Incorporate a few of these strategies into your shopping routine and save yourself hundreds of dollars each year without sacrificing your unique sense of style:
Little Lifestyle AdjustmentsIf you look to the glossy pages of fashion magazines for inspiration or a glimpse of glamor, consider buying an annual subscription or two to your favorites. The retail price of each magazine is between $3 and $5, but deep discounts for these same periodicals can be found online (Check out Thriftymags.com and Discountmags.com.) for as low as $7 per year.
Save a Few Beauty BucksFree is a magical word, especially for diehard shoppers, and many companies’ reward customers, both new and loyal. Sephora sends a free birthday gift to members of their Beauty Insider program. Sign up for the program is also free, and you can claim your gift up to two weeks before or two weeks after your special day.
Fastidious Fashion FundsBasic t-shirts, tanks, and camis are a fashion staple no matter the season or the trend, but at $25 or more each at the mall, they can quickly break the bank. You do not need to give up on quality to save on these basics, simply make a small detour to your local Target on your next shopping spree. Here quality basics are often less than half of the price of similar pieces at trendy shops and boutiques.
When shopping for accessories, designer fashions easily cost hundreds of dollars each. Eyewear and sunglasses this spring can easily run over $300! Yikes! However, companies like Warby Parker offer stylish frames for a fraction of that price. They are also socially consciousness—for every pair sold a pair is given to an individual in need!
No matter how you decide to cut your shopping budget, spending less does not mean you have to sacrifice quality and your own sense of style.
Until next post, have a great weekend!