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I love a good bargain - and I'm often being asked by friends and family how I manage to pick up incredible pieces at a fraction of the price. In this video, I'm sharing my top five tips for expert bargain shopping with you!
What are my tips?
Don't have time to watch the video or want them in writing? Here's a quick recap.
- Shop Out of Season
At the end of each season, most stores will heavily discount any leftover stock - and this is the perfect time to shop! There's nothing better than picking up a beautiful winter coat at 70-80% off that you know you'll wear next season.
- Look for a Factory Store
Love a certain brand? Google them to see if they have a factory outlet or warehouse store nearby. Places like Fashion Spree in Liverpool are the perfect place to pick up a bargain.
If you're shopping online, be sure to download Honey - an internet browser plug in that automatically applies discount coupon codes and special offers to your cart to save you money without having to do a thing! Download it for free here.
- Only Buy What You Love
Think about it; would you have bought this item when it wasn't on sale? If the answer is no, maybe you shouldn't buy it now. Buy items that you love and are going to use - not just something that is cheap.
- Always Talk to the Sales Assistant
It's easy to say "no thanks, just browsing!" when a sales assistant asks you if you need any help - but they're actually your bargain hunting secret weapon! Staff always know what's on special in store - and by asking what the best deal is at the moment, you might even find out about sales that are yet to be advertised and pick up a deal you never would have otherwise known about!
- Only Buy What Works for You
Sure, that couch is a steal at 90% off - but is an art deco green couch really going to fit with your neutral colour scheme and minimalist style? Or will a bright orange pair of heels really fit with your wardrobe?
Visualise the piece that you're buying in your wardrobe or home and make sure it works with what you already have - that way you're not buying something that you're either going to have to return or that will require a whole new outfit just to be able to use.