Tips for smart shopping in the sales:
If a trip to the sales is on the cards in the coming days, you might want to read our tips on how to make it less stress free, more enjoyable and ensuring that you bag the bargains that will be of benefit to you.
Make a list advance of what you want to buy:
This is help to alleviate impulse buying and may even keep you within your budget. Also making a list of the shops that you need to visit so that it will help keep you focused. Prioritise the shops that you need to go to first.
Check out offers on-line
Visit websites before your shopping trip to find out what offers they are doing. Compare prices between different shops on line to make sure that you are definitely getting the best deal.
Know Your Sizes
Winter clothes is often marked down after Christmas. Bring along a list of the sizes you need if you are buying for others. Alternatively you can bring a small item of clothing in that size as you don’t want to have to return wrong sizes.
Dress in comfortable clothes in layers so that you can take off a layer if you are too hot. Wear flat comfortable shoes that are easy to take on and off. Also wear a tight fitting top so that you can pop on jumpers, jackets in the shop and avoid queueing for the dressing room. It is a good idea to bring a drink and a snack so that you don’t have to waste time queueing for refreshments.
It can be a good idea to bring someone who has similar taste to you to get a second opinion. They can also help to change a size for you while you are in the changing room.
Shop Ahead for Upcoming Occasions
Shopping ahead for next Christmas is a good idea as you will get great value on decorations etc, you can also pick up some birthday presents, mothers/fathers day presents etc for the year ahead.
Happy Shopping x