Do you love to shop for new clothes? Do you go on shopping sprees and begin to notice that your bank account is shrinking while the amount of clothes in your closet is piling up? If your shopping habits are starting to cause a financial problem in your life then it is time to start doing something about it. Here are some tips to help you save money while you are out shopping for clothes.
-Tip #1: Be bold and ask for a discount. When you get up to the register ask the sales person if they will give you a discount. This won’t always work, but sometimes it does. So what’s the harm in asking?
-Tip #2: Wait for it to go on sale. If an item has been in the store for a month or more, the retailer will start to lower the price so he can get rid of it. Be patient and wait until an item has been in the store for about six weeks and you will almost always pay a lower price for it. Also, ask the salesperson when the next sale is coming up. They will usually give you a little bit of a heads up and some might even give you the sales discount right then.
-Tip #3: Stock up on seasonal clothing at the end of the season. Most stores have huge end of the season sales. So you can stock up at the end of the summer on new clothes for next summer. You will save a lot of money shopping this way.
-Tip #4: Take care of the clothes you have now. If something says “dry clean only” then only get it cleaned at the dry cleaners. Take good care of your clothes and you won’t feel the need to replace them every few months.
-Tip #5: Don’t be afraid of recycled clothing. Thrift shops are a great place to find good clothes for a small price. You will have to dig a little deeper to find the clothes you like, but you’ll definitely save money. Also swapping clothes with your friends or taking their leftover clothes they no longer want will save you a ton of money. You can still have nice clothes and not pay the heavy price for them.
Shopping for clothes does not have to suck all of the money out of your bank account. Be a smart shopper. Look for deals. Ask for discounts. Shop at thrift stores. Take care of the clothes you already have. There are a lot of ways to save some money and still enjoy a fun shopping spree.