How to be a Savvy Sale Shopper…

The sale season is well and truly here. It’s what we have been waiting for all year round. This is where we can get that gorgeous Zara coat; we’ve had our eye on for the past few months and for a fraction of the price.

More importantly, since January is all about new starts, now is the perfect time to get a new wardrobe. So what better excuse to buy some new clothes, than with a sale, especially when half of the items are 75% off?

Therefore this sale season, I want you to get the most out of this bargain shopping spree, so here are a few tips to help you get the best sales shopping experience….

  1. Out of the old, in with the new: Before you pull out you purse, give yourself a wardrobe clear out and think about what you actually need, instead of what you mostly want.
  2. Get in there early before all the good stuff is gone.
  3. Stick to stuff in your size: I must admit that I am guilty of buying stuff in the sale that is 3 sizes too big for me and why? Because it’s on sale. I understand, it happens; you see a pretty top (which happens to be the last one) and you just can’t help yourself. We’ve all been there, but even though it’s in the sale, it doesn’t mean you can’t get the most out of your purchase. So try and buy things that fit you personally rather than what fits your budget. Trust me, you’ll enjoy the item more and they’ll benefit you better in the long run….
  4. Don’t just buy something because it’s cheap. Think… would you buy it if it’s full price. Here you can determine if you really want it or if you are experiencing cloudy sale judgement.
  5. Get the facts before you buy: As you head to the tills to make those sale items legally yours, make sure you know the store’s sale return policy as every shop is different. Some only offer exchange only, while others keep the usual 28 days return policy, meaning no matter what you can always get your money back. So make sure you ask. You don’t want to be stuck with the same thing that you don’t really like. That’s a waste of good sale worthy money, which could instead be used for some cute half priced shoes.
  6. Look out for further sale reductions. The sale doesn’t end when you leave the store, sales prices can keep decreasing throughout the period. For example, Topshop has just done further reductions over the past week, taking off an extra few pounds off the price. So throughout January and February, keep an eye out for more stock and lower prices.


So with these tips, go out there, whether online or in the store and bag those January sale bargains. Just remember there is no need to punch a lady in the face for the last pair of shoes. Violence is not the answer in retail shopping….