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Ah, the fes­tive sales. Keep your cool and get ex­actly what you want with our fool­proof guide to bar­gain­hunt­ing like a baller...

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Em­ploy Some Pre-sale Prep

It sounds ob­vi­ous, but when you’re faced with count­less cut-price treats you can eas­ily for­get that you don’t have a Kar­dashian bank bal­ance. Avoid over­spend­ing by set­ting your­self a strict bud­get and be­ing re­al­is­tic about what you can (and, more im­por­tantly, can’t) af­ford; re­mem­ber, those bills won’t pay them­selves. Tar­get shops you’re to­tally ob­sessed with and shop them in or­der – that way, you’re more likely to be happy with your haul when the pen­nies even­tu­ally run out. But don’t for­get, sales sea­son is also hit­ting the slightly spenny shops you only fre­quent on In­sta. Whis­tles, Reiss, Jig­saw and de­li­cious de­signer des­ti­na­tions al­ways have ma­jor dis­counts on their most luxe stuff. El­bows at the ready, ladies…

Im­pulse Buys Are NOT Your Friend

Sure, state­ment pieces might be en­tic­ing, but think about your core wardrobe – you want a col­lec­tion of time­less wins, not an out­fit that’s more fancy dress than, well, fancy. Stay safe by mak­ing a list of what you re­ally need first – and stick to it. But be­cause shop­ping is never that sim­ple, if you do fall in love with some­thing com­pletely off-piste, buy it – just be sure the store of­fers a re­turns pol­icy as you’ll prob­a­bly change your mind. And re­ceipts! Al­ways keep your re­ceipts.

Size Mat­ters

Do not – we re­peat, do not – buy any­thing that doesn’t fit prop­erly. We know that you’ve got that gym thing all planned out for New Year, but what’s the fun if you can’t wear your fru­gal finds straight­away? We all know from ex­pe­ri­ence that, re­gard­less of how pretty they may be to look at, the not-quite-the-right-size bar­gain buys we nab get shoved right to the back of the wardrobe, never to be seen again. Sorry guys, that an­noy­ingly long chang­ing room queue is there for a rea­son…

Are You On­line?

If you’re more of a shop­ping-with-your feet-up-and-a-warm-cuppa-to-hand kinda girl, the cy­ber sales have got your name writ­ten all over them. Sites like Matches and ASOS have handy wish­list bas­kets where you can mark all your favourite things be­fore the dis­counts com­mence. Spend some time whit­tling down the pieces you know you want, so when the sales go live you can snap it all up with ease. You’ll be by­pass­ing the manic search­ing in store and dreaded till queues. Bar­gains de­liv­ered right to our door? Yes please.

Hot Sale Drops We’re Dream­ing Of

We’re pray­ing to the fash­ion gods that th­ese show­stop­pers get the sales treat­ment…

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