But, if you relish the madness – akin to Primark on a busy Saturday afternoon – then a sample sale is the way forward.
For four days at the beginning of September, you can get your hands on knocked-down priced designer goods which otherwise, realistically, you wouldn’t be able to afford.
The Boutique Sale’s quarterly pop-up sample sale includes up to 90 per cent off top names and the latest styles.
Expect to see the likes of Peter Jenson, Goat, Tucker, Acne, Mother Denim, Winter Kate and Mara Hoffman.
Times vary, so check out the website below for full details, but we recommend getting there earlier to maximise your chances of finding the steal of the century.
Open Sept 6-9, times vary
The Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street, E1 6QR
Station | Shoreditch High Street