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5 Rules For Shopping The January Sales

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No money, no problem. The January sales are now on and bargains are everywhere. I am really fighting temptation to not shop till I drop, with all the crazy discounts in stores who can blame me. Shopping the sales is great as long as you follow these rules in order not to shop in a haste and regret later.

Make A List

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Make a list of what you plan on buying in the sales and stick to it so you don’t overspend or buy unnecessary items just because they are on sale. If you won’t buy an item for the full price, do not buy it in the sales. Also, have a list of the stores you plan on visiting so as to avoid aimless window shopping.

Get In There

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Get in there first if you want the best bargains, they are usually the first to go.

Try Everything On

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Try on everything before buying. Never be in a hurry to part with your hard-earned cash. That pretty blouse you are eyeing may look great on the mannequin but dreadful on you. To ease trying on clothes, try not to wear so many layers of clothing.

Go Into The Stores

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When it comes to shopping the sale, I will recommend doing it in the traditional way, which is, go into the stores. Shop online only if you have to. It is better to shop your sale items physically in order to avoid disappointments. Some outfits may look good online but not when you see them.

Take A Good Look

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Have a good look at your sale items before buying. You don’t want to get home with your purchases to find out your new sweater has some holes in it. Sale items are usually rough handled due to the numerous try-ons and the general rush.

How are you finding this year’s January sale? Any crazy deals?

 

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Treat Your Wallet

Treat yourself and your wallet with these cool pieces currently on sale.

1. Short Tiger Printed Faux Fur Coat by Biba: Add a touch of vintage glamour to your wardrobe this cold season. This fabulous coat is currently on sale at House of Fraser for £106, it was previously £179. The sizes currently available are 10 – 18.

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2. Red Soft Touch Square Neck Jumper by Ann Harvey: This bright red jumper is currently on sale for £15, it was previously £30. You can get this piece at Debenhams. Most plus sizes are available.

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3. Dark Red Metallic High Heeled Courts by Faith: This dark red suede beauty is currently on sale at Debenhams for £22.50, it was previously £45. The sizes available are 3 – 9.

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4. Animal-print Skater Dress by Oasis: This skater dress is currently on sale at Selfridges for just £20, it was previously sold for £36. Check the site for more details.

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5. The Suede Trim Cardigan by Mary Portas: This grey marl cadigan is currently on sale for £33 at House of Fraser, it was previously sold for £110. This is definitely a bargain. Sizes 10 – 14 are available.

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6. Waterfall Satin Dress by Karen Millen: This dress was previously sold for £190 and it is now on sale for £55 at Selfridges.

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7. Pink Dreamy Embossed Neoprene Wallet by Marc Jacobs: You can get this wallet at Harvey Nichols, it is currently on sale for £52, it was previously on sale for £105.

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8. Mid-Rise Skinny Paisley Print Jeans by Citizens of Humanity:  This stretch denim jeans is currently on sale for £75 at Harvey Nichols, it was previously on sale for £250. Now that is what I call a Sale.

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