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Sales Tips & Tricks from Marina The Moss

It's tempting to go rogue during the sales season but to avoid panic attacks in fitting rooms and disappointing returns, we asked the ultimate sales advice to our style experts. Prepare to fill your basket with Marina the Moss' autumn/winter 2017 discount wish list.

by Chloé Bauwens
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As an expert shopper, what do you consider the smartest things to buy during sales?
Personally, I like going in prepared. If you’re set on finding the perfect pair of jeans, focus on the jeans-section and tune out everything else. If you’re in the mood for a full body look, start with the one piece you just can’t picture it without (heels, for instance) and work your way from there. Throw some trousers and a basic shirt in the ring, and you’re good to go. My tip: always hit up the men’s section, too. They have the most amazing shirts there, and the fit is super nice. 

As an expert shopper, what do you consider the smartest things to buy during sales?
Personally, I like going in prepared. If you’re set on finding the perfect pair of jeans, focus on the jeans-section and tune out everything else. If you’re in the mood for a full body look, start with the one piece you just can’t picture it without (heels, for instance) and work your way from there. Throw some trousers and a basic shirt in the ring, and you’re good to go. My tip: always hit up the men’s section, too. They have the most amazing shirts there, and the fit is super nice. 

With online shopping I can rest assured that my chosen items arrive clean and whole, even during sales.
Where will we find you shopping during sales?
I prefer shopping online to browsing through stores since everything is usually a mess in stores and it's almost impossible to find your size, let alone the piece you originally wanted. Even if you do get lucky enough and see the article and size you want, there’s always at least one stain that makes it unsalvageable, or it is torn already. Quite the contrary is the case where online shopping is concerned, which is why I love it so much. I may check for the piece and size I want in a matter of seconds and can rest assured it arrives clean and whole, as all the pieces are reviewed before they’re sent out.

What are your five expert tips for those who still need to hit the sales?
1. If you’re hitting up an actual store be sure to arrive early. Like the very second they open their doors in the morning. 
2. Focus on the items you want and go straight to the designated areas to find them.
3. Sometimes there are sizes on the hangers to make it easier to grab the piece you want without overthinking. Watch out though and don’t rely on the hangers too much. Always check the size on the actual price tag of the item because everything gets thrown onto whatever hanger available during sales season, so the sizes don’t necessarily match.
4. Check the items on the floor, too (I’ve found two of my favourite jeans down there).
5. Never trust the staff during sales season as those poor souls are just beyond stressed trying to keep up with everything. They really kind of hate your asking for different sizes as there are a gazillion other things on their minds. Just check the whole store for yourself. Be very persistent. I found my all-time favourite shirt after browsing the store for hours - I even checked the cabins.

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