Last night I ventured downstairs in the Argyll Street branch of Warehouse and was treated to a scene not unlike what you find at Primark Oxford Circus on a Saturday afternoon. Obviously word was out that the last few days of the sale meant huge reductions, with most stuff £25 or less. We're talking maxi dresses for £15, silk numbers for £20 and amazing satin bombshell dresses for £25.

Now Warehouse do have an online sale site which has a lot of the same stock, but looking through the sizes on offer, it seems you're likely to be more lucky if you can get to a store. I know I said buying party dresses post-Christmas is a mistake, but at these prices, it's hard to resist!