Before we know it, 24th December will arrive, and panic will sink in with non-stop questions – Did I miss someone out? Have I bought enough? Is this really a good secret Santa present? Maybe it’s time to stop questioning where the year’s gone and try to embrace the dreaded ‘C’ word. Indeed, Christmas is fast approaching and all traditional values aside, the shopping frenzy has begun.
The spending season kicked off in full swing on 24th November with IMRG data showing Black Friday online sales in the UK increasing by 11.7%. UK Consumers were clicking their phones more than ever this year with online sales hitting £1.39bn, IMRG reports. Of course, the purchases continue as brands offers remain throughout the festive season. So, if you’re still stuck on where to shop for that special someone this Christmas then, in in the spirit of giving, Readiontheweb gives you the top ten most popular brands in the UK – FYI self-gifting is still a gift.
Reaching 3rd place on Forbes ‘The most innovative growth companies’ list, ASOS continue to be the best online fashion retailer for both men and women. The choices are endless from LBD’s to sequinned frocks to high-knee boots. With their 30% off all partywear still on offer and their 60% off gifts, ASOS reminds us that yes, tis the season of giving but also – to party!
Other than being great for the must need basics, H&M also has the edgy grunge style from their Divided range as well as their chic wear in the Modern Classic section. Recently, H&M teamed up with designer Erdem. The collaboration brightened up Oxford Street last month by hitting this cold season with colourful, elegant floral prints. (Erdem x H&M)
Winner of Jewellery Brand of the year at the 25th anniversary UK jewellery awards, Swarovski stands strong as the top crystal brand. From a baby’s rocking horse first Christmas ornament to the zodiac pedant chains it’s no wonder the likes of Naomi Campbell, Karlie Kloss and Ruby Rose have teamed up in their Christmas Campaign – #givebrilliant
British Brand Burberry team
When looking for good quality, Harris Tweed is a great choice, especially if you’re looking
When you first think of Amazon, Clothing doesn’t spring to mind. However, in recent years Amazon started distributing garments from brands such as Nike, Dune and Office making it more than an online site for typical essentials. Recently launching their new clothing line, find, and hitting second place on Rankingthebrands Top 100 LoveBrands list 2017 you’re sure to find a gift to please most.
Even though Burberry has the title for the most followers as a British brand, Nike zooms ahead of them hitting the number one spot globally with 72 million followers, according to data from social analytics firm Iconosquare. Waving the flag of equality, Nike recently started selling hijab’s, ticking all the boxes for women worldwide.
Reminding us that Christmas is also that time of year to treat that someone special by adding a bit of sexy to their stocking is UK high street brand Boux Avenue.
Growing in popularity by recently stomping the grounds of Southampton is British brand Dr Martens. This iconic brand proves you don’t always have to keep it casual with their classic marron boots by introducing their new metallic heel range, perfect for party season. In the sprit giving though, they have a helpful online gift guide
If you know a friend who’s not only crazy about make up but has every product going – Benefit has the answer! Their perfect Christmas gift has all the essentials needed and comes in a reusable crystal ball shape tin to keep them in. This San Francisco brand is
By Holly McDonagh