Street shopping comes naturally to some of us, but for the rest, it can have a horrifying, chaotic and a quite disappointing impact. It’s not just about bargaining skills, but so much more. If you are one of the many who cannot seem to point out, why your street shopping experience is always disappointing, this post is in your honour. Take our word for it you are missing out on a lot. Read on for some excellent tips and tricks and go street shopping like a pro!
CHOOSE THE RIGHT DAY:
By choosing the right day, we mean choosing a calm day. By now, you probably already know that weekends are the busiest days for any shopping centre. Any popular street shopping destination will be heavily crowded and you will not be able to spot anything easily or even think clearly.
KNOW YOUR ZONE:
Knowing exactly what you want to shop will help you target the right market. For example, if you belong to Delhi, for clothes you go to Sarojini Nagar, if you want furniture you go to Kirti Nagar, if you want jewellery you go to Janpath. This way you are less likely to come back empty handed and full of disappointed.
OPEN YOUR MIND:
This rule is compulsory to follow when street shopping. You will not find perfection for the price that you are willing to pay. Hence, it is important that you keep an open mind to imperfections and a product’s usability. You can always up-cycle, recycle, and DIY.
This is always overlooked and is specific to fashion. You shouldn’t forget to check out the men’s section for some amazing options. From oversized shirts to shirt dresses, you are sure to find many interesting options. Remember to keep an open mind!
We cannot teach you how to bargain, but we can throw some hit or miss tips to your rescue. Bargaining is the whole point of going street shopping and you should always at least try to. Start by negotiating a 50% off on the said price and judge the seller’s reaction to figure out the right price!