Around this time of year, it kind of feels a little bit like the retailers are pulling the rug from beneath us. Just as we're getting our heads around the new Autumn / Winter 2012 season, they berate us with a sequence of mid-season sales making us question our oh so firm grasp upon the new season trends and wish list wants. Am I the only one who feels like this? There's no other culprit more rife at this right now than Topshop, who have just launched their first set of reductions.

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[Left to right] Twist Rib Skater Dress WAS £42 NOW £20, Mix and Match Sweatshirt WAS £45 NOW £25, MOTO Dogtooth Skinny Jeans WAS £42 NOW £20.

Even in such adversity, we won't let those bargains pass us by. In the face of the furiously fast pace of fashion, we must embrace the mid-season sales as they hit, even if we do feel a little hurried along on our way. Best thing is, those usually " wouldn't be seen dead in any more" rails are now filled with "why is this in the sale already?" pieces.

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[Left to right] Patent Panel Trousers WAS £42 NOW £20, Grid Neoprene Sweat WAS £36 NOW £18, Purple Pleated Lace Calf Skirt WAS £38 NOW £20.

See some of our hot bargain buys above, or shop the full sale here >> Today's dress of the day is also from the Topshop Sale, check it out here.