Shopping The Sale Rack - Tips & Tricks
- Go through the racks thoroughly. The sale racks often contain single pieces left from a styles size breakup and if they have been shuffled through by a lot of people they can be left looking very messy and unapppealing.
- The thing with sale stock is that there never seems to be your size left! If you look for items that have a more variable fit (like jersey fabrics, relaxed tops and tees and draw string adjustable waistbands on pants etc) all you need to do manage the look (add heels to gain height for pants that are a bit baggy or drop the neckline of a too large tee over your shoulder on an angle for that uber cool realxed oversized stuyle. Add a bit of attitidue to the whole outfit and off you go, guaranteed to look sweet!
- The higher price racks (or lower percentage) are where you will usually find the most current season pieces that have been discounted, often at a lower percent rate, that will be similar to what is in the shops at the same time.
- Look for solid or block colours to score a wardrobe staple/essentials that you know you will wear. Sales are a great way to buy good quality, long wearing wardrobe must-haves like white shirts, black pants, jeans or little black dresses.
- Don't buy it if you don't love it/ won't wear it/ doesn't fit - it's not a bargain no matter what the percentage off if it sits in your wardrobe forever
- Do buy if you really love it and have to own it. Remember, Fashion is Art and a creative expression so if it makes you happy looking at it (and you can still pay rent and groceries) then get it. Just remember WHY you bought it!
- If it's $200 reduced to $10 and needs a few stitches or washing before wearing then be prepared to do it (or get your mum to do it!). Don't get too caught up on small alterations that can make your bargain even better!
- April 25, 2015
- Melissa Jones