Best boxing day sales of 2020

Shopfronts will be looking very different this Boxing Day. But while shutters won’t be opening to queues of deal-hungry shoppers, the Boxing Day sales are, of course, still taking place online, with many a deal to keep spirits high in a more challenging than usual year’s end. From Ikea to Matchesfashion, now’s your chance to treat yourself to that Christmas gift that never emerged from under the tree or set yourself up with a little something to see in the new year a more stylish man. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered with the best Boxing Day sales to spend whatever notes dropped out of those Christmas cards.

And if you’re specifically looking for new wardrobe additions from the Boxing Day sales, be sure to check out everything in our fashion cart here.

Selfridges

The details: Kicking off its winter sale on 23 December, when delivery in time for Christmas was out of the question, Selfridges has marked down products across categories by up to 50 per cent.

In our cart: You really could while away the hours browsing the markdowns of more than 13,000 products in the Selfridges sale, but two standouts were quick to be snapped up by GQ staffers. The first is a designer fashion investment that’ll be the makings of many a WFH uniform, these half-off Prada shell trousers, and the other comes care of audio experts Bose, in the form of its noise-cancelling 700 headphones. With a four-microphone system that isolates your voice while cancelling the noise around you, they’re perfect for home offices shared with children or housemates. Shop the Selfridges Boxing Day sale.

Reiss

The details: A great value destination for everything from suits to luxurious-feeling loungewear, Reiss has added a whole host of stock to its year-round outlet sale as the Boxing Day discounts commence, with reductions of up to 50 per cent off.

In our cart: If 2021’s going to be the year we buck up our ideas and stop wearing baggy T-shirts and sweatshirts every day, you’d be wise to take our lead and invest in some office-friendly knitted polos and rollneck jumpers. You’d be even wiser to make a saving on some stylish tailoring. This double-breasted pinstripe grey suit is, quite frankly, a sartorial masterpiece and available for as much as 65 per cent off. Shop the Reiss Boxing Day sale.

Arket

The details: Wardrobe lacking in essentials such as plain T-shirts, shirts and overcoats? Arket is marking down many a versatile staple in its end-of-season sale.

In our cart: Alongside those block colour tees, which are so easily worn as a starting point to layer beneath open shirts and jackets, we were especially taken by this long-sleeve with a print by KG Nilson to the back. And at half off, we’re very much looking forward to donning this Japan-made navy overcoat when spring comes. Shop the Arket Boxing Day sale.

Amazon

The details: As with Prime Day and Black Friday before it, the Amazon Boxing Day sale is made up of major discounts across categories, alongside particularly appealing lightning deals available for limited timeframes and while stocks last.

In our cart: Ever the opportunity to top up our bathroom cabinet electricals, here’s your chance to bag that sparkling new electric toothbrush that wasn’t under the tree, such as the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean – now only £89.99. There are also very good deals to be had on the sleek wireless headphones of Bang & Olufsen, whose rarely-discounted H9 model has been marked down by a third to £299. Shop the Amazon Boxing Day sale.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush. £89.99. amazon.co.uk

Mr Porter

The details: There were no early discounts to be had at Mr Porter, who saved their Boxing Day sale until the morning of. Good things come to those who wait, however, with as much as half off from the biggest names in men’s fashion.

In our cart:  We were rather hoping to be sticking on a crisp shirt and heading back to the office at this point in the crisis, but with plenty more home office on the cards, the Tom Ford take on the jogging bottom is looking particularly alluring at 50 per cent of the price tag. But there are plenty of wardrobe staples that’ll seamlessly transition across work and play wardrobes, including that on Mr Porter’s own brand, Mr P, alongside Orlebar Brown and Sunspel. Shop the Mr Porter Boxing Day sale.

See GQ’s top picks from the Mr Porter sale

Cos

The details: Cos is forever adding new items to its sale section, but it’s really upped the ante for its winter haul. Looking to streamline your wardrobe with some Scandinavian-inspired minimalism? With markdowns of up to 70 per cent, you needn’t look any further.

