When Does the M&S Sale Start? – Here’s What to Shop

And how long it will last.

Last Updated on September 20, 2023

Checking out the start of the M&S sale in time for the holiday season? If you are like me, who plans things ahead of time, I’m also on the hunt for possible gift items for my loved ones, and what better way to cross off my gifting checklist than through a sale? Luckily I’m sharing everything you need to know, right here. Whether you shop at M&S for staples (the lingerie section is incredible) or super stylish new-in pieces, it’s a go-to for many of us – but the Marks & Spencer sales really are something else. It’s surprisingly generous with its discounts, meaning you can find some real long-lasting and versatile pieces to add to your capsule wardrobe.

It has its own brands, like M&S Collection, Autograph and Per Una, but there are so many other brands that M&S carries such as Fat Face, Ghost, Albaray, Alo Yoga, Dune, Jaeger and many more. When the summer sale hits, many pieces from these incredible brands get discounted too so you can find some really decent gems. Keep reading for all the details.

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When does the M&S sale start?

Like other brands, M&S has seasonal sales, usually during summer, autumn, and Boxing Day. In addition to this, there’s also a Black Friday sale. Summer sales are around mid-July to early August, followed by autumn sales in mid-September to early October. As for the Boxing Day sales, they are most likely in December. Make sure you keep tabs on these dates and sign up for the brand’s newsletter to get first dibs when sales drop.

During the M&S sale, the public gets to see over 3,000 items available at up to 50% off. As well as M&S’ in-house brands, you can shop discounted pieces from names like HOBBS, Veja, Monsoon, French Connection, Dune, Joules, Nobody’s Child, and many more online only. Other than this, the brand also has regular sales online, so you don’t need to wait until the season is over.

Two light-skinned black women with freckles wear striped M&S jumpers

How big are the discounts during the sales?

Marks & Spencer is also quite generous when it comes to discounts. The last Black Friday sale saw prices slashed by up to 50%, so you can expect other sales to be in that range too. M&S also offers regular 20% discounts and offers like 2 for 1, so it’s a good idea to keep your eyes peeled for this. We will of course update this article with offers as and when they become available.

When will the M&S sale end?

M&S sales usually last for around 4 weeks, or until stocks last. So for 2023, the only sale season that we are looking forward to is the autumn sale and Boxing Day sale. Seize the opportunity to make the most of it while you still can!

M&S offers

Right now, there’s 20% off Boutique lingerie and beauty offers on brands such as Percy & Reed, This Works and Formula.

Shop the M&S sale

Here’s our edit of the best pieces you can get in the M&S summer sale right now.

High Waisted Shorts M&S Collection

High Waisted Shorts, £25, M&S Collection – buy now

GHOST Satin V-Neck Midi Waisted Dress

GHOST Satin V-Neck Midi Waisted Dress, now £80 – buy now

MONSOON Fabiola Broderie Dress

MONSOON Fabiola Broderie Dress, now £80 – buy now

GHOST Heart Print V-Neck Maxi Waisted Dress

GHOST Heart Print V-Neck Maxi Waisted Dress, now £90 – buy now

FINERY LONDON Elasticated Waist Wide Leg Trousers

FINERY LONDON Elasticated Waist Wide Leg Trousers, now £30 – buy now

PHASE EIGHT Floral Tie Waist Midi Shirt Dress

PHASE EIGHT Floral Tie Waist Midi Shirt Dress, now £83 – buy now

Flatform Square Toe Mules

Flatform Square Toe Mules, £35, M&S Collection – buy now

Pure Cotton Bardot Beach Top M&S

Pure Cotton Bardot Beach Top, now £20, M&S Collection – buy now

Pure Linen Shorts from M&S

Pure Linen Shorts, now £35 – buy now