Argos is launching its spring/summer 2015 range on Saturday 17 January, with thousands of new products available across toys, technology, homewares and furniture including top brands Lego, Dualit, Trespass, Bush and Philips. The full Argos range of over 52,000 products can be found on argos.co.uk and on the Argos apps for IOS and Android devices.
Smart shoppers can pick from over 12,400 products which have had prices either lowered or frozen and take advantage of market-leading WOW deals, which includes a Hoover steamjet 2-in-1 steam mop with a saving of £60 at £39.99, a half-price TomTom for only £99.99 and a Sportspower 12ft trampoline with enclosure for just £139.99, a reduction of £160.00.
Customers are continuing to embrace the ease of online shopping, with internet sales now representing 49% of all Argos sales. Sales on smartphones and tablets account for 28% of total sales, as customers want the convenience of shopping on-the-go and being able to place free online reservations for instant pick up at their local store.
David Robinson, Argos’ chief operating officer, said: “The new range offers an increased selection of fantastic products and exclusive brands that customers can’t get anywhere else including Heart of House, Chad Valley and Bush. We also have more must-have products from top brands including KitchenAid, Lego and Tefal, all available in-stores and online.
“We know our customers continue to want the flexibility and convenience of shopping online and collecting orders from their local store. That’s why we now have more than 50 digital stores in the UK where customers can browse products using tablets or pre-pay online for Fast Track collection. Customers can also get fast access to our bigger store range of 20,000 products within hours at all of our 750 stores, even our smallest ones.”
SS15 range highlights:
SPORTS & FITNESS
Enjoy the great British summertime with the new Trespass tent range, from 2-man weekend tents to luxury 6-man tunnel tents complete with a rain porch in case the weather takes an unexpected turn. For fitness fanatics there is a new launch from trendy tech brand Fitbit – the Charge. This new model tracks sleep, distance, calories burned, stairs climbed and active minutes along with linking to phones to display caller stats, time and caller ID.
Make sure lawns are pitch perfect as Argos is the first to the market with a brand new type of petrol mower. Easy to use, the Briggs & Stratton lawnmower has an instant start engine that uses a key ignition. Once the lawn is done, relaxing can begin and Heart of House has some stunning new outdoor furniture from the Jasmin patio 4-seater set to a striking black Azara 6-seater wood-effect dining set compete with luxurious padded backrest and five reclining positions.
HOMES & FURNITURE
This season, there is even more choice to create rooms to love with furniture, homeware and accessories. Make your home your own with Heart of House range which includes over 400 new lines from a timeless upholstered chesterfield sofa, to a spindle-back bed in the on-trend putty colour and the Murano mirrored bedroom furniture for a sophisticated look. For stylish design check out the new Charlie Chair from Hygena, it’s a contemporary classic perfect for a study.
Exclusive to Argos is the Bush MyTablet range which this season features 8 inch and 10.1 inch HD screens complete with an aluminum chassis, quad core processors, 16GB memory and front and rear cameras. Lenovo is making a big impression with four new models across tablets and laptops – all exclusive to Argos and unbeatable on price. Smartphone enthusiasts will get the first look at the Microsoft Lumia 535, ideal for selfies with a front-facing camera. For those looking for value for money, the brand new Kazam phone is the best priced 4.5 inch screen phone on the market at just £50.
Cook in style this season with new editions to the top brands available at Argos. Perfect for couples and smaller households is the newDualit Vario 2-slice toaster; in a stainless steel finish it’s a classic additional to any kitchen. From cooking to serving, Tefal make it easy with the Ingenio collection; a revolution to cookware that features products that go from hob to oven and table to fridge. The unique range has detachable handles that attach and detach with just one click allowing versatility with optimal space saving. Kitchens get a retro revival with stunning American diner-inspired fridge freezers from Bush; they feature extra-large fridge space to support customers wanting to cook and eat fresh produce. The retro range also features a dishwasher and is available in three colourways; cream, black and red.
This season sees the launch of PlaySmart from Chad Valley, a fun and interactive collection of toys which help children aged 2-8 learn and play. From first alphabet and number games to jigsaws and comprehensive learning packs the range offers creativity to build confidence. The fun doesn’t stop with learning as kids will be able to scoot in style with the new Zoomies range of scooters from Chad Valley. The zoo inspired designs feature everything from zebra tri-scooters to giraffe trikes and monkey helmets and seat pads. Lego continues to be a firm favourite and this season Lego Ninjago is the must have, featuring everything from figures to missile propelling trucks, it’ll keep kids entertained for hours. Another classic, Barbie, also has great new toys in the Princess Power range; including dolls who go from princess to superhero in a spin.
Looking good has never been easier with an array of personal care products available this season, from the brand new Andrew BartonArgan Infused Roller set to the Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi complete with diamond crystals. For the men, facial hair remains a top trend and the Remington Beard Kit is set to be an essential for men with anything from fine stubble to a ‘beard nest’ to keep it looking its best. For those who like the clean-shaven look, check out the Phillips Red Electrical Shaver. For the perfect girls’ night in there is a new range of facial cleansers to have you ‘holiday ready’ in no time; including the Olay Facial Brush, the Braun Skin Spa facial and MySpafacial cleansing brush.
Wrists will be doing the talking this season as rose gold and vintage designs are a big trend for timepieces. Delicate designs and contemporary styles feature florals, pale pinks and two-tone faces. One brand to lookout for is Tabs by Tabitha Somerset Webb – fashion designer to the stars whose new range features a stunning collection of watches with gold influences, glamour and pretty leather accents.
Space-age cleaning has arrived at Argos, offering time-poor households a robot for all floor cleaning needs. This season sees the introduction of four robot vacuum cleaners to battle the dust and dirt from brands Vileda, Neato and Samsung.
New brand Doona is making pushchair struggles a thing of the past with the award-winning Next Generation Car Seat. It’s the first infant car seat and stroller with integrated wheels allowing a five second fold. For feeding time, the Mamas & Papas Pesto 2 Roll up Highchair is a WOW deal at £49.99 and exclusive to Argos – it has six heights and three recline positions to keep little ones comfy.