Having a great fashionable taste with the budget of Zara is a bane. You might have an eye for the latest Gucci dress, but your pockets say “rent! Rent!” It is a difficult job being a brand lover, scrolling through all Vogue editions and turning red and green out of frustration. How do we overcome this issue? Let’s take a look:
- Used: Go to your local thrift shops or the garage sales. They sometimes have almost new and sometimes “branded expensive” clothes to sell at cheap rates. You could make a fortune by saving so much because of such discounts. It is not the case with some emerging Brands and Products which are high in quality and being sold at a factory price, for example Triwa Watches. It is no shame in buying used clothes that look and feel expensive. In Fact, it is a prudent decision to sometimes indulge in these ways of shopping.
- Two words- Flash Sales! : online flash sales offer certain designer items at ridiculously cheap rates. Certain designers offer bulk of their pieces to these flash sale retailers, who in turn sell it to you at such low rates. This means that the designer saves a huge chunk of money by not investing into packaging and shipping. These discounts are thus availed by you. Flash sales not only give you a variety of fashionable and expensive looking items for low rates but also they offer them for short durations, so you better hurry.
- Buy Offseason: Buying certain items not in the season when they are supposed to be worn can give you massive savings. Buying a designer swimsuit at cheap prices in the month of October or November, rather than in summers when it is needed can save you a fortune. So what if you will have to store that item for a couple of months before you wear it, at least you know you have something expensive waiting for you.
- Craigslist: Before you run out to that clothing store, give yourself some time and check out the craigslist prices around in your local area. You might just find something expensive looking at a very low rate. Who knows what you may find next?
- Rent: if you are just looking forward to a Saturday night where you have to dress to impress or that reunion where you have to impress all your ex-peers, then you could rent out a fancy piece of clothing that would define you and your personality at low rates. You could save yourselves of all the “I have nothing to wear” drama, and also you could save yourself a fortune.
- Coupons: as much time as you invest looking for the latest trends in Vogue, you should start investing your time into looking for various coupons as well, both offline and online. Various stores come up with great offers through their coupons, if only you seek them out.
Discount stores: certain discount stores collaborate directly with the brands and sell certain clothing items at discounted rates. Retailers like T.J. Maxx and Marshalls have filled their inventories with items coming in from various designer and nondesigner clothing brands at deeply discounted rates. You can be sure to buy authentic items at really low rates.