Monday, June 29, 2009

More Sales Shopping Advice

There seems little point in updating you on what shops have gone onsale since my last "Sales" post, just to say that most shops are now on Summer Sale. If you are still unsure what to buy there is my "Hot Picks" post here and also this article from "The Times" gives its own version of what to buy. This previous post of mine covers my own version of what The Times is saying and it does differ from the professional fashion jurno point of view so is well worth a look so that you can pick your own list of wardrobe staples and best buys from both articles.

A great way to keep in control of your Sales Shopping, is to write a list of what you want to buy, but on the back of an envelope. That way you can use the envelope to put your receipts in as you make your purchases, this will help you to keep a track on your spending aswell as to be able to locate your receipt, should you need to exchange or return something. Before you pay for your purchases, always ask for the returns policy as they can change with sales merchandise, sometimes shops will not refund, only exchange or credit note. Always make sure you try on what you are buying as in the Recession, you don't want to be left with credit notes that won't go very far on full priced merchandise when the Sales are over.
Maybe make a list of say, 5 items that you really need to build a staple wardrobe and then underneath write another 5 as back up, just incase you can't get all of your first choices. That way you won't end up buying things that you really don't need and wasting your allocated budget!


  1. Great advice!

    I bought some shoes in the sale once and I didn't like them when I got home! When I returned back to the shop I was unable to return them because of their non refunable policy so I now have some shoes that I have never worn!

  2. Yeah your totally right. Thanks.

    But does Ebay work anymore? I have heard that since the height of the recession people are shying away from auction sites because the have to pay listing fees...

  3. Ebay seems to work when I want to buy something, everything I want seems to get bid up high and what I sell goes for peanuts! Just sold a dress BNWT from net-a-porter by T-Bags and got £9.99 for it - Gutted!