Sales have started about 10 days ago so the second markdown is on and the crowd less intense which is I why used my free Friday to stop by the stores.
Sales shopping for me falls into 2 categories: renewing the basics and adding a little fashion extravaganza.
First the basics are on my radar. It's what I wear most and discard half-heartedly after intense use so they need to be good quality: I look for natural fabric (cotton, wool, linen), they need to be well-made: I inspect for loose stitches, try it on for fit of course, look out for lopsided parts that will annoy me and care instructions to avoid dry-cleaning only.
Among those basics, there are items I buy every winter sales like clockwork:
- Bompard's 100% cashmere socks. They're still expensive at around 38 euros after discount but they're worth every cent when it gets seriously cold.
- Underwear from Muji is also a good investment: no loosing shape, no elastic fraying and holds up wash after wash
- Uniqlo's Heattech thermal tshirt.
Others are more happenstance. I foraged into H&M looking for shoes from the new collection and couldn't find them. Instead, I saw these striped tops which had caught my attention earlier in the season. I liked that they were not again a navy or black on white stripes variation (which I have too many spares of, provided not the same cut or material but still...) and yet could easily blend in with the rest of my clothes. Also needed to freshen up this item category which suffers a lot.
I know without a doubt, that I'll wear these and that they won't turn out to be mistakes. I actually already wore the bordeaux/grey one this morning.