Who doesn’t love a bargain? Genuine quality items are rarely discounted. Why would Gucci need to put stuff on sale when they’re guaranteed to sell at full price? So when’s the best time to grab the best deals?
Easy answer – when the seasons change. Autumn and winter seasons clothes begin being sold in August but summer clothes like shorts are still sold until October. After October retailers don’t mind taking a hit on revenue just to make a small profit on leftover stock from summer.
Here’s where you come in; check around your favourite websites. All of them will have a “new in” section. Skip past that. Go straight to the sale tab. What you’ll find are mostly items best fitted for the hot weather. Thin linen/cotton suits, slip-on loafers, button down collars shirts and chinos.
You can usually pick these up for around half their retail price. ASOS is my favourite company for doing this. I grab my best bargains around October and March. I simply do the opposite to most people. I buy winter stuff when everyone’s buying summer gear and vice versa.
My latest buy are these Frank Wright brown loafers which I picked up for £23 down from £75, definitely a bargain if you ask me. They’re comfortable and most importantly beautiful.
Break a habit and shop the opposite way round, you’ll get some great deals.