15 Things Everyone Knows About Summer Sales shopping
Who can resist a bargain? Not us. But finding that must-have at half price can be harder than you think…
1 It Gets Sweaty
It’s 30 degrees outside and yet for some reason every store has its heating on. Sales shopping is all about getting sweaty and earning that bargain buy. Deodorant at the ready…
2 The Changing Room Rail Will Become Your BFF
All seasoned shoppers know that the changing room is where you might just spot that must-have peasant dress in the size you need. Even if you do end up holding up the entire queue just so you can root through.
3 Ruin You Will Your Make-up
We advise skipping the fake tan because it’s always that floaty white dress that fits perfectly that’s covered with someone else’s foundation on the neckline...
4 You Will Hate Your BFF For An Hour
Fighting over the same item or worse, having her buy the exact same dress you’re buying = awks friendship times. It’s not worth it, guys.
5 You’ll Want To Try It All
Sales drive us into a frenzy and suddenly we want to try everything on. Which means leaving half of it with the sales assistant and then that awkward back and forth in your bra. So stressful...
6 There Will Be An Awks Moment
The size you need has already been clocked by someone else. You will follow her around like a madwoman to get it and stare at each other awkwardly until one of you eventually loses.
7 You Will Buy That Top In The Wrong Size
When they’re out of stock, who hasn’t convinced themselves that a shirt three sizes bigger will fit? Only to return it a week later when you realise it’s huuuuge. But you just wanted it so much…
8 You Might Get Injured
Repetitive strain injury is real and can be induced by too much sales clicking. For online shoppers, a warm-up may help. Repeat after us, clench hand and release, clench and release.
9 From A Something To A Nothing
You’ve been looking at that top every day for a month, it’s been in your online basket forever and now it’s in the sale for half price – hurrah. But despite imagining 10 different outfit scenarios, when it arrives it just doesn’t look the way you expected. Sigh.
10 Flats Are The Only Way To Go
Teetering on heels in between sales surefire racks is a way to a sprained ankle from tripping on the pile of items discarded by another inconsiderate shopper. Wear flats and win.
11 After-work Sales Shopping Is Always Hell
The ‘I’ll just pop in’ idea post-office isn’t fun. The rule with sales is get there early, but sometimes a last-minute dash is the only way. It’s just annoying when everyone has the same idea and there’s nothing left in your size...
12 You Need Scheduled Breaks
Shopping is a sport and therefore rest stops between stores is a must. Spending a third of your cash on iced lattes is just something you need to factor into your allocated sales shopping budget.
13 Buying Something Random Seems Like A Good Idea
Electric blue leather skirt? Sure, that’ll slot into your minimalist Scandi-themed wardrobe. What is it about sales that convinces us of these things? FYI, we’ll tell you how to avoid this in Look’s sales special next week!
14 With You Will Leave 20 Things For The Beach And Nothing To Wear To Work
Denim shorts, crochet bikinis, a pineapple-printed playsuit. Hmmm... Dress down Friday, anyone?
15 The Journey Home Is The Worst Part
Expect to look like a full-on shop. bag lady by the third can do. There’s nothing you into Also expect to be wedged the someone’s armpit in that corner of the bus. Accept this is part of the deal.
Sales shopping is one way to test your friendships
The changing room rail is full with possibilities
‘How many items can I take in again...?’