EVERY time it’s sale season, I wish I had saved up more to spend on the sales instead of convincing myself throughout the season to buy what I liked because nothing would be available or in my size come sale time and I’d really regret it. Really ..? Sigh … Sometimes I wish I could ignore my intuition !
I’ve been browsing the sales in Australia, but I secretly miss the manic European/UK sales for their range and availability. That being said, I DO have my greedy eyes set on a few Australian items at the moment (My credit card trembles hearing this, all the way from the freezer ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’ style) and thank goodness for online shopping! I can’t stand competing against crazy sale shoppers and fighting for fitting rooms so my strategy is always to try things on during the season, compile my wish list (possibly succumb to a few items along the way) and then revisit the list at sale time. As I’m being “good” (i.e broke) here are a few of my favourite sale shares for you guys:
Harrods – London and Online
A.K.A Designer heaven! I personally find Harrods confusing to navigate around but the immaculately groomed sales assistants always help out (try not to
T-Styled Me Tips:
- Shop in store as opposed to online as there’s limited stock online.
- There’s always a preview sale (30% of selected fashion) before the sale is public if you’re a rewards member (you can sign up for free)
- If you can hold out, there’s always an additional 10% off full priced items and sale items two weekends after the public sale for reward members.
- For handbags, seasonal stock will likely be discounted (not the Classics)
Okay, I’m not going to lie, I went to the Harrods preview sale instead of packing for Australia and sadly, my plan didn’t work … Somehow something went horribly wrong and I ended up with NO items on the list and two full priced items … FAIL! I’ll post those pics up soon but here are a few bargains I picked up last year, when I was a better sale shopper at Harrods:
Selfridges – Online and in London, Birmingham and Manchester
Awww … My favourite department store in London! Is it strange that I know it like the back of my hand? Selfridges is a younger and brighter Harrods so once again, go in stores to view all the bargains instead of shopping online.
Net-a-porter.com – Online and Ships Internationally
Like I need to tell you about the Net-a-porter sale! Almost my entire wish list sold out immediately when Net-a-porter.com went on sale but there were still some great bargains, especially in the accessories department. Here are a few T-Styled Me sale picks:
Alexander McQueen Paisley Scarf – I’d love a scarf in this colour for Autumn/Winter
Burberry Prorsum Ballet Flats – Practical and sensible with just a pop of colour
YSL Arty Rings – These look really fun and would brighten up any black ensemble.
ShopBop.com – Online and ships Internationally
I love that ShopBop.com stocks high-end designers as well as young emerging ones so I always check ShopBop.com to access my favourite brands, especially American designers. I find Shopbop.com secure to purchase from and reliable in terms of customer service. Here are a few T-Styled Me Sale picks:
Tibi Geneva Print Draped Dress: I love the colours in the print…
Tibi Arizona Long Dress – Ok, I’m sorry this one isn’t on sale but I love how the print instantly transports me to memories of hot Summer days so I had to add it in here
The T-By Alexander Wang Long Sleeve knit is practical, great for layering during Winter and I can see it doubling up as a cooler Summer evening cover up.
Elizabeth & James Horseshoe Earrings – I’m tempted to get these to match my House of Harlow 1960 Horseshoe ring but wary of being too matchy matchy.
Elizabeth & James Small Ribbon Pendant Necklace – I don’t wear as much silver jewellery anymore but this is really simple and sweet.
RevolveClothing.com – Online and ships Internationally
I alternate between ShopBop.com and RevolveClothing.com when buying online and find that if one doesn’t stock an item, the other one will for sure! Here are some T-Styled Me Sale Picks:
House of Harlow 1960 Rose Gold Stack Rings – You know I’m a fan
Kimberley Taylor Odetta Dress as worn by Kendall Jenner – A cute party dress by NY designer Kimberley Taylor
Bec & Bridge Jungle Garden Asymmetrical Dress – Pop on a leather jacket and you’re ready for a night out on the town with this dress I say!
Rebecca Taylor Knock me out shorts – Sweet neutral coloured shorts to wear causally with a white t-shirt, statement jewellery and ballet flats.
My-Wardobe.com – Online and ships Internationally
Here are the T-Styled Me Sale Picks:
Tibi Blush Leather Silk Trim Shirt – I saw this at the Harrods preview sale and the leather trimming is gorgeous but my bank account said no …
DKNY’s Colour Block Sleeveless Sheath Dress – This looks more like a shift than a sheath dress to me but I love the colour scheme and the versatility of the dress on all body shapes. DKNY do great colour blocking dresses for both work and play.
Philip Lim 3.1 Lepoard Cigarette Pants – These look really fun and would look great with a brightly coloured top and a leather jacket or blazer with booties.
Carven Tribal Jacquard one Shoulder Dress – Sigh – I love that Carven make such quality structured and vibrant dresses! This is one of my ultimate faves but there’s none left in my size … boo
Hmmm … as I write this post I realise that I could be here for days. There are SO many of my favourite websites to share with you so I think I’ll have to choose some more T-Styled Me favourite Picks of the sale and new seasons collections in future posts. If you’re still looking for bargains, don’t forget to check out the following:
How are the sales in your hometown ? I’d love to hear about any bargains you’ve picked up over this sale season and if you’re willing to share, where do find the best bargains ?! Come on, share with us your sale wins!