Last week I shared the Yoox sale with all of you (today only they have a 20% off sale for new items). I was so amazed by the large number of high quality pieces available in that sale that I wished I had been better preprared for it. I managed to acquire one piece from the sale and I’m thrilled with it. I could buy that piece as I knew the designer and knew the fit. You cannot return clothing that is on sale so your will need to be sure that the item you buy, fits you perfectly.
I wished, I knew about the fit of some of the other pieces I spotted and the quality of the designs.
So this season, I have a plan and I’m really excited about it! What’s more, you will benefit from my plan too!
I’m going to all my favorite online stores like Nordstrom, Yoox, Shopbop, Farfetch, Net-a-Porter at the start of the season and I’m going to select all my favorite pieces. There will be no limits. I will add all items that I like on my wish list even the ones that I currently find way too expensive.
If I see those items in the shops, I’m going to try them on. I’m going to keep track of what I like and what fits me.
Then, I will be patient. I’m going to wait until these items go on sale and then I’m going to wait some more until all the expensive items reach a level that I’m willing to spend.
This waiting has an extra benefit too. If I STILL like an item that I put on a wish list months ago, it means I definitely like the item as it has a bigger chance of becoming a timeless item in my closet.
It will be great for you too as I’m going to add all the items on my wish list to my own online store here on this site too. That way you have the chance to shop my favorites. Of course the chance will be a bit higher that the items will be sold out once the sales hit, but I will just have to take that risk. I feel it’s important that you get a great assortment of clothes to choose from too.
If you think I’m cheating out on all the brick & mortar stores here, I can assure you that will not be the case. Sooner or later I’m going to be tempted by an item that I just need to have right at that moment and I’m sure I will buy it at full price. In many cases, I will go straight to the brand stores themselves, so they would still benefit from me buying one of their items, even if it’s at a sale price.
Of course, I don’t know if I will have enough time to go visit all the stores and try everything on I like. I may have trouble locating the brands also as not everything is available here in Singapore. Then again, fashion is my profession now, so it would be very good to be well-informed about all the fashion available, how it fits and feels and how it is presented and mixed in stores. It will actually be very good for me to get out more as I spend way too much time behind a computer!
I have already started adding many of my favorites to my top brand wish list and have started with some of my favorite brands like Marni, Preen and Helmut Lang. You can keep track of them on this page of my online store. Please don’t get angry that I added so many hugely expensive items. As you know, I will be patient and wait for these items to be heavily reduced. You may like to adapt a similar strategy.
I think this strategy may be an excellent way for me to get high quality items in my closet that will last me for a long time while still keeping the budget in check.
Do you have a shopping strategy for this season?