How to shop during sales

Winter or Summer Season has ended and the Sales have started in full swing! For many of us it is “the” moment to grab the pieces you have been eyeing the whole winter, but it is also a moment to binge shop and waste money on a lot of clothes you will probably never wear (or maybe once).

I used to shop a lot a lot back in the days, because I work in fashion, love fashion and because shopping makes me super happy! We all know that feeling right? Luckily for me, these days are over. I have three children now and my priorities have totally changed, but even before that I started realizing that I had way too many unworn things in my wardrobe, which seemed such a waste on so many levels. So I’m now a strong believer in choosing well, buying less and still feeling happy. I want to encourage my clients to do the same. When doing the sales,  shop on a relatively quiet weekday (if possible). I definitely feel you tend to buy more unnecessary things when the whole town is binge shopping and its total chaos/madness around you. You will have more time to think, before you buy when its relatively quiet around you.

So here are a few questions you can ask yourself when you’re standing in the shop with a garment/ shoes or accessory in your hand:

  1. Is it a timeless piece? Something special?  Regardless of the price and quality, see if this piece can be re worn in the next coming years, even decades… Is it going to fit into any trend?
  2. With how many things can I combine it with in my existing wardrobe? Think of as many combos as possible in your head. The more, obviously the better.
  3. Would I have bought it at a full price?
  4. Do I have a similar piece? Do I?
  5. Is it going to give me pleasure every time I wear it? Will it lift up my mood? Give me confidence?
  6. Will the quality last?

yours, Miriam #theclotheslady