Shopping trips can be a lot more than driving over to your local mall or strip center. Do you live in a smaller town with limited shopping options?  So many consumers turn to the internet for online shopping if resources are lacking in their area. Consider taking advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and book a trip to a larger urban area close to your through Tavelocity.  While this may sound extravagant, consider the fact that the more retail is concentrated in a specific area, the more competitive the pricing and selection. While there is certainly more high-end retail in larger urban areas, the middle consumer also wins with a greater selection of everyday wear. Follow these recommendations from the professional stylists to ensure that your trip is a huge success.

Take a seriously inventory of your closet.  Spend an afternoon sorting and placing items in bags for donation or consignment that haven’t been worn in the last two years. Do not be cruel to yourself by hanging onto items that are too small. When you do fit into it again, styles will have changed and you’ll no longer want to wear it. After you’ve purged your closet, take a video of the contents. One of the biggest shopping mistakes is purchasing single pieces only to realize there’s nothing in your closet that compliments it. You can avoid this by using the stylists’ tip of having a video of your closet with your when you’re out shopping. This is especially important if you’ve travelled to another town to shop where returns and exchanges will present a greater challenge than would be the case for items purchased locally.

Do some online research to determine where the greatest density of retail is in the city you’ve selected. You might already have a favorite shop you’re anxious to visit, or be wide open to check out what’s available. Either way, your trip will be more successful if you conduct a bit of research in advance.  Best of luck to you on your true shopping trip!