If you have recently discovered how much money you are actually spending on clothes, then you are definitely in the right place. These tips on how to save money when buying clothes will help you when you next go on a shopping spree.
These types of shops are called discount shops because they actually do give you discounts on many items and it is possible to save as much as 60% on selected items. Designer outlet villages offer great reductions on most of the UK’s most popular brands, where you can buy pretty much anything from electrical items to shoes. You will have to be prepared for a bit of a fight when you visit these shops as people tend to get over excited with all of the bargains, and some even end up fighting amongst each other to get certain items.
Designer labels online
You can find all the top designer brands online. Who needs to go down to the shop when you can buy your goods from the comfort of your couch? Over the Christmas period there was a huge increase in online sales as people no longer want to face the high street queues!
There are many bargains to be had in charity stores around the country – you can often get unwanted gifts in there still with their tags on, at a fraction of the original cost price. Obviously; there are some things you can’t buy second hand, such as underwear – click here to buy your undies online!
Visit eBay’s outlet stores
A number of well-known brands have opened online outlet stores. Ted Baker, Ugg, The Office and House of Fraser are just a few that have online stores. Here they offer buy-it-now sales and a number of items are even sold to the highest bidder, which is a great way to get what you want for the price that you want to pay for it.
Buying new clothes can be very expensive, so why not try swapping clothes? Swishing.org is a site where you can get a list of all the clothes swapping events that are coming up and BigWardrobe.com is a site where you can actually trade your unwanted items with other people. Another great way to have fun and save money is to have a clothes-swapping party at you home and invite all your friends to come swap with you.
Vintage clothes are becoming more and more popular by the day and you can often find some wonderful pieces at the charity shops. Going retro does not only make you different and cool, it also helps you to do your part for our planet.
Be smart at sales
The worst thing that you could do when a shop is having a sale is to take your credit or debit card with. If you work out what items you need or want and go with a limited amount of cash you will be less likely to splurge on things you do not really need, just because they are on sale.
Care and repair
You would not realize how much longer your clothes will last if you simply look after then correctly. Washing instructions are written on the label of your clothes for a reason, so read them and do what it tells you too do. Learn to do the basic repairs like putting on a new button or fixing a hem. It is the best way to make sure that these items do not end up on the “give away pile”.
Post provided by Charlene, a British blogger on behalf of Underwear Unlimited