Yes, that headline might seem a little premature. It is still August. But in shopping world, it’s practically Christmas. Now’s the time to snap up the best coats, boots and knitwear, because the big hits will be gone by the time it actually gets cold.
I’ve already got my eye on a coat from Zara…
£89.99, and there are only two sizes left online. See what I mean? You’ve got to act now!
The same applies to cashmere. There’s nothing snugglier in winter than a cashmere jumper. Uniqlo and Marks & Spencer can’t be beaten for affordable cashmere jumpers, but they sell out fast. A couple of years ago, my mum asked for a cashmere cardigan from M&S for Christmas, but they were all gone.
So I popped into Uniqlo this week to check out the cashmere situation. Some sizes, particularly in the more useful colours like grey, black and navy were already gone. So it was time to buy!
I got a beautiful cream jumper and a navy one. There are still lots of sizes available online (here), but I predict this won’t be the case for long.
I’ve also ordered this black cashmere roll neck from Marks & Spencer
£79, Marks & Spencer
It comes in lots of colours, but, as predicted, the black one is already low in stock.
So it’s been a bit of an investment week, but I figure I’m set for winter now. (Well, I will be if I can get my hands on that Zara jacket!)