For most people, the prospect of grabbing a John Lewis bargain is an exhilarating one.
But for Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds, a home full of the popular retailer’s homeware is apparently something from a bad dream.
It has emerged that the pair allegedly renovated the Downing Street flat to replace Theresa May’s “John Lewis furniture nightmare”, drafting in eco interior designer Lulu Lytle to transform their living space into a “high-society haven”.
The Electoral Commission has now launched a formal investigation into the funding of the No 11 refurbishment.
Labour’s shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth seemed baffled by the John Lewis claims when he appeared on Sky News.
He said: "We know he [Mr Johnson] wanted to upgrade his flat because he didn't think John Lewis furniture was good enough.
"I think John Lewis furniture is pretty good actually, pretty posh stuff.”
Social media users seem to be on the same page as Mr Ashworth, with some scarcely believing that anyone could be snobby about John Lewis, which has long since been regarded as relatively posh.
That’s why the retailer’s current 20 per cent off home sale has so many people talking.
Here are 10 John Lewis bargains that even Mr Johnson and Ms Symonds would be tempted by: