SLP thread is comedy gold tho. one guy posted about having a mystical, near-telepathic communion with harry styles after their eyes met across a crowded shop floor. i imagine his life was never the same after that.
Loake 771Bs run wide and are not too dissimilar in general appearance, although of course they don't have the distinctive toe shape. i use them as my beater and they're super-comfortable. surprised you struggle with rafs, i have fairly wide feet and mine are ok, although the vamp (?) is a bit low on my forefoot. church's shannon might also be an option.
probably no use to you but the our legacy sample sale runs sat and sun, just up the road off brick lane. prices are good (coats 120, trous 50) and tons of stock
apart from that, i dont know about deals, but def check out hostem which again is close by on redchurch street
saw 'dior and I' in amsterdam last summer with a dutch artist friend (who is pretty unimpressed by fashion). i knew that raf owned one of her pieces, but afterwards she let slip that he now has several, and had also offered to give her some clothes .. all in an 'oh, i must get around to calling him sometime' kind of way