Tag: christmas

mariah Carey Christmas track leakedMariah Carey is returning to the Christmas charts this year with Merry Christmas II You, yep we know she brought this out last year but you know, it's Christmas.

Lovely Christmas jingly track, When Christmas Comes will be on the album and this time released with John Legend.

And really what would Christmas be without the red and white clad, curvy Ms Carey?  You can hear the leak at this blog.

topshop salesThis Christmas should be fairly easy on the pocket if the high street store sales are anything to go by. The high street majors, including Topshop (image) M&S, Debenhams and Get ready for a discounted Christmas! The high street majors, including M&S, Bhs, Debenhams and BHS, have all already begun in-store promotions.

Lucky for us most are discounting the slower selling lines like knitwear and outerwear, perfect for the cold weather. And it looks like more discounts are on the way.

Fashion United reported :
'This week’s BDO High Street Sales Tracker showed that overall sales at clothing and footwear retailers were down 6.7% for the week ending October 30. This is likely to put further pressure on retailers to look to discounting to kickstart consumer spending ahead of a particularly critical festive trading season.

According to Drapers, Retailers are going into the fourth quarter with more stock than they would have done because of the warmer weather, said Maureen Hinton, retail analyst at Verdict Research. Propensity to discount was being pushed by a drop in consumer confidence and the need to give consumers an incentive to buy.'


 

kaws-harbour-city-allrightsreserved-santa-cross-is-coming-to-city-tote-bag-1It's nearly December and high time that we can start writing about Christmas things. One of our favourite X-Mas franchise band-wagon jumping items so far (and don't think for a second we mean that in a bad way) are these Santa Cross Is Coming To City Tote bags.

The Companion figure suits a beard well we think.

Released as a follow up on the “Passing Through” exhibition at Harbour City, The only drawback is that you have to get to Harbour city to get one, even though once there they are free with every £200 spent. Harbour City is in Hong Kong.... anyone off on a Christmas holiday?

Seven Dials Christmas ShoppingSeven Dials and St Martins Courtyard are getting you doing your Christmas Shopping early with their 20% off Christmas Shopping Evening.

On the 1st of December between 5pm-9pm you can start feeling all festive when over 120 stores and venues get involved and offer up a bit of Christmas cheer and rest bite.

Seven Dials is full of independent boutiques, heritage brands, vintage stores and indulgent beauty and grooming salons, as well as nearby St Martin’s Courtyard – an open, chilly air option full of fashion, beauty and lifestyle boutiques and flagships. Cafés, restaurants and bars from both areas are also involved should you need a break from shopping or a relaxing drink and bite to eat.

As if that wasn't enough stores are getting involved by offering up some entertainment while you shop with the likes of in store DJS, make overs, free gifts and complementary food and drink.

Some of the best offers are below :

Pop-Up Bar serving complimentary drinks in St Martin’s Courtyard to those bearing the 20% off ‘Seven Dials and St Martin’s Courtyard Shopping Voucher’.

Free, luxury gift wrap service by Urban Angels at 71 Monmouth Street for the first 100 customers to bring an item purchased at the Shopping Evening to the value of £10 or more after 5pm) along with a valid receipt and voucher.

A free meal to the value of £25 for the first 25 people to arrive with a voucher at Gourmet Mexican restaurant Cantina Laredo from 6pm.

A festive performance from local collective, Actor’s Rechoired in both Seven Dials and St Martin’s Courtyard throughout the evening.

The vouchers can be found on the Seven Dials website, Sevendials.co.uk where you can also find all the participating stores and venues.

 

There’s no doubt that London is a great place for Christmas shopping. You can pick up almost anything in the City: the latest clothes for your fashionista friends; obscure, rare biscuits for your gran; spa break vouchers for your tightly-wound sister. No matter what your Christmas shopping needs, you’re sure to be able to meet them in the city, but how do you while away those festive days when all the shopping is done and dusted? Thankfully the City is fit to burst with events to keep you entertained until the big day on the 25th and here’s a couple you should make a point of checking out.

Before many of the other festivities even begin there is, of course, the switching on of the Christmas lights all over the City. In several areas of the capital this has become quite the event – Covent Garden’s displays make the headlines year after year, while the lighting of the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square is a spectacle that often attracts tourists, locals and celebrities alike. The lights start going on at the start of November, so if you like to shop early this is one to see.

One of the biggest events in London this year will undoubtedly be the return of Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, which is not only magical but also free to enter. The Winter Wonderland will house an outdoor ice rink, rides and attractions, acts from the famous Zippos circus and the not-to-be-missed Santa Land attraction.

Hyde Park is also where you can find the beautiful Angels Christmas Market. At this charming market can pick up stunning Christmas handicrafts and sample delectable seasonal delights. If you haven’t quite scratched your shopping itch, head to the Shoreditch Triangle on the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd December for some mulled wine and independent shopping for the creative people in your life.