We all know that buying second had clothes is cheaper than buying brand new ones, but what about when you want vintage style from new clothing. There are a lot of stores at there at the moment selling new clothing who specialise in cool vintage fashion, but how much does it cost to shop there and are there any ways to save money?
Thankfully the answer is that it does not have to cost a fortune to get hold of great items of vintage inspired clothing and there are definitely a few ways that you can save a bit of money if you pay attention to what you are doing.
If you are a regular online shopper you will have no doubt some across store such as Rock My Vintage and Miss Selfridge, both of whom sell dresses, jeans tops and blouses which are inspired by vintage styles. You may well have even bought something online from them in the past, but did you know that you might have been able to get a discount there?
One way to do this is to register for a loyalty card at your favourite store, because the more that you shop there, the more they want to keep you coming back for more, and they do this be offering you money off your next purchase when you have spent a certain amount. Also when online, make sure that you try and find a voucher code to use when you are paying. You will find these on websites like MoneySuperMarket, UK voucher and shopping discount site Fliggo.com and even on the Daily Mail voucher site. I have use them to get money off clothing in the past, sometime up to 30%, and you really can not go wrong with them. Even if you shop for second hand stuff on eBay, make sure that you check if they have and codes available for discounts, as they have been known to do this from time to time.
Another way that I like to try and get a bit of money off is to look for items that are slightly damaged. After all, if you want a vintage look, a little bit of fraying here and there will only add to the look, so it shouldn’t be a concern. If you do find any items like this in a store, all you have to do is point the damage out to the shop manager and tell them that you are still interested in buying it, although you feel that there should be a discount. Nine times out of ten they will agree to this because there is not much chance of them selling the item to anybody else in that condition. As always, if you don’t ask, you don’t get anything, so don’t be shy and you might ending up saving a pretty penny.