These days, getting the most out of every dollar is important. But that shouldn't put a damper on your fashion and good looks! You can still look great in a tough economy by learning to pay less for things you wear every day, like accessories. These are a few ways you can save money on accessories without sacrificing your style.
Buy accessories on sale. This is the easiest and most obvious way to save money on accessories. Don't pay full price for them! Keep an eye out for jewelry and purse sales at your favorite stores, and stock up on your favorite, must-have pieces then. Take advantage of buy-1-get-1 sales, too. If you aren't in a mall every day and fear you'll miss out on accessory sales, sign up for email reminders from accessory stores or sign up for free telephone reminders each time the store is having a sale. Restricting your accessory purchases to sales will save you a bundle.
Buy at the end of the season. You've been eyeing that handbag all summer, but it was just too much money. Now that it's the end of the season, your favorite accessory store has likely marked down most of their seasonal accessories. Wait until the end of a season to buy your favorite handbag, and you'll be getting accessories you love at prices you love too.
Buy used. No one is going to care if the necklace you're wearing is used. Actually, they won't even know unless you tell them. The beauty of accessories is that they rarely show wear and tear, so they last for a long time. You can cash in on the longevity of accessories by buying your accessories from thrift stores. You'll find a great selection of real and costume jewelry at the thrift store. Plus, you'll be able to pick up lots of stylish purses and funky belts for only a few dollars. No need to justify your purse purchase if it's super cheap! Vintage clothing stores are also great stores to look for fantastic deals on accessories.
Buy online. You can usually find some great accessory sales online. Ebay has an enormous selection of accessories available every day of the year. Auctions start as low as a dollar. Just don't forget to take shipping costs into account when calculating how much money you're paying for an accessory. Never pay more for accessories online than you would pay for them in a store or at a thrift shop, even if you love them. Restraint is the key to saving money on accessories.