Shopping Tip #4: Never Pay Full Price

As a Personal Shopper, I have learned a few tricks of the trade when it comes to getting more bang for your buck... Which means never paying full price.  I was in love with these (pictured above) Gucci sunglasses when they first came out at the end of the summer.  I couldn't find them in any stores locally, so I went on the Gucci website to see if they were even slightly in my price range.  They weren't even close.

Flash forward to last week, I'm shopping for a client in the accessories department of Nordstrom Rack and see "my" Gucci sunglasses.  Shut up.  I lost all concentration on my task at hand and quickly put them on.  They looked as fabulous as I had hoped.  I turned them on their side, closed my eyes and opened them (I guess hoping for a miracle) and BAM... a miracle from the Gucci Gods.  They were a fraction of the original retail price.

At the bottom of my receipt, it read, "Congratulations!  You saved more than you spent.  You're a shopping genius" (pictured above).  I mean, I don't want to brag, but yes I am.  It's a good lesson learned: Never pay full price.  If you absolutely love something and it's out of your price range, put it down and walk away.  If it's meant to be, you'll find it again at the price that fits your budget.

Chelsea K. RayComment