In the past it used to be more difficult trying to find bargain prices on designer clothing in the UK. Nowadays though, if you know how to get the most out of your trip, you can pick up great bargains at designer outlet stores. Retail Week conducted a survey recently that found that outlet stores have seen an increase of 20% in their sales. It is not too hard to see why when you consider that items made by big name labels such as Armani, Gucci, Karen Millen and Gap are often selling at 80% off.
The problem with outlet stores is they are so enticing and if you don’t exercise some caution when shopping at them you could spend more than you wanted to on things that presented as bargains that aren’t actually bargains at all. This article is designed to help you and contains lots of handy tips to prevent you from wasting money and find the real bargains.
Look At The Occasionwear, Knitwear and Jackets
Look for reduced pieces in the above sections as they rarely go out of fashion very regularly. Occasionwear is a must for your wardrobe because if you need a cute little outfit for a night out or dinner with friends, you can do a lot with one or two little black dresses at your disposal.
Buy Prints Exercising Caution
Without a doubt, prints can be very attractive and eye-catching; however they are normally specific to a particular season. So always keep that in mind when looking at those fancy animal prints.
Stick To Pieces And Labels That Never Go Out Of Fashion
Often a label will produce a line that never goes out of fashion. Take 7 For All Mankind jeans, Christian Louboutin court shoes and Alice Temperley beaded dresses as great examples of these. Regardless of what is currently hot and en vogue, these kinds of items are timeless.
Don’t Buy Something Just Because A Celebrity Wore It
Many women make the mistake of seeing a particular item or brand of clothing being worn by their favourite pop star, reality TV star or TV soap actress and want to rush out and buy it for themselves because they make it look so good. This is never a very sensible buying decision as by the time many of these pieces are affordable, they are not trendy or out of season. Furthermore, who actually wants to walk around wearing things that Victoria Beckham or Cheryl Cole wore a couple of years ago.
In the past outlet stores were infamous for selling hundreds and hundreds of clothes that were only available in one or two sizes or were out of season. However, things have changed a lot since then. New clothes are now being added every week and control of the stock has changed dramatically. Therefore it doesn’t really matter whether you are shopping in winter, autumn, summer or spring, you will always be able to find affordable designer clothes, as long as you shop sensibly and follow the above tips.