Queues of shoppers snake through outlets as Brits gear up for Boxing Day sale

THOUSANDS of Brits have queued through the early hours to snap up the biggest discounts in a decade at the Boxing Day sales.
Long lines snaked through shopping malls including the Trafford Centre in Greater Manchester this morning.


Hundreds queue at the Trafford Centre in Manchester as they wait for Lush cosmetics to throw open its doors for the Boxing Day salesCredit: Zenpix


Long queues snaked through the mall as a hundreds wait to snap up bargainsCredit: Zenpix


Boxing Day has finally arrived and it’s considered one of the biggest sale events

Weary faces were spotted waiting patiently in line for Lush’s sale – which is offering up to 50 percent off bath bombs.
Lush’s website is currently placing customers in a digital queue as online shoppers try to steal a deal.
There are hundreds of discounts on clothing, cookware and tech – with The Sun finding some stores offering up to 70 percent off items.
Deals include a Swan Camden 2-Slice Toaster at Robert Dyas down from £37.99 to £21.99 – saving you £16.

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While the Dry:Soon Drying Pod that was £99.99 at Lakeland is now £69.99.
And Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette (100ml) is down from £66 to just £19.99 at The Perfume Shop – a saving of £46.01.
Queues also formed outside of Primark in Central London as fans of the bargain retailer jostled to get through the doors.
Other places were not so busy, including Nottingham where many stores have not opened today.

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It comes as thousands of stores – including Home Bargains and Iceland – decided to shut for three days over Christmas to let staff spend time with their families.
Here is the full list of shops not taking part in Boxing Day sales this year.
Several major retailers including John Lewis, B&M and Amazon slashed their prices ahead of Boxing Day.
Today’s and January sales can be the perfect time to bag some bargains and put them away for next Christmas.

The sales come as UK retail footfall tanked on Christmas Eve – as a third fewer shoppers hit stores than in 2019.
Footfall across all retail destinations up to 5pm on Sunday was 6.8 percent lower than last week and 20.6 percent lower than December 24 2022, data from industry analyst MRI Software shows.
Jenni Matthew from the firm said a number of factors were to blame, including the cost of living crisis.
She told the Evening Standard: “Consumers are likely to have spread the cost of Christmas and started shopping earlier.”

Total UK retail sales were up 2.6 percent year-on-year, and in-store sales were up 3.5 percent as shoppers came back to the high street.
Electronic sales were also slightly up by 1.9 percent, but there was a considerable spike on Cyber Monday, with an increase of 9.2 percent compared with 2022.
Natalia Lechmanova, senior economist for Mastercard, said: “Shoppers have been willing to splash out for gifts, with spend on jewellery and clothing up considerably year-on-year, but wanted to do so at the right price.”
Best Boxing Day sales as shops launch up to 70% off in discount bonanza including Boots and Currys
Health and beauty
Boxing Day sales can be a time to stock up on cheap gift sets and fragrances for next year’s presents.

Here are deals from Boots and The Perfume Shop:
Coco & Eve Ultimate Glow Kit – Medium – buy it now

Was £30; now £15 – save £15 


This kit is reduced by a whopping 50%Credit: Boots

The items in this set are worth a whopping £38 individually so it’s a huge saving.
It includes Coco & Eve’s 200ml Bali Bronzing Foam and a hypoallergenic soft velvet mitt.
There are other shades available too including dark.
You can grab it for just £15.
Soap & Glory Berry & Bright Toiletry Bag 4 Piece Gift Set – buy it now

Was £20; now £10 – save £10


This set is reduced to just a tenner in the saleCredit: Boots

This gift set includes four different scrubs, washes, body butter and facemasks.
Each item is scented with Soap & Glory’s signature berry scent.
You can pick it up for just a tenner today, a 50% discount.
Bulldog Skincare Kit For Men – buy it now

Was £16; now £8 – save £8 


Gift sets can be the perfect gift for men tooCredit: Boots

Gift sets aren’t just for women, they can make the perfect gift for men too.

This one from Bulldog contains three of its best-selling skincare products including face wash, face scrub and moisturiser.
Shoppers can pick it up from today for just £8.
Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette (100ml) – buy it now

Was £66; now £19.99 – save £46.01


This perfume has had a whopping £46 shaved off the priceCredit: The Perfume Shop

Designer perfumes can be pretty expensive so waiting for a sale event is a clever way to get your favourite scents for less.
The Perfume Shop is selling this Vera Wang Princess perfume for a whopping £46 less than its original price.
That’s a 69.71% discount and a great offer.
The retailer describes the perfume as a sheer, fruity floral smell – rich with vanilla and exotic flowers and fruits.

Diesel Only The Brave Tattoo Eau de Toilette (125ml) – buy it now

Was £81; now £46.99 – save £34.01


Men’s scents have also been reduced this Boxing DayCredit: The Perfume Shop

The Perfume Shop has great deals on its male fragrances too.
Diesel’s Only the Brave scent has been reduced from £81 to £46.99.
That’s a whopping 42% off.
It’s described as a spicy woody perfume, with a crisp and fresh, yet subtly sweet apple scent.
Its heart notes consist of aromatic sage combined with a hot kick of Bourbon pepper.
From stylish furniture to spruce up your home to bedding to keep you comfy – we’ve rounded up some of the best deals for your home from Dunelm, Robert Dyas and more.
Dorma Purity Carro 100% Cotton Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set – buy it now

Was £135; now £67.50 – save £67.50 


Bedding is the perfect way to spruce up your bedroomCredit: Dunelm

Among the offers from Dunelm this Boxing Day is the £57.50 saving on this bedding set.

It comes in four sizes: single, double, king and super king.
The set is made from 100% cotton and comes with pillowcases, secure zipper fastening and is machine washable.
You can pick it up from today for 50% off.
Tien 3 Light Cluster Ceiling Fitting – buy it now

Was £149; now  £74.50 – save £74.50 


This ceiling light is the perfect addition to your homeCredit: Dunelm

This Tien 3 Light Cluster Ceiling Fitting from Dunelm is perfect for adding a modern contemporary touch to your home.
It features three smoke and matt opal real glass shades with metal satin brushed gold effect details.
Plus, it’s complete with height-adjustable black fabric cables and a metal satin brushed gold effect base. 

Shoppers can bag it for £74.50 – reduced from £149.
Dry:Soon Drying Pod – buy it now

Was: £99.99; now £69.99 – save £30 


Heated airers have soared in popularity this yearCredit: Lakeland

Heated airers have soared in popularity in recent years due to the energy saving capabilities.
Lakeland has slashed the price of the Dry:Soon clothes dryer to just £69.99.
The handy gadget costs around 30p per hour to run so is a great alternative to a tumble dryer.
StaySnug Brown Arctic Faux Fur Heated Throw – buy it now

Was £99.99; now £59.99 – save £40 


Heated throws can keep you warm and cosy this winterCredit: Lakeland

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