While you are making your way through the sale racks, we recommend keeping an eye out for clothing that remains in the fashion forecast for the fall.You can never go wrong with the distressed denim and anything that follows the black-and-white trend. Pick these during sale shopping as they never go out of style in any season. Sales are a great time to pick up things that you will wear in summer months and also the things that will effortlessly move into your fall wardrobe.
|Distressed Denims can easily move into your Fall Wardrobe|
5. Buy Classics
Classics like a blazer, a crisp white shirt and a skirt for the office are worth spending more on during a sale. Grab those chic dresses available at a steal at Mango and Zara you want to wear to drive away the Monday morning blues. Those bags and shoes at Woodlands should also make it to your "buy" list in this sale season with hefty discounts offered. Look for elegant pieces of accessories that give a style statement to an otherwise simple ensemble.
|Loose Fit Blazer by Zara. Photo: Zara.com|
6. Check price, size and condition
Always check the condition of your garment or the item put on sale. It is easy to fix a button or a zipper but if the fabric is wearing off do not ignore it just because you loved its style or it is too heavily discounted. You may be deterred by the huge queue at the trial rooms but make sure you buy the correct size. Check return?exchange policy before making a purchase.
|Check the Fabric and Any Missing Buttons and Zippers Before Making a Purchase|
7. Be a 'Fashionista" on a budget
Avoid going overboard on Sale Shopping and running into a debt-trap using the credit card. Start with a list of things to buy. Make mental notes of your wardrobe requirements. Draw a budget for Sale Shopping. Do a recce of the shops to get the best deals available.
|Make a Shopping List. Stick to it.|
8. Sales can be 'Hit' or 'Miss'
Do not set your heart on a particular piece as chances are you might miss out or it may not be rightly discounted as it should be. Sales are always like that 'hit or miss'. It is better to enjoy your buys that has garnered you greater value for your money. Surprisingly shopping for the inner wear can get you great discounts.
|Sales can be "Hit or Miss"|
9. Early bird advantage
Enroll your details with the shop's customer databank to get notified about the sales and promotions and get the early bird advantage. By being a store fan can earn you reward points. Every purchase lets you swipe the loyalty card issued by the retailer that translates into 2 points for a Rs 100 spent. Following the brands on social media network keeps you posted about the sales and other offers.
|Enroll for a Shopper's Card. Photo: Pantaloonretail|
10. Shop for gifts
Sale season is also the time to stock up on your gifts for that impending 'Shaadi' in the 'Khandaan'. Rakhi, Friendship Day followed by Dussehra-Diwali will usher in the festive season which means time to buy gifts for your loved ones. Arguably sale season is the best time to buy gifts which never go out of date.
Pick up your bags and head to your neighborhood Malls! Perhaps we might bump into each other!
|Shop and Stock up on Gifts for the Coming Festive Season|
Tell us your Shopping story. We are eager to hear the kill you made this Sale Season.
|Lets Go Shopping! Photo: UTNE|