Just in case you are not “all shopped out” after the Christmas period .. the official dates have been released for the traditional January Sales in the Canaries. They start on 7 Jan through to 6 March 2012 – and it’s the time when retailers clear ALL their old stock in preparation for the new Spring collections. There are always lots of bargains to be had in the early days .. but as the weeks pass, the remaining stock is reduced in price again and again until everything is gone. So if you are brave enough to play the waiting game, they’ll be virtually giving it away. There were signs in the stores this weekend that they may be starting the sales ahead of the official start date this year, which is good news for the bargain-hunters. Happy shopping!