5 Tips for Window Shopping

Whether you’re prom dress shopping or just walking the streets with your girlfriends, it’s inevitable that you’ll do some window shopping. Some apparel you find may be irresistible, forcing you to go inside for a closer look. If you’re saving money though, this may not be the best option. So how do you smartly go window shopping? Well, here are 5 tips for the best window shopping to ensure it’s a positive experience each time!

Tip #1 for Window Shopping: Research First

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You shouldn’t go window shopping blindly, you should always have an objective in mind. Decide what types of stores you want to browse so you can get the right inspiration you need. Then, research shopping areas to find those stores that will meet you needs. A great tip with this is picking a place that has multiple shops. That way you have a variety of stores, a variety of window displays, and more options to find what you’re looking for!

Tip #2 for Window Shopping: Take Your Time

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Window shopping is generally a laid-back, leisure activity. Therefore, you want to leave yourself plenty of time to browse shops and make comparisons between retailers, without being rushed. Take your time and stop at each window display that catches your eye. Study it and really think about what you like about it, and if you can see yourself wearing a certain piece You should also go window shopping on a day you don’t have any other commitments, that way you can spend as much time as you want browsing the window displays.

Tip #3 for Window Shopping: Take Notes

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Some of you are probably window shopping for a purpose, therefore you want to remember what you saw on your adventure. You want to take notes to jot down ideas, prices, locations, and stores that interested you for the future. This can be done on a notepad, on your phone, or simply taking pictures. Just remember window shopping is meant to be a fun activity, so don’t spend too much time worrying about gathering every piece of information!

Tip #4 for Window Shopping: Bring Friends

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Inviting a few friends to go window shopping with you can make the experience even more enjoyable. Just make sure you bring friends that want to look at the same kind of stores as you and only intend to window shop as well. They can assist you with opinions and notes, while also preventing you from going into any stores to make a purchase. It’s a great way to help each other out!

Tip #5 for Window Shopping: Don’t Bring Money

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One of the greatest attractions of browsing window displays is that the activity is free, not costing you a dime. That’s if, you don’t step into the store and make impulse buys. To prevent this, leave your wallet in the car or at home. Doing so will ensure you don’t have any means to purchase something in the store. Only bring a small amount of cash to grab a coffee or lunch, but not enough to purchase a new outfit.

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xoxo,

Gina

Gina Gargiulo

Editorial Intern

Gina Gargiulo is an aspiring writer and student of the Fashion Institute of Technology, currently residing in Manhattan. She enjoys that she can take her life-long passions of fashion and beauty and combine it with another love of hers, writing. She has many high dreams she's determined to achieve, while hoping to influence others along the way.

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