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Best Times to Buy Fashion

Babar Beacon

Authored by Babar Beacon 

⊂ Updated: 05/03/2019 ⊃

The “Best Time to Buy” truly applies when comes to fashion categories such as clothing, accessories, jewelry, beauty and shoes. There are certain times throughout the year such as season end – September and March, the Black Friday and New Year Eve, which can save you a ton of money on these essential shopping items in everyday lives.

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The best time to buy clothes is the late into every season. It will get you the best prices of apparel whether regular or branded, when you get into the season after the first phase of majority shoppers is over.

Hence,

There is no perfect answer to the “best time” so we will try our level best to guide more precisely about the optimal times when normally good deals are available on clothing and accessories.

Remember, Our universal savvy shopping formulas applies here too.

Have a look… before heading towards the category specific (inexpensive) times.

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Almost 90% of people used to complete seasonal shopping in the starting month so keep waiting until the majority has done theirs and merchants are happy with their start season’s high margins.

Then?

They are ready to offer you a good bargain (Already tagged or you can directly ask for bargain when visiting).

I noticed that there is no much difference in fashion & styles from one season to another, so I use to shop for winter & summer in the second half of the season on discounted prices.

You might have a $250 hoody for just $50. Although sometimes, I have to sacrifice a bit on variety & options it matters less when I am winning the best deal.

So,

I start my season with last season’s fresh discounted shopping. Just by adjusting my shopping cycle I save thousands of bucks every season, happily.

PURPOSE IS TO ADD TO YOUR IDENTICAL FASHION STYLE FRUGALLY, NOT WARDROBE ORPHANS.
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PURPOSE IS TO ADD TO YOUR IDENTICAL FASHION STYLE FRUGALLY, NOT WARDROBE ORPHANS.
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SO, WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BUY FASHION (H2)

For winter shopping such as winter coats and outerwear, January is the best time to buy and for spring clothes the best time is June –July.

You can have upto 80% deep discounts on winter clothes in January and on spring apparel in June. 

For swimming wears, the best time to buy is the month of September; the end of the swimming season when the leftover is available on high discounts.

For winter shopping such as winter coats and outerwear, January is the best time to buy and for spring clothes the best to buy is June –July. We can have upto 80% deep discounts on winter clothes in January and on spring apparel in June.  For swimming wears, the best time to buy is the month of September; the end of the swimming season when the leftover is available on high discounts.

1. JANUARY – WINTER SHOPPING

For winter shopping such as winter coats and outerwear, January is the best time to buy and for spring clothes the best time is June –July.

You can have upto 80% deep discounts on winter clothes in January and on spring apparel in June. 

For swimming wears, the best time to buy is the month of September; the end of the swimming season when the leftover is available on high discounts.

Averse Take: when you go for shopping late in the season, mostly good stuff is gone and you are left with limited choices of colors, styles, and sizes so waiting months to save 100 bucks and sacrificing the product of your choice is anything but not a better idea especially for a fashion picker

2. SHOPPING HOLIDAYS & EVENTS

The second best time to buy fashion items is every long weekend holiday such as Black Friday, Presidents Day, Labor Day and July 4th.  Shopping in January – after Christmas, will get you amazing prices.

3. Social Seasons

The third best time is about our social seasons – as a savvy shopper, the marriages are more to do with money so are the big events to save money.

There are social trends – typically, the popular time to get married is from late summer to early fall, every year.

Wedding season! 

A real wedding study by The Knot shows that about 78% of marriages take place between May to October.  So being a bit off-season can save you thousands of bucks on your classy marriage.

To be more precise…

December is the best time to buy bridal dresses and accessories. The offseason shopping trick applies on spring season, swimming season and back to school season too.

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The third best time is about our social seasons – as a savvy shopper, the marriages are more to do with money so are the big events to save money.

There are social trends – typically, the popular time to get married is from late summer to early fall, every year.

Wedding season! 

A real wedding study by The Knot shows that about 78% of marriages take place between May to October.  So being a bit off-season can save you thousands of bucks on your classy marriage.

To be more precise…

December is the best time to buy bridal dresses and accessories. The offseason shopping trick applies on spring season, swimming season and back to school season too.

3. Social Seasons

For back-to-school season, there are two times – during back-to-school season (August) more merchants offer sales on back-to-school items for kids.

And secondly…

…after the season (October) even you can find more deep discounts on Jeans, all leftover items especially kids’ apparels. Well, it was our fourth “best time”.

5. CERTAIN DAYS IN WEEK

Yes, certain days in a week are best to shop particular items. You can buy jewelry at the best prices when shop on Wednesday and Jeans on Tuesday

A store manager suggests the best time to buy clothes on the evening of Thursday when weekend sales start and according to him, they put items on sale after staying six weeks in the store because it costs to stock.

6. THE MONDAY

By analyzing hundreds of thousands of essential items from more than 200 merchants, ShopItToMe found that, Monday is best to get about 50% off on dress pants and eye wears.

And,

Tuesday is best to save on men apparels, Wednesday can save you 40% on kids’ apparel, Thursday is for handbags, and the weekend days are, as per analysis, best time to buy jewelry, accessories, women undies and swimming wears.

8. LATE-LOCAL SEASONS

As per our season end formula, for swimming suits & accessories, shop at the end of the swimming season and for raincoats, the best time is the month of May because the rainy season is over and you may have a good bargain on leftover. Butler reveals that the best time to shop for athletic shoes and apparel is May because merchants are more interested to shed their last season stocks before the summer is over.

