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This Week’s Must-Haves

The Handbook’s Lifestyle Editor, Elaine Lloyd-Jones, has pulled together a thoughtfully curated edit of some of the best pieces to buy now. This week, our focus is the January sales. All too often have we ended up impulse purchasing something that we’ve never actually worn, so our aim is to guide you through the mayhem towards classic buys which ooze longevity, from brands and styles we know will go the distance. Enjoy!

& Other StoriesOversized Single Breasted Blazer

This cream cover-up is crafted from a beautiful wool-mix fabric and comes in a slightly oversized blazer-style silhouette. A true classic, I can't believe it's even in the sale.

Price: Was £165, Now £98
www.stories.com

Mansur Gavriel Double Crossbody Bag

I love this brand! And the two-tone effect of this bag. It reminds me of the much-talked-about Céline Trio series, but it's a fraction of the price.

Price: Was £415, Now £165
www.mansurgavriel.com

Rag & Bone Bucket Hat

If you can Forget LL Cool J circa 1980, this classic houndstooth version will earn you all the style points.

Price: Was £140, Now £56
www.net-a-porter.com

Jennifer FisherLarge Essential Gold-Plated Choker

Price: Was £270, Now £189
www.net-a-porter.com

Arket Puff Sleeve Wool Jumper

I always look for classic wool and cashmere jumpers in the sale. Pieces like this, that won't date. And, I do love a puff sleeve.

Price: Was £69, Now £41
www.arket.com

RixoCamellia Pleated Floral-Print Silk Crepe De Chine Midi

This dress will see you through a gazillion occasions over spring and summer. It's versatility knows no bounds. Sandals on the beach, heels for dinner and trainers for effortless daywear.

Price: Was £315, Now £157.50
www.net-a-porter.com

& Other StoriesWool Blend Scalloped Sweater

The broderie detail on this black knit hints that spring is coming. Cosy enough for now, and cool enough for later - it's just a great transeasonal piece.

Price: Was £85, Now £59
www.stories.com

RixoIn Unity There Is Strength Face Covering

Face coverings are now up there with everyday essentials like phones and keys. Do away with disposables, this re-usable version is pretty as well as purse-friendly.

Price: Was £30, Now £10
www.selfridges.com

New Balance574 Trainers

It looks like we'll be needing practical footwear for the foreseeable. These would be a smart investment buy. A stylish solution for weekend strolls.

Price: Was £80, Now £56
www.newbalance.co.uk


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