It’s that time of the year again – sale season! If you can’t wait until the year-end sales, get your hearts ready because some websites, including Zalora, are starting the season early, in time for Singles’ Day.
But hold your horses – before you start shopping, arm yourself with these shopping hacks to score the best deals.
1. Fill your shopping cart early
This is a great time to let your Singaporean kiasu instinct take over. Include items in your shopping carts even before the sale actually begins. This way, all you gotta do is check everything out when the sale starts.
2. Look out for items where you’ll get the most amount of discount
Discounts may differ across a website, but even if it’s a blanket discount across all items, you might still get significant savings from choosing one item over another. For example, a 50% discount on a $100 dress is obviously more worth it than the same deal on a $20 dress. Saving $50 vs. $10? You do the math.
3. Get your measurements ready
Don’t wait until the last minute to whip out your measuring tape. Most items come with exact bust-waist-hips measurements, whether in centimetres or inches, so have all your measurements (in both units) on hand. If you’re eyeing shoes, make sure you know your shoe sizes in ALL possible sizes (centimetres, EU size, US size, etc).
4. Check out first
If you’ve already met the minimum amount required for free shipping, it doesn’t hurt to check out your items first. This way, you reduce the risk of having the item selling out while you’re browsing the site for other deals.
5. Don’t wait till the eleventh hour
Some people like waiting till the nick of time to score last-minute deals, but keep in mind that sizes may run out by then. If you wear the popular Singaporean sizes, such as shoe sizes 36 and 37, it’s better to not wait too long before sealing the deal.
6. Check your wardrobe
Before you even visit any of the websites, check your wardrobe and make a mental checklist of what you already have. This minimises the chances of you buying something you already have or totally don’t need. Your money is better spent elsewhere.
7. Go for staples
Even if you love trendy pieces, remember to stock up on staples during the sales period. If you’re going to buy the item anyway, might as well do it during the sale, right?
On top of exclusive deals on brands like Topshop, Mango and Daniel Wellington, the online retailer will also have dedicated stocks just for this sale!
You can also score special hourly deals, with two deals available every day for an hour, featuring products from brands like Ray-Ban, Guess and Zalora’s private labels, as well as store-wide flash sales.
If you make your purchases between November 9 and 12, you’ll also get a special surprise in your parcel. Plus, enjoy free shipping on November 12! If that’s not enough to entice you to shop, these deals surely will!
- For bag and shoe lovers - On November 9, get 20% off when you buy two, and 30% off when you buy three.
- For those who fancy K-Fashion styles - Enjoy up to 50% off on November 10.
- For people who want to stock up on clothes - Get deals below $29.90 on Apparel Essentials on November 9.
- For those who like a good pair of jeans - Get up to 60% off on November 9. Plus, look out for special voucher codes for additional discounts!
- For the beauty junkie - Keep an eye out for mystery beauty sets!
Get a head start with our favourite picks from Zalora:
L to R: ZALORA fluted sleeve fit and flare dress, ZALORA off-shoulder ruffle top, ZALORA premium satin palazzo pants
L to R: Public Desire Paddington lace up block heeled mules, Public Desire Gemini embroidered block lace up heels, Something Borrowed pointed toe heel pumps
L to R: Something Borrowed raw edge cut-in waisted midi dress, ZALORA Collection rounded hem culottes, Something Borrowed layered cut-in midi dress
L to R: ZALORA eyelet straps daily Boston bag, ONLY ONLY ONE Zinia PU crossbody bag, Velvet Pop pom-pom detail basket bag
All photos credit: ZALORA unless otherwise stated