It’s sale time! Check out my guidelines on how to shop the sales successfully to avoid any post-purchasing regret.
Get smart and get the sale shopping right and you will dramatically reduce the amount of mistakes made in your wardrobe.
1. Sign up to the mailing list of the brands you love
First of all, don’t miss out, get on the VIP lists and shop the pre-sales.
The sales get earlier every year but as a general rule of thumb they start the second week of June. If you know there is a brand you love and would love to own some of their pieces make sure you get an alert!
2. Make some lists
Get to know your wardrobe and create 3 lists: a list of what you need in your wardrobe, a list of what you have enough of and don’t need to buy and a list of what you wear everyday that would be useful to have more of.
This will help you stay focused and you can refer to if you loose track of what you really want.
3. Don’t be swayed by the sizeable discount
Warning, warning the majority of the time a 70% discount means there is a reason why people aren’t buying it. That is not to say it might not be right for you but I recommend you check to see that you really do love it.
4. Shop out of season
This is the true pro tip, the best reductions are found when you are buying out of season. So a winter jacket in summer. Keep it classic and make sure you really are in love
5. Shop above your usual price range
My favourite shopping spots in the sale are Joseph, Whistles, Anthropologie, The Outnet, Me & Em, Reiss, House of Fraser,
6. Buy what you love
Throughout the season I would recommend having a pinterest board that you fill up with the favourite pieces you see online or out and about. Make sure you include your dream purchases too. Then when the sales come around, go in and edit which ones you still love and check what discounts they have.
Sales can be a great way to buy into the latest trend or invest in some classics, whatever approach you take remember that it must give you a feeling of excitement and joy that you’ve found such a great piece!
For more Shopping tips, check out my article at The Huffington Post: The 5 Shopping Fears, which one do you have?