Clothes Shopping: Sale Shopping Success
Sales can be fun, but they can also be a nightmare. Our quick and easy guide will help you enjoy sale-shopping success in no time at all.
Let's face it; none of us can really resist a good sale. I mean, who doesn't want fifty percent off their favorite clothing item? It means you can buy just one more and we all know how that goes, the more you have the merrier you feel.
Sale shopping is not always such a pleasure. You get pushed around; have to rummage through the racks to find your size and you almost never get what you are looking for. So how do you become a successful sale shopper? Easy, just read on:
Don't be tempted to spend
It is easy to splash out when the price tag has been slashed in half, but don't spend just for the sake of spending. Make sure the item that you are buying is one that you really like and one that you will actually use. Try to think of items you already have in your wardrobe, and consider whether or not anything will match with it.
Be sure of your purchases
Most sale items are non-refundable and even worse, non-returnable, so make sure you have enough time to try the outfit on before you purchase it. If you are buying shoes on sale, ensure you have tried them both on and that you have a left and right shoe in the same size. Sales can get messy, and items can get mixed up, so it's always a good idea to check first.
Know the sale setups
The bigger sales happen directly after the season ends, and you can sometimes get items that can still be worn. Go for the basics that will probably be acceptable the following season and avoid the high trend rush. The last thing you want is to stock up on every color of last season's trend only to find out that by the time the new season comes around that trend is history.
A lot of seasonal accessories can be worn with a variety of outfits, so check the sunglass, belt, necklace and bracelet racks too. Handbags also have multi-season purposes, so have a look through them before leaving the store. You may pick up a really good deal that you can use for the next couple of months, even though the season has changed.
Be friendly with the sales staff
If you are a regular shopper in a particular store, it's a good idea to become friendly with the sales staff. They can help you find what you're looking for and could even give you tips of when their sales are happening, so you can be the first to know.
The sooner you get to the sale, the more chance you have of finding the best or the better items. As the day goes on, the better stock items get purchased, leaving only odd sizes and the more unattractive items.
Have a shopping partner
Shopping with a friend is not only loads of fun, but the two of you can double up and make sale shopping success. Once you have a few times, get one to stand in the queue while the other continues to shop, and if required, you can even swap places. Try not to go in bigger groups as bunches of girls in and out of the queue can annoy the other shoppers.
Author: Dimi Ingle.
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