Even with today’s economy there isn’t any reason you can’t still buy trendy and fashionable clothing. There are several things happening today in the world of fashion that can actually work well to your advantage when it comes to buying clothing.
One of the things that is happening is that fashion designers are realizing that their customer bases are drying up. Even women on Rodeo Drive aren’t spending like they used to. They’re holding back on spending thousands of dollars on designer handbags, shoes and clothing. How does this affect you? Well it’s a trickle down effect.
Take a look at some of the higher end fashion sites on line. What you’ll find is places like Net-A-Porter and eLuxury are having unbelievable sales. They are offering fashions from today’s top fashion designers at rock bottom prices. It’s not unusual to find fashions from designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, Zac Posen, Michael Kors and Tracy Reese (just to mention a few) at sales offering 50% and up to 65% off.
Now of course a $1000 Nina Ricci silk jacket is still expensive for most of us. But, you can still find great buys on less expensive items. Still not sure how this affects you?
What’s happening now is that lower cost fashion design houses are experiencing an increase in sales. They’re seeing a very large and new gap that needs to be filled in the fashion industry. They’re seeing a need for trendy affordable fashion, and they’re filling it.
You’ll find these affordable fashions at lots of different stores, stores far from Rodeo Drive. Just check out the selection in your local TJ Maxx or Kohl’s. Even Target and WalMart are expanding their women’s clothing sections.
So how can you take advantage of this and be fashionable at the same time? Take advantage of fashion magazines. What, you say, the same magazines that sell high end designer fashions that I can’t afford? Yes! That’s exactly what I mean. I buy the issue that focuses on a particular fashion season.
Just a few weeks ago I bought a fashion magazine that focused on the new Spring fashions. I looked through the magazine and saw what they said are the fashions trends to look for. Some of the trends they mentioned were black and white patterns and geometrics, safari fashion and metallics. The next thing I did was head to my local stores. I took a look around and saw a lot of reasonably priced fashions that would fit the bill. I saw skirts, pants, shirts, shoes, handbags and accessories that I could work well in my wardrobe that would prove that I’m both fashionable and trendy as well as thrifty!