I’ve been absent over the Christmas period taking a nice long break from everything, consuming lots and genuinely chilling out. On Christmas Eve I was ill due to manflu, although I think it was really just exhaustion as I woke up on Christmas Day feeling really refreshed, not a single sniffle in site. Boxing day I woke up and checked my twitter timeline, you know, as you do. It was filled with really contrasting opinions on the sales, some people were up and ready to hit the shops. Others, like me, were still in bed or sat in front of their TV eating chocolate for breakfast and watching Christmas movies all while tweeting their detest of sale shopping.
My own lack of enthusiasm for the sales stems from my time working in retail. When you have to go to bed early on Christmas Day to get up ready to work on Boxing day it doesn’t really fill you with festive spirit. That along with the fact you know you’ll have to break up a few fights, 50% off Jimmy Choo can cause a lot of women to loose their common sense…50% off Christian Louboutin can cause a lot to see red 😉 (that was not intentional ha ha).
The whole idea of shopping in the sales is that you grab yourself a bargain, you get something for less than the normal retail price. But have you ever stopped to consider that just maybe… it’s not that much of a great deal? Let me explain why…
First of all do you actually ‘need’ what you’ve just bought? If you’ve just gone out and bought something that you don’t actually need then you’ve not saved any money at all.
A lot of people will find themselves buying something just because it’s reduced then try and ‘fit it in’ to their wardrobe. What I mean is; if they’ve bought a new top they now need to buy a new pair of trousers to go with it or pair of shoes to go with it. Now you’ve ended up spending even more money than if you had just gone out and bought something that actually works with what you have for full price. Sometimes it’s worth hanging on if you genuinely need to add some pieces to your wardrobe and checking out the new season stock.
If you are desperately wanting to hit the sales then check out my 5 tips to help you survive the sale season post and see how I managed to get a pair of Louboutin’s for £30.
Are you a sales junkie or do you loathe the sale period?