Have you ever coveted a designer piece, but had to settle for the high street alternative?
Today I’ll explain to you how to think like a really savvy shopper. One that opens their closet and is greeted by all their fave, luxe labels. They’ve traded in their Topshop and now their rails wouldn’t look out of place on the international floor of a Harvey Nichols. A real life Carrie Bradshaw.
Ready to trade in that Primark for Prada?
I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of a closet that people would covet. After reading notesfrommycloset‘s posts about her journey building an ‘investment closet’ it really inspired me to write more around it.
This is something that I do with my clients on a regular basis, but when it comes to the world of blogging I’d somewhat veered off the subject, over the last 12 months. I guess it was down to my writing shifting towards catering for ‘bloggers’ as opposed to earlier posts that catered for everyone.
I often feel like a lot of the ‘outfit of the day’ type bloggers aren’t as interested in building a solid investment closet. I assume this from the sheer number of new clothes ‘hauls’ they post and their never ending wardrobes. A new blog post a day, showcasing an entirely different ensemble from the last.
Whether you’re a blogger or not, if you are interested in building an investment closet, then read the secret to having a closet full of amazing clothes first.
When you open your closet, wouldn’t you love to get the same feeling you feel, when perusing the rails of your favourite store?
Here’s the secret …
I assure you it’s not rocket science but does involve a little bit of number crunching.
Cost-per-wear is the key. You may already be familiar with the idea, but if you’re not, here’s the 101:
(prices converted from pound stirling to us dollars, my font didn’t have the £ sign 🙁 sorry)
Remember, I’m not talking about ‘one hit wonders’ here. You’re not going to hit the shops, find the latest trend, drop £300 on it, then never wear it again. You may, if you think it’s something you can re-work over time, but this is primarily for pieces that can age with you.
If you’re really savvy and look to shop at discounted outlets or sale time then you can really save. I used the same method on a (blogger’s favourite) Alexander Wang classic black dress that I found on theoutnet and compared it to a similar looking Topshop one. The Alexander Wang worked 10p cheaper per-wear.
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If you’ve ever used this technique before?