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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Shopping is everyone's favorite past time, and this is especially so for the wealthy. There are different reasons for shopping - shopping for pleasure, shopping for needs, and shopping for others i.e. buying gifts. Shopping can also turn into an addiction, which can bring about the term "impulse buying" which is unhealthy for normal people like us. In this guide, you can learn how to shop smart, and still be fashionable! Shopping smart does not mean shopping for cheap clothes, rather it is making your buys worth your money.

Review your budget. As all of you know, in order to be a smart shopper, you'll have to control your spending. Write a budget and stick to it. If you see an expensive article of clothing e.g. top that you really like, consider if that top would match most of your bottoms, so that it would not be well worth your money.
Go to the right places. Find the nearest flea market. Why flea markets? They offer unique rare pieces from all around the world at cheap or second-hand prices. Basically, you would not want to have a tee that everyone else has, and you want to stand out stylishly in the crowd. Alternatively, if you are uncomfortable about using second-hand items, try buying new clothes that are imported in bulk. Flea markets may have the most uncomfortable environment but they may provide the best variety of clothing.
Follow your interest. Read magazines before your shopping trip to get ideas on what style you are inclined to, so that you can save time by directly going to the specific concept stores Ben Sherman for British-Indie inspired style.
Find clothes that fit. Buy clothes that fit right at the store, especially pants and dresses, so that you will not need to spend extra money on tailoring.

Make frequent trips to your shopping districts for latest information on newly-opened stores and new arrivals.
Tees sold on the web usually cost more, but they are one of a kind. Decide on your main priority.
Less is more. Buying a good quality tee-shirt and taking care of it is good value. Buying 5 cheap ones is not and you don't look as good!

Shopping is addictive - Use of credit cards is discouraged. Use cash instead.
Be prepared to take a long time to find the nice clothes you want at flea markets.


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