Are you sale savvy or deal driven? Are you constantly looking for cheap finds? Then keep reading.
As the sale conscious are all aware, the best seasons to shop for the cheapest deals are in the middle of winter and the end of summer, but what is sometimes overlooked is the fact that small neighborhood boutiques will offer better deals when it comes to clearing out merchandise. If you’re looking for basics or classic pieces that never go out of style, boutique deals are the way to shop.
Boutiques are smaller than your local Urban Outfitters and don’t generally have huge stock rooms or other stores to ship surplus product to. This means that when the holiday and summer seasons are over, the boutiques have to purge their leftover merchandise to make room for new, incoming stuff. That summer dress you’ve been eyeing will only get cheaper and cheaper the later it gets in the season.
It’s true that there are some dangers in waiting for boutiques deals: The dress you love may not make it to sale season. The upside to shopping smaller boutique deals versus big corporate deals: less people traffic through them, they will usually hold items for a couple days, and the chances of getting the dress you want on sale are much higher.
Boutique deals can be found year-round, but the best deals are always right after the holiday season and at the end of summer. Spring clothes can pass during the summer and Fall clothes can easily transcend into winter; it’s too difficult to pass the other styles off as anything other than what they are.
So, if you’re looking for discount of 50-75%, keep your eyes open during the sale seasons.