John Lewis launches virtual Christmas shop so you can get the full experience from your home

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John Lewis has launched a virtual Christmas shop for customers to get inspired from home.

John Lewis has come up with a way for us all to get some Christmas inspiration and do our standard window shopping from the comfort of our own homes.

It’s getting to that time of year when the pressure builds up to try and tick off our present lists, but with coronavirus cases on the rise again, many of us may be wary about heading out to a busy shopping centre.

So to give us all an opportunity to do some standard window shopping, John Lewis has launched a virtual Christmas shop so that customers can have a wander around without even standing up from the sofa.

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Customers can visit the virtual John Lewis Christmas shop through their computers or smartphones and have a scroll through the store where they will be met with all of their favourite bits.

From best foundations and best mascaras in the makeup counter section, to best hair straighteners, best hair dryers and best fitness watches in the appliances section.

SHOP HERE: John Lewis virtual Christmas shop

And of course, you can head up to fashion to have a wander around the best jeans and best bras sections before moving over to the homes section to look through anything you might want to gift to a special couple or family in your life.

You can even zoom in on certain sections to make things more realistic and there are even Christmas trees and decorations on offer.

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"We know that Christmas might look a little different to our customers this year, with smaller celebrations at home and video calls to loved ones,” said Dan Cooper, head of Christmas at John Lewis & Partners.

"But we also know that many are looking forward to the small joys that the festive season brings: from decorated fireplaces to wreaths on doors. Our customers are planning earlier than ever to revel in the festivities and likely spread out the tasks to avoid any last minute rushes.

"This year we have created a Christmas shop that will of course delight and inspire our customers but we have also focused on making it a simple journey that means they can tick off their list happily and safely."

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a Rioja- and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she stalked the royals via breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.

Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a good slathering of SPF and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).

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