Shop Smarter, Not Harder: Our Top Picks for What to Buy in the Sale

Shop Smarter, Not Harder: Our Top Picks for What to Buy in the Sale

Shop Smarter, Not Harder: Our Top Picks for What to Buy in the Sale

Mastering the Art of Smart Shopping: Covet Brighton's Top Tips for Sale Season

Are you ready to take your shopping skills to the next level? With sale season just around the corner, it's time to become a savvy shopper and score some amazing deals. But how can you navigate through the chaos and find the best bargains? That's where Covet Brighton's top tips come in. In this guide, we will show you how to master the art of smart shopping and make the most of sale season. From planning your shopping strategy to finding hidden gems, we've got you covered. So, whether you're a seasoned shopper or a newbie looking to level up, get ready to uncover the secrets to becoming a shopping pro. Get ready to save money, score incredible finds, and have a shopping experience like never before. Let's dive in and discover how you can become a master of smart shopping!


Benefits of Smart Shopping During Sale Season

Smart shopping during sale season comes with a host of benefits. First and foremost, it allows you to save money. With discounts and promotions being offered by retailers, you can purchase your desired products at a fraction of the original price. Additionally, smart shopping during sale season allows you to upgrade your wardrobe, home, or personal belongings without breaking the bank. You can get high-quality products at affordable prices, allowing you to indulge in a little luxury without feeling guilty.

Another benefit of smart shopping during sale season is the thrill of finding hidden gems. Sale seasons often bring out unique or limited-edition items that are not available at other times of the year. By being a smart shopper, you can uncover these treasures and add them to your collection. Whether it's a designer handbag, a rare book, or a piece of artwork, sale season can be the perfect time to find that special item you've been coveting. Smart shopping allows you to take advantage of these opportunities and make discoveries that you wouldn't have otherwise.

Be more conscious of your purchases.

With discounts and promotions being offered left and right, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement and make impulse purchases. However, by being a smart shopper, you can avoid falling into this trap. Smart shopping involves researching, planning, and setting a budget, allowing you to make intentional purchases that align with your needs and preferences. By being mindful of your shopping habits, you can avoid cluttering your space and make purchases that truly bring value to your life.

Some of our sale stock hidden gems available online at Covet.


This season, we still have some cool date trainers available in the sale. Although they're available in only one colour, we have all sizes in stock. Trainers are versatile and can transition well into the winter season.

Date Hill Low Calf Trainers White Blue



The same applies to denim. Despite the arrival of our autumn-winter '23 collection from the fantastic jeans brand Mos Mosh, we still have some jeans remaining from our summer collection that can easily carry you through to winter.


Additionally, we have some fabulous items left from Moliin. Personally, I adore the dark blue skirt and shirt combination. You can wear them together for a more formal look with a lovely pair of sandals, or pair them with a tee and the aforementioned trainers. This outfit can effortlessly take you into winter by simply adding a jacket or chunky knit along with boots.

 Moliin Kirby Skirt and Kaja Shirt in Lapis Blue

Strategies for Avoiding Impulse Purchases

Impulse purchases are one of the biggest pitfalls of sale shopping. With tempting deals and discounts being thrown at you left and right, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement and make purchases that you later regret. However, with the right strategies in place, you can avoid impulse purchases and make intentional decisions. Here are some strategies for staying focused and avoiding impulse purchases during the sale season:

1. Make a shopping list and stick to it.

Before heading out to the sales, make a shopping list of the items that you need or have been wanting for a while. This will help you stay focused and avoid getting sidetracked by unnecessary purchases. Refer to your list throughout your shopping trip and resist the temptation to deviate from it.

2. Set a spending limit for each item.

In addition to making a shopping list, set a spending limit for each item on your list. This will help you stay within your budget and avoid overspending on a single item. Consider the value that the item brings to your life and assign a budget accordingly. Stick to this budget and resist the temptation to exceed it.

3. Take a break before making a purchase.

If you find yourself tempted to make an impulse purchase, take a break before making a decision. Step away from the item, take a few minutes to think it over, and consider whether it aligns with your needs and priorities. Often, taking a break can help you gain clarity and make a more informed decision.

4. Consider the long-term value of the purchase.

Before making a purchase, consider the long-term value that it brings to your life. Will the item still be useful or enjoyable months or years down the line? Is it something that you truly need or have been wanting for a while? By considering the long-term value of the purchase, you can make more intentional decisions and avoid buying items on a whim.

5. Avoid shopping when you're tired or stressed.

Shopping when you're tired or stressed can impair your judgment and make you more susceptible to impulse purchases. If you're feeling exhausted or overwhelmed, consider taking a break and coming back to the sales when you're in a better state of mind. This will help you make more rational decisions and avoid buyer's remorse.

Be intentional with your sales shopping.

By implementing these strategies, you can avoid impulse purchases and make intentional decisions during the sale season. Remember to stay focused, stick to your shopping list, and consider the long-term value of each purchase. By doing so, you can make the most of the sale season without succumbing to unnecessary purchases.

It's easy to get tempted by a reduced price, but it's important to avoid falling into the trap of a false economy.

I always recommend purchasing items that you genuinely love and know you'll wear, as this guarantees satisfaction. This principle applies to sale purchases as well. If you're fortunate enough to find something you adore in your size and it suits you, go ahead and treat yourself! However, avoid buying something solely because it's discounted.

Happy hunting, and may your wardrobe be forever filled with fabulous finds!


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