January Sales, C&A Manchester, 1948
The retail world is changing fast, with online sales on the increase.

The very real experience of battling through the crowds for the Boxing Day and January sales, of queuing outside the department store to be the early bird that catches the bargain – this all seems to be part of the past now and it has slipped by almost unnoticed.

Sales start before Christmas nowadays and if you missed the discounts because you started buying your presents early, you can even book your time slot on some websites for their New Year online sales.

January Sales, C&A Manchester, 1948I wonder who got the coat?
January Sales, Jones's Oldham Street, 1948

And did these well dressed young lads wish they were at home playing with their new Meccano and chemistry sets?