While most of us were tucked up in bed this morning (December 26) some hardy bargain hunters were forming a queue for the Next Boxing Day sale at Westwood Cross.
The first arrivals took up their places from 3.30am. By around 5.30am there were more than 150 people in the queue, many equipped with flasks and extra thick coats and hats to keep warm during the wait. The number swelled to hundreds shortly after with people eager to pick up bargains at stores including M&S, Debenhams and Primark
Francesca Donovan, Centre Manager at Westwood Cross, said: “Every year we welcome more shoppers, all looking for a bargain. Our Winter sale runs throughout January and customers can typically enjoy up to 70% off across various stores in the centre.”
The first customers in line for the Next Winter Sale included Elsie and Mia McCarthy, accompanied by their grandmother Carol Sloane.
Sevil Perska was also one of the first in line for the store’s biggest sale of the year, keeping warm with hot drinks and a blanket.
The centre is open until 5pm on Boxing Day with some individual stores offering extended opening hours.
For more information, visit westwoodx.co.uk