Online giant Asos contines to buck all trends and flourish in the face of recession (sales are currently up by 54%). A look at its sale helps to reveal how: you can pick up a silk shift dress by rising star designer Holly Fulton for £32 (down from £85), as well as posh Green & Spring bath oils and lotions, as stocked in Liberty, from £12.50 (nearly half-price), and Andrea Garland floral body cream from a tenner. Also standing out in the sale is a navy wool peacoat by Gap at £53 (down from £89.50) – a bargain version of the Burberry a/w 2010 classic – and Andrea Garland floral body cream (from a tenner). The beauty sale features everything from Paul & Joe lipsticks through to Girls Aloud false eyelashes (!) for £2.50. Free delivery and returns is an extra bonus.