In the current climate, many people are looking for ways to save money by cutting down on expenses. Our brief guide to affordable fashion shopping will help you find ways to spend less on new clothes! First, you should look for clothes retailers which have ongoing in-store discounts. From Get The Label to Top Shop to New Look, plenty of retailers put some or all of their items on sale from time to time. You should also consider taking a look at money saving websites for a summary of ongoing high street sales. Often stores will have certain in-store discounts which are not available online. However, you may prefer to stay at home due to Covid-19.
Retailers like the ones mentioned above as well as ASOS, House of Fraser and H&M are among the many stores who often launch new discounts online. In addition, plenty of retailers offer continuous online discounts such as for students and new site members. You should also consider following your favourite fashion brands or stores on social media. That way, if any of these brands/stores have new discounts, you’ll be among the first to know! The major benefit of online sales is that you can take advantage of them entirely from the comfort of your own home.
Second hand and vintage clothes shops tend to offer cheaper clothing products than most stores. To locate stores near you, try Googling ‘second-hand clothes stores’ or ‘vintage clothes shops’ followed by the name of the city/town/region you live in. You can buy second-hand clothes online either through store websites or from e-commerce sites like eBay, ASOS Marketplace, Etsy, Depop and Vinted. Real-world and online providers of second-hand and vintage clothes can allow you to find interesting and unique clothing that you won’t find elsewhere. However, it might not be exactly what you’re looking for. Perhaps you’re more interested in finding new, mainstream clothes?
If yes, one option worth considering are online catalogues. This is another way of saving on costs, at least in the short-term. Fashion catalogues allow you to make payment for your purchases over several time periods. Online catalogues are ideal if you don’t have much money to spend at the moment but want to make a particular purchase as soon as possible. One drawback is that their sales come with interest although some catalogues are initially interest-free, often for the first month. There are many online catalogues with credit accounts where you can buy the latest fashion. These include Studio, Perfect Home and Fashion World!