The coronavirus pandemic has meant all non-essential businesses have been closed since lockdown began 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 has announced all non-essential retailers will be able to reopen in England from 15 June, a move which will include clothes shops, in the latest easing of lockdown restrictions.
As an army of shops prepare to open their doors to the public for the first time in months, many 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 30 per cent off selected items, including bag, headbands, beachwear, hair clips and hats.
We’ve got our eye on this leopard print alice band (was £9, now £6.30) that’ll keep a messy bun looking chic while you’re working from home.
Everyone’s favourite sportswear brand is offering up to 30 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 you 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 £99) 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 60 per cent off everything in its huge sale.
This ditsy floral smock dress (was £15, now £11.25) 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 .
In its ‘Out of season’ section, the brand is offering up to 50 per cent off underwear, swimwear, bags, nightwear, shoes, coats and gym kit.
Snap up this suede fringe crossbody bag (was £150, now £75) will fit your mask and hand sanitiser perfectly.
Cult knitwear brand Chinti & Parker’s outlet sale has as much as 70 per cent off some pieces.
A cosy knit like this royal-blue riviera cashmere polo neck sweater (was £250, now £105) 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 up 60 per cent off in its summer sale.
Nothing’s more classic than a black leather bag, and this Sutton hobo (was £325, now £130) fits the bill perfectly.
Get 25 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 60 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.
The brand is offering up to 50 per cent off selected lines across men’s, women’s, kids and homewares.
We’ll be stocking up on this v-neck strappy top (was £9.99, now £7) to pair with jeans, shorts and skirts.
You’ll find a bargain in Hobbs sale which is offering 50 per cent off, including an extra 10 per cent off all dresses.
This Frederica floral midi dress (was £149, now £92.65) is modern and sophisticated for dressing up on hot summer days.
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 60 per cent off luxury men’s and women’s fashion favourites.
This Eastpak X Raf Simons boubl’r panelled backpack (was £235, now £95) 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 £29.99), an easy throw on and go piece for a walk round your local park.
Home to a whole host of deals, currently Marks and Spencer is offering 30 per cent off selected women’s coats and jackets, 30 per cent off strapless bras and 20 per cent off women’s shorts, 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 50 per cent off in its sale, including tops, dresses, knitwear and loungewear.
This Corsette mini purse in lilac (was £31, now £22) is a vibrant pop of colour to a neutral outfit.
Online clothing brand Missguided has up to 70 per cent off in its sale which incudes loungewear, dresses, tops and more.
Try on this black cami midi dress (was £20, now £16) 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 kimono here often polka dot mini dress (£35, £17.50) to catch the rays in the garden.
Fashion brand New Look is offering up to 60 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 £12.99).
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 £47.97, for the ultimate lockdown comfort.
Shoe brand Office is giving customers up to 50 per cent off Office branded styles.
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 has already kicked off the discounts with 20 per cent off everything with the code “GET20”. Check out its sale page for even more deals.
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 blue striped oversize shirt (was £25.99, now £15.99) 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 Eggerton gardens medium zip-top multiway bag (was £198, now £95) caught our eye for its simple, timeless design.
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 £15.37) 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 30 per cent off selected items across men’s and women’s fashion.
Treat yourself to some luxury loungewear like this Bella Freud cactus cashmere jumper (was £395, now £276).
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 “WFH”. It also has up to 80 per cent off in it’s sale section.
Known for its quality clothing from pyjamas to cosy jumpers and great homewares, the brand now has up to 60 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 £83.50)
There’s now up to 50 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 50 per cent off, 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 60 per cent off in its summer sale, with great deals on holiday wear and occasion wear.
Stay suited and booted for when you eventually go back to work with this navy belted front wrap jumpsuit (was £45, now £31.50).
Whistles sale has up to 50 per cent off dresses and jumpsuits, 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 £74.25) are the perfect compromise between jeans and joggers.
In the & Other Stories sale section, you’ll discover discounts of up to 40 per cent across fashion, footwear and accessories.
This belted workwear mini dress (was £85, now £50) will be perfect for summer.