Tips for staying sale savvy
Christmas is officially over, our clothes are probably feeling that little bit tighter – so what better way to work off a few K-Gs than with a serious day of sales shopping? Powering through the shops trying to bag the best bargain really is the best incidental exercise (plus it’s a good excuse to hit the shops if you want to exchange that hideous cardigan your great-aunt Milly gave you…)
So make the most of your time (and money) at the sales, with our top tips to staying sale savvy…
Take care with your footwear. There’s nothing more frustrating than having to bail on your shopping spree because of blisters. Make sure you choose shoes you can walk in, and protect potential sore spots – pre-shop – with Dermal Therapy Blistop.
Brainstorm your buys. You don’t need to have an itemised list, but having a rough idea of what you want to purchase will save you from buying unnecessary bits and pieces that, when added up, can work out to a fairly large amount.
Rock the right wardrobe. To avoid spending hours in the change room, be sure to wear something that’s easy to slip on and off. Wearing the right underwear is also important – opt for something plain and light in colour, and bring along a strapless bra if you’re out shopping for a nice dress.
Try before you buy. Don’t be tempted to purchase an outfit without first trying it on – no matter how long the changing room queue may be. Sales goods can often be irregular or faulty (hence the reason they’re on sale), and if you buy something at a discount you generally can’t take it back.
Know your limits. There’s no therapy quite like retail therapy, but there’s also no remorse like that of a buyer that’s blown the budget. Check your finances before you head for the shops (having your credit card declined in-store is pretty embarrassing!), come up with a reasonable amount that you can spend – and do your best to stick to it!
Looking for a great beauty bargain? Look no further than David Jones – they’re offering a great variety of discounts on leading beauty brands and I know you’ll just kick yourself if you miss out.
What are your top sale time tips? What's the best thing you've ever scored in a sale?