I always get the same comments… “I like your outfit” , “Is that new” , “where did you get that from”. Much to everyone’s surprise, I did not pay much for any of my outfits, more than likely these clothes are not new and I got each item from a place that most people think is way too expensive to go into. Why? Because I am not afraid to shop sales or look on the sale rack in any store.
Why spend so much money on 1 item when you can spend that same amount on your whole outfit? If you are tired of buying clothing full price or if you are interested in knowing how to find the best sales then you have come to the right place. Now that you have cleaned out your closet which I explained here you can now focus on doing the following.
SIGN UP FOR PROMOTIONAL EMAILS FROM YOUR FAVORITE STORES
It’s so easy to sign up and you get notified of sales that are going on without physically going into the store. Another good thing is that some items are exclusive to online only and are not available in the store. You would be surprised at how many good sales are out there including an additional percentage off already reduced prices. These are some of my favorite stores to check out for good sales: Zara, Express, J. Crew, Old Navy, Gap, Dillard’s, JC Penney.
Zara, Express, J. Crew, Gap and Dillard’s all have additional 50% off of clearance throughout the year and it is awesome. American Eagle, Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch are also hidden gems when it comes to finding great sales with 60% off clearance items.
SHOP AT END OF SEASON SALES OR HOLIDAYS
The best time of the year to find good sales is at the end of the summer and the end of winter. At the end of each season, store’s are trying to get rid of the previous seasons’ goods to make room for their next delivery. So items go on sale to very low prices. Some of the best holiday’s are Black Friday (the weeks following it), the days following Christmas and New Year’s. Also every other holiday throughout the year you can find many other good sales.
SHOP AT CLEARANCE STORES OR FIND SAMPLE SALES
If you look at some of my earlier posts here, here and here my entire outfit is from a J. Crew sample sale. At sample sales, you have an opportunity get regular priced items for almost 90% off of the regular price. Sample sales are all over. J. Crew is just one of the many sample sales out there that happens to be closest to me. If you google sample sales in your area you may come across a few that you could try. There is also a Dillard’s clearance store near me that offers clearance priced items from the main store. So every time there is an additional percentage off this is also applied to the clearance items in the store. Sample sales and clearance stores are your friend when it comes to finding the best bang for your buck.
GO INTO A STORE (EVEN IF YOU THINK ITS OUT OF YOUR BUDGET) AND GO STRAIGHT TO THE BACK…
Because that’s where the great sales are 🙂 Don’t be afraid to go into a store that you think is so expensive and as soon as you get in there walk straight to the back of the store. You will be amazed that this store probably has an additional 50-60% off their clearance items. How do I know? I’ve done it so many times before and have gone home with so many deals. This also goes back to my first point.
A lot of people I come across are amazed at how much I paid for my outfit but it’s not that hard to do. Don’t be afraid to try different stores that you would never go into and go straight to the sale rack. Be smart about the prices you pay for your clothing. If you can catch it on sale at the end of the season or if you can set an alert for the store to email you when things go on sale you can save so much money. Why pay full price when you can get it cheaper?