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Shop for Clothes the Smart Way

Two young women shopping

If you are in need of some new clothes, you might want to consider buying them online. There are certainly plenty of online clothing stores to choose from, each one claiming to offer the biggest selection at the lowest prices. The online clothing industry is very competitive. Therefore, you can use this competitiveness to your advantage. If you use your brain while you are shopping for streetwear on sale online, you can potentially save a large amount of money. You just need to be willing to be patient and wait for the right deal to spring up. Here are some of the many methods you can use to shop for clothes the smart way.

Two young women shopping

Look around for the best deals

The best shoppers are the ones who are willing to devote some time into hunting down deals. When you are shopping online, this is not nearly as time-consuming as looking for deals at regular stores. However, you must still be able to wait until the right time to make your purchase. If you are a person who believes in instant gratification, you will spend much more than patient shoppers. If you keep up-to-date with all of the major online clothing stores, you will usually be able to find out when each one is planning to have a sale. This will allow you to get the jump on the other shoppers by being one of the first to make a purchase.

Understand the quality of the clothes you buy

There is nothing wrong with looking for a deal. However, always buying the cheapest items is not such a good idea. In many cases, you get what you pay for. Therefore, you need to do some research and find out how the various companies make their clothes and what materials they use. If you are going to spend your money on an article of clothing, you want it to last for a long time. It also helps to be knowledgeable about the manufacturing process because you are buying this clothing sight unseen.

Understand the return policies of where you shop

If you are shopping at many different online clothing stores, be certain that you read all of their return policies, which will probably differ greatly. If you are new to buying clothing online, it is important for you to understand that not all online clothing stores accept returns. You should only buy from these stores if you are 100 percent certain that the item you are buying will fit you perfectly.

Calculate the shipping

Certain online clothing stores offer low prices, but charge a king’s ransom for shipping. In these cases, the money you save on a piece of clothing will be paid in the form of shipping, so it would be best to buy it from a different store.


  • Thanks a lot for the tips! Really useful! 🙂


  • Thanks for sharing!
    Love Lynda

  • Great tips! 🙂


  • I agree with these tips, but you forgot to mention how everyone should measure themselves before purchasing clothes from online. It only costs a couple of dollars for a measuring tape, and I think it’s a good investment for people who prefer buying clothes online. It’s the easiest way to decide if a particular piece of clothing is going to fit you. 🙂

    • Oh yes! I do own a measuring tape and do that also when I shop online but forgot to put it here. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Diana Horsfall

    Great post! I love shopping online and bust also on the streets! Special in South Korea!

  • I love your posts you always write about different things yet things we want to see and it’s great!

    Love all these tips and it’s a wonderful read especially if you’re not sure on how to shop, where to look etc! 🙂

    Layla xx

  • Hi sweetie
    very interesting.
    Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary – Fashion blog

  • Hi Alyssa! I usually shop online and it was great to read your tips!

  • Emma
  • Good tips. I am a chronic returner, especially when I order online and cannot try before I buy, so that part is important to me.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Jessy Ferreira

    I agree with everything!! 🙂 lately, I’ve been shopping online loads. It’s wayyy cheaper than buying from stores. And sometimes it’s the exact same piece hahaha

    Xoxo Jessy

  • B Leigh

    This post is actually great for a compulsive shopper like myself. I went through a phase where I wanted to buy all my things new but lately I have been interested in saving my money & spending it on quality clothing that will last longer than my quick satisfaction purchases from Nasty Gal per say. Another way I intend to find quality clothes is by thrifting at my local buffalo exchanges, wastelands & crossroads,basically places where people have initiative to sell quality things in exchange for money ! Can’t wait to read more tips !