Shopping for clothes can be fun especially during sales. It means you get your favorite items at reduced prices. However, you need to be a little wise lest you will overspend or possibly spend your money on poor quality garments.
- Don't buy on impulse. The common mistake most women make is that they shop impulsively during clothing sales. Once they see discounted pieces, they buy them even if they know they will not use them. It's the thought of "cheap products" that tempt them to spend unnecessarily.
- Before buying, try to scout the mall for discounted items. Go to different boutiques and if you eye a shirt, ask the saleslady if the store has enough stock of the garment to be sure that you have something to come back for. Scouting for clothes during sales saves you the unnecessary time, energy, and money that you might spend if you shop on impulse. This is called canvassing the items that you are going to buy. I even bring my handy cellular phone as my calculator whenever I shop. This is to make sure I'll bring just enough money with me.
- Take advantage of signature brands during sales. Clothes that do not cost much will stay that way even if there is no sale. Designer shoes and clothes will be more appealing if their original price goes down 30% to 50 %. Instead of getting lots of items which are really cheap, why not buy three expensive items which are discounted? These will serve as your "investment."
- Before purchasing anything, you must know your size and shape. This eliminates the endless changing and asking for the right size. Likewise, check the shirt's quality. I'm not telling you to be a faultfinder geek, but spending should be done seamlessly. I have been shopping scourging sales racks for years and based on experience, most of those discounted clothes have defects. Check to see if some threads are showing or have been cut, or if some strips of lace were not sewn properly. This way you are sure you won't lose anything. Besides, it is your responsibility as a consumer.
- Next, shop for classic styles. They go on for decades and that's a surefire way to save money. Like what I've mentioned, you can shell out bucks for expensive signature brands, but go for clothes whose styles will not get outmoded.
- Shopping involves practical wisdom. If you are not going to be wise, you will eventually have trouble managing your finances and expenses. Shopping on sale may seem very tempting (and it is addictive, mind you!) but it is really up to you on how you can shop without destroying your budget.