August 26, 2011

Shopping Tips: Shop Smart Not Hard!

Since I am a Personal Shopper and a die hard bargain shopper, so I figure I'll give you guys some tips to help you get the best out of your shopping experience.

1-Have a plan. Check your closet for what you could use or need
2-Set a budget. Knowing how much you can spend ahead of time will help you sort through the racks quicker.
3-If you a bargain shopper like myself check out thrift stores and outlet stores.
4-Start early. For special occasions allow yourself at least two weeks prior to the event to find the dress. -You'll need extra time for shoes and accessories.
5-Dress for shopping. If you'll be looking for a special occasion dress, try to wear or bring undergarments (strapless bra, etc.) to go with the style. Or wear easy on/off clothes. Also, styled hair and makeup will make looking at yourself in the dressing room mirror much easier.
6-Shop by yourself. If you really need a second opinion, put the item on hold and bring someone back with you later.
7-If need help locating an item be sure accept a salesperson's help. You'll be surprised how much time you'll save
8-Try it on. Walk, sit, bend in the clothes. Do they move easily? Are the seams pulling? Do zippers, buttons, etc. all function properly? (Especially when thrifting)
9-Use the three-way mirror. Get an honest look at your rear and side views. Look for extreme panty lines (too-tight pants), bunched up waist (too big)
10-Remember to check the care tags. Especially if laundry concerns matter to you, if so, you may want to do this while browsing. or you'll see how much care the item is going to require.
11-Check the return policy. Many stores don't give cash back, just a store credit; but some mark sale items are "final sale" which meaning you can't bring them back at ALL.
12-Avoid buying items you can't return for at least a store credit.

Things You'll Need:
A Shopping list
Money: checks, cash, credit cards
A shoulder bag so you  can keep your hands free for shopping
Its very important to wear comfortable clothes and shoes for trying on clothes and walking

Hope you find these shopping tips helpful! Thank you for reading and have a great weekend muahhh!


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