5 Best Tips for Shopping on a Budget

Hello Bellas! Today we wanted to share some of our favorite tips and tricks for boutique shopping on the cheap! Being a college student, a family on a tight budget, or a perpetual penny pincher doesn’t mean that you can’t embrace your inner fashionista. Here are our top 5 tips!


1 – Shop off-season: Purchase summer pieces at the end of summer and winter pieces at the end of winter! Clothing is marked down excessively or put on clearance at this point. You might have to wait a bit to wear your new pieces but the money you save will make it worth it!

2 – Sign up for emails: Set up a separate email account to sign up for newsletters from your favorite stores! That way your inbox isn’t getting clogged but you can still keep up-to-date with great deals! Bella Ella Boutique newsletter subscribers know about deals we have going on as soon as the news breaks! That way you have a chance to snatch up our most inexpensive clothing before anyone else does! Sign up for our newsletter here!

3 – Follow social media (Instagram, Twitter & Facebook) for giveaways: Follow your favorite stores on instagram to get up-to-the-minute info about sales and giveaways. BONUS TIP: frequently search hashtags like #giveaway or #freebies and see if there is anything you are interested in trying to win! It’s usually as easy as following a store and liking/commenting on a post. Follow us on Instagram to keep up with our giveaways!

4 – Create an inspiration board on Pinterest: If you have a clear idea of what pieces you want in your closet you will be more aware when you see similar looking items in your favorite stores. BONUS TIP: Sign up for the app The Hunt With this app you can upload pictures of your favorite clothing and accessories and other Hunt subscribers will help you find inexpensive dupes for the item. It’s amazing!

5 – Shop deal sites: Bookmark sites like Zulily, Jane and GroopDealz and check them often to find inexpensive boutique clothing! These sites carry pieces from tons of amazing boutiques for a fraction of the price that you will find them in stores!

We hope these tips help you! Let us know if you have any awesome tips or tricks that have helped you score a deal!


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