There’s nothing like instant gratification, especially when it comes to fashion. Nowadays, you can see something on your Instagram feed and have it in your mailbox overnight. Some pieces are worth the full price—items you need for an upcoming event or pieces so special you’d rather pay in full than risk them selling out. But others? They’re worth the wait.
I’m not the best sales shopper. I’m impatient and if I have the money, I tend to pull the trigger before considering an upcoming sale. But last year, I became a bit more strategic, waiting for certain holidays to arrive before purchasing my favorites. And for the most part? I ended up with some special pieces at discounted prices.
Here’s a list of items I wait to go on sale before purchasing. Ready to shop?
1. Coats. I’ve talked about this before—since Los Angeles rarely hits below forty degrees, purchasing a coat full price feels a little decadent. Check out my post all about where to find the best sales on coats.
2. Essentials. This includes jeans, athletic shoes, and pajamas. These items will always be in stock, so why not wait for a long weekend sale before purchasing? Unless you’ve got your eye on a limited edition version—resist clicking “buy” until receiving a promo code.
3. Splurges. Yes, sometimes the item is too good to wait to go on sale. If you’ve found “the” piece that looks great, feels great, and extends your wardrobe for seasons to come, it’s often worth the buy-now splurge. But? If it’s a designer item that’s a bit outside of your comfort zone, waiting for a sale “might” be worth the risk. Sales like the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale or designer post holiday clean-out sales are the perfect time to invest in a luxury item you otherwise might not buy.
What’s on your wait list?
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