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Saving on spring shopping

Despite the fact most of us are pinching pennies, or saving our pennies, some of us are still shopping. In a recent survey sent to me by my friends at Lucky (one of my favorite magazines!), I was surprised to see 84% of Lucky readers feel that when they need a pick-me-up, nothing works as well as a new item of clothing, a new accessory, or a new pair of shoes.

Other stats from their survey:

  • People are still shopping: 93% are planning on buying new fashion or accessories this spring

  • Full price is an option: Even with all the sales, 77% are willing to pay full price if: they are really inspired by an item; the item is unique and expresses their personal style, and they think the item might sell out

  • Staying in style is important: 82% are paying as much or more attention to spring fashion trends than in the past

A few suggestions Indulge has for saving on your spring wardrobe:

1. Read fashion magazines (Lucky is a great one!) and blogs (I love Who, What Wear!!) and pick the top 5 trendy (but universal) pieces you want for spring. Whether it is shoes, a light coat, jewelry or other clothing, limit it to 5.

2. Go to discount stores like Kohls, TJ Maxx or Marshalls to fulfill your list. If that doesn't work, try the Gap or Limited online has great deals.

3. Try not to spend more than $25 on any piece. If you do, take 1 item off your list.

4. Don't go too crazy over quality. Remember these are trendy pieces ... if they fall apart after spring/summer they are doing you a favor so you do not continue wearing them. I like to refer to inexpensive add-on's to my wardrobe as "disposable clothes."

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