Shopping the Post-Holiday Sales: How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck
When it comes to post-holiday sales, how do you get the things you want without overspending? Tips and tricks from the pros ahead!
Ah, post-holiday sales: We love them, and yet they can also be the bane of our existence. How do you get what you want without overspending or avoid falling into the trap of buying things simply because they’re great deals? Luckily, Stephanie Phair, director of The Outnet, is on hand to help out. During a recent chat with the Telegraph, this retail maven dished up her best tips for shopping sales. Hint: It’s not always about spending less; instead, think about trying to make the bucks you DO spend go further. Check out some of Stephanie’s words of wisdom here!
Do some advance planning.
Deciding what your budget is before you hit the shops and what sorts of pieces you’re looking for will stop you from buying things you don’t totally love just because they’re bargains. When planning what items you’re looking for, try to think about the trends that are likely to stick around for a while. What’s hot right now—and certain to remain hot in the future? Colorful leather, graphic prints, and tuxedo dressing. “Think sharp jackets with cigarette pants,” Stephanie says.
Classics never get old.
It’s always a good idea to keep a bunch of classic, ageless pieces in your wardrobe, but this tip is especially applicable if you’re on the lookout for designer labels. “Definitely go for items that are the signature pieces for that brand,” Stephanie councils. “So, anything leather from Helmut Lang, red from Valentino, or blazers from Stella McCartney.” This will prevent you from buying something a little bit “out there” simply because it’s a big name—but which you probably won’t wear more than once.
Shop by size.
Shopping online? Go by size. Says Stephanie, “A lot of websites have size filters so you aren’t tempted to buy something that’s way too big or too small simply because it’s a good deal.” Of course, though, this doesn’t mean that you have to count out things in the wrong size completely. Adds Stephanie, “Having said that, if you completely fall in love with a piece of clothing that’s the wrong size, you could always look into getting it tailored.”
Head on over to the Telegraph for more tips and tricks for hitting up those sales. Get ready to shop!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.