I have a problem. I call it “I love shopping way too much-itis.” I partially cure my guilt by finding amazing deals on my favorite designer brands and labels. This type of addiction is no big deal unless you’re the fool who’s paying full price, which I will never do. I could care less if it’s this season or that season, I just want to say, “Yes, my blouse is Ella Moss,” or, “Of course my pumps are Vince Camuto.” No one will ever know what’s this season or last season unless they are the designer, herself- or maybe your scrutinizer has too much time on her hands. Don’t worry about her, and wear what you want.
That said, I love shopping at discount retailers such as Nordstroms Rack, T.J. Maxx or Loehmanns. I get the labels I want, at the prices I love- paying no attention to if its the current style or last summer’s. I find that the best time to do some serious shopping is at the end of the season, or before it even starts. I know what you’re thinking. It’s 95 degrees outside, why would I even want to think about buying a sweater now? Stores like Kohls will have items they are just trying to move out of their inventory up to 80% off. That means, I get a Vera Wang for Kohl’s sweater for $11 or a Rebecca Taylor jacket for $20- and may I just interject that that jacket retails for the whopping, coma-inducing price of $550. Yes, the price tag does not lie. I feel like I stole the jacket because I purchased it so cheap.
This shopping tactic definitely involves going to the store. Sorry, no online shopping today ladies.
Once you’re in the store, finding deals can be easy. Just head on over to the clearance or sale rack. You’ll be surprised at what deals you can find by just pulling an eye catching piece from the rack. Don’t forget to shop on days when stores offer an extra percent off on merchandise, such as Dillards, which might offer an extra 40% off the last few days of each month- or Loehmanns, who will have extra off on certain colored clearance labels.
That moment when you find a style steal will be the best moment of your day. A great deal might make you love your new shoes even more, make you feel a little bit more confident as you strut in your new little black dress. I believe that it doesn’t matter how much you paid for it, or the fact that it was last season. It matters that what you buy makes you happy and feel good about yourself. So get bargain hunting, ladies,on your favorite brands and labels.
Submitted by Jaclyn Turner- Klothes and Style Contributor
Education: Journalism and American Studies at University of Maryland- College Park
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- Source: khloemagazine.com