Monday, October 27, 2008

Shopping When The Economy Is Down

Over the past years, I've managed to get some great pieces on sale and since our economy is in the gutters these days, I thought I'd blog about how to shop during these trying times. Its simple really...SALES, SALES, SALES!!! If you only shop in the sales section of a store or website, you're bound to come across great deals for great pieces. Sometimes you might have to wait until the season is over but at one time or another, almost everything goes on sale (classic handbags and shoes in classic colors are usually the only things that never go on sale)! You can sign up for discount shopping sites like Gilt, Rue La La, and Haute Look. The key to these websites is to sign in right when the sale begins cus often times, things sell out immediately! On a similar note, The Purse Forum and other blogs are great places to find information about ongoing or upcoming sales. Word of mouth is always good :) And of course there are things like eBay and Craig's List. I've never gotten anything or sold anything on eBay but there are some people out there who are super duper good at finding awesome pieces through eBay so why not?

However, it is important to always keep in mind that IT ADDS UP so even if one thing is bought at a good price, if you buy everything you like, its highly likely that you'll end up doing more damage than good!! I guess the take home lesson is: Shop the sales but be smart and saving is always the answer when money is tight!

Good luck everyone and please remember to share your sale purchases with me :)

2 comments:

Irene said...

deflation!!!!!!!!!!! our economy going to the dogs....

cheeky_deb said...

the worse is yet to come... unfortunately...