Get your hands on discount fashion
Sign up for store newsletters, particularly e-newsletters as they often provide a great way to get some fab discount fashion and accessories. Gap Outlet is already heavily discounted and they often send loyal customers extra discounts and promotions. If you buy a reusable bag you can also get 10% off each visit just for showing the bag, it folds up quite small so remember to put it into your bag/pocket before you set off. Dorothy Perkins offers 10% off your first shop when you sign up for the newsletter. H&M are currently offering 25% off one item when you sign up. Next, Oasis and Topshop do not currently offer a discount however they alert you to sale dates and have member only offers. Saltrock offers 10% off your first order and currently has a sale with minimum 50% discount.
You could even try your luck using the Live Chat option on the major brand websites, if you want to find out more info on a product and then mention that it is a little over your budget, sometime staff are authorised to give out discount codes or online vouchers, if you don’t ask you don’t get.
Discount fashion stores and outlets can offer big discounts on previous season stock, great for a special occasion or keeping the young ones happy with the latest hightops or hoodies. Cheshire Oaks andBicester Village are huge outlet villages offering big dicounts but check locally as there are many smaller outlet villages where you can grab a bargain, check the Fashion Outlet page for a list of shopping villages across the UK. TK Maxx is always worth a look as they have a wide range of clothing, sportswear, coats, shoes, homeware and gifts.
Toddler and children’s shoes can be expensive and if you prefer Clarks there are other options other than the high street. Brantano shoes stock a limited range of Clarks and outlet villages often have a Clarks store. You can even get a shoe size gauge for around £7.99 on Amazon so you can look for online deals avoiding the queues at peak times like school holidays and Christmas. Women and mens footwear varies hugely in price, if you like a particular brand check for outlets or visit Amazon for major brands or sports, fashion footwear and boots. TKMaxx and Debenhams are also stock a wide range. For popular US brands such as Converse, Vans or DC try Sole Trader and Footlocker outlets and the Schuh sale.
Store cards can be a great way to save on high street clothing retailer, however the important but here is to remember to clear your balance before the end of the month or they can be very pricey with high interest rates often between 25% and 32%. The Debenhams store and credit card give you vouchers in your monthly statement to spend in store and also you get 10% of at their restaurants. They have several promotions throughout the year, although some are selected lines only.
Follow them on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Many large retailers tweet or post about their latest deals or sales on their website and in store, these include Amazon and Debenhams.
Vouchers in fashion and monthly magazines. The large magazine titles have the sway to partner up with retailers to offer their readers exclusive disounts, they are usually on a promotional page with a cutout voucher or attached somewhere in the publications. Flick through Cosmopolitan, Company, Elle, Glamour or Marie Clare and find those vouchers before you hand it over to the next reader! Use vouchercloudor vouchercodes to download email vouchers or get codes to use at the online checkout.
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