Boutique Shopping Secrets Revealed! How To Get What You Want And Not Pay Full Price

Boutiques offer so many different and very attractive clothing items. As a woman, you know how often they draw you in with the stuff they have on display, but all too often you see the price tag and wander away. If you want to buy women's boutique tops and/or bottoms for less, you need to learn the secrets to boutique shopping. These are secrets that only mall rats and boutique shop employees know, but now the secrets are yours.

Window-Shop Weekly

First and foremost, you have to find the boutique's sale rhythm. This is the cycle by which new items are added to the stuff on the floor and old items are discounted. To do that, select a day of the week that works best for you, and window-shop that day every week for about a month or so. Not only does this help you find the boutique's sale rhythm, but it may also help you catch the deals on other items you have had your eye on for a while.

Once You Know the Sale Rhythm, Use It

Boutique stores have a sale rhythm that is somewhere between/about a month or three. They are all different, which is why you need to do the previous step to find out what the sale rhythm is. For example, say that this one boutique shop that has lots of cute stuff has a sale rhythm of six weeks. That means that every six weeks, like clockwork, you will notice tons of new stuff on the racks and tables and the old stuff has been moved to the back of the shop and marked down. You can buy the sale stuff now to avoid losing out on the items you really want, or you could take your chances and wait a week or two when prices will drop even further. Regardless of what you choose to do (i.e., wait another week or buy now), you now have the store's sale rhythm and you should use it to your advantage.

Sign up for Loyalty Programs and Special Alerts

Also, make sure you sign up for the boutiques' loyalty programs and special alerts. Yes, this means more email than you care to have in your inbox, but it also means that you get advance warning of additional discounts, members-only sales and shopping events, and coupons galore that can be used on already-discounted merchandise. That is just savvy shopping, and it is a highly-prized skill.