For most girls shopping is their guilty pleasure. It’s a real buzz kill when you find the perfect outfit but can’t afford it or decide to buy it anyway and wait until the end of the month where you’re faced with the credit card bill. Ouch! Luckily I have some great online shopping tips for you!
If you search “shopping deals”, Google will offer 89,800,000 sites in .34 seconds. Incredible! However, that’s a lot of web surfing! Let’s simplify your search and actually find what you’re looking for!
HOW TO SPOT THE DEALS:
1. Email: Subscribe to your favorite designer or stores email news letter to receive updates on sales, new items, special discounts and etc.
2. Social Network: Become friends with your favorite designer, store or fashion news provider on Facebook or Twitter.You’ll receive information on sales and news items. Be sure to follow Fashion Week Tampa Bay on Facebook and Twitter, where we keep you in the know as well!
3. iGoogle: I absolutely love iGoogle! It’s my online blog newspaper with exactly what I want to read about. It’s very simple to create! First, click iGoogle in the upper right corner on Google’s homepage, then subscribe to the RSS feed of the blog you want to follow…like this one!
4. Become a member: Most stores have a members club where you’ll get special discounts and updates on new items. There’s the Macy’s card, Victoria’s Secret Angels card and American Eagle members card… just to name a few that I have.
There are so many clothing, jewelry and accessory companies to explore online! A few that always seem to have great deals are stores like Victoria’s Secret with $10 off any $100 buy and sales up to 65% off. Express now has jeans, tops and blouses buy one, get one 50% off.
New York & Company always e-mails special discounts and now has pants buy one, get one free. Macy’s is a classic shopping department store and always has great deals. They currently have sales up to 75% off on their website, plus you can get an extra discount for having a Macy’s card.
Lucky Magazine is great with providing readers a deal every day in their “sales in a flash” section. Elle magazine always informs readers on shopping deals and tips. You can subscribe to their blog, visit their website and/or grab their latest issue for shopping deals. Of course, you can also read our blog and Facebook fan page for deals we personally spot for you! (Another shameless, plug – I know!)
Now you don’t ever have to feel guilty about something as pleasurable as finding that perfect outfit!