January Sales Southwold Style

Published: Tuesday 27th Dec 2016

Written by: Sally Owen

So it’s that time of year again.  Christmas is done and the mind turns to other things.  Of course, booking your next luxury cottage holiday in Southwold is top of the list of things to do, but next in line could be grabbing yourself some great deals at the January sales.

Now, you could, like the masses get in your car and head for Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds or over the county border to Norwich, or you could try the sale experience ‘Southwold Style’.

Sale Shopping Southwold Style is an altogether more enjoyable experience.  The High Street serves up some fabulous retail savings and really quirky bargains with a side order of deliciousness and a shot of fresh sea air.  Southwold High Street has a bustling, lively atmosphere but unlike larger shopping destinations, there’s no stress – yes, that’s right – no stress!

Southwold High Street is quite unique.  The mixture of independent boutiques, gift shops, galleries and high-end national brands is just about perfect, not to mention the mouth-watering selection of tea shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs along the way!

Bag yourself a touch of wardrobe class, be it a silk scarf, cosy down coat or a posh pair of wellies from Collen and Clare (which has been described as a “mini-Fenwick” by Conde Naste magazine), something bright and colourful from Denny’s or a Fynch Hatton shirt from Thomas Traddles.  Or if you’re looking for something totally unique, try Wow Vintage – a glorious celebration of true vintage finds and modern must haves.

If you prefer the leading national brands, Southwold High Street is proud to be home of Fat Face, Joules, Jack Wills, Quba, Timberland and Seasalt.

Of course, the RNLI gift shop is worth a visit at any time of the year too.  Just opposite Tesco Express, this delightful shop supports the efforts of our local heroes and has a great selection of trinkets, gifts and novelties for RNLI supporters of all ages.

You’ll probably need a little break in your shopping trip and Two Magpies Bakery is just the stop.  Enjoy a coffee and perhaps the best Portuguese custard tart you’ll ever taste.  There’s limited seating so you’ll need to time it right.  Alternatively order it to go and sit on the common and admire the views out to Walberswick.

When you’ve finished taking your pick of the January bargains, why not pop along to The Nelson pub, enjoy a sneeky glass of something and take in the sea views before heading home to admire your purchases!


Sally Owen
Sally Owen



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