This year I have made a real effort to curb my spending and save money. Making a mental count of how many clothes I have bought, the number gladly hasn’t reached double digits. I think that is a personal best.
When you take into consideration how much it costs to make a garment compared to how much it is sold, you will want to save as much money as you can.
For this blog post, I will be covering the outlets that are available for you. If you love buying at the sale, outlet/clearance shopping is for you.
WHAT IS OUTLET SHOPPING?
Imagine the lifecycle of a product. It hits the store and online as a new arrival. It then stays at full price within the main collection for a season. When the season changes, it goes into a sale, with the sale percentage increasing. If the item doesn’t sell out, it goes into an outlet which will house the piece of clothing to make way for new season stock.
In summary, you are buying out of season clothes at an affordable price all season long.
Outlet shopping is also great if you want to track down a piece that you didn’t end up buying when it was in store.
Mango’s outlet boasts up to 50% off with a fully optimised online store.
My personal favourite, next has a clearance section online where they house all of their out of season clothes. There is a handy search filter to help navigate through the depth of options.
ASOS has their outlet section visible on the main website under the outlet tab which makes it easier to compare styles from the outlet and main collection.
The popular discount chain needs no introduction. The challenge with TK MAXX is finding what you want when you want. The stock distribution is random and hard to find. Success with TK MAXX is entirely arbitrary. But you can be rewarded with your perseverance with incredible bargains.
Jigsaw offers an online outlet which offers discounted prices, perfect if you find their prices on the high side.
What are some of your favourite outlet / clearance stores?