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We may as well own up to it.... we all do some shopping for ourselves whilst doing the 'Christmas gift shop' for others. So why not make sure that you're doing you shopping in a place that ticks your boxes?! Discover Hackney’s best kept shopping secret, The BOX, might be the answer.

The BOX hosts a carefully curated calendar of weekly pop up sample sales from luxury brands. Expect a premium shopping experience, find in-season samples, catwalk pieces, limited edition stock and one-offs usually reduced to up to 80% off. Sales usually last 3 – 4 days and once the stock is gone, it’s gone.

A unique approach to stock and samples sales, one can often find brand ambassadors, and from the smaller brands the designers themselves manning the sales or on hand to answer questions and advise on purchases.

Also look out for their exclusive preview nights at The BOX with complimentary drinks and DJs. It’s far from the scrum of the traditional sample sale environment. The BOX offers savvy shoppers an exclusive opportunity to shop premium brands for less, previous sales have included heritage brand Liberty London, the first ever J Brand UK sample sale, Gieves & Hawkes, forward-thinking London designers Casely-Hayford and Lou Dalton and a multi-brand sale from Nicole Farhi, Wolsey and BLK DNM.

Further sales and premium brand collaborations have included a directional womenswear sale with Peter Jensen, Être Cécile, Rejina Pyo, and Le Kilt. Premium swimwear sale featuring Solid & Striped and Paloma Blue and a month-long Summer Outlet from interiors brand The Rug Company to name a few with many more names and dates to be unveiled soon.

A relatively new addition to the offering at luxury retail district, Hackney Walk E9, The BOX only launched back in April but it’s already a firm favourite with fashion insiders. Sign up to The BOX mailing list and keep an eagle eye on their social media to be in the know before anyone else.



Être Cécile & Être Petite Sample Sale at The BOX, Hackney
Être Cécile bring their playful-Parisian style to The BOX, for an exclusive three-day sample sale Friday 3 through to Sunday 5 November.

Originally launched as a luxury t-shirt label, the brand now offers denim, dresses, coats and more, all inspired by classic French style. Loved for its creative prints and contemporary graphics always with subtle injections of humour and light-heartedness, don’t miss this opportunity to shop mainline Être Cécile and Childrenswear from Être Petite from just £10.

Expect to bag on-trend logo t-shirts and chic wardrobe staples with new stock arriving each day.

To be the first to know about the latest sales and events at The BOX, sign up to their newsletter and follow their Instagram @TheBOX_London – with designer discounts like these, you’ll want these dates in your diary.    

Friday 3 November 11AM – 7PM

Saturday 4 November 10AM – 6PM

Sunday 5 November 11AM – 5PM


Isabel Marant & A.P.C. Sample Sale at The BOX, Hackney

Brought to you by the French multi-brand boutique Aimé, there will be a selection of stock from both Isabel Marant and A.P.C. (including menswear), as well as Isabel Marant Etoile, Masscob, Forte Forte, Repetto, Vanessa Seward, and Star Mela.
Shop a huge selection of ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories at up to 80% off! 

Located in Hackney opposite Burberry’s outlet store in Chatham Place, The BOX provides an independent platform for emerging and established designers. Previous sales have included Liberty London, J Brand, Nicole Farhi and Pringle of Scotland to name a few.

Thursday 9 November - Friday 10 November10am - 8pm

Saturday 11 November11am - 6pm

Sunday 12 November12pm 5pm



Shop a huge selection of ready-to-wear, in season samples, one off and collaboration pieces plus shoes and accessories at up to 80% off!

Located in Hackney opposite Burberry’s outlet store in Chatham Place, The BOX provides an independent platform for emerging and established designers. Previous sales have included Liberty London, J Brand, Nicole Farhi and Pringle of Scotland to name a few.
Friday 17th November 11am - 7pm 

Saturday 18th November 10am - 6pm 

Sunday 19th November 11am - 5pm 


Address: 4 - 6 Ram Place, London, E9 6LT
Instagram: @thebox_london

Website: thebox-london.com

Free christmas shipping ASOSChristmas has come early if you are an Asos shopper as they are offering free delivery throughout the Christmas period.

This is great news for anyone who is a fan of the brand (is anyone not a fan?) and online shopping in general. Asos are also doing daily offers on the site to help make your Christmas shopping, or outfit for the festive season, even cheaper. So head over to asos.com now and start getting your shop on.


There is free worldwide shipping at the moment, and Christmas returns and delivery extends from 1st October- 31st January 2013 – just so if you want to buy things now it won't be too late to return them if you need to after Christmas!


You can find full delivery information on their delivery page


Westfield Christmas late openingsWestfield Stratford and Westfield Shepherds Bush are taking the term, late night shopping, to a new level tonight and tomorrow with stores staying open until midnight to help last minute Christmas shoppers.

Today and tomorrow (23rd December) Westfield will open its doors at 9am and keep them that way until midnight all the while offering services such as taking care of your bags while you shop, free parking and a delivery service.

We just feel sorry for all the staff that have to work that late!