Anyone that knows me knows that I love a good sale; they would also know that designer sale season is one of my favorite times of the retail season. If you are unfamiliar with designer sale season, it’s basically occurs twice a year; once during the end of the Spring/Summer retail season and once during the end of the Autumn/Winter sale season. Unlike other brands that may frequently make it to sales list during the year, certain designer brands only go on sale during this sale season (for about 30-40% off at first cut; at 2nd & 3rd cut you may be able to find an item at 60-75% off)! It is a great time to purchase a designer item (clothing, shoes, bags, accessories) that you may have been coveting all season long, but for a more reasonable price. You should note that not every item from your favorite designer will make the sales cut. Most of the items that do are often seasonal items (ex. floral, sandals, sheer/ crop tops at the end of the Spring/ Summer season or sweaters, coats, boots, etc at the end of the Fall/Winter season). It is a way for retailers to get rid of excess inventory and make room for the next season’s.
Designer Sales season is normally the kick off to a month to month and a half long span of end of season sales that almost every retailer will participate in, so even if you aren’t really into designer digs, it’s still great to know when it begins because that means that other brands/items that may peak your interest may probably go on sale within a reasonable amount of time as well.
If you would like to be kept up to date as to when the designer sales kick off, here are a few tips:
1) Be nice to your department store sales associate. They often know when the sales will start and can keep you updated via email. If you are really nice, they can also let you know about the pre-sales before the sale is open to the general public (a lot of most wanted items are often sold out during pre-sale, so having a sales associate at your favorite department store(s) is definitely a benefit).
2) Join a fashion/style forum. The ladies are super helpful and are often there because they share common interest(s)
3) Just ask! (If you notice that your retailer is making room for the next season’s inventory, ask them when are they going to be having their end of season clearance)
4) Make Google your friend! Just google sales terms and the current year and you may be surprised with how much info you get.
I really didn’t have my eyes set on much for this season from department stores, but I am definitely looking forward to a few of my favorite online retailers starting their sale this June.
Now that I’ve shared a few tips with you, let’s say a BIG Hello Lovers to 2 of my sale finds…
Christian Louboutin Black Suede Summerisima
They come in various colorways, but never even crossed my mind until I saw them in black. I am so glad that I got them because they go with absolutely everything. They will definitely be my go to summer sandal
Here is another tip for navigating the sales tide…
This a great time to try a trendy piece. A lot of items that do make the sale are trendy (whether high-end or high-street), which is why they are on sale (classics hardly ever go on sale, so if you see something that you consider a classic on sale, snatch it up quickly).
Are you looking forward to this sale season?
If you have any specific questions about this sale season please feel free to ask below. I will try and answer to the best of my abilityHey Gorgeous, don't leave yet... Join me on: Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter for lots more :-)