In our cart: It’s often the case that in a winter fashion sale, the best deals apply to summer garments. Not necessarily the case for Cos, whose sale comprises many winter staples, including smart padded jackets, scarfs and stylish flannel shirts. Shop the Cos Boxing Day sale.

Made

The details: Another excellent opportunity to dedicate some post-Christmas funds to your increasingly used home setup, the Made sale features discounts of 40 per cent across furniture such as sofas and beds, as well as home accessories including mirrors and plant pots.

In our cart: If you’ve been dialling into Zoom calls from a dining room table, now might be the chance to invest in something more home office-friendly, such as this leaning Kleur desk, down to £119 from £149. While you’re at it, something more stylish to stow those back issues of GQ you have lying around comes in the form of Made’s Odessa magazine rack. Shop the Made Boxing Day sale.

Odessa magazine rack by Made, £25. made.com

John Lewis

The details: A department store whose Boxing Day sale would usually attract deal-hungry shoppers crowding at the entrance ahead of opening time, John Lewis’ online sale is all the markdowns without the stress, with up to 50 per cent off furniture, menswear and tech alike.

In our cart: While there are great deals to be had on classic menswear brands like Ralph Lauren and Barbour, we’ve been taking advantage of John Lewis’ home deals more than any other. Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat got you hungry for some Le Creuset cookware? You’re not alone, so delight in the 40 per cent off discount.  Shop the John Lewis Boxing Day sale.

Ssense

The details: One of the first luxury fashion sites to launch its winter sale, as early as November when others offered up Black Friday promotions, Ssense has been continually marking down stock in the lead-up to Boxing Day, slashing prices up to 70 per cent across some of the most coveted names in menswear.

In our cart: You’ll find many a Ssense sale find in our dedicated deep dive into the fashion sale rails, here. Marked down further for Boxing Day is this particularly appealing long-sleeved T-shirt by Martine Rose, down from £120 to a mere £65. Shop the Ssense Boxing Day sale.

Therabody

The details: In line with its Black Friday markdowns, handheld massage gun manufacturer Therabody is repeating its deals across its product range, with as much as £150 off its most premium model.

In our cart: The greatest saving to be made is on the Theragun Pro, the industry-leading massage gun that’ll perform deep muscle treatments to enhance recovery and release tension without a hitch. Down from £549 to £400, it’s one of the best investments you can make in your new year fitness efforts. In the market for something more gym bag friendly? The Theragun Mini is also down to £150. Shop the Therabody Boxing Day sale.

Matchesfashion.com

The details: Matchesfashion.com’s half-off winter sale may have kicked off long before Boxing Day, but it’s only just hitting its stride, with plenty of new lines added and discounts dropping along the way.

In our cart: Missoni, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana: all the biggest names in fashion have been featured and the MatchesFashion sale really is a candy store for any man who prides himself on his good style. While it was at the top of our wish list for the SS20 season, we don’t see the appeal of this beaut Valentino bowling shirt going anywhere for many a summer wardrobe to come. Shop the MatchesFashion Boxing Day sale.

Ikea

The details: The Ikea winter sale will run right through to 17 January and provide ample opportunity to acquire all the homewares and furnishings needed to spruce up the place you’re spending all your time.

In our cart: While there’s plenty of functional upgrades that aren’t very exciting on paper (yes, we’ve bagged a new dish drainer), the Ikea sale is not without its more enticing purchases, such as these smart bulbs to differentiate between home office and after hours. Shop the Ikea Boxing Day sale.

Farfetch

The details: More than 6,000 items from the luxury fashion realm have so far made it into Fafetch’s Boxing Day sale, with markdowns of up to 60 per cent and new stock continually being added.

In our cart: This is the sale for those who want to treat themselves to something a little bit extra. See it as a well-earned congratulatory gift from you to you for making it to the end of a challenging year in one piece. For us, it’s going to be a Burberry scarf. Shop the Farfetch Boxing Day sale.

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