosy jumpers and great homewares, the brand now has up to 50 per cent off selected pieces, with free UK delivery when you spend more than £50.
On our shopping list is this frill neck dress (was £139, now £55.60)
There’s now up to 60 per cent off all summer tops from this brand, as well as 30 per cent off all summer styles.
This mesh balloon midi dress (was £35, now £20) is a firm favourite.
The brand’s sale is in four sections; under £10, under £20, under £30 and under £40, with up to 30 per cent off on summer favourites, so you’ll be sure to find something within your budget.
For a form-fitting, easy to style piece, try this Silence + Noise audrey black a-line mini slip dress (was £42, now £29).
Fashion brand Wallis is offering up to 70 per cent off everything.
Stay suited and booted for when you eventually go back to work with this navy belted front wrap jumpsuit (was £45, now £13.50).
Whistles sale has up to 50 per cent off, so get your list of must-haves at the ready. It’s also offering 25 per cent off full-price items.
This pair of rope belted casual trousers (was £99, now £59) are the perfect compromise between jeans and joggers.
In the & Other Stories sale section, you’ll discover discounts of up to 60 per cent across fashion, footwear and accessories.
This belted workwear mini dress (was £85, now £50) will be perfect for summer.
High street favourite fashion brand is offering up to 40 per cent off in its summer sale – in store and online.
We don’t think anything beats a throw-on-and-go evening dress, especially now that bars and restaurants have reopened, and this mini dress with draped detailing (was £49.99, now £19.99) is a very chic bargain.