Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Winter Sale shopping

It’s easy to get caught up in the buying frenzy in the post Christmas sales. Some people get a rush just from the crowds in the store and the pushing and grabbing.

Remember there are many sale bargains and unique designs to be found online that are not available on the high. So for the real bargains that will set you apart from the crowd, shop online.

This Cydwoq - Ridge Sandal from is reduced from £164.99 to: £75.00

This Sabrina Sailor Pant by Kelly B is available at for US$99 reduced from US$200. Made of bamboo denim, these indigo sailor pants are both fashionable and eco-friendly. Back leg seams, self covered button, and wide leg.

If you are hitting the high street for the January sales there here are 10 tips on shopping sensibly

1.Set yourself a budget and stick to it

2.Identify your wardrobe needs i.e. do you need basics like pullovers, jumpers, jackets, winter coat etc. It’s a great time to get a new coat or boots. Although it is a winter sale include purchases that you can use year round like your crisp white shirt, jeans, tee-shirts etc

3.Stick to buying the clothes that will flatter your shape and size. At the same time look for unique items of clothing etc.

4.Variate your colour scheme, try colours you usually shy away from

5.Every item of clothing you select does not have to immediately match up with another item from the same store

6.If the lines are too long for fitting as they usually are then take two sizes and try at home in the comfort of your bedroom but ensure that there is a return period on all items that you are taking. Most importantly return what does not flatter.

7.For stores with closing down sales don’t assume that everything is dirt cheap and that you must peruse the shelves until you find something. Move on to another store.

8.Store discounts vary so start with your store choices with the bigger discounts if you wait a week or so other stores discount their merchandise even further to as much as 70%. Expand your shopping radius and browse in stores you have never ventured in before.

9.Fight the feeling that you are missing out if you do not hit the sales immediately

10.The woman with a keen fashion sense can always find great additions to her wardrobe.

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