I try to avoid the January sales unless I want to check whether something I’ve had my eye on for a while is reduced. I usually do this online because shops during the sales are not particularly pleasant environments.
It is not worth buying something just because it’s cheap; you have to know you are going to get a lot of use out of it. This is why I am often tempted by items on the Aga Cookshop website, particularly textiles like oven gauntlets and tea towels. They don’t last forever, so if yours are looking worn and threadbare, I suggest you head over there. This is the link.
By the way, I didn’t get them from the Aga shop but I am thrilled with these large hooks for hanging tea towels and oven gloves. (Smaller hooks seem to be available everywhere but don’t quite fit on the Aga rail.) I found them in my wonderful local shop, Kitchens Cookshop. I can’t believe it took me ten years of owning an Aga to discover this way of ensuring these much-used items are always close to hand.
NB: I am not sponsored by Aga or the Aga Cookshop; I just enjoy sharing tips with fellow Aga owners and cooks.