Shopping guide for Women: First things first
Know your Body Type
Not all shopping staff will give you loads of trash
Shop at your Neighbors’
There are a lot of top designers out there to make your choice from. But the best clothes are not always from them. Be open to innovation, check out your friend’s new wares. You never know where you will get the most fantastic outfits for your wardrobe.
Wearing clothes with higher price tags do not always mean that they really look great on you. On the flip side, your friend probably wants to boast about being your ideal attendant. chances are they will give you the best for very little. So never shy from such deals or look down on the clothes or shoes you purchase from them.
Before you buy, do a recheck
No matter how good an outfit looks on you, buying an outfit without an occasion in mind should be reserved for the movies. No matter how good the discounts are, you should always ask yourself this question”Is this cloth for me? Do I really need this shoe? Make sure the product is really important for you before making the purchase.
Be careful of the Sellers Trap
Never become pressured into buying any outfit. Whether you decide to visit the boutique or do some street shopping, it is important that you be careful about such antics. Never buy things purely for sentiments except you plan on giving them out almost immediately. It’s never really worth it to be tied into buying anything.
Carry a durable purse or wallet
All kinds ( including the department stores) are ripe with all kinds of pickpockets. You obviously don’t want to become a victim. So you have to carry a good purse and stay alert. You should also avoid putting your purse in your back pocket or dropping it on the floor next to you when shopping. Chances are that you may become carried away at any time.
Set a realistic time frame
We are often fond of setting a full day for a trip to the mall. This may look wise but it rarely ever is. No matter how much you are in love with shopping, you are bound to get tired soon. And when tired, you may begin to make mistakes or purchase the wrong things.
So you want to make sure you shop at the right time. In addition, if you have a problem with saving money, setting a time limit will also help you buy the only items on your list.
Use the sales persons advise with caution
Always remember that their main purpose is to sell their products. So no matter how sweet, fun or friendly they seem, don’t get carried away.
Lastly, don’t shop when you are upset, hungry, bored or tiled. You may end up overspending or buying things you don’t really need.
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Shopping guide for women: What to do when street shopping
Street shopping is what a good number of average income earners like us do. It may involve a trip to the local market or maybe some local thrift store We all call the clothes we see at these markets “Okrika” and some us have been enjoying the beautiful clothes we get at these locations at cheaper prices for years. But it demands a great eye and cautiousness.
In some cases, many of the clothes we get may have been made by some famous designer but discarded for their own funky reasons.
Street shopping is amazing. You get a lot of good things at very cheap rates. But you have to make sure you know what you are doing. Street shopping involves a lot of walking around and literally battling for clothes with the next buyer.
So you need to be street smart to use this method of purchasing your clothes. If you have no idea what it takes to shop on the street, here’s my shopping guide to using the streets for your clothes and shoes.
1. Dress Comfortably
2. Take a lot of loose change with you
When you shop out on the streets, you would know that there are lots of shops that don’t accept net banking or credit banking. There’fore you should always ensure you have the right currency denominations with you.
Otherwise, there’s a chance of losing that dress you so desire because there’s no cash on you to pay for it. Some shops also offer POS services, but they are still in infancy and many of them come with extra POS fees.
3. Perfect Timing
It’s important to understand the market. Many markets have particular days when they will be bringing in new wares. But sometimes, there is also an added hassle of trying to beat many others who are in the market with you.
I have a shrewd eye and hate being hassled. So I always sacrifice seeing the new wares for a day after the opening. By doing this, I have more time to inspect wares, make my choices and get better bargains.
6. Check out the Edges and Corners
7. Carry a Big Bag
8. Bargain with the fear of God
9. Set your budget
10. Avoid being an Early Bird
Being an early bird may mean you get to see all the good things first. But it also means you will meet an uncompromising trader who will sell you cheap items for much higher. For me, the best bargains are in the evenings. So it has been my tradition, to visit the markets from 3pm. ( it’s my personal strategy, so build yours)
Shopping guide for Women: What to do when you shop in the malls
Keep a calm and collected outlook
When going to the malls or the local boutique, wearing comfortable clothes does not mean you should keep haggard attire. Dressing in a confident manner will positively influence the shop attendants.
You need to look super cute and super stylish. But keep in mind that you may be taking off your clothes from time to time to test out new clothes.
2. Shop with a list
Whether you are going on a fashion spree with no real purpose in mind, it’s important you don’t clutter your wardrobe with clothes that only some weeks later, you will be wondering just what happened that made you pick that outfit. It’s your hard earned cash, so you want not only the best but the best that suits you.