Pret Reporteur. Recession Savvy Chic: Less is More

April 22, 2009 • Fashion


Gabbie Perez for Second City Style Magazine

It’s 2009, which means we fashionistas must be stylish as well as fiscally responsible. What works in these financially hard times? Look for extra discounts (they are definitely out there!), reuse wisely (think vintage and resale), and steer clear of fads. It’s no longer about how much you spend; it’s about how much you save.

It’s a Buyer’s Market
If you have a few extra pennies to spend, now is the time! I’ve never
seen so many sales, discounts deals, coupons, or special offers in
retail history. With all of this being offered to consumers, never ever buy anything full price! That extra 20% off or free shipping can really go a long way. Visit Coupon Cabin for printable coupons and coupon codes, for everything from Dell computers to sporting goods at Sports Authority.

Be Resourceful
Can’t afford that coveted pair of Jimmy Choo platforms or the latest Chanel handbag?
Don’t feel bad, no one can. But don’t forget other (less expensive!)
places where you might find them — like your grandma’s closet, your
local flea market, estate sales (which usually prove to be a real
adventure), or resale shops. Again, it’s a buyer’s market: people are selling luxury items to make an extra buck, so save up and start hunting!

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