Tips for successful sale shopping #1

I am by no means a sale shopping expert. But of course that won’t stop me from sharing some tips for successful bargain hunting that always seem to do the trick for me. So read on if you looking to come home with fewer purchases that will ultimately find their way to the back of your closet.Let’s start with part #1. You know what they say, preparation is everything.

* Asses your wardrobe and make a list. Find out which gaps need to be filled and which items need to be replaced. It’s the perfect moment to either buy a statement piece from a high end brand that works well with the rest of your wardrobe and you weren’t able to afford before, or to replace some of your basics with luxurious fabrics. Oh, and don’t forget to take that list with you to keep you focused!

* Set a budget and stick to it. It’s easy to overspend when sale signs and discount tags are screaming buy me! at you. So take out your list and consider how much you’re willing to spend on each individual piece or simply decide on an overall budget and subtract every purchase while shopping.

* Try to find out when they restock. For instance, here in the Netherlands the H&M online shop restocks every morning around 6 am. Yeah, that’s early. But why not take a chance and set your alarm clock (and download the app to order from your bed). When it comes to other stores, just ask a sales assistant.

* Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Nothing worse than trying to get out of a pair of thigh-high lace up boots in a dressing room. At least, that’s what I imagine. Assuming you will want to get in and out of your clothes quickly without too much fuss, take that into account while your picking out your outfit for the day. The same goes for shoes of course. Flats, loafers or slip ons are my preferred options.

PS. I know, I promised to post my London purchases, but let’s consider this a sneak peek…