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Clothes Shopping Tips: Be a Super Shopper

Wouldn't it be great to have your own personal shopper? Someone who can go through all the items in a store and pick out exactly what you want without any hassle? Well, you can be this person too.

Dress for success
If you're planning a day of shopping, ensure that you are wearing comfortable shoes and clothing. If you are planning on shoe shopping, don't wear closed shoes as it will be more difficult for you to try on other shoes. The same applies to clothing; try to choose an outfit that will allow you to get in and out of it with ease, especially if you're the type of girl who likes to try everything on.

Choose the right shopping buddy
If your boyfriend hates shopping (as most of them do), leave him at home and instead, take a friend who is keen. The last thing you want is someone rushing you because they are bored and irritated. If all else fails, a shopping spree with yourself alone can be just as much fun, plus you get to decide when to stay and when to go.

Narrow it down
This rule does not apply if you are shopping for fun. However, if you are looking for something specific, don't go around the store looking at every other item. Go straight to the section that keeps the item you are looking for and if they don't have it, move on and make your way to the next store. Don't spend hours looking at everything; rather leave that for one of those days when you need a bit of retail therapy.

Don't let temptation get the better of you
Stores and merchandisers are experts at tempting you into buying something you absolutely don't need. Don't let this happen, and stick to buying what you've intended initially.

Try the whole thing on
If you are looking to team a snazzy new top with a pair of black pants or jeans, instead of just trying on the top (in your baggy pants), rather take the top, a pair of black pants and jeans into the change room and get a better idea of the full picture. You may find that the top doesn't go with either one of the items and could just end up being a waste of money.

Beware the bargain bin
The bargain bin is another trick that merchandisers have created to help get rid of their unwanted stock. They often mark these items down so cheaply that you just can't resist. And, while we love a good bargain, don't buy it just for the sake of buying it. Ensure that it is something you want, something you'll wear and more importantly, try it on before you buy as sale items are often times non-returnable.

Be sure
If you're having any doubts, take a walk around the shopping center and give yourself time to think about it. If you really want the item, go back and buy it.

Play it safe
Whether or not you love your new purchase, it's always a safe idea to ask the sales assistant about their returns policy. If the store does not offer a refund policy or does not accept returns, take another look at your purchase and be 110% sure.

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