With the January sales just around the corner, early-bird bargain hunters who aren't going to let themselves be distracted from their shopping by anything as trivial as Christmas are in luck: plenty of shoe shops have kicked off their sales early, and we've already bagged a few bargains this week.

Kurt Geiger has one of the biggest sales out there at the moment, and many of their styles are now far more affordable than usual. Check out this lovely lipstick red peep-toe style which is down to £49 from £95 or this stylish everyday wedge with crepe soles, a bargain at £45 (also down from an original £95)

Another high street haven that's got a big sale on at the moment is Dorothy Perkins. Many of their already ultra-affordable shoes are now reduced, many down to £20 or under. These showstopping glitter heels, a definite hit under the Christmas tree (or your finest Christmas dress) are down to just £17.50.

Other shoe shops with sales worth checking out at the moment include Dune, Debenhams and French Connection. Watch this space for more sale news as the big discounts start to drop!