In 2020, the globe saw a shift in ideas about fashion. Many people ditched fast fashion, opting for sustainable brands and higher quality pieces, and with worldwide lockdowns, people took to the web to buy. If you have noticed a slight change in the way that you approach clothes shopping and have been looking for a new fashion retailer to purchase from, you aren’t alone. Here are some of our tips to help you find your new favourite fashion store.
Decide How You Want To Shop
There are a variety of ways to shop, thanks to our modern digital world, so the first way to find a new retailer is to determine how you want to shop. There are several types of stores to choose from and your shopping experience will be different depending on where you go.
- Boutiques – this type of store has a curated selection of clothing that fits the brand aesthetic. They are usually small, which gives you the opportunity to develop a relationship with the people there, and they tend to carry several designer brands. If you’re interested in premium pieces, such as designer jeans for women, this may be the route to follow.
- Charity shops or thrifting – from vintage boutiques to the classic charity shop, you can find a wide array of good quality second-hand clothes. However, with many of these stores, there is no categorisation or online store, so you may need to dig through items to find your size and style. The best approach to thrift shopping is to go with an open mind and no expectations.
- Online – browsing online is a good idea if you’re looking for a specific item as you’ll be able to directly search the specifics of what you had in mind. You can narrow down by price, size, material, colour and whole host of other factors to help you find what you are looking for. The main disadvantage is that you won’t be able to try on the clothes, but you have a better chance of discovering a new retailer.
Know Your Style
If you have a clear idea of your personal style, you’re one step ahead. If you still need to define your personal style, start by thinking about the clothes you like wearing and what you like about them. Think about the colours you gravitate towards, the materials you like best, and the way that you feel when you wear certain items. This can help you to build up an idea of your personal style and inform your shopping.
Seek Help From Social Media
One of the best things about social media is the power to provide recommendations. You can either to put a question out into the social sphere to ask for help, or use Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration. These two highly visual platforms will usually feature a link to pieces or a tagged brand, so you can find items that you love quickly and discover new fashion retailers in an instant.
Finding your perfect fashion retailer can be very exciting, but it’s a process and one that may take time. By following our tips, you will be able to find a store or designer that is perfect for you and your personal style, whatever it is that you like to wear.