Huge sale deals are to be had this week as Cyber Week kicks off for 2019. Undoubtedly the biggest retail day of the year, Black Friday is this Friday the 29th of November. I see Black Friday as the perfect time to save on Christmas gifts, luxury items, and essentials. Over the week stores will be running ongoing deals, some have already started early. Cyber Monday falls on the 2nd of December and equally offers some great deals.
I am here to help with my best tips on how to make sure you get the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Make sure you don’t make any mistake buys with my tips below.
Come back this week to inspiringwit.com regularly! I will be sharing blog posts all week with the sale codes and my picks of the online retailer’s sales. Covering women’s fashion, beauty, men’s fashion, and homewares.
TIP 1: CONSIDER NEED VS WANT WHEN YOU SHOP
Work out what you really need or want before you even look at any stores. Create a wishlist and budget (more on this in tip 2). Some retailers like Everlane have in the past taken a stand against the Black Friday/ Cyber week culture by closing sales on those dates. In recent years they have (rather than offer discounts) chosen to put proceeds of sales towards improving the recreational facilities available at some of their factories. Thus encouraging consumers to shop more thoughtfully.
At the end of the day, we don’t actually need as much as we want or think we might to get by, so take that into consideration before you commit!
TIP 2: PLAN, BUDGET AND CREATE A WISHLIST
A lot of savvy shoppers have their items saved in their wishlist or even their cart before the sales start, so they are ready to purchase as soon as the sale deals come into effect. If you know what you want and have prepared before-hand, there are fewer chances you might miss out on something selling out. If you work out your budget and plan of attack early (and stick to it) you won’t go overspending.
TIP 3: READ REVIEWS AND RATINGS
Scout first, do your research and know you can effectively purchase what you are after, not just adding to cart due to the sale deals. Read the reviews, suss out if other consumers have found the sizing to be correct, fabric to be good quality, etc.
TIP 4: CHECK SIZING INFORMATION
Make sure you know your correct size. Have your sizing info written down on hand while you shop. And, more basic a tip than this, make sure you measure with a measuring tape that has the correct measurements!! I realised one tape measure I had was totally off, so my measuring was out. Oops!
Sometimes I cross-reference sizing info from a few websites to make sure I order as close to my perfect size. For example, I’ll check Shopbop, Net-A-Porter, Matches Fashion and the brand’s website and read the sizing info on each. Some sites will give extra info like the model sizing for reference, or suggest to take a size up.
If in doubt, speak to someone from customer service and ask for their advice. It’s what they are there for.
TIP 5: TRY IN STORES TOO
While the majority of cyber week sales happen online, try shopping locally in a store. You will get the added insurance that what you see is what you get. Particularly when you can try things on. It might not be as convenient and you may have to allocate more time for busy stores, lines, finding parking, the risks of not being able to find what you are after and overwhelmed staff. However, there’s an added bonus of knowing you won’t have to wait for delivery or need to bother returning anything that wasn’t right.
WHAT IS ON YOUR LIST?
A lot of people get into the Cyber week experience as a way to get into the Holiday mood. You may have more fun than you expect! In a shopping center, you might even get to visit Santa if you wish! hehe After all of those tips, I am hoping that you feel more ready than ever to navigate the cyber week deals. If you have any questions or want help at all, leave me a comment below or send me a message. Follow me on the LikeToKnowIt App as inspiringwit to directly shop my outfits on your phone or in your inbox. And be sure to check back in for the sale codes and the best of the 2019 cyber week deals.
I would, of course, love to know what is on your cyber week wish list this year? Let me know below!
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LPA LINEN PANTS
L’ACADEMIE CROP TOP (ON SALE NOW)
GIVENCHY BAG (SIMILAR HERE)
SUPERGA X LOVESHACKFANCY SNEAKERS (ON SALE HERE)
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