The best four-letter word for a woman, like ever- S.A.L.E! It does things to your mind, right? You just want to go out there and grab everything you can lay hands on. However much you want to do that, hold your horses for a while. Be clever, be smart, and do sales shopping! That ought to be the mantra for each of you ladies out there. After all, what better way is there to upscale your wardrobe? To say nothing of stocking up on trends dictated by Chicisimo! You can download Chicisimo here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.). However, it is better to know how to make the best of sales shopping too. Find below 7 tips for sales shopping that have been gleaned from various sources.
This is because once the sales season descends; it is tough to keep up with the deluge. On the one hand, there is your outfit planner giving suggestions. In addition there are things you have always wanted but were too pricey. Let the confusion get sorted once and for all.
What are the best 7 tips for sales shopping? Find some important tips listed below in no particular order:
Keep in mind that not all stores have the same products at same prices. Consequently it is wise to do a scan first of what is going around. For example, you might be on the lookout for a pair of red leather boots your outfit planner recommended. You will find the same pair at different stores on different discounts. Why should you lose out on this? Make sure the product in both cases is in top shape and then take a call. This happens many a time. It is advisable to utilice the first few days of sale to ascertain best deals. You can then jump into the shopping mode.
Plan your trip
One important tip of a sales shopping outing is to plan well. When you list out your requirements, think where you can get them all without too much travel. In other words, visit a mall or a shopping arcade which has sales shopping on and all the stores too. You may then pick up things on your list at one go. There might be myriad things on your list. From groceries to lingerie, everything might be on sale at some particular time. Not only can your trip get easier, you save on time too.
If you count upon virtual fashion apps like Chicisimo to guide you, you are an online person. In effect this means you are internet-savvy. Why not extend this trait to online shopping? Some of the best sales shopping platforms are hosted online. Not only do you have the comfort of armchair shopping but also get the best deals. In fact online sales shopping offers are to be found year round. Here too you need to trawl through similar portals and find best deals. Choose platforms that are renowned and well-known. After all online frauds are the order of the day. Sites that have https web addresses are to be strictly visited. These offer a measure of security to online deals. Also make sure you know the return/replacement policies when shopping online.
One of the most effective among 7 tips for sales shopping is to choose classics. They never go out of fashion. On the contrary, they are wardrobe essentials. Say for example, something like an LBD. You do not need an outfit planner to tell you how fashionable they are. Another one is the white shirt. You might be lusting after a new one to add to your collection. Go for one as soon as sales begin. It will serve you for years to come. Similarly for bags too. These are essentials in all seasons. If you get your hands on some classic pieces on sale, there’s nothing like it. Jeans fit into the classics category too. As does a trench or a leather jacket. These endure all fashion storms and stay put. You cannot go wrong with these.
Catch end of season sales
A cardinal rule of sales shopping is to pick things off season. With a change of seasons, type of clothes change. In view of this, and also limited space, stores put up such sales. Consult your outfit planner and go about stocking up your wardrobe now. For example, beautiful leather boots or heavy woollen coats that you just cannot stand in summer. But winter will be around in some months. And these will shoot up in price. Same goes for classic summer wear. Cool cotton outfits or tops can be picked up in off season. With this in mind, plan around end of season sales. You will get the best deals. Your outfit planner will be able to plan for awesome looks in the coming season.
Stay on a budget
Very important to fix a budget in mind before stepping out. Why, you ask? Well ladies, don’t you know yourselves well enough? The SALE word can make you go berserk. In order to avoid humungous credit card numbers, tell yourself you have a limitation. In fact credit cards can be quite dangerous. It is better you go out with cash so that once that is over, you stop wardrobe expansion plans. Think of how best to deal with yourself and go ahead.
Make a list
Like stated at the very beginning, be smart while going for sales shopping. It is so easy to loose way and pick up unnecessary things. Target particular sales around the year. Now make a list of all things you have seen on Chicisimo that you have wanted. Having a list is a great way of going sales shopping and mall hopping. You stay on track and pick things right. This does not rule out wayward picks though. Go out with your wardrobe priorities in mind. And if you need an extra help, you’ll soon be able to use the In-Store Outfit Recommender of Fashion Taste API.
Hopefully these 7 tips for sales shopping have taken care of your doubts. Keeping these in mind will work wonderfully in giving a new look to your wardrobe. You are on your way to step out in style.