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January sales: high street shop deals

  • The best sale bargains online and on the high street
  • Top deals from your favourite high street brands
  • Big discounts from major stores including Argos, Debenhams, John Lewis and Marks and Spencer

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Which? has taken the hard work out of shopping in the January sales. We've scoured the high street for the best bargains from the biggest names and listed them here.

See our dedicated January sales guides on cheap baby products and kitchen appliances for more top deals.

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Check out the Argos Clearance for bargains on kitchen appliances, gadgets and homeware.

Top picks include £200 off a Toshiba Satellite C660 laptop and a up to 60% off small kitchen appliances, including a Breville jug kettle. Argos is also offering up to £100 off Dyson vacuum cleaners.

An 'up to half price' furniture sale runs until 20 January. Offers include a six chair dining table set for £249.99, down from £499.99, and bed frames at under half price. We also spotted a Reebok Pure+ treadmill reduced from £999.99 to £499.99.


The BHS sale includes discounts of up to 50% on homeware, clothing and wedding accessories.

Sale items include a 5-litre bathroom bin reduced from £24 to £9.60, six Royal Doulton hiball glasses now £28 (previously £70) and half-price kids' baseball jackets. We even found a vintage rug reduced from £129 to £38.70, a crochet cami top reduced from £18 to £5 and jumpers down from £28 to just £8.

Standard delivery is free on all online orders of £30 or more.


Offers at Boots include selected Oral-B electric toothbrushes at less than half price and up to 50% of selected fragrances and gift sets. The 'FCUK The Woman Has It All Overnight Bag', for example, is reduced from £45 to £22.

There's also over 50% off selected Which?-tested Braun shavers.


Top picks from B&Q include up to 15% off selected portable heaters.

There's also up to 50% off selected indoor lighting and showers.


Top picks in the sale at Comet include up to 60% off kitchen gadgets and £76 off a Vax upright vacuum cleaner, down to just £44.

Home entertainment deals include savings of up to 50% on 3D digital TVs.


The sale at Debenhams includes up to 50% off dresses, half price shoes and boots and up to 50% off kitchen gadgets, irons and vacuum cleaners.

Standard delivery is free, or you can collect your purchase in store. 

Dorothy Perkins

The sale at Dorothy Perkins now offers an extra 10% off sale prices. Sale highlights include a Zebra obi-belted jumpsuit reduced from £50 to £15 and a gold thigh split maxi dress down from £55 to just £10.

View the full range of what's on offer - including two pairs of jeans for £25 - on the Dorothy Perkins website. There's free worldwide delivery on orders over £40.


The Evans sale includes discounts of up to 50% on boots, tops, coats and swimwear. We spotted an Evans embroidered gypsy top down from £27 to £15 and striped cardigans reduced from £37 to £15.


Check out the H&M sale for big discounts on tops, skirts and bags. There are plenty of dresses costing under a tenner, there's up to 70% off shoes and kimono tops cost from £7.49. You can also pick up a pair of leggings or a skirt for just £1.99.

Duvet covers, cushions and bath mats from H&M's home range are also discounted by up to 50%.


The Heal's winter sale is offering discounts of up to 50%, including a Taylor cream table lamp reduced from £170 to £85.

The Heal's sale includes bed linen, furniture, lighting, homeware and office items.


The Homebase sale offers half-price deals on selected kitchen electricals. There's also up to 60% off kitchen units, 60% off bathrooms and up to 50% off selected furniture.

See the full range of discounts on Homebase's latest offers page.

John Lewis 

The John Lewis clearance sale includes discounts of up to 70% on a range of items, including clothes, homeware and shoes. If you have a baby, the John Lewis linen-effect changing mat now costs £14.50 - that's half price.

John Lewis offers free standard delivery on orders over £30, or a free 'click and collect' service from John Lewis stores or selected branches of Waitrose.

Laura Ashley

Top Laura Ashley bargains include up to 50% off selected home furnishings, wallpaper and fashion, and 30% off made-to-measure curtains.

There's also free delivery on furniture and upholstery. The Laura Ashley sale was due to end on 3 January, but has been extended, so it's worth a try.

Marks and Spencer

The M&S sale offers up to 50% on a range of products, including clothes and homeware. There's an extra 20% off online sale prices this weekend. There's also 20% off school uniforms.

In the furniture sale, an Osaka media stand has been reduced from £399 to £199.50


The famous Next sale offers half price or less on most sale items, including selected clothing and homeware.

PC World

Computer superstore PC World  is offering up to 50% off headphones and 30% off selected laptops.

Standard delivery is free on all orders.

Robert Dyas

Head to the Robert Dyas 'Big Christmas Sale' for discounts on a range of Christmas gifts for the home and garden. Cut-price presents include candles, kitchenware and meerkat garden ornaments.

There's free delivery on orders over £40.


Take a look at the latest offers available at Sainsbury's, which include discounts of up to 60% off home and kitchen electricals.

There's also up to 60% off selected armchairs and sofas, half-price towels and bathroom accessories, and up to 60% off beds and mattresses.


The Tesco January sale includes up to a third off products from big brands.

We also spotted half price Silentnight mattresses and divans and 25% off selected garden tools.

Online orders can either be delivered to your home or collected from a Tesco store.

TK Maxx

The TK Maxx clearance includes discounts of up to 80% on clothes and perfume. You can find dresses, ski wear and luggage for £20 or less. Find your nearest TK Maxx shop using its online store locator. There is free delivery on all orders.


Check out the Whistles sale for tops, dresses and trousers at up to 50% off. Sale items cost from £6. 

WH Smith

Christmas discounts at WH Smith include up to 90% off magazine subscriptions, and 80% off books. For example, Dannii Minogue's 'Dannii: My Style' book is reduced from £19.99 to £4.99, while ebooks can be downloaded for as little as 99p.

Selected gift experiences are also now half price, including paintballing for two for £17. Norton Internet Security 2012 antivirus software is reduced from £49.99 to £24.99.

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