So I decided to do this blog to give an insight in to how I get the most out of 'outlet and bargain' shopping...
Make sure you have pleeeenty of time. Don't expect to go in there for 5 minutes, get the best stuff and be out. Most of the time it is busy so allow for extra time to navigate around other shoppers. If I go there when I am in a hurry I just get annoyed. I like to browse and have a really good search. So park your car somewhere you don't have to worry about rushing back to it.
★ Travel Light
Stick to a budget. If I don't have one I get carried away very easily and end up spending too much then it's not really a bargain. So if I have something in mind like Xmas decoration for example I will give myself a £30 budget. Or if I am going in for a couple of sets of underwear I will say £40.
★ Have a list
It is so easy to waste money when bargain shopping. Just because something is reduced or has a red sticker you pick it up, buy it then realise you don't need it at all. So make a list on paper, your phone or even just in your head. What is it that you need? Try to be specific. If you need shoes what type; black heels, flat boots? And stick to only looking for what you need.
So with all this in mind I popped out to TK Maxx this evening...
1.Something Christmassy I can put out in my home now (a candle or wreath?)- £12
2.Moisturising face cream - £8
An hour later here is what I came out with:
|Moisturiser, fake tan, Xmas dish towels|
|Famous Dave's Tanner|
|Skin Lab Lift & Firm Daily Moisturiser|
|Looks lovely and creamy|
|How cute are these?|
|How do you think they look?|
2 x Christmas themed dish towels - £3.99
Famous Dave's fake tanner - £5 (rrp £27.99)
Skin Lab Moisturiser - £4 (rrp £12)
I am really pleased with everything I bought. Ok I didn't quite stick to my list but I have wanted to try Famous Dave's tanner for a while and at £5 I couldn't resist.
How do you think I did? Let me know your top bargain shopping tips!!
Lots of Love Ashly xxx