Wednesday, 19 June 2013

How to...Shop the Sales


















In the real world, we're still waiting for summer to arrive, but in the world of fashion it's almost over! Yes, it's sales time again.

So here are my top five tips to help you bag a true bargain this season...  


Know what you want before you leave the house...
It's all too easy to get caught up in sales fever and simply embark on a random spending spree.  To avoid bringing home more 'bargains' that end up at the back of the wardrobe, think about what you really want, or need, before you hit the stores.  

Set yourself a budget...
A budget is often the last thing we think about at sales time, but try to avoid looking at the reduction and focus instead on whether you can afford the price.  Consider not only the cost of each item in pounds and pence, but the likely return in terms of investment potential or cost per wear.

Shop with your long term wardrobe in mind...
Think about what you'll want to be wearing in the coming months, rather than what you perhaps wished you'd worn this season.  The sales are also the perfect time to replace any well-worn wardrobe basics, or invest in some new lingerie.

Avoid expensive mistakes...
The lure of the discounted price tag can be irresistible, but just because an item is half price doesn't mean that you'll ever wear it.  The same rules apply whether you're shopping in or out of the sales, so avoid items that don't fit you, or your lifestyle.

Know your rights...
Sales items are often marked as non-returnable.  While this doesn't affect your statutory rights, it does mean that the 'goodwill policy' which many stores typically operate won't apply.  So when you buy something in the sales, be sure that you truly want it, as if you simply change your mind, or even find that you've taken home the wrong size, you won't have any legal right to return it.


And finally, don't forget that here at the shop we have an ever changing selection of marked down items all year round!  Have you checked out our reduced rail recently? 

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