PURPOSE IS TO ADD TO YOUR IDENTICAL FASHION STYLE FRUGALLY, NOT WARDROBE ORPHANS.
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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BUY FASHION (H2)

For a frustration-free and savvy shopping, here we shared briefly some smart ways to follow through the process of smart, savvy, and pleasant shopping.

1. WARDROBE INSPECTION, SHOPPING LIST & BUDGETING

Wardrobes are an important place for fashion adopters specifically women.  Savvy shoppers do regular scrutiny of their wardrobes to manage their closet. Don’t go shopping for a new fashion or new-arrival but to shop your closet perfectly according to your taste and style.

Scrutinizing your wardrobe is an important part of developing a shopping list. It will make easy to shop the items you want and will avoid duplication of outfits. And it will smartly provide more options to wear all the options of your closets in your fashion style.

Once in a Month, take some time and complete this task. You will be surprised to see the wear options your wardrobe will produce in front of you about which you were completely ignorant. This process will reduce the chances of wardrobe orphans. Show your smartness with the many options and never underestimate the power of alteration.

It is the most important task before you go shopping whether regular shopping or discounted. If you want to become savvy shopper then you must have a list of items you need and stick to it at the store, to avoid one of the main causes of shopping frustration; excess shopping – the items you don’t need. It will reduce your wardrobe orphans.

And secondly must have decided on budget on certain new items so that you can avoid blowing a ton of money. The Shopping list and item-wise estimated budget will help you a lot in savvy shopping.

2. MARKET INTELLIGENCE

When you try the first best time of late-season discounted shopping you should have information about the market, your selected merchants and the price range. Sometimes, merchants offer discount percentages on the prices higher than the regular to attract customers. So, it’s very important to be vigilant, do your search, check the market options and price ranges (I do it online checking different clothing stores sites) so that you can be in a position to assess the actual discount when late season and off-season sales are offered.

Select stores which are best for shopping of your required item categories – focus on specialized merchants to find good deals of options and bargain.

3. EAT FULL AND WEAR COMPLETE

This is the third and last task at home to do before going to shop. Go shopping with a full stomach – it is proven as a preventive measure for excess shopping. Wears comfortable clothes and footwear – you may need to remove during checking new items.

4. CLOSET DATABASES

Try to enlist your all closet and wardrobe items. Jot down everything you have in detail.  And keep track of all your current and future buying. Believe, this practice is going to serve you a long way in your fashion on budget mission.

5. MATCHING AND STYLING

You should consider color and stuff matching and styling, especially when shopping for separate items that you will wear together. Taking the other items with you to the store can help you get the best match.

A personal stylist Catherine Joubert suggests that when shop clothes “Your skin tone, hair color, and eye color can all affect what color look good on you, especially the colors you wear near your face”. It is more important when buying tops.

6. BE SELECTIVE TO YOUR STYLE AND SIZE

Don’t buy anything that looks attractive at store shelf in terms of price or fashion. Be selective, focus on the item in your wish list, find items that you feel comfortable and click your mind. The second important thing is the size – always buy to fit your current size. Check the items wearing the undergarments you are planning to use with.

If there is a good deal with a slight size difference that you can fix at home, go for it. Different brand size charts may differ so you should know what exactly the brand size is. It is better to take your exact and current measurement with you.

7. CHECK REVIEWS (ONLINE) & READ INSTRUCTIONS

If shopping online, it is easy to check the comments and reviews under each item to have a clear idea and on store must read instructions and tags to know more about the item. Inquire about the store policies for returns.

13. CONSIDER OTHER ATTACHED EXPENSES

Other expenses may attach to an item such as taxes and shipping costs, so you must consider it before making the final purchase especially checking out online.

14. AFTER SHOPPING TASKS

Try the item wearing with other matching items and check the fit and style at home. Read all the usage & washing instructions and follow them. Lastly, must keep all the bills and receipts with you because you may need them in the future.

WHERE TO FIND THE BEST DEALS? (H2)

In this category, there is a huge selection of stores and brands for any certain item. So in the market intelligence process, you have the information handy about what to buy and where to buy. You need to select the top stores around you (or online) for an item that offers the best deals in quality and price.

These are the editor’s picks of top stores for main categories of products listed in this post.

TOP TEN JEWELRY STORES

TOP TEN SHOE STORES

THE TAKEAWAYS

  1. January is the best time to buy winter shopping and June is savvy time for spring clothes.
  2. Find upto 80% deals on shopping holidays and events such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday, President’s Day, Christmas and New-Year Eve.
  3. Shop off-season for social events – wedding shopping in December and swimming shopping in late-season can save you big budget.
  4. Buy jewelry on Wednesday and Jeans on Tuesday, Clothes on Thursday and dress pants on Monday, the fall is savvier for denim wears.
  5. Inspect your wardrobe, establish as shopping list and fix budget
  6. Shop with full stomach, get your current fit and size handy, wearing full and comfortable clothes and take matching stuff or color with you.
  7. Search coupon and deals, compare prices using online apps and do your girly math before purchasing.
  8. Read and follow tags, get return guarantee and save receipts properly.

If you have any questions, comments, feedback, or tips I missed, we’d love to hear it below!
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The author is co-founder and editor at Promolily. Has a practical knowledge and experience of e-commerce, online marketing and retailing.

The author is co-founder and content curator at Promolily. She is frugal living expert and enjoy experience of e-commerce, online marketing and retailing.

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