1.Research the shops
On the day of the sales, you most likely not have time to look around different shops, for the best price, so look online the night before so you know where the deals are. This will be more important if your after a particular designer piece as they are often in multiple outlets.
Sign up to your favorite shops mailing lists as they might include hints of whats going to be in the sale, & you will be in the know of when the sales are coming first. Also create accounts for your favourite shops, so you can checkout online faster to place your order, as some more popular shops don’t save your items until you’ve payed for them.
2. Look through your wardrobe
This is very important for successful shopping, ask your self just two questions when clearing your wardrobe; What do I need ? & What do I want ?
This will make your investments have much greater use, as you will be buying what you lack. Meaning next week when you’ve spent all your money you don’t find yourself with 15 pairs of shoes and no tops.
3. Does it fit
Don’t fall into the category of buying something a size to big because you love it, Only buy what fits your body perfectly. (this doesn’t mean it has to be skin tight) Try on your favourite items before the sale season, to perfect your size and you will be much more likely to buy something in the sale that you love and wear all the time, Just make a note of the size and colour.
4. Only buy what you love
Its easy to see everything as a bargain when sales shopping, and make out that your actually saving money. Wrong. Sales shopping is when you’re more likely to buy because its on sale, rather than because you love it. Therefore even though the items are discounted, its not a bargain if your only going to wear it once. You have to love what you buy for it to be a bargain.
5. The question for every purchase
When your in a crowded store its easy to come out with lots of different items that don’t work together. And thats not successful shopping, it’s not how much you buy, but what it goes with. How many outfits you can create.
So before grabbing everything ask yourself…What 3 pieces of clothing would I wear it with, and is it my style?
6. Up style
The sales are the perfect time to be able to buy items you would never normally buy, so use this time to but statement designer pieces that would add to your wardrobe. You don’t want to just buy more of what you already have, so look for items which would update your wardrobe, sales isn’t a time for bulk buying. Use it to find unique designer discounts too, which are normally much more expensive.
7. Style it classic
Don’t buy the trends that are going out of style, during the sales you want to keep it simple and classic, to your style, so you will be able to wear it even when the trends change. Stick to your style, fashion can only look good if it fits into your style and body shape. You need to buy the items that add to you, not because it’s trending.
8. Don’t be late
Weather your online or instore, the most popular & most discounted will sell out very quickly. Faster online then instore, popular online items can sell out it the first 15 minuets of the sale launching. Large popular brands like Zara close their store a couple of hours before launching the sale to maximise the site capacity. This will mean there are more purchasers on site and items will sell much quicker, so be prepared.
9. Online shopping tips
-Have your debit/credit card out, many shops during sale time won’t save your items until you’ve paid, so make sure your cards out for a quick transaction- or for even faster payment use Paypal, as it saves all your details.
-Have access to good WiFi, sites may often be running slow with the large volume of customers on their site, so make sure your Ipad/computer is near fast good quality WiFi, for that faster loading time.
-Have the websites already open on separate tabs, This will allow you to flick quickly through the e-stores you’re wanting to shop from much faster then searching each store individually.
10. Don’t worry
If one of your favorite items is sold out before you’ve been able to get your hands on it, for whatever reason. Don’t panic, many stores start to receive stock back, about a week after their main sale day. As thats the time when customers begin to send their unwanted items back. This is often when you can find your favourite sale items at much cheaper costs, as some shops apply multiple discounts after their main sale date.
All my l0ve hope this helps…Dotwiz X.