sales. One of my clever pals picks up
several things she likes and leaves them in the men’s section of the store until she makes up her mind. I plead guilty for only queuing up at the cashier at the men’s section; the lines are still smaller and quicker.
Another friend has made friends with the staff at Zara and Vero Moda, so she can avail of their staff discount. Then there’s also Facebook: ‘like’ a store’s online page and help yourself to their ‘off’ first.
A girl in image management confides that big purses and high heels deter other customers from coming within your personal space (“It sounds silly, but it absolutely intimidates others,” she swears).
The last three days of the sale are a merchandises’s secret: this is when the crowd is at its thinnest, and the last stocks arrive on the shelves.
Moreover, Netaporter.com has spoilt all of us. If you are a regular, you know exactly how to traverse this genius online haven. You can shop by designer, price and even colour (the hue of the year is emerald green, by the way). Their bi-annual discounts just ended last weekend, which is why it’s safe to mention them this week.
Since it’s January, everyone is competition.