The clock is ticking on the Boden Singles Day sale offering shoppers 22% off absolutely everything.

The British clothing retailer, founded by Johnnie Boden in 1991, sells primarily online and via mail order through its catalogue.

The brand, famed for its bold patterns and practical style, believes clothes should last a lifetime so offer a no-quibbles 365-day guarantee.

So, what has the clothing retailer got to do with Singles Day? In their words: “Any excuse, eh?”

If you want to make the most of the sale but are short on time, we’ve picked out or top five must-have pieces your winter wardrobe will thank you for.

Louise Fair Isle Jumper


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Channel retro après-ski style in this colourful Fair Isle jumper, which features a unique design on each of its patterned stripes. It's knitted from a blend of supersoft yarns, including cotton, wool and luxurious cashmere.

Get yours, with 22% off today only, via Boden.

Rachael Skirt - Navy


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Layers and layers of tulle (made from recycled polyester) give a full, ruffled look to this skirt – it’s fully lined, too. The waistband sits just above the waist to flatter, and the length finishes at the low calf – perfect for showing off those shoes.

Get yours, with 22% off today only, via Boden.

Orkney Padded Parka Coat - Ginger


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When the temperature drops, snuggle up in this long parka. The puffer-style lining is padded with recycled wadding for maximum sustainability points, as well as warmth and comfort.

Fleecy pockets and ribbed cuffs, along with hood trimmed with detachable faux fur, mean chills are not invited to this party. To keep the cold out further, fasten with the double-ended front zip and concealed snap closures.

Get yours, with 22% off today only, via Boden.

Velvet Trousers - Black


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Crafted from luxurious velvet, these soft trousers are all about laid-back elegance.

The flattering straight legs are finished with neat cuffs, which – like the smooth waistband – are super-stretchy. Pockets at the hips and on the back are a practical detail.

One thing's for sure: whether you dress this style up or down, you'll feel fab every time.

Get yours, with 22% off today only, via Boden.

Tiered Maxi Dress - Highland Green, Rambling Ditsy


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Everywhere this maxi dress goes, elegance is sure to follow. Maximum floatiness comes from its multi-tiered skirt and gathered-cuff sleeves, with a neat crew neck and semi-fitted shape making it ultra-flattering.

It's comfortable, too, thanks to the smooth cotton fabric and soft lining. Choose between colourful floral prints and test its dance-party readiness in your living room.

Get yours, with 22% off today only, via Boden.

If you want more help making a saving while updating your wardrobe, Boden's women's most wanted list offers further insight into this seasons must have items.