I Spent Hours Scrolling the Bank Holiday Sales, These 7 Are Really Worth Seeing

There's a lot of things to like about bank holidays, not least the fact that you can spend the worst day of the week in bed watching Netflix, or outside doing something fun if that's more your thing. The Easter bank holiday, might just be my favourite of them all, though. Spring is in the air, which means summer is on the horizon, and that means it's time to do a wardrobe refresh. Luckily, it also happens to be one that a lot of fashion brands like to celebrate with some seriously good flash sales. 

Now, we're not talking the end of season dregs, here. Bank holiday discounts usually mean offers on new-in items you've only just put on your wish list. And since this weekend comes at a time when I want to invest in both transitional and warm weather styles I know I'll be wanting to wear in the coming months. 


(Image credit: Anthropologie, Nobody's Child)

Scrolling through endless pages of sales searching for the best deals can be more than a little boring, though, especially when you've got plenty of other plans you'd rather be enjoying. But that's where I come in. Before team Who What Wear *slam our laptops shut* for the long weekend, I've done you all a favour by researching and scouring all of the bank holiday fashion and beauty sales I could find, in order to report back on the very best ones you actually need to know about. Yes, you can thank me later. 

From COS and & Other Stories capsule staples, to Nobody's Child's transitional dresses, there's plenty of versatile buys here that you'll rely on all season and beyond. And that's truly the sign of a great sale buy. There's some incredible designer buys for less to be found at Net-A-Porter, and if you're running low on your hero beauty buys (it's true that they all run out at once, isn't it?), be sure to check out LOOKFANTASTIC's bank holiday beauty event

Okay, enough time wasted. Keep scrolling to see and shop the five best bank holiday sales that were too good for me to gatekeep, along with the key buys I'd recommend investing in this year... 

The Best Bank Holiday Sales

COS has 50% off selected wardrobe classics

Matches' summer sale is now up to 70% off, with offering an extra 20% off selected pieces this weekend. 

Whistles has up to 50% off some amazing autumn-ready hero buys.

Nobody's Child has 15% off everything with code BLOOM15

& Other Stories has up to 60% off top styles.

LOOKFANTASTIC has up to 50% off across a huge range of cult products, and a free gift with the code EXTRA.

Anthropologie are offering a spend to save offer on their new-in collections. 

1. COS

COS has 50% off its wardrobe classics until midnight on Sunday—perfect for that back to work feeling September brings. 


Matches' jaw-dropping summer sale continues this weekend with even more discount to be had on some seriously chic designer buys. There's up to 70% off already, with an extra 20% off (!!) selected pieces until 10am on Tuesday using the code: EXTRA20

3. Office

Office is offering up to 70% off an edit of styles.

4. Nobody's Child

Nobody's Child has 15% off everything with code BLOOM15. Their new-in spring-ready dresses and tailored sets make particularly good investments. 

Get up to 60% off their covetable styles.


LOOKFANTASTIC are having a huge beauty event this bank holiday with up to 50% off across a huge range of cult products. There's even a free gift at checkout when you spend over £70 and add the code EXTRA.

7. Anthropologie

Anthropologie are offering a spend to save offer on their new-in collections—spend £150, get £25 off; spend £250, get £50 off; spend £350, get £80 Off. 

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.