It is always great to go shopping and to find items you like or which have even been on your wishlist for a while at great prices! We all love a sale and to find bargains, regardless of whether you shop online of in a store. But, just in case you need more convincing, we have put together a list of 7 great reasons why it is worth to shop for clothes during sales: from personal benefits and saving time to helping out the economy, shopping is a great activity you should enjoy at least every once in a… sale.
1. Shopping burns calories
If you want to keep yourself toned and in shape, shopping is a great way to achieve that. It might sound like an urban myth, but this is a fact. The amount of calories you burn when shopping is correlated to your body weight, to the time you spend shopping and to the way you shop. Carrying shopping bags is also part of the equation. Even the lightest shopping spree can in fact burn double the calories you would be spending if you were to sit and watch TV. A 100-pounds person will lose around 400 calories in a three-hour shopping spree, while a 200-pounder will lose 750. Walking is a very beneficial activity that most people don’t get enough of. However, when you are shopping, you are doing more than just walking through stores, as you are constantly trying on things, sitting down, standing up, stretching to see how things fit, putting things on and taking others off. These activities put your body into motion and keep it toned. People who shop regularly don’t actually need to exercise: they get all their work-out from shopping.
If shopping in general burns this many calories, think about what speed-shopping does for you! During sales time one will always shop faster, because you want to make sure the items you want to buy won’t go out of stock.
2. You save money
One of the main benefits of shopping during sales is of course, saving money. Everybody knows this, but many people don’t realize what this actually means. Think of the amount of money you would be spending on clothes in year and imagine that everything came at least 10% off. For example, if you spend $2000 on clothes each year and everything was just 10% off, you would be saving $200, which is enough for some new shoes, a new phone or even a week-end break. Considering that during sales, everything comes at bigger discounts than 10%, you will be able to save a lot more money than you would expect. Maybe enough even to open a savings account.
3. Buy more for less
Speaking of budgets, it is very important to lay out a budget for clothes. When you are planning your spendings, it is always crucial to know how much of your income you actually want to spend on clothes. Going too much overboard can leave you in debt, which is a situation no one should ever be in. Sales are a great time for cautious shopaholics, as they allow you to buy more items under the same budget you had before the sale started.
4. Sales are a great time for gift-shopping
If you are planning on buying gifts, sales are a great time to purchase things for your aunt, your colleagues and your buddies alike. Offers such as “3 scarves at the price of 1” or “Buy 1, get 1 free” can get you a lot more gifts covered in a shorter timeframe.
5. You can buy enough clothes to have next season too
During sales, given all the advantages we’ve mentioned this far, you can actually shop for clothes you won’t be needing anytime soon. Bathing suits, socks, underwear, ties, bow ties, pocket squares and other items are all products you can buy more of at once and then use in the flow of time. There is no rule that you need to wear the things you buy within the next six months or else you have to give them back! When you find a good sale, stock up on ties, socks and underwear and you will thank yourself later!
6. Getting out of your comfort zone
At often times when people go shopping, they want to buy certain things but fear that they won’t like it later or that “it’s not them”. Sales are a great time to get out of your comfort zone, as you can purchase things you wouldn’t normally buy and not spend too much money on them. A lot of men want to buy things like white pants or printed t-shirts just to get out of their comfort zone, but feel like the price is not worth the risk. Sales are an amazing time to skip these emotional barriers and go for something you always wanted but were never sure it “was you”.
7. You help the economy
Responsible shopping is always a wonderful way to help the economy. Spending money in a cautious manner is a great way to make sure the economy you live in will get a boost which will translate in a better way of life for your community and for yourself.
8. You can get designer clothes at affordable prices
A lot of time, during sales seasons you can find a lot of designer clothes at affordable prices. This is really something special if you are a guy who is interested in adding some designer items in his wardrobe.
For example, our friends at East Dane, a men’s shopping website that gathers amazing products from various designers and brands are having an amazing sale! The sale begins on Tuesday, November 25th and lasts until December 1st at 11:59 PM Pacific Time Zone. You can buy a wide variety on things on sale, as there are no brand exclusions.
On their website, you can get clothing and accessories from brands such as 3.1 Phillip Lim, Band of Outsiders, Viktor and Rolf, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam, Rag & Bone and Calvin Klein Underwear.
Moreover, the more you buy during the sale, the more you save. If you don’t want to buy a lot of items, you can find a group of friends and make a group purchase because there are great discounts for bigger sums spent.
Here is the deal:
Spending $250 get you 15% off
Spending $500 gets you 20% off
Spending $1000 gets you 25% off
To get a coupon, follow the link below:
So, with all these great reasons to shop during sales, it makes no sense not to buy something for you or for someone else, regardless of whether you are shopping on or offline!
Fraquoh and Franchomme
P.S. What are your reasons for shopping during sales? What items do you generally buy on sale? Share your thoughts in the comments below! For more articles on style, fashion tips and cultural insights, you can subscribe to Attire Club via e-mail or follow us on Facebook or Twitter!