Ocean Terminal, Princes Street packed with bargain hunters

Soaked shoppers queue outside Harvey Nicols. Picture: Toby Williams
Soaked shoppers queue outside Harvey Nicols. Picture: Toby Williams
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TILLS were ringing as crowds flocked to high streets and shopping centres to bag a bargain.

Ocean Terminal, Princes Street and Fort Kinnaird were all busy as shoppers took full advantage of sales – with many stores offering discounts of around 50 per cent.

Shoppers hunt bargains in Harvey Nicols. Picture: Toby Williams

Shoppers hunt bargains in Harvey Nicols. Picture: Toby Williams

Among the shoppers was Sandra Young, 50, who arrived early to meet friends for a coffee and decided to squeeze in a visit to House of Fraser.

“I got two half-price tops then met my friends so it’s been a day well spent,” she said.

Fifers Steven McLeary and Karen Graham were in George Street returning unwanted Christmas gifts.

But while they were in Edinburgh, Mr McLeary bought a jacket in Debenhams reduced from £130 to £90.

Alan Nichol, 26, of Polwarth, managed to get some deals in Urban Outfitters in Princes Street.

He said: “The weather on Saturday was awful and I was stuck inside. I went for a walk today [Sunday] because it was such a glorious day and I took the opportunity to go shopping with my girlfriend.”

Rachael Wright, 27, from Leith, attempted to get a mirror in John Lewis in the St James Centre but was put off by the huge crowds. She said: “There were too many people so I walked straight back out again. I will come back when it is less mobbed and hopefully, I will still be able to get a bargain.

“It was absolutely rammed in there. You really can’t get moved.”