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ClosetSurviving the Sales: Bargain-hunting Simplified.
How to shop at sales. Useful tips on how to survive shopping at a Sale. 1.Shop in your closet first. 2. Do not compromise on fit, size or color. 3. Sort your stash. 4. Make a note of seasonal sales in your planner. 5. Read the return policy carefully before buying.
Check your closet:
Before you leave the house, shop in your own closet first and determine what outfits of clothing you’ll need to fill the gaps. Sales typically occur at the end of a season, which means that the clothes you buy need to remain fashionable for the next season. Classic colors and cuts never go out of fashion. Shopping the sales is always tempting, but remember to stick to your budget. Unnecessary purchases are not a bargain, and neither is purchasing items that you are unlikely to wear often.
Do not compromise:
Buying clothing 2 sizes too small because you intend to lose weight is a big mistake. Don’t compromise on fit, size or color; buy what feels right now. It’s more practical, and you will feel more confident about yourself in your spiffy new wardrobe!
Sort your stash:
Sort your potential booty into 2 piles, pile 1containing the items that were on your list and pile 2 being the rest. Check for tears, rips, undone seams, stains, working zippers, missing buttons etc.
Think back to the last time you purchased sale items you said you would tailor. If you carried through the responsibility and had the items tailored, then go ahead and buy it. If you haven’t done it ever, it’s more fairly likely that you won’t do so now. Even if it’s just on clearance buying the item will just mean wasting money that you could be spending on a pair of shoes. Don’t you hate it when you find the perfect outfit only its 2 sizes too big? Grrrrrrr! It’s enough for me to hate all other women who happen to be size 6 and short.
Periodic sale times:
Memorial Day – Spring clearance sales!
Pots and pans – Take advantage of temporarily marked down prices on cookware in May. This is the season for graduations and wedding ceremonies. Retailers like to take advantage of this time when couples will stock their future homes together, (let’s not forget all those ‘wedding registry gifts’). New graduates often start their lives afresh away from college in their own apartments, and cookware is a vital ingredient to any kitchen.
Merchandise sales: Clothes go on sale 8 weeks after they are placed onto the shop floor.
Do you hate trying on clothes at the store? Maybe you’re like me and try on one item in a particular size and then assume that if that fits then all the other items in the same size will fit, only to discover when I get home that a different cut/style makes a whole world of difference to the fit.
Final clearance often means that the item cannot be returned once purchased. Ask rather than being sorry. Can the purchase be returned after the sale? How long do you have to make the return? Must the tags and original packaging be intact on the clothing?
Reduced merchandised stores:
Stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Ross all have Name Brand overstock at reduced prices. A lot of their stock is often the last item on the shelf of the originating retail store. You know the ones I’m talking about, the last blouse that no one picked up because it was missing a button, or was removed from the stock because a customer tried it on and she hadn’t yet switched to a black-clothing friendly deodorant stick. Inspect items before you buy them carefully to avoid disappointment later. Deodorant stains can be washed away while missing buttons are far harder to replace.