Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Shopping Detox: Discount Site Purge

Raise your hand if you check shopping discount sites daily. Sheepishly raises hand. I love them. I don't know if its because they have sales or because they offer a nice midday distraction. Whatever the reasoning. . . I'm purging my inbox, and my life, of discount sites. For several reasons:

1. They really are a distraction from whatever it is I'm supposed to be doing. Right now, I must study for the bar. No amount of discounted Prada pumps will help me learn civil procedure. 

2. The sales are not REALLY that good. I say this mostly about Gilt. Although they carry the things I tend to like the most (read: most expensive) I still cannot pay 130 dollars for a day dress on my budget. K? K. 

3. Sometimes, most of the stuff on the site is just crap no one wanted last season. I say this mostly of ideeli. They have the most sales and the worst stuff, and yet I still check to see if maybe they have something I want at a bargain. 

I say all this with one exception. Sometimes HauteLook has some really really reasonably priced items. Generally the kinds of things you want, but are afraid to spend money on because they are "trendy" and probably will only last you one season. HauteLook has great prices on that type of thing. Also, I snagged a pair of Seven Roxanne jeans for $60 that were still full price on Piperlime. HauteLook gets to stay. 

But I'm now committed to purging all other discount sites. After that's accomplished, I'll need to see if I can cut the cord and remove myself from Anthropologie's email list. 

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