For those of us whose budget doesn't always match our design aspirations, events like the Orla Kiely Sample Sale are a godsend. The latest one is in London this week, starting tomorrow.
Running from Thursday 29 November to Sunday 2 December, the sale promises bags, clothes and homeware from past seasons and samples – all at a reduced price. The timing is particularly good for those of us who can't wait for the new home collection to hit the stores. The sale takes place at The Old Truman Brewery on Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR. Opening hours are 11am to 7pm on Thursday and Friday, 11am to 6pm on Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday. Entry is £1 which goes to charity.
Visit the Orla Kiely website to see the sort of thing to expect.