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Shopping Dos and Donts


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You are out the door or buying online. I was not expecting that. If it is a little too big or too long, can you or someone else alter it. Do ask as your size may be available from a different store.

Sale Shopping with a Friend….This can be as dangerous as vanity.

Are You The One for Me?

Items go on sale because they either have been overlooked or judged unsellable. Bypass the boring, the unsuitable colour and the too outlandish for you. I told myself that leather stretches.

1% of women are unhappy with the selection of clothes available.

Last Words

A sale was once a rare, much-anticipated event.

The Curse of Vanity

It does not matter how educated, practical or street-savvy you are, every woman has succumbed to vanity when shopping.

There is no complete cure to vanity. It does but not that much. You can hear about a sale from a friend or you can see the magic word while browsing on the Internet. You will never wear them and they are not a bargain at any price.

The words, sale and discounted, are designed to attract your attention as retailers vie for your shopping dollars.

Beware Hidden Costs

Before you pay for that item check it carefully.Sale is a four-letter word that most women love and every male dreads. To have the sleeves taken up on a lined coat bought at a sale cost me almost as much as the coat itself. You can talk each other into buying unwise clothing and accessories. Skyscraper heels are great for some but if you feel you will totter and fall on your face, admire them and pass by or scroll down the webpage. Now it is commonplace and learning to sale shop wisely is a modern dressing skill every woman needs to master.

Vanity struck at a sale when I bought my lust-have brand apricot leather shoes in a half-size too small. Sales increase the temptation.

A sale item is a real bargain if you have never seen it before and can now picture it going with a number of your current clothes and being worn regularly. If you are comfortable with the price, what next?

Here are some tips to help you bring home real sales bargains rather than sour lemons. They ended up a lemon – lovely to look at but rarely worn. Wearability and versatility mean nothing if the size is not perfect. You have to decide whether little annoyances like this make the item a bargain or a lemon.

Sometimes the hidden cost of alteration can take a sale item from a bargain to a lemon. Think twice before buying and hopefully vanity purchases will be a rare rather than a regular occurrence. Why apricot when I had very little to wear them with? Vanity is the answer. It can be a catalogue on your lawn, an ad in a local paper, on TV or an email from a retailer who has your name on their email list. A modern classic, very wearable item is worth altering. A poll last month in an Australian women’s magazine reported that 57.

Too late I found out that woollen hems cannot be altered. A trendy, one or two season, occasional-wear item is not. I bought a sale item merino wool top with sleeves for an Amazonian woman. The sale price is the bonus. Choose only items you will wear often with pleasure. Too late to hide the credit card. Now I must manually tuck under the excess every time I wear it. Unworn and rarely worn items are no bargain. Lemons fit in that category.

The news of a sale comes to women today in many ways.

Is it a well-made item in quality material? Check for broken zips or missing buttons. Yes you will ignore those items outside your budget or price comfort zone.

On the positive side, the second pair of eyes can find real bargains you may miss or overlook. It would not surprise me if this were the case for women in other countries. Only you can decide whether sale shopping with a friend is a wise idea.

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  • Posted On August 21, 2012
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