Welcome back to my blog my loves! This post will be all about bargain shopping and how to find great items at reasonable prices. I hope you enjoy the read.
If you want to shop for bargains, you wanna consider:
1. Special Discounts
Always be on the look out for Special discounts. For example, I get my trainers from office when they have 20% off their sale items (In store and online). Other stores like Miss Selfridge do this as-well. Office have been doing this for years. I wouldn’t buy at the original price or the sale price when I know it’s still gonna be discounted. If you can take the risk and wait like me, it would be worth it. On the other hand some hungry fella could grab them off the shelves before the 20% discount come on which would be a bummer lool. But I always find my size so I would happily wait. Discounts always make me happy, lool. This is a great way to shop at bargain prices.
2. Social Media
Follow your favourite stores on social media. Stores usually inform on upcoming sales and discounts on their various social media accounts. Following a variety of your favorite stores on Instagram for example, can help you discover sales early.
Social Media Influencers
Many social media influencers most of the time have discount codes which could get you discounted clothing items. You could also make use of these to reduce prices significantly.
3. Discount Sections
Always be on the look out for discount sections in stores. Some stores like primark always have these.
I know some of you will say you don’t shop at primark, you better take that back! They’ve actually improved the quality of their clothes.
The primark in my area have this discount section where clothes go for as little as £1. Yes I said £1. Sometimes in pennies, the lowest I have seen is 20p or 50p. I have gotten several lovely items for just a pound. If you would like to see them let me know in the comment section below. Looking out for discount sections in stores will definitely get you some items on a bargain!
4. Old season sales
Please look out for old season sale. For example when the fall season is over things go up for sale and at a significantly reduced price. This would be a great way to get clothes at bargain prices. Every January in Newcastle, prices drop! When I say drop I mean they literally sink. I got a dress which cost about £85 for £5. If you only wear new season this would not apply to you. I hail you though 🙌🏽.
5. Yearly sales
There are different times of the year when things go up for sale like Black Friday, Boxing Day. These are also times when you can grab bargains.
6. Street Market
I’m a big fan of this! They sell things direct from these high street stores. I don’t know how they get them but you can see the labels. Although they cut them off sometimes or just scratch the names off. The prices are also reasonable. I once got a coat which cost £100 online for £30. That’s what I call a bargain. Please I don’t need to see a label 😂.
You would need to have an eye for good things to determine what to buy. While I was on my placement year I used to shop the street market in barking. They sell all sorts from jewellery to clothes to shoes. Literally everything. That was my go to for shopping clothes , jewellery and shoes. If I see what I like, I buy.
However, just because it’s cheap does not mean you should buy it. For one, it may not be good quality.
Also, why waste your money hoarding things you may never wear. I used to do that. I was a shopaholic who would buy unnecessary things. Don’t get me wrong I’m still a shopaholic but student life has made me understand the importance of managing my finances.
The easiest way to avoid being moved by discounted prices is to plan ahead so you know what you’re looking for. You would also need to make a budget so you don’t overspend.
I would also advice you to save up! Please don’t run your bank account dry cause you wanna look good,knowing you’ve got other financial responsibilities. Trends will always come and go. There will always be better clothes as well, so when you don’t have don’t feel down. God will provide.
Remember, some trends may not appeal to you. You don’t have to follow the crowd, instead stand out!
“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.” — Gianni Versace
Apparently off shoulder dresses/tops are not in this year but they flatter my shoulders so there ain’t no stopping me.
Dress in a way that compliments who you are. Heck! Dress the way you want! If you get an outfit worth £300 for £150 who will know? If you get clothes for £1 from primark who will know? Unless you tell. Strut your stuff confidently and let your beauty show forth, then you know your bargain shopping was successful!
I hope all of these pointers help! Happy shopping. See you in my next post!
Blue Dress – Miss Selfridge £5
Shoes – Office (Vans) £17
Earring- Primark £1
Fishnet socks- Primark £.50p
Sunglasses – Primark £1