17 Jul 2011

The Next sale July 2011 - in store 5am haul!

Yesterday morning I got up at 4.15 to go to the next sale with my equally mental bestie.  I'd already ordered online with my vip slot on Wednesday night, so I didn't want to buy too much, although there were some bits which were sold out online which I hoped to get in store.  

Here's what I got...

A little froggy umbrella - I mainly bought this to take to TOWIB as I the forecast was for rain all day (they weren't wrong there) and all my other umbrellas are the kind that don't fit in a handbag.  £6


Pretty birthday cards just 50p each


Not so sure about these shoes - they do seem really comfy to walk in but I'm worried they look a bit frumpster.  The bestie bought these in pink.  £14


I wanted these wedges in beige but they only had green.  I do like them, but I need to come up with several outfits they'll go with to convince myself I can keep them! £14


Pretty crackle vase for my dining room - £6


Ruffle swimsuit - now I have to book a holiday!  £14  This was sold out online so I was pleased to find this in the shop.


And some more home bits - glasses 50p (I already have a set of these so thought I'd get two back-ups), pretty pastel cutlery £6, and cute coasters £2 for 4.


Cake tins for my baking escapades - £6


The most boring thing I think I've ever shown in a haul post - recycling bags / bins!  £6


No clothes really other than the swimsuit, but I had ordered some from the online sale and they should turn up this week.  

Do you get up early for sales or am I mad?

11 comments:

  1. Those tins would go so well in my kitchen haha! I used to go to next sales but I'd come back with so much stuff I didn't need or even want. I think I just bought it to make my 5am tip up there worthwhile!! This stuff is lovely though xx

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  2. Oh wow you picked up some good bargains there Gem! We don't have a homeware section in our store :( which one did you visit? I can't wait to see your online order! Xxx ps those black shoes are amaze, not frumpy! xx

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  3. i am very impressed you braved the sale so early and still manage to make it to london for the event! i have never been to the next sale or to a shop that early in the morning but good on you! you got some lovely things xx

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  4. @Rebecca - I know what you mean, your judgement at that time of the morning can be a little off so you can end up with random purchases!

    @Sophia - I went to Bromley - the homeware section is quite big there. The shoes are growing on me!

    @A girl and a beauty blog - I need to get used to seeing you with your new name! I was very tired when I got home having been up so early! I don't know why Next feel the need to start at 5am instead of something more sensible like 7 or 8!

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  5. Great finds!

    The umbrella is super cute :)

    Also love the shoes and the swimsuit - very pretty! Perfect excuse to go on holiday!

    Lovely blog by the way, I'm a new follower xx

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  6. that swimsuit is amazing!! even better for £14 too - good haul :o) x

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  7. ooo lovely buys :)..your brave after working for next and knowing how manic the first hour or so is i wouldn't even attempt going near there haha xx

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  8. i just cheated and ordered from my laptop whilst still in bed. I love that swimsuit!! xx

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  9. Glad to see someone else got up at crazy times like me and my mum! We ordered a fair bit at 6am. Love the homewear and the swimsuit! xx

    http://little-glitterblog.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow, you got some amazing buys!!

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  11. yes I think you are crazy! I do not have the patience for sales, I get annoyed when people elbow me and tread on my toes, I don't like everything being a mess and it being really hot. However, I do think some sales are worth going to when they first open to get the good bits. The swimming costume is right up my street and also as I just said in my other comment, I love pastel colours and really love that cutlery. It reminds me of some Cath Kidston cutlery I want but is too ridonkulously expensive to even consider buying!

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