We tend to spend an important part of our money on clothing, accessories and wearable gears. The trick here is to save money without compromising the quality and design of our apparel. In order for this to be possible, we need a few ideas for buying clothes at best value for money. Continue reading to find out more about how you can do this.
Review your clothes stock
You need to always know what you have in your wardrobe. I know that over the years you tend to forget about the items that lie hidden behind other clothes, but if you don’t review your clothes on a regular basis then you might end up buying something similar to what you already have in your dressing.
Don’t go shopping without a list and a budget
When you go shopping you need to have a strict list with you. This should include the style, color, fabrics and price range for each item you plan on buying. If you have a detailed list and a budget then it will be a lot easier to not go overboard with the amounts you spend on apparel.
Always check online
My advice for you is to check the clothing websites first. Here you can check the available prices, styles and offers. This way you can select the desired models first and go afterwards in the physical shop to try them on. You save a lot of time and money as well as you know already where the nicest and cheapest clothes are.
You decide when it’s time for sales shopping
The purpose of those “sale” newsletters is to force you to impulse buying and this means purchasing things you don’t need when you don’t need them. The result is over spending. Don’t do this to your budget. You need to look for sales only after you have already made a list with clothes you need and you have decided on a budget for this expenditure.
Don’t ignore quality
Buying cheap clothes that are of inferior quality isn’t a solution. These will not hold well in time because colors will fade and the fabrics will shrink. And when this happens you need to buy other ones. Instead, you should buy slightly more costly apparel made from good quality materials that will last for years.
Check the return policy and keep the receipt handy
It is not unusual for a piece of clothing to feel awkward, unaesthetic or to discover some defects on it when you get home, even if you have tried it out before purchasing it. This is why you should also check the return policy and keep the receipt handy. If needed, you should be able to return the apparel. Otherwise you will probably need to buy something else instead.
Take advantage of discounts and coupons
The best way of saving money with apparel is to look for discounts or coupons. Some stores give a discount for the next purchase and you can use this to your advantage by breaking your shopping list in two. This way the second purchase enjoys the special discount. But do not use the discount or coupon just for the sake of using it. This means spending money foolishly.
Avoid going to the store or malls
Impulse buying is your biggest enemy here. Each time you go to a store or mall you are going to see something you like, but isn’t on your list. And every time you give in you will be going over your budget. This is why you should avoid going to such stores too often. Schedule your shopping trips and when you go make a list and set a budget.