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Today (June 15) marks the day that most shops in the UK can finally reopen after months of closure due to coronavirus.
And while our high street shopping experience will look very different due to social distancing guidelines, it will at least be nice to actually see things before we buy them.
However, there is one thing that we haven’t missed about shopping, and that’s the sales.
Sifting through endless rails, the queues for the tills and the sense of urgency that buzzes around and creates a less than relaxing retail experience; no, we haven’t missed that at all.
Luckily then, we can stick to online shopping when it comes to the sales and there’s one in particular that we’re excited about: John Lewis’ up to 70% off sale.
Spanning a range of clothing and accessories across womenswear and menswear, whether you’re in the market for a slick new suit or a gorgeous summer dress, there’s something for everyone.
As always, we’ve gone through the digital rails and picked out the best bargains to be bagged right now.
8 womenswear bargains in the John Lewis sale
Somerset by Alice Temperley Floral Jacquard Maxi Dress | Was £140, Now £42
A gorgeously feminine style from Somerset by Alice Temperley, this maxi dress is definitely one to buy now with future summer parties, weddings or warm evenings out in mind.
It’s also easy to throw on and look polished for a trip to the supermarket, work or just for a meander round the local park.
Collection WEEKEND by John Lewis Hooded Raincoat | Was £79, Now £23
This hooded raincoat is simply designed with attention to detail that gives it timeless quality: the buttons are dyed to match the colour of the coat, as well as the zips and pull cords.
The contrast stripe lining adds a nautical feel, while the two front pockets add practicality and detachable hood means you can change the fit to suit you and the weather.
Coach Tabby 26 Leather Shoulder Bag | Was £275, Now 82.50
Complete with the iconic ‘C’ on the front, this standout bag is almost £200 off.
That means you can enjoy all the quality and thoughtful interiors of a designer bag at a high street price.
Somerset by Alice Temperley Lily Print Midi Skirt | Was £79, Now £39
This gentle A-line classic skirt from Somerset by Alice Temperley offers enduring style and versatility.
Pair it with a t-shirt and a pair of sandals or add a biker edge with a pair of black boots and a leather jacket in colder months.
John Lewis & Partners Scoop Back Linen Dress | Was £65, Now £32
Naturally breathable, light and cooling, this linen, scooped back new is the ideal summer dress.
Simple, classic and feminine, the bright colour will add a pop of sunshine to your wardrobe.
John Lewis & Partners Jonie Suede Block Heel Cross Strap Sandals | Was £69, Now £20.50
Decorative in design and comfortable in use, these classic Jonie sandals are a great option for special occasions but can also be paired with a summer dress or jeans for an elevated day time look.
Jolie Moi Pleated Full Circle Midi Skirt | Was £70, Now £49
All hail the midi! A much-loved trend that returns season after season, this Jolie Moi pleated skirt is full of movement and flow.
It adds drama to every look - and that’s no bad thing!
Ted Baker Daniiey Woodland Pleated Maxi Dress | Was £239, Now £143
Designed with its colourful Woodland print, this flattering occasion dress from Ted Baker is an elegant option for summer parties and weddings.
We’re stocking up now so that we have a good selection to choose from when the time comes - especially as it’s on sale now.
8 menswear bargains in the John Lewis sale
Mulberry Small Clipper Natural Veg Tanned Leather Travel Bag | Was £1,150, Now £575
Upgrade any trip with this sought-after designer travel bag with a luxurious suede-lined interior.
The bag is completed with buckle detailing on the sides, a detachable fabric zip pouch and metal feet on the base for protection.
Scotch & Soda Lightweight Check Shirt | Was £99.95, Now £29
Spun from a lightweight viscose blend, its easy-care and regular fit feed into the utilitarian vibes we're all about in the new decade, layering over tees and knits with seamless ease.
Kin Linen Slim Fit Suit Jacket | Was £119, Now £35.70
We think of a new suit as an investment, but what about when it’s under £40?
Crafted from lightweight and breathable linen, this Kin suit jacket will keep you looking sharp when the temperatures rise.
Kin Bengaline Wool Slim Fit Suit Trousers | Was £80, Now £40
Made from super 100s wool in a subtly textured bengaline weave for natural stretch, these Kin suit trousers will make a timeless addition to your formal wardrobe.
Dune Barriers Leather Loafers | Was £90, Now £45
Made from smooth leather in a square toe design with topstitch detailing and contrast sole, the rope detailing on these loafers gives them a classic nautical edge.
Paul Smith Interior Stripe Leather Wallet | Was £150, Now £75
Decorated with bright stripes to the interior, this Paul Smith wallet will add some subtle flair to your accessory collection.
Ted Baker Chrom Paisley Print Silk Tie | Was £59, Now £17.70
Made in Italy from pure silk in an elegant Paisley design, this Chrom tie from Ted Baker will add some timeless finesse to your tailored looks.
AllSaints Slim Fit Spotter Military Shirt | Was £88, Now £44
Add to your casual collection with this AllSaints Spotter Shirt. Crafted from pure cotton, this military-inspired piece has a heavily laundered base.
Pair with dark skinny jeans and wear with desert boots for a smart-casual finishing look.