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Shoppers go nuts for high street bargains
Thousands of shoppers descended on the Boxing Day sales as desperate retailers slashed prices in a bid to boost trade.
Some shoppers queued outside stores from the early hours to grab discounts of up to 70 per cent. Outside the flagship Selfridges store on London's Oxford Street, approximately 2,000 shoppers waited to nab bargains.
A spokesman said: "The first person in the queue had been there since 2 am. She was there to buy a Chanel bag.
"It was mental when they came into the store. I've never seen anything like it. People were running into the store and grabbing bags. Some women had four of five bags in their hands. Security had to get more people down to the store to help."
It took some shoppers up to an hour to queue for the tills.
Jace Tyrrell, of the New West End Company, representing more than 600 traders in Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street, said: "Are they mad? Well, it's very tempting when you've got designer handbags with 60 per cent off."
By 11am the massive Westfield shopping centre in west London was packed with 15,000 shoppers, a spokeswoman said. Almost 3,000 bargain hunters were queuing in the centre before stores opened at 9am.
And within the first hour of trading 1,000 people flooded into the centre every ten minutes.
In north London, Brent Cross Shopping Centre saw 30,000 people through its doors by midday, with fashion retailers proving particularly popular with shoppers.
Over 100 stores had sales on with discounts ranging from 50 per cent to 80 per cent.
Norman Black, from the shopping centre, said: "The Boxing Day sales at Brent Cross have been as busy as ever this year.
"And we expect tomorrow will be even bigger as our three largest retailers - John
Lewis, Fenwick, and Marks & Spencer - start their sales.
"We are anticipating up to 120,000 shoppers tomorrow, spending up to £50,000 per minute during peak trading."
At Bluewater shopping centre in Kent, an estimated 100,000 Boxing Day sales shoppers were expected to have passed through the doors to snap up bargains - up 10 per cent on last year.
Bargain-hunters had already got an early start on Christmas Day with many retailers starting sales via their websites. Electronic goods such as TVs and laptops were proving popular with initial sales figures up on last year.
Department store John Lewis began its clearance sale online at 6pm on Christmas Eve, and recorded its busiest ever online sales between 7pm and 8pm.
Christmas Day traffic on its website was 12 times higher than last year, with pillows, Molton Brown products and televisions the most popular online clearance purchases so far, the group said.
Clearance sales at the group's high street stores begin on Saturday, with the exception of Trafford, which started on Boxing Day.
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