It seems summer passed much earlier than expected with the majority of the sun being in the earlier part of the year. Now we’re in the throes of the summer months and rain is far too frequent an appearance so you’ve probably had to start thinking about a slightly different wardrobe. For the style-conscious amongst us, you may even be planning ahead to your winter clothing requirements to ensure you get what you need before everyone else catches up with their shopping!
Designer goods might be on the list of desired items for many too, what with their high-end appearance, good quality manufacture, and luxury appearance. And because of this, it’s easy to think they might be out of your budget but is that really the case? Of course, the fact that these brands are well-known, well-designed and well-made does keep the price at a certain premium but if you know what you’re doing, you can pay less than you expect. Take a look at our top tips on how to bag a designer winter bargain…
Location, location, location
Where you shop is everything when it comes to finding a bargain or paying over the odds. If you visit the most exclusive shopping area in a city center with shiny, glass-fronted boutiques and minimalist interiors, the chances are you will be paying top end. But if you shop online, on websites such as Hush Style, you are far more likely to find items that are cheaper in price. You must of course ensure that you purchase items through only reputable online retailers or you not only risk paying for something that you never receive, you could also be subjected to fraudulent behavior so beware! The beauty of online shopping is also that it enables you to shop around and do price comparisons. Competition can be tougher online so retailers often try to ensure their prices are favorable so their customers don’t leave and go elsewhere!
Timing is everything
When you buy can be everything in terms of getting a good deal. For example, in the summer months, many people might still be going on holiday and are therefore buying the right clothes. This means retailers are likely to discount the winter gear to a price you’d be happy to pay. Shopping at the end of a season is the same, as vendors want to clear the decks for the next one on the horizon. Stock up at the right time and you’ll save plenty!
Vintage, flea market, second-hand, pre-loved, used…whatever you want to call it, you can opt to fill your wardrobe with items that have been previously owned by someone else and who is now choosing to sell it on. This can be a really low-cost way of bagging a designer item if you are happy with the fact it might have been pre-worn. Online auction sites are a great way of sourcing such clothes or accessories and thanks to security systems in place, your money is reasonably safe too. So if you receive something that’s far from what you expect, you can often get a full refund.
There are plenty of winter bargains to be had, you just need to know where to look. And soon, you’ll be kitted out for the cold season at bargain prices!