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Okay, so one of my guilty pleasures is online shopping. Or more like online window shopping. I can honestly spend hours looking at cute clothes online without actually buying them. Hidden talent? I think so. BUT, there are those times when I feel like caving because I see something that I absolutely MUST have. You know what I mean. You've been there too. So, here are some of my tips to online shopping that can save you a lot of money :)
1. Upcoming holiday.
- If there's a holiday coming up such as thanksgiving, labor day, or even halloween, then wait! There's sure to be some kind of discount code the shop will give out. Shops honestly love giving out those special deals and it's usually anywhere from a 15% to 50% off discount.
2. Look at other sites for better prices
- A lot of clothing brands are held in multiple shops. For example, say I like this Free People sweater from Revolve clothing. But it's $76 on sale. Still kinda pricey. So, what I would do is type "Free People Dash Sweater" on google search and ta-daaa! It's also found on Piperlime for $55, and on Shopbop for $43! So don't jump on something the first time you see it. Definitely hunt it down somewhere else for a better price.
3. Google discount codes
- I can't even begin to tell you how much money I've saved just from google searching discount codes. Even if the shopping site doesn't have any listed on their page, it's very likely that they have one out there. These discounts usually only range from 10% to 15% but hey, anything helps! Even if it's a code just for free shipping.
4. Sale section
- I always always always shop the sale section first before looking at the full-priced items. Why? Because if I find something I like on sale, I'm way less likely to want to pay for something else at full price. But maybe that's just me.
5. Put it in the online shopping cart, and walk away.
- That's right people. walk. a. way. I pretty much do this for everything that I buy online. I put it in my shopping bag, and leave it there for anywhere from 2-7 days. Why? Well because of the "lust at first sight" factor of course. When you see something cute for the first time, you automatically think, "omg! I HAVE to have it!" But really guys, you really don't. And after you give it a couple of days to sink in, you might look at that oh-so-cute top again and think... wait a minute, I already have something like that. Or... wait a minute, it's not that cute. Or... wait a minute, I guess I wouldn't even wear it that much. And then the "lust at first sight" factor is gone and you're finally thinking straight again :)
6. Wait a season
- If you have the patience to do so, wait an entire season or two before buying. I can guarantee you the price will drop at least 40%. Plus, you might find a discount code to add on top of that. This free people top I'm wearing in the photo above for example, was about $60 or so when it first came out. But I waited a few months and got it for more than 70% off! I felt like a winner.
- Have you guys heard of the app Poshmark? It's amazing!!!! And no, this isn't a sponsored post or anything. I honestly just love the app. It's a place where you can buy and sell old or new clothing and you won't believe the treasures people are trying to get rid of. I bought some Steve Madden wedges for $15 and they were originally over $80. They were worn once but still in great condition. I just cleaned them with some alcohol and they're easily now one of my favorites. If there's something you're wanting but not loving the price, check it out on Poshmark first. You might actually find it for a way better deal.
8. Give yourself a budget.
- Jerry and I started doing this and let me tell you, it's the best thing ever! Because now if I want something really expensive, I don't feel bad about buying it as long as it fits in the budget. And if it doesn't, then that's just one more reason why I shouldn't buy it. And it makes it easy for me to just forget about it.
So that's my long online shopping tips for you. If you have any others that work for you, I'd love to hear them! Comment below or just email me. Happy shopping!