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The National (Scotland)
The National (Scotland)
Morgan Carmichael

Boxing Day sees thousands of Scots shoppers flock to sales

BOXING Day sales saw thousands of shoppers across Scotland take to high streets and shopping centres on Tuesday.

In Glasgow, while popular stores like Zara and Primark were busy with eager customers, it was Lush's new flagship store on Buchanan Street which took the Christmas cookie for the most impressive queue. 

We caught up with the dozens upon dozens of shoppers who queued around the corner for the store's once-a-year sale. 

Julie Busby from Yoker was first in line ahead of the store's 10am opening. 

The 25-year-old said: "I grudge paying full price for a product when I know it's going to be half price the next day. 

"We always come to Lush and only Lush every year. You're getting two for the price of one basically. 

"It's not just the money aspect though, it's nice to get out and shop with family and friends. It's something we look forward to."

Some people even made friends in the queue - such as Charlotte Geekie, 21, from Cumbernauld and Chloe Hally, 20, from Milton.

Revealing what brings them out for the sales, Charlotte said: "Lush only goes on sale like once a year and I like Lush stuff, I would pay full price but if I can get a deal, I'll get a deal.

"I'm going to get some of the Christmas bath stuff and some shower gels."

Chloe added: "I started coming out for the Boxing Day sales last year and I think it is something that gets me really excited after Christmas.

"Everything is on a really good sale, it's just exciting."

Kelsey Shelley, 25, experienced the Glasgow Boxing Day sales for the first time today. 

The Glasgow University student said: "I've shopped at Lush for years but I didn't know that they didn't do any sales aside from on Boxing Day. 

"Me and my friend are going to go halves on this massive Snow Fairy bath bar if we can find it. 

"It's meant to be £20, so hopefully it will be a tenner and we should get about 10 baths out of that each. Fingers crossed."

Andrew Glen, 25, and Morgan White, 19, hailed from Motherwell for the special morning. 

Morgan said: "This is my first year coming to the sales and I love getting Lush stuff for Christmas, but I'm here to just stock up and get some stuff for my friends." 

Andrew joked: "I like the bath bombs, but I'm more here for her."

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