Even fashionistas can’t resist a clothes sale. Refashioning and upcycling have given way to being ‘in season’. It is being ‘on trend’ that is most important. So the next time you are hunting for discount deals on fashion trends, bear these money saving tips in mind.
Avoid outlet stores
Outlet stores claim to sell items for huge discounts on the ‘retail price’. But in reality, the only place those said items are ever sold is in outlet stores. The ‘sale’ price is, therefore, the actual price. Furthermore, the quality, fit and design cannot match the standards you get with high-street and high-brow fashion brands.
It’s okay to shop out of season
Fashion is marketed as seasonal trends, but the secret of buying trendy clothes for a smarter price is to shop out of season. Clothes do not go out of fashion that quickly no matter what they are strutting on the catwalks. Top brands like Miss Selfridge, Joules, Warehouse, Karen Millen and Boux Avenue et al may update their stock every quarter, but that is merely an opportunity for savvy fashionistas to pounce on mid-season sales.
High fashion, high cost
There’s little point taking advantage of the sales if you pay over the odds on high-end fashion items. To really make the most of the sale season, go for pieces that are not high fashion, but will look good in the months ahead. Long-life garments such as swimwear, underwear, boots, jackets, sandals, jeans, tights and jewellery is where you will save money on fashion. So target these items in the sales, then you can save for the high fashion items when they are in season.
Buy cheap clothing brands
Being in fashion is not always about the label. The important thing is how you style yourself for the occasion. When designing an outfit that has layers, don’t go for a branded label for pieces that you will wear underneath. Nobody will see the label so you have nothing to show or be shy about.
Don’t crank up the store credit
To save money on clothes, the last thing you should be doing is using a store card or credit card. More often than not, you end up paying twice as much in interest. When you go shopping for clothes, be sensible and only buy pieces you can afford. Even if an item is on sale, but out of your price range, resist the temptation of buying on credit.
Prowl the perimeters
Fashion stores put the most expensive high-end fashion items in the centre of the store where they can be easily spotted. But likewise, every store has its reasonably priced items in order to appeal to a wider audience. And the bargains are always tucked in around the edges. So if you keep to the perimeters and have a good root through, you will probably find the real bargains.The best way to make a saving on fashion wear is to take advantage of our discount codes. We have teamed up with dozens of leading retail brands offering affordable deals so check out what’s in store today.