Discount Shopping Tip:

November 2, 2009 at 9:46 am (Discount Shopping, Just Because, News) (, , )

Before merchandise hits outlet stores or major discount chains such as Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Daffy’s and the like, sample sales are a tool used by fashion insiders to help move the overstock.

For several years I was a sample sale producer for a luxury, fashion retail website based in New York. Several times a year I would contact the reps for the lines we carried and arrange a sales extravaganza in various warehouse spaces in lower Manhattan. Although producing these events were extremely stressful and tiring, some of my best fashion finds were the fruit of my labor.

This trip down memory lane actually has a point. To score major discounts on designer goods, sample sales need to be part of your routine. One of a kind items, color blocks that were never put into production or top quality merchandise that became overstock because of a cancelled order can be yours and can help you find some offerings.

At the time (around 6 years ago) my advertising budget always included an expenditure for as the site as a devoted subscriber base that always turned up in force for our sales. Things have changed since their humble beginnings however they still are a great resource for committed discount shoppers.

As long as you know what you are looking for, stick to your budget and stick to the styling tips provided by Pear Shapely you too can master the art of discount shopping. Whether you decide to purchase online or are lucky enough to live in an area like N.Y. or L.A. where sample sales are the norm, there are ways to get your savings on and I am dedicated to helping you.



  1. Cresteno Smith said,

    Thank you! One more tip is “Use coupon codes and discount promotions that merchant offers online and in newspaper”. You can save more money in your shopping.

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