Here are some of the best Boxing Day sales deals in Sheffield
It may well be the case that online retail has dented the takings of many big shops this Christmas – but Sheffield’s bargain hunters will no doubt be out in force on the high street when sales start on Boxing Day.
From the malls of Meadowhall to the likes of Next and John Lewis, there will be reductions across the board for those looking to pick up items for less.
And people can even start preparing now, as details of some of the best offers have started to emerge.
Meadowhall will be open from 8am on December 26, and is braced for a large turnout of shoppers again. In 2018, buyers started queuing there outside Next at 12.30am waiting for the chance to be through the doors first at 6am – by 9am on Boxing Day last year, 16,000 customers had arrived at the centre overall.
Next – which runs hugely popular post-Christmas sales – has not yet confirmed whether it will open earlier this year, either at Meadowhall or at its branch on The Moor.
However, several shops at Meadowhall have disclosed their Boxing Day deals.
Shoe outlet Moda In Pelle is offering up to 50 per cent off its entire collection, and Hobbs is running an ‘up to half price’ deal on clothing from elegant dresses to smart coats.
Smiggle – the toys, stationery and gadgets chain – has an ‘up to 20 per cent off’ deal planned, and Virgin Holidays will have a tonic for those facing the inevitable January blues in the form of £200 off any getaway.
British handbag and accessory brand Radley will have up to 40 per cent off selected lines from Boxing Day onwards, and Whistles will be giving customers up to 50 per cent off, alongside an end of season sale.
Streetwear shop Diesel will have up to 30 per cent off its autumn and winter items for the Boxing Day sales, and there will be up to 40 per cent off clothes at All Saints, with reductions on dresses, jumpers and suits.
At River Island there will be up to 60 per cent off selected lines, and Cath Kidston will be offering savings of up to half price.
Clarks, meanwhile, is cutting prices by half on a wide range of footwear, from brogues and school shoes to Chelsea boots.
John Lewis in Barker’s Pool is shut on Boxing Day itself, but is open from 9am to 7pm on December 27.
Customers at the ‘never knowingly undersold’ department store can expect to find deals on clothing, homewares and furniture – and, as its bold pledge makes clear, the firm will price-match if an item is selling for less elsewhere.
Crystal Peaks shopping centre in Waterthorpe – with its branches of Dorothy Perkins, Boots, New Look, Burton and more – is opening from 9am to 5.30pm on Boxing Day.
Many retailers have been cutting prices in the lead-up to Christmas.
Consultancy Deloitte said this week that the scale of such discounts could be the biggest in nearly a decade, and that it expected average reductions to reach 50 per cent by December 24.
At the same time, data provider Springboard said there were fewer shoppers around than during the same period last year.
“Consumers clearly took advantage of early discounts to purchase presents, and are now waiting for discounts to deepen once again in the days immediately before Christmas as retailers do their best to shift unsold stock," said Springboard’s insights director Diane Wehrle.