Everyone without exceptions dreams about an ideal shopping, but only a little percentage of people are lucky to catch a right moment, find a few perfect items and spend time and money profitably avoiding regret and disappointment. High-grade shopping is not only the means to bring down stress but also a great opportunity to have fun. Actually, that makes no difference whether you are a student or a businessman, shopping is really a great way to relax after a hard day at the university or work.
Moreover, shopping may become a kind of reward for one’s efforts. Let shopping be your motivation to write a perfect essay or reward yourself for preparing a really outstanding presentation for your boss (if you are an office worker). But the point is that one shall go in for shopping being prepared beforehand with the help of the following shopping strategies that will help to come back home with an excellent mood and marvelous purchases.
Think About Your Budget
It is of high importance to fix a precise sum of money you may spend on shopping. Do that beforehand. If you plan quite a significant number of purchases (clothes, bags, boots, cosmetics, etc.), then it will be reasonable to put a price range for every category in your list. Decide on the maximum sum of money you may spend and keep that strictly. That will help to choose a few brands according to the prize category and don’t waste time on brands where prices are higher than you can afford.
Do not forget about the special prices while having shopping. If you are a lucky one, you may find what you’re looking for paying a really tiny sum of money. Take profit of that!
Invite Your Buddies
Though some fashion magazines advise to go shopping alone or at least with a professional stylist who possesses a perfect taste and feels all the tendencies, it is better to avoid to go shopping alone. Of course, every person has their own taste and preferences, but if a person became your best friend, surely such a person became an expert concerning your clothes taste as well. A true friend may notice something that you might have left out of the account (a torn skirt, a blouse that lacks a button, etc.) and prevent your spoilt mood and a real shopping failure.
Moreover, shopping with a few good friends is never boring. While choosing a pair of ideal jeans, you may have a chat sharing something interesting with each other. That helps to relax in the meanwhile. By the way, you may save a decent sum of money as your friends may save you from an impulse purchase.
Do not Ignore Consultants
Take advantage of consultants! One more idea is to find a desired pair of jeans in the online store of a brand in order to save one’s time. Make a few screen-shots of the things you want to buy, show those clothes to a consultant and ask for help to find that in this store. In the fitting room, you are welcome to ask consultants to bring you clothes of an appropriate size and color. Consultants are aware of the store assortment much better than you do and may help you to find all necessary.
Make a Few Photos
One more secret of good shopping is to look in the mirror attentively in a fitting room and take photos of oneself. Remember that a light quality in most fitting rooms is quite bad and reveals some imperfections in a person’s appearance. Do not be afraid to leave your fitting room and examine yourself under some store. The good idea is to send a few photos in some clothes or accessories you intend to buy to your close friends or people whose taste you may rely on. Say that you really appreciate their taste and want to get to know their opinions concerning the way you look in this fashionable coat.
Sometimes some advice of your mother may be more effective than a consultant’s advice. Keep in mind that any consultant has a profit of a customer’s purchase as that influences much their salary level. Your friends and relatives wish you the best and really want to help and, as a rule, their advice will be more frank and true.
Concentrate on the Intended Purchase
You intended to buy a pair of loafer shoes but came home with a pair of sneakers and a notebook for essays. Is that a typical situation for you during shopping? If the answer is “Yes”, then your problem consists in mixing of things. Do not mix casual and evening looks as those presuppose absolutely different stores and shopping routes. Don’t attempt to buy everything at once. That will only distract your attention from a really useful purchase and make you buy the tenth pair of sneakers instead of a pair of comfortable loafers for going to university or office.
Again, make up a list of purchases and keep it uncompromisingly. Think about what kind of purchase you really need this season and what may be bought later. That is a good strategy to decide the problem when, for instance, you get up in the morning, look outside the window and see the rain but at the same time realize that you don’t have a raincoat. You recollect that a few days ago you made an impulse purchase in the type of a winter coat on sale.
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