Cape Town and The Shirt | How to – Bargain Shopping

December 26, 2011


I got this shirt for R80 at a terrible Korean ‘designer’ store. I know they’re lying, because it’s not a brand but looks classy even though it doesn’t even have a label, and I LOVE it, it fits me perfectly  and am really glad that I picked it out of the junk that was there. That’s the beauty of bargain shopping though. It’s not friendly like shopping at malls, and requires about double the amount of work, but with some perseverance and a keen eye, less effort will deliver more results.

Here’s how I do it:

1. ALWAYS  keep a look out in stores for any clearance tables or bins. Especially at Dischem and Edgars, some brands that don’t sell goon Clearance pretty quickly, especially brands that are not well known.

2. ALWAYS be knowledgable about the actual price, if it is a branded product. Do a quick google search on your cell for the online price so that you can compare the price you’re paying ‘sale’ to the actual price. Some stores will place a HUGE mark up and the sale price will end up being the standard online price.

3. ALWAYS check for defects, whether it’s clothing or cosmetics, the last thing you want is a damaged Jenni Button blazer or a Lancome moisturizer that had been opened or is expired.

So there are many other things, but I always follow these rules, and it hs been working for me so far, (just look at that shirt)!

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  • Reply sunnivac December 26, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Lovely! It fits you beautifully!!!

  • Reply andrewplacephotography January 21, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    you give it the designer look, and what a great location !

    • Reply Zaa.miss.bowtie January 23, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      Ah 🙂 what a great fitting shirt can do 🙂 I also believe that table mountain could make any picture great !

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