In fashion, there’s two ways to buy clothes, in a store or online. In my book, paying the retail price is a rookie mistake. For example, I wouldn’t buy a $300 top at a department store, when I could buy it for $70 at a discount or outlet store. You have to be patient to find that lucky score!
Mostly, I go to discount stores to find a great deal. Sometimes, I don’t even know what I’m looking for, but then I somehow find exactly what I wanted. For example, this week, I went to Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH (their retail outlet) for a pair of flats, and they didn’t have my size. Then, I walked around the store, and saw an awesome leather & tweed jacket that I had wanted weeks back. Now it was on clearance plus an extra 60% off! I was so excited! Patience pays off with discount shopping.
Then there’s the department store sales. “Annual Sale!” “Holiday Sale!” It’s all a plan to get people to buy something. Yes, I don’t just buy anything. I have a plan. When I go to a department store, it’s either window shopping, research, or a sale is going on and I want to check it out. Either way, I’m glad I went, even if I didn’t buy anything!
Another way to find a great score is through consignment shopping. Sometimes the word “consignment” can lead to a bad vibe. It’s not as simple as used clothes. You can find a really cool vintage or designer item. I love going to these stores, because the merchandise is really interesting! One time I found an authentic Louis Vuitton bag and a pair of Jimmy Choo heels for a great price!
So, in conclusion, shopping is not just a hobby, it’s a way of exploring your creativity through fashion. It’s fascinating how a designer puts fabrics together to create a work of art. I love fashion with all my heart, because I’ve always been an artist. This is my way of showing it.
That’s my story. What’s yours?
Until my next post, fashionistas! I love you guys so much!