A lot of times we’re on a budget. Oh wait, let me rephrase that: most of the times we’re on a budget when we go shopping. Even me.
That’s right. Even though I run one of the best men’s style advice blogs, this doesn’t mean that I can go into malls to get whatever I want, whenever I want,for whatever price they’re asking.
Just like my style students, I keep in mind and apply dozens of principles that allow me to save lots of money, spend less time shopping and get higher quality clothes.
In a few moments you’ll know the most important tips for shopping on a budget as well… and now you have NO excuse not to dress stylishly.
Do you ever take flyers from pretty girls? Do you pay attention to commercials that announce huge discounts? Do you notice those big billboards with special offers?
If you do, you know for sure that, when you start paying attention when companies communicate with you, you start saving. The more you’re focused on it, the more quality deals you get, and you save even more $$$.
Think about it: you can save 50% on mens Hugo Boss Orange shirts or 70% on Ralph lauren trainers. Instead of window shopping them, you could actually have them, provided that you pay attention to what follows.
Welome to the world of smart shopping. The collection of tips that I’m about to give you is worth its value in gold. Here it is.
1. Make a list of ALL the outlets in your town. Ways you can find out about them include:
– searching the web
– asking your friends (especially female friends)
– paying attention to the stores you pass by downtown. One of them could be an outlet
Don’t wait for the list to grow too big before you start visiting them. You need to know right away if an outlet is either a good resource, or if it has crappy clothes in which case you can just delete it from your list.
2. Start saving money for the big discount periods.
Twice a year, clothing retailers are emptying their stock to make room for the new collections. January, February, August and September of each year can offer you discounts of up to 75%… wherever you live in the world.
3. Never Ever Miss Black Friday
Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day but it recently got popular in other countries besides USA. This particular day signals the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and retailers (not just in clothing) offer huge discounts.
This is your chance to buy as much as you can. Pay attention to other details such as fabric and fit, like I taught you.
4. When You Can, Buy Online
I don’t recommend that you buy your clothes online but things change when it comes to some accessories.
You can find better deals online for cufflinks, ties, bow ties, ascot ties, belts, pendants, casual rings, leather bracelets and so on.
Furthermore, because online shops have fewer costs, many of them are willing to offer personalized clothing. That’s something you just can’t get in a brick-and-mortar store.
But there’s one other thing that you can buy online for a MUCH better price than that from retail stores. Furthermore, this one thing will be exactly what you’re looking for, you’ll never return it.
Know what it is? One word: perfumes.
Here’s how you buy the right perfume on a budget. First you go to any big perfume retail store and you try on lots and lots of perfumes.Then, you order your favorite one online.
Wow, I can’t believe I gave away so much free shopping tips! But no worries, I have a lot more great tips in my Be Stylish ™ Package.
And, if you have some tips on shopping on a budget, do add them through a comment below and let’s make this page the best resource for men’s shopping on a budget on the Internet.