FASHION, STYLE, BESPOKE PIECES
SIX WAYS TO GET GREAT FASHION ON THE CHEAP
Keeping an eye out and stay alert for sales and flash sales. With online stores its easier to check on websites every now and again for any news or sales announcements than it is to stay up to date with retail stores that don't operate online.
Places like Primark is great for the odd sale here and there on already cheap selling items. There are ALWAYS sections in Primark that have items marked down from its original price, sometimes all the way down to just £1,00. I will never forget the cute little black bag that I purchased from Primark for just £2, even the lady that was serving me at the time was stunned at the price and so was i. Primark definitely, in my option have the best flash sales on everything from clothing to accessories and shoes.
DIY AND REPAIR
Need help with DIY? Turn to good ole YouTube!. There are thousands upon thousands of Youtubers who spend their time showing you how to do basic do it yourself on the old clothes you have sitting in your drawers or wardrobes.
You can turn something like a t-shirt in a trendy t-shirt in less than an hour. Holes in your woollen jumpers and cardigans can be stretched manipulated into the trendy fashions and styles worn around the world today. Patches on clothing is also a technique designers use today so patching up a hole or holes in you old garments can reinvent something that you would have thrown away
Shoes can also be given a new lease of life by getting them re-soled.
Check out our top 10 DIY's article here
NEWSLETTERS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS
Nowadays once you have registered to any of the online retail stores you shop with you automatically get added to their mailing list so every now and again you will get promotional emails and notifications detailing offers and making you aware of up and coming sales and sales that are currently happening.
Check you favourite online stores for specific options to sign up to Newsletters because that is where you receive exclusive member-only promotions and offers.
WAIT FOR SALES / FLASH SALES
There’s nothing more contemporary than going vintage, as vintage clothing has become a major part and also had a major influence on fashion and style today. It is an opportunity to source something unique to you, and the likelihood of someone wearing the same outfit is extremely unlikely.
EBay auctions are the best way to get an item for less than it is listed for. With an auction you can definitely get yourself a bargain but auctioning requires patience. Also on eBay some sellers give you the "offer" option which allows you to make an offer on a "buy now" product for less than its asking price
Gumtree also sells clothes too. It’s does not hold auctions but you can always make an offer below the asking price via messaging.
Charity shops are great places to get high street and designer brands allowing you to bag a bargain while helping a good cause.
Charity shop location also plays a great part in the better quality of goods on offer. Sometimes, if you have a good eye for designer wear/items you can end up with something priced way less than what it is actually worth.