Buying The Hottest Clothes
Article from 31.01.2012, of Carsten
Fashion moves fast, but keeping yourself decked out in the latest styles doesn't necessarily have to empty your wallet. Discounted clothes are becoming easier and easier to find in stores and online, and that trendy fashion you're looking for might be a lot more affordable than you think. With a little know-how, the style-conscious can take advantage of some truly impressive sales. Out in the so-called "brick and mortar" stores, smart shoppers can save cash simply by being patient. Department stores and mall chains, such as Macy's, Old Navy, or American Eagle Outfitters, generally introduce the next season's styles several months before they're practical to wear -- it may be snowing outside, but chances are that in-store it's tank-tops-and-shorts season all around. Because of this, that beautifully tailored overcoat you were coveting last month has likely dropped to a much more affordable price (outerwear seems especially prone to big-time discounting). It's a win-win -- you'll still get months worth of wear out of items that are just out-of-season, and by the time they've worn out their welcome, your favorite store will have a plethora of new items on sale and clearance. Staying slightly behind the cycle will save you a ton in the long run. Fashionable folks can also find some amazing deals online, and especially for those who don't live in an area stocked with outlet stores, this can be the best way to find discounted clothes from well-known designers. Retail stores often offer online-exclusive discounts, and will likely offer a much larger variety of sizes and colors online than on the clearance racks in their physical locations. Even better, however, are online retailers such as Zappos, BlueFly, and Overstock.com, which offer an impressive selection of big-name brands at prices that often outdo the outlet malls. Finally, more adventurous shoppers can find some incredible fashion deals on auction sites such as Ebay -- especially if you don't mind buying your clothes slightly used. The bottom line? Knowing where and when to shop is the key to looking GQ- or Vogue-ready every day -- without breaking the bank.
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