By far the best time to snap up a designer bargain is straight after Christmas when the sales begin — some start online on Christmas morning. If you are an early bird you should be able to bag some fabulous buys at a fraction of the usual price. Among the gems are half-price sofas at Heal’s, pure wool staircase runners down by 45 per cent at Roger Oates and gorgeous Tolix chairs, 60 per cent off at SCP.
Aram Store sale: January 4 to February 9
Big reductions on selected items including the Series 7 side chair in red lacquer, down from £430 to £129 and the Medici chair in red lacquered wood (above left), down from £859 to £601.30. See aram.co.uk.
SCP sale: January 2 to February 2
Ex-display and discontinued items in this month-long sale include this Matthew Hilton Balzac armchair in Utah Russet (above right) from SCP East, half-price at £1,320.50 (scp.co.uk). Also included are Xavier Pauchard’s Tolix chair in red, down from £210 to £147, and Jason Miller’s Antler wall light for Roll & Hill down from £385 to £269.50.
Chesney’s sale: December 27 to January 31
Some fireplaces half price. The stately Devonshire surround (above) is down from £1,140 to £940. See chesneys.co.uk.
Clippings.com sale: Christmas Day to January 31
Designer homeware bargains include large Boutique waffle cushions down from £65 to £49, the Tango sofa by Couch (above), down from £2,199 to £1,760, and Lean Man shelving by And Then Design, reduced from £375 to £263. See clippings.com
Colefax and Fowler: One-day sale, January 24
This one-day sale features lovely fabrics, some with a 70 discount, at the Royal Horticultural Halls, Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, SW1. Visit colefax.com.
Roche-Bobois sale: December 27 until stocks run out.
Ex-display and clearance items, some half-price, include a winemaker’s storage display cabinet (above), reduced from £7,210 to £3,600. An ex-display Impact leather sofa is down from £10,140 to £6,100 (roche-bobois.com).
Roger Oates sale: January 9 to February 1
Seconds, sample stock and remnants of runners and carpeting carrying big reductions include a Newbury crimson runner in 100 per cent wool (above), down from £112 to £59 a linear metre (above left). Visit rogeroates.com
Heal’s sale: Boxing Day to February 2, with furniture pre-sale already on
Heal’s Skanda sofa down from £1,295 to £648, Branksome large teapots (above right), down from £90 to £63, and Soho at Heal’s Cell extending shelving unit down from £1,295 to £695. See heals.co.uk.
Twentytwentyone sale: December 27 online and January 4 in store, until stock runs out.
Hans Wegner’s CH445 armchair is down from £3,079 to £769, CKR’s pendant lights in various colours (above) are reduced from £169 to £109 and Mathieu Mategot’s Nagasaki stools are down from £238 to £166. See twentytwentyone.com.