Friday, March 25, 2016

Why I Always Shop The Clearance Rack

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It's no secret I love a good bargain, especially when it comes to fashion. I make it a rule to try and never pay full price for clothes, shoes or accessories.  That's why I always shop the clearance rack first. When ever I go to any store, I usually head straight to the sales and clearance rack to search. Even if I have a specific item in mind that I need to buy, the clearance rack gets scanned before looking at other racks. You can find some gems in those racks, I'll share some of my tips and secrets with you.   

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I know you're probably thinking, this chick is cheap!  Not really, I just like a bargain and why pay full price when you can get the same things for much less. You can find some gems in the clearance rack if you just take the time to search. Like this jumpsuit I found in Old Navy for only $8! WOW that was a great deal! Old Navy isn't very expensive to begin with and considered more of fast fashion retailer. None the less why would I pay the full price of $44, when I was able to snag it for $8.  Usually mark downs are done 6-8 weeks after items hit the sales floor and end up on the clearance rack. Its good to get friendly with the sales staff, ask them when they do mark downs on the clearance rack. Ask them how often its done and what day so you can come in and get the fresh stock!

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The trick to shopping the clearance rack is to have patients and make time to really dig in and search. Sometimes you have to look through tons of racks, which usually are not organized and messy. This is where having patients comes in, it can be frustrating for some people. I have a friend who hates to shop and search through racks so she pays full price to just grab it and go when she wants it.  Hey if you have the money to do that, I say more power to you. After a while you will get better and can scan through all the rack to identify those gems.  I usually scan the racks first, then when I see something that catches my attention I will grab it and inspect the item.  Another tip is to inspect the garment to make sure it is not defective or damaged.  A few items may also be from previous seasons, so don't expect to find current trends or seasons on clearance. This is where you need to look for staple items or classic styles when shopping clearance racks. Like this jumpsuit, the color and style can transcend several seasons.  I know the jumpsuit will be a staple in my closet for a long time. 

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Sometimes its tempting to grab all the super cheap stuff you can find in the clearance racks. Knowing what works for you and your style is helpful not to shop aimlessly.  I had been wanting a jumpsuit for a while now, but wasn't sure if it would work for me.  When I found this deal at Old Navy in my size, I pounced on it. This was a great way to get introduced to the jumper trend with out spending lots of money. I wore the jumpsuit to a makeup show and received lots of compliments. The jumpsuit is so comfy and easy to wear, I felt great! Only draw back is when its time to go pee, it can be a pain to get out of a jumpsuit. Make sure you don't wait to long to go or you may have an accident! LOL  Seriously this was one of my best fashion bargain finds.  Oh by the way the shoes were also a bargain find, got them last summer for only $16 for Ralph Lauren shoes!  Score!  

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Outfit Details
Jumpsuit: Old Navy $8 (similar)
Pointy Flats: Ralph Lauren
Purple Bag: Coach $125 (diff color)
Furry Pom Pom Keychain: Unknown $5 (similar)
(affiliate links to same or similar items)



Now that you have some of my tips for clearance shopping, go out and find some bargains!  Make sure you report back to me. I get so excited when I find a bargain, the adrenaline of the hunt is thrilling! What's the best bargain you have found, leave me a comment!


14 comments:

  1. I am the same way......paying full price for anything hurts me especially at Old Navy since I know it will go on clearance within 60 days or be on sale. I usually just wait it out. Patience is the key when it comes to bargain shopping.

    Love this jumpsuit on you. You look great in it. I have been eying it at Old Navy myself

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    1. I always find great deals at Old Navy clearance racks. One time I bought a shirt for .97 cents! LOL

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  2. I love a good bargain too and I always shop during sales, you can find amazing things! I recently bought 3 pairs of shoes for €5 each and a pair of boots for €8! I usually wait for 70-80% so yes, patience is essential! :)

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    1. Yes you have to wait it out and monitor those sales.

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  3. You look great!! love the look
    Farrah
    xo
    www.estrellafashionreport.com

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  4. Nice finds now and before! I love to check out the bargain racks, specially when I'm looking for good quality basics (so I can hit better brands) or super fashionably items that I know will not last more than two seasons. Also, I am a sucker for the discount rack when it comes to children's clothes, as they grow up so fast!

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    1. Kids clothes is definitely a good thing to shop in the clearance rack.

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  5. Yeah, I'm definitely a big stan of clearance racks. When I do find myself in a store, it's the first place I head towards. And, of course, the biggest clearance rack of all, thrift stores! You can find gems in there. Designer brand gems.

    ASOS and Old Navy have some of the best clearance prices around. Hands down.

    Great look!

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    1. Asos has great deals too, but not a big fan of shopping online. Those UK sizes still baffle me...LOL

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    2. Just use their US site. Everything is stated in US sizes. No more being baffled!

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  6. Yes!!! I'm at work, stalking you on the Internet, so I'll have to follow your accounts when I hop on my other computer. I'm subbing, though!!

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  7. I'm a clearance shopper as well! I usually stalk JCPenney clearance racks for really great mix and match pieces for work. Some blouses look great with jeans as well. So two outfits for the "clearance" piece of one! #Blmgirl

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    1. *price not piece! LOL oh and following you on IG as well.

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  8. Lol, me too! I know that's the Latina in me - bueno, bonito, y barrato :D

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