The essential guide to the summer sales…

With traditional sale times turned on its head, sales shopping has become a little more complicated.
Firstly, because we no longer know when to expect the price of that gorgeous designer blazer to drop, secondly because it may be discounted by anything from 20% to 50% off, depending on the stockist.
While it is quite exciting to shop the summer sales in May, when technically summer has not even started yet, it does make it harder work to trawl our favorite online stores to ensure we are not paying more than we have to for those special pieces.

From my own personal experience, there are some rules of thumb to follow when picking the pieces for that perfect timeless wardrobe – full of little treasures that will earn themselves the accolades of a great investment time and time again.

1.
Sign up to the mailing list on your favorite stores, this is how you will always be the first to hear when their sales, discount codes, promotions etc…are happening.

2.
Divide your wish list into three categories: classic investment pieces, fun pieces and one or two “never would buy at full price” trophy piece.

3.
Order lots of pieces to try on at home and be meticulous about returning the non-suitable pieces straight away, in order to replenish your credit card with a fast refund.

And finally, always remember to think about the “next season” too.

Here is my practice run….

The pieces shown here are a selection from the current sales previews on at Harvey Nichols – simply sign up to their REWARDS program by downloading their app, and from the DESIGNER SALE PREVIEW at Selfridges.

*this content is not sponsored

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CLASSIC INVESTMENT PIECES

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FUN PIECES

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“NEVER WOULD BUY AT FULL PRICE” PIECES

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