I'm a fashion editor and these 6 timeless staples are on my Boxing Day sales wish list

Nail the Boxing Day sales like a fashion editor with these Quiet Luxury style buys

three Boxing Day sale buys: A black double breasted coat, a tan tote bag and a double breasted navy blazer
(Image credit: John Lewis, Matches, Reiss)

When it comes to Boxing Day sale fashion buys, it's important to go in with a targeted approach so that you get as much for your money as possible. Although this is an opportunity to purchase items you've had your eye on all season, think about the longevity of your investment to get the best sale wins. 

As a fashion editor, I have coached many people through how to shop the Boxing Day sales and there is an art to it. With some of the best discounts of the year, being savvy in the Boxing Day sales will reap its financial rewards, so before you add anything to your basket, make a list of what you're looking to gain from the sale period and stick to it. This can include some more frivolous or trend-led buys, but as you'll see from my own shopping list, I prefer to look for Quiet Luxury, investment items that will store away easily and come out looking just as directional in September. 

From the best designer bags, to the best cashmere jumpers, the Boxing Day sale fashion buys are plentiful, I'll be avoiding items that feel too trend-led, but embracing neutral colours that never go out of style, or simple silhouettes, such as classic knitwear or core separates that I know I can wear regardless of what the runway is saying. I've rounded up everything on my Boxing Day shopping list to give you some inspiration.

I'm a fashion editor and here's my Boxing Day shopping list:

Boxing Day sale style buy ideas

  • Cashmere sweaters: I spend a lot of time talking about how much I love cashmere, but I truly do. It's quite an investment purchase, but it's worth every penny as I find it really helps to regulate body temperature and there is a lot of winter weather still to come. Just make sure to also get some moth balls or similar to protect any new buys. 
  • White trainers: I'm in need of a pair of the best white trainers, a piece that will go with everything in my closet, and my current pair needs replacing.
  • Winter coat: I already own one of the best puffer jackets and one of the best wool coats, but I feel like I need one more piece of outerwear that works effortlessly with smart casual outfits, something waterproof but also super warm and as we head to spring, heavier jackets will disappear. 
  • Cashmere socks: I have lived in cashmere socks at home this winter, thanks to those minus temperatures. My top places for the best cashmere socks include The White Company and Brora. As this is quite a basic item it might not go into sale, but it's always worth checking.
  • Dresses: I often use the sales to top up my wardrobe with the best dresses I've spotted in season, but haven't quite been ready, willing, or able to part with the cash. I usually make a list of my favourite brands, such as Boden, and will have a wish list of my favourite pieces, ready to hit add to basket.
Rivkie Baum
Fashion channel editor

Rivkie is a fashion editor, writer and stylist with twenty years' experience in the industry. Rivkie studied design and pattern cutting at the London College of Fashion, and fell in love with styling and journalism, and has covered fashion weeks in London, Paris and New York, as well as shooting editorial all over the world.

Specialising in plus size fashion, Rivkie has long championed that style is for everyBODY and has appeared on a host of radio stations and television shows, pushing for greater representation for plus size women and fashion throughout her career.