If you would never be caught dead in last season’s pieces, then this isn’t the post for you.
If you are the kind of girl who loves a great deal, and is open to shopping off-season while saving money and still getting awesome, fabulous clothes, then read on.
Good, you’re still here.
One of the many things we have learned in our lifetime is the art of shopping off-season. It was something our mom drilled into our brain and its helped us out SO much as we’ve built our wardrobe over the years. It’s a skill that was passed down to us, and it’s one we want to bring to your attention– just in case you’ve never considered it before. French women do it all the time.
Every year it feels like (because they do) department stores start their seasons earlier and earlier. Summer will just beginning, and you’ll start see fall clothes on the racks, with bathing suits at 50% off.
Contrary to your primordial fashion instincts, don’t scoff at the lowly sale racks. This is the time to start stocking up. We’ve been amazed by what we’ve found brand new at department stores because the next season is inching closer. Not to brag, but the other day we found a winter coat for our nephew marked down from $42 to $7, without a single stain, scratch or tear–all because spring fashion is ready to be displayed, and yet it’s still super cold in NY. Yeah, there was just a blizzard.
You don’t have to sacrifice style to do this either. Stocking up on solid cami’s, cardigans, or t-shirts and other staples for your wardrobe will never go out of style.
When spring arrives, you can grab awesome winter coats to throw in your closet for next season, and spring dresses can follow you right into summer, so getting those on sale will give you outfits for several months.
Once you’ve done this a few times, you will start to notice the timing patterns of your favorite stores, and you can build yourself a nice wardrobe for a fraction of the cost.
What is the best deal you’ve gotten from shopping off season?–Sasha Huff