How to: Shop a sale
Spring is just around the corner, and all of the clothing stores are trying to get rid of last season’s clothes to make room for this season’s fashions.
Some people are not big fans of sales. They can be seemingly disorganized and hard to go through, so many try to avoid them in general.
However, other people love sales. They seem to find everything they have ever needed and more.
Sales usually occur when new merchandise is delivered to retail outlets between seasons.
“We have sales to get rid of last season’s merchandise and make room for the new stuff,” said Alberto Douriet, 22, assistant manager of Weekends on Pearl St.
Right now, most places are in the transition from Fall/Winter clothing to Spring/Summer clothing.
Annie Osborn, 20, a sophomore majoring in psychology, said that when shopping in sales, which are usually horribly disorganized, people should pay little attention to signs. She said that for the most part, they are wrong- from sizes to style and even price signs.
“When I am shopping in a sale, I go for colors and check all of the areas, even if there are segregated size areas,” Osborn said. “I like to check everything if I think I will like it.”
Some sales can be much better than others. At men’s sales, the average sizes are usually long gone, which can be to the advantage of larger men. Women’s sales seem to be much larger, owing to the larger floor set of women’s clothing in the first place, which can be a great advantage for female bargain hunters.
Some stores have better sales than others, and some stores seem to never have sales.
Usually higher-end chain stores take their things to their discount stores.
It is important to remember that time is one of the biggest factors in sale hunting.
“The less time you wait, the better selection you have, but the longer you wait, the better deal you get,” Douriet said.
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