Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bargain Hunter

There's nothing I love more than a good bargain. I bought this dress, originally $198, for just $30 from Lord & Taylor online. The great thing about this site: Not only does it really discount brands I love, like Cynthia Steffe, Trina Turk and Shoshanna, but since there is not a store in Georgia, I don't have to pay sales tax. Not even Amazon can claim that anymore.

Outfit of the Day

Sandals: Stuart Weitzman Strutting Platform Sandals

The sandals are no longer available, but here is a very similar style.

My Tips for Online Shopping

Here are a just a few tips for shopping online and finding the best bargains:

Always, always, always search for a coupon code before you check out. I love sites like that will list the latest codes and sales.

Sign up for the brand or website's e-mail list. You will be the first to know about sales and special offers, and most companies offer a discount just for signing up (see:, Saks Fifth Avenue).

Don't buy anything for full price. I have very, very rarely bought something for the full purchase price. If you see an item you like, bookmark the page, and watch it. Check it everyday until it's for sale at a price you can afford. Sites like Amazon will actually tell you how much of your size is in stock. If it sells out, you can always do a Google search for the item and find it on another website.

Shopittome: This site is an online shopper's best friend. I tell the site what brands I like, and my personal sizes, and it sends me an e-mail everyday with the latest items for sale. I can also go to the site and "like" items that are on the top of my wish list. I'll get a separate email every time that item drops in price. It's a wonderful site and a great tool that you should be using even if you're not a shopaholic like me. Who doesn't like to save money?

Know your brands. If you read this blog, you know that I have my favorite brands. Shoshanna. Rebecca Taylor. Kate Spade. Black Halo. The list goes on. It's easy to buy clothes and shoes online when you know how a certain brand will fit you.

Happy shopping!