Today, when money is tight and more and more women are working through it by spending less on clothing, you wonder, “How can I get it to work for me?”
Good news. Saving money bargain shopping isn’t difficult. In fact, getting the best deals will not only save you a bit of money but boost your confidence and fashion originality.
Here are the best tips on bargain shopping to make your next experience a success:
- Shopping at thrift stores, consignment shops or garage sales, is a bit like pot-luck or that lovely box of chocolates you’ve probably heard about. Don’t let this discourage you. Because you’re not going to find an entire rack of the same jeans, for example, you have to keep your eyes open for whatever you’re going to get. It may be a pair of jeans, or it may be something classy and unexpected.
- Don’t purchase anything (no matter the designer label) unless you’re sure you’re going to wear it later. Thrift stores and consignment shops have dressing rooms; unfortunately, garage sales do not have such a luxury so you need to be more careful about what you buy here, especially because most often, there is a no return policy.
- Avoid item(s) that look used. If there is a heavy stain or a button is missing, think twice about purchasing the item.
- Shop with a friend who can give you an honest opinion. Take turns showing off your outfits for feedback.
Remember shopping for just the right deal as well as the right style and color for you is just as important when you are bargain shopping—perhaps even more so.