Do you consider yourself a fashionista? Do you need to have and be wearing all the latest brands and styles? Do you miss the days when your money to pay for rent and food?
If you answered yes to all of those questions, then this is the article for you with tips on how you can get the latest fashions for less, leaving with money left over for less-essentials\ items…like food and rent.
If you see a mailing list form at the register of your favorite boutique, fill it out. If the assistant asks for your email during the sale, provide it. If you see an online fashion mailing list, join it. While there was once a time where these actions would see your inbox bombarded with useless sales and offers which you would never utilize, companies have become well aware of just how easy it is to block their communications, and for this reason only contact you when they believe they truly have offers and deals which you will be interested in.
Do Your Shopping Online
If you have seen something that you like walk down the runway or make its debut in a fashion magazine then your first instinct is likely to head to the store, try it on, and then buy it! And while this definitely works, you could be spending more than you need to be. Instead, the next time that you see the latest must-have item, check out sites like the Groupon Coupons page for Lord and Taylor and get the item at a discount. While you might miss the idea of visiting a store, the money that you save could be used to buy another accessory!
If You Can’t Help Yourself
If you simply must visit a store then at the least don’t visit the flagship store. The only things they sell there are at flagship store prices. Instead, look for stores which stock the item you want in areas further out, where you can often find them for a cheaper cost. Rent and operating costs in a big fancy mall or flagship store are noticeably higher than those in a strip mall, meaning that the overall cost of the items doesn’t need to be as high to keep the store open. While you shouldn’t expect to save hundreds of dollars, you can save small amounts each time which can all add up to more clothes!
Fashion forums can be a great place for tech-savvy fashionistas to communicate, share fashion advice, and also trade information about where to get the latest fashions at the lowest prices. Often time, fashion houses or stores will use these forums to quietly advertise a sample sale. By using these platforms, these stores can not only minimize the number of mad customers that rush into the store but also ensure that their true fans are the ones being rewarded.
Just because you don’t think of anything worse than being seen in the latest fashions doesn’t mean that you need to empty your bank account each time that you go to the store.